Midway Arcade Games at Circus Circus

13 Best Arcades In Las Vegas For The Gamers And The Kids

By Elle
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If you ask us which arcade is our favorite, we’d ask you who you’re traveling with and how far you’re willing to travel for games. Let us explain!

There are game arcades of all shapes and sizes in Las Vegas. Depending on which hotel or area you find yourself in, you’ll find anything from dingy 10-game arcade rooms to massive 30,000-square-foot venues housing everything you’d ever want in an arcade. Clearly, not all arcades are created equally!

For kids, we like The Big Apple Arcade at New York New York and the Fun Dungeon at Excalibur Hotel & Casino.

For serious gamers who would thrive in an unlimited gameplay setting, we’d recommend none other than Game Nest, our all-time favorite arcade in Vegas!

For adults who want the ultimate 21+ arcade experience complete with drinks and music, head to Asylum Arcade + Bar at AREA15 or Player 1.

You can discover the rest of the best arcades in Las Vegas below, broken down by where they’re located (on the Strip and off the Strip). Let’s start with a map overview of what we’re going to cover:

Game Arcades On The Strip

The Big Apple Arcade at New York New York

Big Apple Arcade NY NY
Courtesy of MGM Resort Properties

Big Apple Arcade inside of New York New York is one of the larger arcades you can find on the Las Vegas Strip. Spread across a whopping 32,000 square feet, this arcade is a gamer’s paradise, offering a mix of the latest video games and timeless classics like Skee-Ball and Air Hockey.

Located on the second floor of the Greenwich Village area in the New York New York Hotel, it’s easily accessible for adults looking to unwind (with or without the kids) after hitting the casino or grabbing a bite to eat.

Open seven days a week, the Big Apple Arcade is the perfect place to spend a day of endless gaming excitement. And if you’re feeling adventurous, why not make it a double whammy? Take a ride on the Big Apple Rollercoaster and then head to the arcade for even more thrills!

For the ultimate gaming experience, check out their package deals like the Central Park Pack or the Manhattan Pack. These package options include coaster tickets, arcade credits, redemption points (like tickets), and hot dogs at Nathan’s.

Address: New York New York Hotel and Casino – 3790 S Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89109

The Fun Dungeon at Excalibur Hotel & Casino

Fun Dungeon at Excalibur

This place was made for kids. The Fun Dungeon at The Excalibur is basically like stepping into a medieval fantasy world filled with arcade games, carnival games, and even a motion simulator ride!

Once your kids discover this place, they won’t want to leave. Fun Dungeon offers 200 games, including 15 carnival midways, 10 kiddie land games, 60 arcade games, 10 sports games and 106 ticket redemption games!

If you’re debating between this arcade and a few others on the Strip, we think the Fun Dungeon has an upper hand because of the fact that the games are cheaper than those at Circus Circus (and a lot less crowded). Plus, Fun Dungeon has a unique atmosphere with its castle-themed decor, making it a hit with both kids and adults alike.

Address: Excalibur Hotel & Casino – 3850 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

ARCADE at Horseshoe Las Vegas

Arcade Horseshoe Las Vegas
Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment

As part of the Bally’s rebranding into Horseshoe Las Vegas, they’ve recently opened up a brand new arcade! The ARCADE offers a 7,000-square-foot space filled with over 90 games, including Skee-Ball, air hockey, and virtual reality experiences like “King Kong” and “Mission Impossible”.

With cashless currency and a selection of prizes to redeem, the ARCADE provides endless entertainment for all ages. This is a super convenient spot to play games at if you’re staying somewhere on the Center Strip.

Address: Horseshoe Las Vegas – 3645 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Level Up Arcade at MGM Grand

Level Up Arcade at MGM Grand

Level Up Arcade is not your average run-down arcade. It takes gaming to new heights with its state-of-the-art facility and immersive experiences like VR games powered by Zero Latency. Located inside the iconic MGM Grand next to Hakkasan, this upscale arcade features cutting-edge technology, including virtual reality games, racing simulators, and even a retro gaming lounge.

With sleek decor and a trendy neon-lit ambiance, Level Up attracts a hip crowd of gamers looking for a premium gaming experience.

Not into games? Not a problem. Level Up has everything from happy hour specials, nightly entertainment (a DJ, live band karaoke, or live music), shuffleboard, and live sports on big-screen TV’s — on top of the endless arcade games!

Address: MGM Grand – 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

The Midway at Circus Circus

Midway Arcade Games at Circus Circus

Located within the Circus Circus Hotel & Casino, the state-of-the-art arcade games cater to gamers of all ages.

