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Fitzgeralds Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

With its “Luck Lives Here” slogan, who wouldn’t want to try their luck and see what’s in store for you?   Fitzgeralds (often referred to as just “Fitz”) in downtown Las Vegas wants to make you lucky, voted the Best Slots Downtown for 2010 by the “Best of Las Vegas Review Journal Readers Poll” and numerous other accolades for “best slots” in a variety of categories through the Readers Choice Awards with Strictly Slots Magazine. They also offer some very good video poker games, good promotions and a variety of fun table games.  

Check into one of the hotel’s 638 deluxe rooms to get started.  All rooms include: in-room safe, iron and ironing boards, hair dryers and high-speed Internet (for a small additional fee).  Hotel amenities include: a pool, business center, 24-hour front desk service, dry cleaning service, currency exchange, banquet facilities and a multilingual staff.


Fitzgeralds Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada


A standard hotel room at Fitzgeralds

Dining choices include the Courtyard Grill & Buffet and Don B’s Steakhouse. There is also a McDonald’s and a Krispy Kreme Doughnuts located inside on the main casino floor.

The Courtyard Grill & Buffet features complete breakfast, lunch and dinner menus from the Grill plus an all-you-can-eat nightly dinner buffet, served from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. Special Grill standouts include the speedy Express Breakfast, the bountiful “Create Your Own Burger Bar: and an endless soup, salad and potato bar.

Don B’s Steakhouse features fine dining in a comfortable setting. The menu offers expertly prepared entrees including dry-aged beef custom-cut in the in-house butcher shop, fresh seafood, chicken, lavish desserts baked fresh daily and fine wines.

Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 1-800-274-5825.

Daily early bird specials starting from $10.95 are available from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Join Club Fitz to begin earning great benefits every time you stay and play at Fitzgeralds. The Card Center is located on the first floor of the casino next to the hotel’s front desk. The player’s club features:

– Slot Play = Cash Back & Comps
– Table Play = Comps
– Live Keno = Comps

With a Club Fitz account you earn 1 point for every $5 in play on slots, and 1 point for every $10 of video poker play. For every 100 points you earn, you will get $1 in cashback. True cashback versus free slot play is becoming a rarity these days and it’s nice to be able to collect your cash at the end of a trip rather than having to play it through a machine and take your chances to win it again.

You can also earn rewards at any table game with an automated player tracking system. $5 minimum bets are now accurately rated for more comps and Fitzgeralds is currently the only downtown property to have the automated Table ID tracking system.


Fitzgeralds Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada


A view of the casino inside Fitzgeralds

You can check your cashback points by inserting your Club Fitz card into any slot machine and redeem your earned points at the Club Fitz booth. You can also earn restaurant, hotel and gift shop comps by using your Club Fitz card every time you play slots, tables or keno. Be sure to ask about any sign-up promotions when you first join the club. They have always offered something (usually a gift of some kind) as an incentive when you first enroll for the club, or after earning your first designated points.

The casino offers several unique promotions that have been ongoing for quite a long time. You can win a free steak dinner at the “Courtyard Grill and Buffet” for any natural 4-of-a-kind on select video poker banks. Signs are posted above the machines and the four-of-a-kind must be verified by a slot attendant to receive the steak dinner voucher.

Playing at Fitzgeralds within 14 days of your birthday or wedding anniversary (before or after) will net you an additional 500 bonus points ($5 value).  Simply insert cash into any slot machine on the casino floor, earn at least one cashback point and 500 free bonus points will be added to your account as a gift to you!

The casino also offers a live poker room. It opens at 11:00 a.m. daily and offers poker tournaments, free poker lessons and Texas Hold’em Bad Beat Jackpots.

There are several casino bars (usually offering good video poker progressives), lounges and a variety of entertainment options and shows to offer guests the complete casino resort experience. Because shows often change, it’s best to call ahead for the current show schedules.

Be sure to take your American Casino Guide book coupons with you for extra savings and enjoy a visit to Fitzgeralds!

Fitzgeralds is located at 301 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101. For room reservations or more information, call 1-800-274-5825


H. Scot Krause is a freelance writer, gaming industry analyst and researcher, originally from Cleveland, Ohio.  Scot reports, researches, and specializes in writing about casino games, events, attractions and promotions. He is a former entertainment director and a fifteen-year resident of Las Vegas.  His work is regularly featured in gaming publications, the American Casino Guide Book and Vegas Values, a weekly feature found at: