Excalibur Las Vegas

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When planning a trip to Las Vegas, the Excalibur Hotel and Casino is an excellent option to consider. Opened in 1990, this expansive resort- covering over seventy acres- contains great rooms, delightful restaurants, interesting shops, and high quality entertainment for all ages. The Excalibur aims to send you back into medieval times, and treats you like the King or Queen you are. From the expansive castle tower exterior, to the immersive stone interior decor, you’ll be transported into another world. Enjoy the royal treatment throughout your stay. Eat like a King at Camelot Steakhouse, and enjoy high quality cuts of steak, seafood, and hearty glasses of your favorite beverage. Then, experience the nightlife Excalibur has to offer at The Lounge or Thunder Bar.

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Swimming Pools at the Excalibur Las Vegas

Excalibur is a famous themed hotel on the Strip, and the pool deck has a theme of its own: relaxation. Orange cabanas and umbrellas are spread out over four pools on Excalibur’s pool deck, which are all available for rent throughout pool season. While most of the deck is kid-friendly, the adults-only pool is another perk of the property, and has more plush seating areas and daybeds to up the luxury factor.  Don’t forget to take a trip down the water slide. Nestled in the rock formations on the water’s edge, this is one of the only water slides on the Strip. Catch glimpses of the palm trees dotting the pool deck as you slide down, and walk through the waterfalls flowing off the rocks as you wade through the pool to get back in line.  Pool access is complimentary for Excalibur guests. Fees are required for entrance to the adult pool, as well as non-Excalibur guests looking to join in the fun. Don’t forget to stop by the pool store in case you forget any snacks, sundries or swimsuits. The Excalibur pools are clean and accommodating, and are ready to welcome guests of all ages. Book a room at Excalibur to splash into the fun.

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Excalibur Las Vegas is a Child Friendly hotel

Above all, Excalibur caters to families and kids. Shows like Tournament of Kings are full of vacationers of all ages. The show features real horses, as well as actors in the roles of knights and princesses. You are served a traditional old style meal, that you are encouraged to eat with your hands. Kids and teens love this show, as well as many adults. The Excalibur has other attractions suited just for children. The Fun Dungeon is a world-famous arcade, where children and adults alike can play fun games and win prizes. There is also a slide pool, for children to enjoy a day splashing in the cool water. There are even Vegas Strip restaurants here that cater more to the younger crowd, like Dick’s Last Resort, or Johnny Rockets. All of these features make Excalibur the perfect hotel choice for children.

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Excalibur Las Vegas is a cheap hotel

The Excalibur has rooms to complement any budget. Some rooms are less expensive, while others may be a bit pricey. It does depend on the time of week, as middle of the week will be more affordable than the weekend however the Excalibur is known to always offer a good discount. It is a hotel located directly on the strip so you can book the most ideal location while saving money.

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Excalibur Las Vegas is a Family Friendly hotel

Not only is the Excalibur a fun stop for children of all ages, it is also the perfect place for an entire family to stay. While you may choose to spend a day at the pool with your children, you can also take advantage of cocktail services at your relaxing cabana. Should you decide to enjoy an afternoon at the arcade, the adults in your party may walk just a few feet out of the arcade to the nearest bar for a refreshing brew.

The Tournament of Kings show and the Australian BeeGees Show will entertain members of your party of any age. After older kids go to bed, enjoy a girls’ night at Thunder Down Under, or gamble at the casino floor. No matter what ages you have in your party, you will always have something to do at Excalibur.

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Excalibur Las Vegas is on the South of the Strip

When planning any trip to the Las Vegas Strip, it’s important to know exactly where your hotel is located. When looking at a hotel on our map of the Las Vegas Strip, you’ll note that the Excalibur is on the southern end of Las Vegas Boulevard, just north of the Luxor, Delano, and Mandalay Bay hotels. It is across the street from the Tropicana. It is south of New York, New York.

Almost the entire Las Vegas Strip is within walking distance, depending on how far you would like to travel on foot. However, if you do have a car, the Excalibur has its own parking garage for you to enjoy, just off of Las Vegas Boulevard and Reno Avenue.