With hundreds of thrilling games to choose from, including classics like Skee-Ball, air hockey, and crane machines, as well as the latest cutting-edge arcade attractions like Halo and The Walking Dead shooter games, there’s something for all kinds of gamers.

Not only that, but if you’re in the mood for midway carnival games, they’ve got those at Circus Circus too!

Whether you’re aiming for high scores, collecting tickets for exciting prizes, or trying to win a cute stuffed animal, you can do it all at Circus Circus. They also have roller coasters, thrill rides, mini golf, and laser tag at their Adventuredome indoor theme park, too!

Address: Circus Circus Hotel & Casino – 2880 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

The Cove Bar & Arcade at Treasure Island

Treasure Island hotel guests now have a brand-new spot to drink and play! The Cove Bar & Arcade is perfect for anyone looking to do some family-friendly, non-casino gaming in a bright and high-energy environment. And even if you’re not a hotel guest, this new 7,400-square-foot bar and arcade is worth traveling to and checking out.

The Cove Bar & Arcade features a huge variety of arcade games and activities for all ages, as well as a duck-pin bowling alley, tabletop shuffleboard, and state-of-the-art golf simulators. While the kids play, the adults will get to enjoy a separate full-service bar with specialty cocktails and eight bartop poker machines.

Game cards start at $20 for 30 minutes of arcade gaming. The arcade closes quite late, between 1am to 2am, depending on the day you visit.

You’ll find it near the pool, across from the Mystère Theatre.

Game Arcades Off The Strip

Game Nest Arcade

Game Nest Arcade Las Vegas

Tucked away in Las Vegas’ Chinatown is Game Nest Arcade, a true hidden gem for gamers. This is hands-down my favorite arcade in all of the USA — yes I said it!

The payment structure is what I love most and what I think an ideal arcade should work. You’ll basically pay one flat fee to play unlimited games for however long you want. They charge by the hour, which means for under $12, you get unlimited rounds of DDR (Dance Dance Revolution), Mario Kart, Bishi Bashi, Time Crisis, air hockey, skeeball, and more!

This cozy Chinatown arcade boasts a curated selection of retro arcade games, driving games, pinball machines, unique Japanese arcade games that you won’t find at your normal arcade, even console gaming stations. Gamers who like old console games can plop down on one of the comfy couches in the console area and play XBox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch console games.

This place is what video game and arcade dreams are made of!

Address: 4525 W Spring Mountain Rd Ste 112 Las Vegas, NV 89103

Asylum Bar + Arcade at AREA15

Asylum Bar and Arcade AREA15
Courtesy of Asylum Arcade

At Asylum Arcade in AREA15, get ready for an epic gaming experience with a diverse range of arcade classics and modern favorites. Dive into the nostalgia with Midway Games like Skeeball, Bubble Hockey, and Foosball, or challenge your friends to a round of pool or pinball featuring popular titles like Avengers and Terminator 2.

For fans of video arcade games, you’ll find timeless classics like PacMan and Donkey Kong to intense fighting games like Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter 2.

While all ages are welcome on the first floor, you’ve gotta be 21+ to enter the bar and arcade on the 2nd level. In the adults-only area, you’ll get to let loose in an atmosphere that fuses vintage arcade nostalgia with a contemporary twist as you play games while indulging in craft cocktails and unique beers on draft.

Address: 3215 S Rancho Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89102

Player 1

Player One Las Vegas

For a 21+ up experience with all the nostalgic games from your nerdy childhood, head to Player 1 Video Game Bar.

Player 1 is where nostalgia meets nightlife for the ultimate 21+ gaming experience. After grabbing yourself a drink, immerse yourself in a world of old-school video games, from classics like Pac-Man and Mortal Kombat 2 to lesser-known gems like Primal Rage and Rush N Attack.

But the fun doesn’t stop there! They’ve also got current gaming consoles, pinball machines, and an array of arcade games to keep you entertained all night long. And what’s a gaming session without some delicious pub snacks? Indulge in pizza, popcorn, jumbo pretzels, and hotdogs while you battle it out on the virtual battlefield.

With retro gaming vibes and a small cover charge for unlimited arcade games, Player 1 is another great destination for gamers looking to go ham on unlimited game play.

They also have special events here and there, from pinball tournaments to free entry days if you have a cosplay costume on.

Address: 2797 S Maryland Pkwy Ste 24 Las Vegas, NV 89109

Pinball Hall of Fame

Pinball Hall Of Fame

The Pinball Hall of Fame is where vintage meets casual fun. No, you’re not going to find the latest VR experiences or state-of-the-art shooter games here, but you will find lots and lots of retro pinball games!

