All About Bellagio in Las Vegas

Cirque du Soleil Performer and Bellagio Fountains Image

While the Bellagio is famous for gambling, one of its most popular attractions has nothing to do with gambling. Since 1998, “O” has been performed by the Cirque du Soleil at the Bellagio. “O” is pronounced the same way as “eau,” meaning water in French.

The entire performance is based around water—all the acrobatics, both aerial and ground, synchronized swimming, and stunning feats are performed with a 1.5 million-gallon pool of water acting as the centerpiece.

Inspired by the “infinity and elegance of water’s pure form,” O has been a staple at the Bellagio for decades, is played twice most days, and has grossed over a billion dollars since its inception.

While O is a fantastic attraction and worth a visit in its own right, it’s not all the Bellagio has to offer. The resort, luxury hotel, and casino, all located on the Las Vegas Strip, make it one of the most popular gambling destinations in the world.

Casino

Featuring Club Privé – One of the best High Limit Rooms in Las Vegas, draws a crowd. Club Privé is designed to give casino-goers the option to play in a secluded area or amongst an exciting crowd.

The contemporary club offers artistic features like a raised floor, interlinking metal, dark wood, and glass-and silver-leafed screen partitions, while the high-limit lounge has a speakeasy bar with a private selection of drinks.

Club Privé has the following exclusive spirits:

  • Del Maguey “Tobala” Mezcal
  • Woodford Reserve VIP Bourbon
  • Dewar’s Signature Scotch
  • Xellent Vodka
  • Goslings Family Reserve Rum
  • Hardy “Rosebud” Cognac
  • Chinaco 30th Anniversary
  • “Emperador” Tequila
  • Macallan “1966” Vintage Scotch
In addition to a bar featuring exclusive drinks and a once in a lifetime atmosphere, Club Privé also offers great table games to enjoy during your trip to Las Vegas.

Blackjack

Blackjack, also known as 21, is a world-famous table game that’s played at casinos across the country.

Dealers deal out two cards to themselves, as well as all the players at the table. You’ll be able to see one of the dealer’s cards values, helping you decide whether to hit or stay as you try not to bust.

Roulette

One of the easiest games for newcomers to play, this exciting table game has the numbers 1-36 marked on a wheel.

Players can choose different color and number combinations as they try to balance the risk and predict where the ball will end up.

Craps

Dice are passed from shooter to shooter once a shooter “seven outs.” Wagers must be placed before the shooter throws the dice.

Baccarat

Participants wager on whether the bank or the player will end up with the hand closest to nine in baccarat.

Three-Card Poker

This variation of poker gives players three options: bet on the player’s hand, bet on the dealer’s hand, or bet on both.

Players make an ante before cards are dealt and can up their wager throughout the game.

Pai Gow Poker

Just imagine poker, but instead of being responsible for one hand, the player has to watch over two hands.

Then, add in three dice, and you’ll get closer to understanding Pai Gow Poker.

Let It Ride

Players place three equal bets and are dealt three cards at the beginning of the game. You have the choice to “let it ride” throughout the game as the dealer turns over community cards one at a time.

Pai Gow

Originally from Asia, pai gow starts by having dealers shuffle dominos, then you roll three dice.

Then players try to create two hands which are higher than the bank hand as players, and dealers take turns being the bank in pai gow.

Featuring some of the best slot action available in Las Vegas, Bellagio has over 2,300 reels, video reels, and video poker games. Jackpots and progressives have the chance to grow into the millions at this lively casino.

M Life Rewards Mastercard

Purchases at the casino can be turned into M life Rewards Points. Points can then be exchanged into FREEPLAY and Express Comps for use on rooms, dining, and entertainment.

Spending money at M life Rewards destinations will earn purchasers three times the number of points for every dollar spent, while gas and supermarket purchases will earn people two times points and tier credits for every $1 spent.

