The Bellagio Casino Resort is a triple-A Five Diamond Resort situated on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada. This Casino and Resort is owned by the Blackstone Group and operated by MGM Resorts International. It was built on the Dunes hotel’s demolished site, and this casino resort is famed for its elegance.
One of its main features is the resorts 8 Acre Lake that houses the famous Fountains of Bellagio, a large dancing water fountain synchronised to music. Inside the Bellagio, the lobby ceiling is covered in over 2000 hand-blown glass flowers adding to its charisma and charm.
Gaming at the Bellagio
The Bellagio’s Poker Room is famous amongst professional poker players, and often referred to as “their office “. It is so popular due to high table limits and the high stakes Big Game located in “Bobby’s Room” (renamed in 2020 to the Legends Room) named after Bobby Baldwin a professional poker player and a casino executive. The Big Game’s stakes range between $4000-$8000 and frequented by famous poker players like Jennifer Harman and Doyle Bronson. Some of the pots played at the Bellagio Poker room exceed $1 million at times.
The World Poker Tour (WPT) made its debut at the Bellagio starting with the Five Diamond World Poker Classic, and the Bellagio Cup was added to the World Poker Tour schedule. Winners that have been crowned at the Bellagio during the World Poker tour include Mike Watson, Gus Hansen, Alan Goehring, Scott Seiver and many more.
Wrapping it Up
The Bellagio has won the AAA Diamond Award 15 years in a row making it the first strip hotel to receive this award more than ten times. It is also recognised in the Conde Nast Traveller as one of the Top Hotels globally.