1. Welcome to VegasMessageBoard
    It appears you are visiting our community as a guest.
    In order to view full-size images, participate in discussions, vote in polls, etc, you will need to Log in or Register.

Largest Property Footprint

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by vegasvic, Apr 23, 2017.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. vegasvic

    vegasvic VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2013
    Messages:
    3,485
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    45
    This is from today's LVA Question of the Day. For all the bashing their new website has received (deservedly so) their QOD is often interesting. https://www.lasvegasadvisor.com/question-of-the-day/ This link will bring up the new QOD so if you click on it after today you'll get something different. So I'll post it below. Two different answers depending on if you combine Ven/Pal and Wynn/Encore
    ________________________________________________________________________________

    And the prize goes to … Venetian, which sprawls over 243,684 square feet. This presumes you count the contiguous Palazzo, which shares the same gaming license. It’s a similar case at second-place Wynn Las Vegas which, when Encore is includes, embraces 186,187. (Again, the two casinos share the same casino license and flow seamlessly into one another.)

    If you counted Venetian and Palazzo as discrete casinos and do the same with Wynncore, the winner would be mammoth Mandalay Bay, so spread out you practically need a golf cart to traverse it. Its footage is 160,344 square.

    In fourth place is Bellagio, at 159,760 square feet, which you might expect, but the fifth-place finisher will probably be a surprise to anyone who doesn't live in the far north of the valley: Santa Fe Station, which has grown over the decades to 156,401 square feet.

    MGM Grand only weighs in at sixth place, even though it seems like you need to pack a lunch if you’re going to cross the casino floor. Its official square footage is 156,203.

    Right behind it is South Point, the three-towered locals casino that rounds off its square footage at 151,000. It’s even bigger — by 1,000 feet — than Aria, perhaps because Aria’s amenities are “stacked” and South Point’s aren’t.

    Boyd Gaming’s flagship property, The Orleans comes in at ninth place, for a relatively slender 137,000 square feet.

    Rounding out the top 10 is Station Casinos’ Green Valley Ranch, which sprawls across 134,681.
     
    • Informative Informative x 2
    • Like Like x 1
  2. JeJas

    JeJas VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2014
    Messages:
    3,611
    Location:
    NY
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    0
    Surprisingly Red Rock is not in the top ten. Red Rock feels like even bigger than MGM Grand.
    And the numbers are not everything. Bellagio's casino floor is wasted by
    so many wide walkways, the actually gaming space is much smaller than the number.
     
  3. Richard Alpert

    Richard Alpert LOST

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2015
    Messages:
    9,052
    Location:
    The Island
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    12
    I'm quite surprised MGM Grand is only in 6th. It is quite a journey to get through there! :faint:

    RICHARD
     
    The Alperts Take Polo Towers!
  4. JeJas

    JeJas VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2014
    Messages:
    3,611
    Location:
    NY
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    0
    Yes agree.
    From gut feeling, MGM Grand is #1 or 2. I do like the article's comments "you need pack a lunch if you are going to cross it".
    Remove Venetian/Palazzo, Wynn/Encore, the others are indeed big.
     
  5. BarelyHangingOn

    BarelyHangingOn VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2014
    Messages:
    1,248
    Location:
    Canada
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    7
    We laugh that it took us longer to walk through Mandalay Bay to the Aquarium then it took us to walk through the Aquarium.
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  6. JeJas

    JeJas VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2014
    Messages:
    3,611
    Location:
    NY
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    0
    two times longer!
    The first time I visited MB, my only purpose was to see the Aquarium as I had free admission.
    You know what, I gave up after halfway walking through the casino floor.
     
  7. shokhead

    shokhead No big spender unless eating drinking having fun!

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2007
    Messages:
    6,859
    Location:
    SoCal
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    85
  8. hammie

    hammie VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2006
    Messages:
    5,808
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    8
    Not sure what "footprint" refers to. There is the size of the gaming floor from the Nevada Gaming Commission stats, but are restaurants and non-gaming space included in the LVA report?
     
  9. vegasvic

    vegasvic VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2013
    Messages:
    3,485
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    45
    Yeah it seems as if the numbers refer to the casino only although to me "footprint" means the entire property.
     
  10. Geogran

    Geogran Whooo. Whooo.

    Joined:
    May 1, 2014
    Messages:
    5,002
    Location:
    TX
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    53
    Thanks for sharing these stats @vegasvic -
    GVR felt big when we stayed there but wasn't aware it was top 10 size.
    As for MGM Grand I walk in circles trying to get my bearings - the layout makes it feel HUGE; rarely play there for that reason. Surprised that Bellagio is larger than MGM - I like the Bellagio layout, spacious but easy to navigate.
    Santa Fe Station - it's been 8 years since we made it out there (nice casino and won there) - have they expanded it since then? Next trip we might just head out there for an afternoon.
     
  11. amk121

    amk121 VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2012
    Messages:
    2,242
    Location:
    Northeast
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    24
    Agree too that I am surprised MGM is #6!
     
  12. grosx2

    grosx2 Have fun storming the castle!

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2013
    Messages:
    3,024
    Location:
    Chicago
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    29
    Yeah these were my thoughts, the figures seem to be referring to gaming floor space, whereas the "property footprint" totals would be much larger.

    For example, I would consider the casino, restaurants, retail, hotel (ground level only of course), pools, and convention center to all be part of the Mandalay Bay "property footprint." And that total square footage is well into the millions.
     
  13. hammie

    hammie VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2006
    Messages:
    5,808
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    8
    For what it's worth, the Taj Mahal's gaming area in Atlantic City is 167,000 sq.ft. Foxwoods is 344,000 sq.ft.
     
  14. LV_Bound

    LV_Bound VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2010
    Messages:
    7,007
    Location:
    Florida
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    24
    Caesars Palace is further down the list than expected.
     
  15. tigers4life

    tigers4life Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2012
    Messages:
    241
    Location:
    Indiana
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    40
    What is the largest by room. I assume the MGM
     
  16. grosx2

    grosx2 Have fun storming the castle!

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2013
    Messages:
    3,024
    Location:
    Chicago
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    29
    Just like in the original post, it depends on how you break down the properties. If you count Venetian and Palazzo as one property, they have the most rooms. If you count them separately then yes, MGM has the most rooms of any single hotel in Vegas (and in the US for that matter).
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.