The Golden Nugget was the first structure designed from the ground up to be a casino. On August 31, 1946, the Golden Nugget opened its doors to wide acclaim in the gritty frontier settlement known as Las Vegas. The Golden Nugget began operation as the largest and most luxurious casino in town and today, the Golden Nugget continues to captivate guests with its warmth, charm and superior service. Strictly a gambling hall in those early years, the Golden Nugget exhibited an elegance absent from other downtown casinos with its imported marble floors and crystal chandeliers. Five decades later, the Golden Nugget has under-gone a transformation as remarkable as the one that changed this small community of 20,000 people into the world's most popular resort destination.
With a 30 million dollar outdoor pool complex surrounding a massive aquarium with live sharks and a three-story waterslide, exciting headliner performances, and close proximity to the world famous Fremont Street Experience, there is plenty to dazzle guests at the Golden Nugget before they even get to the casino. The hotel offers 1,915 rooms and suites in three towers. The premium Spa Tower suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning views of the massive pool area and downtown Las Vegas. There are several bars and restaurants on-site including fine dining at Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse, Italian fare at Grotto Italian Ristorante and sashimi and sake at Red Sushi. Indulge in all-you-can-eat portions at The Buffet.
The Golden Nugget’s casino features hundreds of slots with new and exciting machines in the Nouveau Slot Salon. The Poker Room holds daily Texas Hold'em tournaments and offers free lessons daily at 10am. The comfortable Race and Sports book boasts more TVs per square foot than any book in Nevada. Mini-baccarat, blackjack, craps and dozens of other games are also available. Members of the free 24 Karat Club can earn perks including meals and show tickets for playing slot or table games.