AAA Editor Notes
Golden Gate Hotel & Casino is at 1 Fremont St. Opened in 1906 as the Hotel Nevada, this downtown Vegas classic is the city's oldest hotel still in operation. A mid-1950s name change to the Golden Gate brought an old-timey San Francisco feeling to this snug gambling crib at the corner of Fremont and Main streets. Low ceilings, dark wood paneling and Art Deco lamps create a vintage vibe.

Saddening old-school Vegas fans, a 2012 renovation and expansion did away with the casino's ragtime piano music and historic photos of the City by the Bay. Also gone is the birthplace of the 99-cent shrimp cocktail, the casino's beloved Shrimp Bar & Deli.

On the bright side, the casino is spiffier than ever, and low minimum bets mean the craps and blackjack tables (a 3-2 payout is standard for the latter) are usually mobbed. Above the pit, banks of HDTVs blaze bright with sports action. Between the tables, go-go dancers shake their moneymakers to 80s dance pop. If you're packing a hefty bankroll, throw down some bills in the plush high-limit blackjack room. In the hotel lobby, history geeks can ogle displays of antique slot machines and Golden Gate artifacts.

Food is available.

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