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Excalibur Las Vegas is a Hotel with Rooms

Rooms at the Excalibur are another great option when considering where to stay on the Las Vegas Strip. These rooms are extremely cost effective, making them great for families. They are also fairly basic in decor and amenities.

The smallest room is a mere 352 square feet, with your choice of king bed or two queen beds. Royal Tower rooms have bright colors to accentuate the colors of the Excalibur castle towers. Resort rooms offer Strip views, but be sure to indicate this choice when you book the room.

The largest room at Excalibur is 372 square feet and is the Royal Superior King Room.These rooms are not only larger, but also have a soaking tub set just across from the bed.

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Excalibur Las Vegas has rooms with a view of the Strip

Being right on the Las Vegas Strip has its perks, and those perks include amazing Strip views, as well as all the places to go on the Las Vegas Strip. Spend a little more money on a room with a Strip view, and enjoy the lights throughout your stay. From the Excalibur, you can look out over the towers of your resort, north to the roller coaster and Statue of Liberty at New York, New York, or across to the green buildings of MGM Grand. The lights will dazzle you, and keep you in the spirit of your Las Vegas Strip vacation.

Furthermore, there are mountain view rooms at Excalibur that look out towards the surrounding desert landscape. You may be able to catch a far-off glimpse of Red Rock Canyon, or see the snow atop Mt. Charleston.

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Excalibur Las Vegas has Suites

Staying in a suite in Las Vegas provides the feeling of glamour one looks for during their Strip vacation. Consider staying in one of Excalibur’s suites and enjoying a spacious room to rest, relax, and party.

The Excalibur offers lovely luxury suites. The most basic suite, the Resort Luxury Suite, includes one bedroom with a king bed. There is a separate entertainment space, as well as a work table station, refrigerator, and television. The room has a feel of elegance, from its crown molding to plush furniture.

For an even more grand experience in a one bedroom suite, book the Royal Luxury Suite. The accommodations in this room are slightly higher-end than the Resort Luxury Suite.

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Excalibur Las Vegas has Two Bedroom Suites

While a one bedroom is perfect for those travelers wishing to entertain guests, a two bedroom is perfect if you are traveling with a larger group. The Excalibur also offers two bedroom luxury suites.

Two Bedroom Luxury Suite

In addition to the two bedrooms in Excalibur’s standard two bedroom suite, there is a main living area and wet bar with a refrigerator. There are also two bathrooms, one a half bath and the other a large master bathroom with a tub. Up to four guests may stay in the 1034 square foot suite, and choose between two king beds or one room with a king and the other with two queens.

Royal Two Bedroom Luxury Suite

Those traveling with an even larger group will enjoy the accommodations in the Royal Two Bedroom Luxury Suite. Up to seven guests may enjoy the royal treatment at this multi-bedroom suite in Las Vegas, with a wet bar, refrigerator, separate living and sleeping area, a half bath, and a wonderful master bath with deep soaking tub. The deep reds and golds in the room will have you and your traveling party feeling like the Royal Family.

If you are looking for 3 bedroom suites or 4 bedroom suites, you can request adjoining rooms at booking. Simply call the front desk at Excalibur to request this. Their representative will be able to assist you in finding two rooms with the necessary amount of spacious living quarters for you.

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Excalibur Las Vegas has Spa Suites

Spa suites are an excellent choice for those travelers really looking to unwind during their stay. The Excalibur has spa rooms, indicated by the name “Stay Well”.

These Stay Well rooms include relaxing aromatherapy products designed by Fresh by Stay Well. This aromatherapy uses essential oils to enhance the already calm environment. A state-of-the-art air purification system, non-toxic cleaning products, and UV lighting are used in these rooms to enhance cleanliness and support a healthy lifestyle.

The shower has a Stay Well shower infuser, which reduces the amount of chlorine in the water and smoothes skin. Finally, you will enjoy complimentary access to the Cleveland Clinic Wellness newsletter during your stay.

