I guess it all depends on when you started going to Vegas as to what your favorite closed casino is but here are my thoughts. Probably my favorite was Little Caesars Casino. It was in a strip mall where Paris now resides. A tiny place, a few machines, a crapless craps table and a handful of blackjack tables. They had one cocktail waitress (it seemed like it was always the same 70 year old woman). They served beer and soft drinks, no liquor. They also had hot dogs for gamblers. When the waitress took a break the pit boss would go around and ask if anyone wanted a beer and/or hot dog. It was like gambling in someones basement rec room. I loved it. When you cashed out your chips, no matter how many, the cashier (there was just one) would phone the pit boss (about 10 feet away) and tell him how much you were cashing out. They had a small sportsbook in the corner and were famous for taking any size bets. Bob Stupak bet, and won, a million bucks in 1989 on the Super Bowl. After that he bought Little Caesars owner a "rocket car" that you would see parked outside of the place until it closed in 1994. I always liked the Desert Inn, it was classy before there was a Bellagio or Wynn. Something about the place I really enjoyed. I would always stop at the Sands, just because of the history of the place. It got pretty dumpy near the end. Stardust was the place I had my first hot craps roll. A Japanese businessman on the other end of the table tipped me $100 after that roll. For many years the Trop was all alone on the south end. I always like the place and would walk down there every trip. On really hot summer days I would always stop at the Marina to cool off and have a cold one. Then it became the MGM Marina and finally made way for the MGM. And the Westward Ho. The second place I stayed (first was Holiday Inn, now Harrahs). It was dumpy but they had giant hot dogs and a free champagne fountain in the afternoons.