The Mirage isn’t on my normal rotation when I’m in Vegas. I didn’t have any preconceived notions of what to expect at Mirage when I got invited to join a few folks for drinks and blackjack after the last conference I attended in April 2014.
My overall impression of The Mirage after playing there for several hours wasn’t much different from when I didn’t know anything about it. The atmosphere was pretty decent with a fairly young and energetic vibe. The tables were relatively busy and there were a solid amount of options to choose from. We didn’t have much luck with dealers – the first dealer we had actually had to be escorted off the floor by his pit boss since he wouldn’t stop talking and it took more than 10 minutes to deal one hand. The other dealers were blah overall.
One thing that was annoying was the abundance of 6:5 blackjack payouts. From what I saw 3:2 tables were hard to come by. As you can tell this place didn’t really do much for me and I don’t have plans to return soon, if I want to play in an MGM brand casino not too far from this location I’ll stick with Aria and MGM Grand. Ironically I won a couple hundred on this visit, but that didn’t help my overall impression.
Overall my ratings for Paris Las Vegas Casino is a C
Gaming – C-
Atmosphere – B
Food – B
People watching – B
Friendly dealers/staff – C-
Nightlife – not my scene, but younger crowd seemed to be having fun