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More About Excalibur Las Vegas

During the day, visit the adults only pool, settled into a paradise landscape of palm trees and tropical vegetation. Drenched Bar and Grill sits poolside for all your eating and sipping needs, and cocktail services are available throughout the pool area. You may choose to rent a cabana or pool-side umbrella for a luxurious pool experience. If so, just call the concierge to check for availability. See the Tournament of Kings, a raucous live show straight from the days of princesses and knights. Or, catch Thunder from Down Under, a male revue. Or, you can also see the Australian BeeGees tribute band. For the most luxurious Excalibur experience, visit the Spa at Excalibur. The Spa overlooks the picturesque pool below. Here, you can workout using their fitness center, and then receive a rejuvenating massage in one of their eleven massage rooms. 50 minute massages are available, as well as certain enhancements. These enhancements include exfoliating hand and feet scrubs, aromatherapy, hot stones, and scalp treatments.  

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Step back in time to a grand age of knights and castles at Excalibur Hotel & Casino on the Strip in Las Vegas.

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History of Excalibur

Excalibur Hotel & Casino opened its doors on June 19, 1980. At the time, it was the largest hotel in the world. Before the construction of Excalibur, the property location had been slated for another theme-resort, Xanadu. Unfortunately for Xanadu, a deal could not be secured and Circus Circus Enterprises constructed Excalibur.

The property features an elaborate castle façade and medieval elements throughout the resort. The kid friendly theming, however, doesn’t stop with decor. Inside you’ll find the Camelot Steakhouse, Fun Dungeon, the Sherwood Bar and the iconic Tournament of Kings. Where you won’t find yourself living in medieval times are inside the nearly 4,000 updated and modern hotel rooms.

The Resort

Rooms

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The standard resort rooms include amenities fit for a king or queen. The ample spaces include over 350 square feet, Wi-Fi, soaking tubs and enclosed showers, flat screen television and granite countertops. Let’s not forget about those incredible views, many overlooking the Excalibur turrets onto the Las Vegas Strip.

Fresh By Stay Well Rooms

If relaxation is your destination, then a Fresh by Stay Well room just might be up your alley. These rooms offer unparalleled innovative wellness technologies from specialists. What elements set these rooms apart? In addition to all the features in a standard room, the Fresh by Stay Well rooms include air purification, aromatherapy, Stay Well cleaning protocol with UV lighting to reduce bacteria, a vitamin C shower infuser and access to the Cleveland Clinic Newsletter. 

Suites

The elegant Resort Luxury Suites and Royal Luxury Suites feature tastefully decorated rooms adorned with regal crown molding. The accommodations feature separate living and sleeping areas, a wet bar, refrigerator, multiple televisions and a deep soaking tub.

Parking & Rideshare

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All MGM properties, including Excalibur, offer daily and hourly parking rates. Daily parking at Excalibur is just $15 and includes in-out privileges at all MGM Las Vegas Resorts, simply use your room key to access up until 11:59 p.m. on your day of checkout.

Planning on using ride share services instead? Excalibur has a designated Uber pickup and drop-off location that can be found at the entrance to the Royal Tower. Additionally, taxi service is available 24-hours a day just outside the hotel’s main entrance. Keep in mind that due to Excalibur’s proximity to T-Mobile Arena, there may be days where parking is scarce and there is a longer wait than usual for taxis and ride share services due to special events. On these nights you will also likely find an increased rate from your ride share provider.

Pets

Your four-legged friends are also welcome to join you when you stay at the pet-friendly Excalibur. Up to two dogs are allowed at a maximum of 100 pounds each. For rooms, there is a fee per night, per dog. For suites, the price is double. There is no reason why your beloved friend can’t be a part of your Las Vegas adventure.

The Pools

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When it comes to Las Vegas, many visitors go the traditional route of pool, gamble, show, sleep and repeat. However, once you’ve experienced the pools at Excalibur you may never want to leave. Four gorgeous pools, 19 fully stocked cabanas, a waterslide, lush tropical trees, poolside dining at Drenched Bar & Grill and the magnificent Vegas sunshine. The pool is closed seasonally, so be sure to check at the time of booking.

