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Top choice in Las Vegas

A true high-roller's casino, this younger sibling and an extension of the Venetian to which it is linked doesn't rely on flashy attractions to get punters through the door. The gaming floors of the two casinos combined make up Las Vegas' largest casino space, with the usual spread of high-limit table games and slot machines. Many visit just to wander the high-end shopping of the Grand Canal Shoppes.

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