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In the Battle Between East and West, What’s Your Favorite Side of the Las Vegas Strip?

I recently posted this hypothetical on Twitter:

To be clear, I only care about the Strip. You folks choosing a side based on DTLV locations are absolutely playing out of bounds here. Consensus from the comments points to this being a choice between the luxury of west vs. the approachable gambling of the east. Others note it’s partially a division of MGM and Caesars loyalists.

While it was a harder decision than I anticipated, I’m choosing to banish the east side. I’m giving up the quality gambling of the Cromwell, low rollerdom of the Caesars properties and Casino Royale, and the opulence of the Venetian/Palazzo and Wynn resorts.

I’m keeping a lot. The West isn’t bereft of lower limits. Excalibur is a legitimately fun, if aged, casino. Additionally, Treasure Island remains one of the best casinos on the Strip for table game gamblers with any bankroll. For video poker with a drink and a view, there’s no better place than Cosmo.

I’ll be able to stay at some of my favorites. I’ll continue to lay my head at my favorite south Strip resort, The Delano, or in what is likely the most comfortable bed in all of Vegas at The Aria. Cosmo’s wraparound terrace is a bucket list room for me, so I need to keep it in play.

To eat, there’s plenty to satiate even the most discerning of appetites. Libertine Social, which I have an unmatched and unhealthy affinity for, sits in Mandalay Bay’s restaurant row. Aria’s Carbone, which I’ll likely start to pronounce Carb-One to upset our friend Han, will allow me to get my Italian fix. Really, anything at Cosmo is worthy of appreciation. And not to be forgotten, Bellagio and Caesars Palace offer high-end eateries when us west siders are feeling bougie.

I guess those on the east side do still get to look at our fountain, which is nice. They also get to enjoy a lively Planet Hollywood, a gorgeous Wynn casino floor, and two of the four best Walgreens on the Strip. Hopefully that’s enough for them.

Here’s what some of my friends in the community chose:

So, what side are you on?

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Adam is the editor of and Beyond being the world's most famous travel influencer, he's passionate about reckless points and miles pursuits. Formerly of Vegas Fanboy fame.

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