Excalibur Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas C-E
Excalibur Hotel and Casino
3850 Las Vegas Boulevard South,
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109-4300,
Phone: (702) 597-7777
About the Casino
It’s important to look at Excalibur in a historical perspective. When it opened in 1990 at the corner of The Strip andTropicana there was no New York-New York, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, or MGM Grand a few feet away to compare it against so its giant medieval castle theme was both outrageous and impressive. If you’re able to look at it with a bit of tunnel vision, it still can be.
Ignore the fancier neighbors and from the outside Excalibur is pretty cool - giant colorful turrets, a moat, and even a (non-functioning) drawbridge. It's like something you'd expect to see in the theme park inhabited by a certain cartoon mouse.
Inside the theme continues with all public areas designed to look like the inside of the aforementioned castle, which brings up my first problem with the place. Castles, as a general rule, are not usually warm, inviting places and neither is The Excalibur. I know I said I wasn't going to make comparisons, but it's hard not to here. Everything is kind of dark when you compare it to the other places in town, with deep reds and grays lending to a vaguely oppressive air. It's almost dungeon-like... okay, a dungeon with slot machines but you get the point. I often get a strong sense of claustrophobia when visiting.
Improved lighting in the casino has alleviated some of the gloom and there is certainly more than enough gaming action to keep you entertained. Slots of all denominations are available as are a host of table games, a poker room, keno, and a race and sports book.
Nov 6, 2020 - Nov 8, 2020
$200,000 Slot Tournament ($3000 Buy-in)
Aug 20, 2020 - Aug 22, 2020
$140,000 Summer Classic Slot Tournament ($500 buy-in)