Now, let’s get one thing straight — even if you’re not a die-hard pinball aficionado, this place is still worth a visit. Think of it as more of a casual hangout spot rather than a serious gaming destination.

You’ll find a large room filled with rows upon rows of classic pinball machines and a handful of arcade games thrown in for good measure. No frills, no fancy extras – just pure, unadulterated gaming goodness. And hey, there’s no cover charge, so you can come and go as you please without breaking the bank.

While the selection is impressive, don’t be surprised if some of the machines are out of order. Yep, it’s a bit like a museum of broken games. Parts can be hard to come by, and maintenance isn’t always on top of it. But hey, that’s all part of the charm, right?

Despite the occasional hiccup, spending an hour or two here can still be a blast. Channel your inner pinball wizard as you flip, tilt, and bump your way through a variety of machines from different eras. Who knows, you might even discover a newfound love for the game!

Just keep in mind that there’s no food or drinks available onsite, so plan accordingly.

Address: 4925 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89119

Sugarloaf Entertainment Arcade at the Orleans

If you’re looking for an arcade hidden inside a quieter casino hotel, head to The Orleans. This arcade heaven is filled to the brim with all your favorite video and arcade games, plus some old-school classics that will take you on a trip down memory lane.

Games will set you back roughly $2 a pop, which is quite steep in our opinion. These expensive acrade game prices can be offset when buying a game card as they often come with bonus credit amounts. The more credits you buy, the bigger the bonus.

Test your skills at the prize cube or try your luck at the Wheel of Fortune, where a $3 swipe could land you some sweet rewards. And let’s not forget about the crane games – they’ve got plenty, stocked with plushies, figurines, and other adorable goodies just waiting to be won.

Feeling competitive? Challenge your friends to a game of Tower Tickets or King of Rings, and see who comes out on top. There are also games like Mario Kart, NBA Hoops, and even Halo.

Now, let’s talk prizes. At the Winner’s Cube, they’ve got everything from Nintendo Switch consoles to superhero sets waiting to be claimed. And if you’re feeling lucky, you might just walk away with one of the jackpot prizes, like the 750-ticket win at Kung Fu Panda.

Address: The Orleans Hotel & Casino – 4500 W Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89103


The Claw Arcade Las Vegas

If you, your friends, or the fam are obsessed with trying to win things from claw machines, you need to bring your whole crew to THE CLAW Arcade!

THE CLAW Las Vegas is a must-visit for fans of claw machines and arcade games. It’s quite easily the ultimate plushy paradise in Sin City! If you’re like us and have a soft spot for all things cute and cuddly, then you will be shocked when you see this place. You can win so much, from adorable Japanese plushies to Disney things to quirky figurines.

Similar to what you’d experience in Japan, as soon as you step inside, you’ll be surrounded by a sea of purple and fun vibes that’ll have you feeling as buzzed as those neon lights in the arcade. The setup here is simple: you line up, pay upfront, and snag yourself some tokens to fuel your claw-crane conquests.

Size-wise, it’s cozy but well-designed, with plenty of space to maneuver and nab your prized possessions. And here’s the kicker – these claw machines play fair, no sneaky spins or aggressive shakes here, thank you very much!

Ever dreamt of upgrading your plushie haul? Well, dream no more because here, you can trade in your winnings for bigger and better prizes, similar to how you’d do it at a carnival.

Address: 4850 W Flamingo Rd. Ste 42. Las Vegas, NV 89103

Velocity Esports Arcade Bar & Bowling

Velocity Esports at Town Square is a cutting-edge entertainment experience that offers guests “Next Level Gaming, Next Level Fun”. It’s a whole venue packed with all the best pastimes you could think of!

You’ll find 100+ titles for PC and console gaming, a vast selection of arcade games and prizes, bowling lanes, and a social gaming lounge complete with comfortable seating, billiards, foosball, and darts.

Interested in catching a sports game too? A massive video wall expands across the grill and bar, giving you a front row seat to cheer on your favorite teams.

Velocity Esports is an all-ages, family-friendly, and inclusive atmosphere, perfect for groups of all sizes.

Address: 6587 S Las Vegas Blvd. Suite M171, Las Vegas NV 89119

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About The Author - Elle
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My name is Elle and I'm a travel blogger based in California. I love helping people plan trips and create unique itineraries based on their interests and their budgets. I'm a huge fan of outdoor adventures and doing off-the-beaten-path things in Las Vegas (and around the world too)!