People using the M life Rewards Mastercard will earn the normal amount of points and tier credit for every other $1 spent on the card.

While spending money at rewards destinations, supermarkets, and gas is the most effective way to rack up points, all purchases will help you earn points you can use on exclusive rewards.

Bellagio Conservatory Spring Theme

Cardholders will also earn 10,000 points when they spend $1,000 in the first three billing cycles. By signing up for the card, you’ll be eligible for an automatic upgrade to pearl level status.

You’ll also be able to receive priority hotel check-in at M life Resorts with no annual fee. Lastly, you’ll incur no foreign transaction fees as you use the card.

Pearl level status includes complimentary self-parking at Las Vegas resorts. Members can also receive buffet line passes at Las Vegas resorts, giving them the option to bypass the long lines that plague some buffets on the strip.

You’ll also receive a 10% bonus on points and express comps for whatever you spend on gaming.

Bobby’s Room

This signature poker room is named for Bobby Baldwin, the 1978 World Series of Poker Champion and Chief Design and Construction Officer, President and CEO of CityCenter.

Like its namesake, the poker room has a winning style and is open 24 hours a day for high-stakes poker.

The room is famous for hosting the highest-limit poker action in the world. The buy-in is prohibitive. It costs $20,000 just to get a seat at one of these exclusive poker tables.

Be careful if you’re playing there, too. Many notable, competitive poker players play here, so you’ll want to make sure your chops are up to speed before joining in.

BetMGM Sportsbook at Bellagio

This 5,600 square-foot venue contains state-of-the-art screens, including 99 individual racing monitors, seven large screens for racing, six large screens for sports, 38 sports bar flat screens plus other screens spread throughout the sportsbook at strategic locations to give you the best experience possible.

The sportsbook is open Mon through Sun, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The sportsbook has the ability to post up to 25 tracks per day. Up to seven types of parlay cards are available for players including Half Point, Parlay, Teaser, Super Teaser, Advantage Teaser, Monday/Sunday, and Moneyline.

The lounge area features leather seats and the sportsbook also has a non-smoking section. You can also order drinks or food from any Bellagio restaurant or bar.

“O”

The Canadian circus and entertainment company, Cirque du Soleil, has made O into one of the biggest-drawing attractions at the Bellagio.

The water-themed attraction draws thousands of patrons every year as the performers acrobatically move in, on, and around water in a magnificent theatre meant to recall the architecture of a European opera house.

The theater has 1,800 seats and the show happens twice a day, meaning 3,600 people get to see the show every day.

While this seems like a lot, the show is in such demand at the Bellagio that it can still be hard to score tickets.

Cirque du Soleil O Performers

Showtimes typically occur seven days a week at 7 PM and 9:30 PM. Inspired by the concept of infinity, O is a tribute to performance and theater. The show is aided by 150 stage technicians who set the stage for the 85 performers.

Backstage tours have been available since 2010 and give you the chance to see what goes on behind the scenes as performers, technicians, and workers prepare the stage.

O is a rewarding spectacle and has received many accolades like the Entertainment Design Award, Best Production Show, 1998, “Las Vegas Review-Journal”, Best Production Show, 1999–2006, THEA, live show category, 1999, and Prix Italia, Creativity in High Definition, 2009, for the documentary Flow.

Fountains of Bellagio

Choreographed to the music and light, water shoots out of these fountains located in front of the Bellagio hotel which can be seen from vantage points all along the Las Vegas Strip.

The show occurs every 30 minutes from mid-afternoon to evening, so even if you’re not staying at the Bellagio, you can stop by the fountains and see the show.

The light show is even better at night and occurs every 15 minutes from 8 PM to midnight.

When the fountain opened, it was the largest in the world. Since then, it’s been passed in size by two other fountains, one in 2010 and the other in 2017.

While it’s not the biggest fountain in the world anymore, it’s still another great reason to spend time at the Bellagio.

Conclusion

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