Meeting Rooms

For those guests here on business or those gathering with a large social group, Excalibur has a variety of rooms to meet your needs. From boardrooms to ballrooms, meeting space can accommodate anywhere from 16 to 853 people.

In addition to the space, the hotel offers a selection of catering menus and wine lists to choose from. Menus range from packaged coffee breaks and continental breakfasts on up to sit down dinners featuring the Fish of the Day. Additional options include children’s menus, linens, lighting design and floral arrangements. Meeting spaces are located on the hotel’s third floor and must be arranged in advance.

VIP Room Blocks

Smaller groups, like bachelorette parties, golf getaways and birthdays, may not require an elaborate set-up. That being said, the Excalibur hospitality team is available to make sure your experience is first-rate. That includes reserving blocks of rooms at discounted rates, VIP access to the hottest nightlife and even arranging your transportation. As part of the MGM brand, Excalibur partners with unforgettable shows and experience spanning the entire Strip.

Notables

The Spa

After all that shopping, you’re due for some rest and relaxation care of The Spa at Excalibur. The 13,000 square foot spa is exactly what you need to be treated like the king or queen you are. Excalibur has a host of spa features including the Jacuzzi, cold plunge, steam, sauna and shower rooms.

The Fitness Center

The state-of-the-art fitness center is also available currently and admission is complimentary to hotel guests. Fitness Center equipment includes treadmills, bikes, climbers, cable machines, Smith Press, dumbbells and barbells.

Entertainment

Your group probably wants to stay at Excalibur Las Vegas for some evening entertainment. The hotel is home to several permanent shows including Tournament of Kings, Thunder from Down Under, and The Australian Bee Gees Show. The Australian Bee Gees are the newest with a 10-year run to date and Tournament of Kings has been there since 1990. The newest addition to the lineup is The Mac King Comedy Magic Show.

Shows

Mac King

Mac King offers a kid friendly afternoon magic show. Animals are in abundance through this captivating and quirky hour long show. With co-stars that include a goldfish, a guinea pig and a grizzly bear, who knows what kind of chaos could ensue?

The Australian Bee Gees

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The Australian Bee Gees Show is another family-friendly show welcoming audience members as young as five. This Bee Gees tribute show is 75-minutes of singing, dancing and jive.

Thunder From Down Under

We have another Australian hit, this one not of the family-friendly virtue. It’s Thunder from Down Under. The hottest Aussies in Vegas take to the Thunderland stage at Excalibur. These blokes, with their chiseled bodies and golden tans, set out to make hearts melt and hands wander. Perfect for the ultimate ladies night on the outback.

Tournament of Kings

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Tournament of Kings is both a dining and show experience, reminiscent of the classic Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament. With room for 900 guests, attendees take their seats at the theater-in-the-round arena and are encouraged to cheer for the knight based on the color of the section. As the story unfolds, valiant knights ride their mighty steeds to prove their chivalry. Yet only one can be crowned the victor. As they battle in the center of the room, guests enjoy a hearty meal sans silverware. The tournament meal includes Roasted Seasoned Cornish Game Hen, Lemon Pepper Roasted red bliss potatoes, corn on the cob, Apple Square and a Dinner Roll, but dietary accommodations may be available upon request.

Pre-show, the Tournament of Kings photographers makes their rounds taking pictures of guests once they take their seats. After the event, they present you with your picture in a leatherbound frame.

The Fun Dungeon

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In the mood for some fun, but not wanting to sit through a show? Head down to the Fun Dungeon. Children and adults can partake in all-ages fun within the Excalibur arcade. Home of the World’s biggest Pacman and over 200 games, you will not run out of things to do for hours. Some highlights include the zone dedicated to their youngest visitors, which includes simple games and ride-ons to enjoy with mom or dad’s help. Plus, there’s a Dairy Queen and Orange Julius in the middle of all the fun.

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The Ultimate 4D Experience

More virtual fun can be found at Excalibur’s Ultimate 4D Experience where you can be a part of the action. Located inside the Fun Dungeon, this one-of-a-kind experience is family friendly. Step into the 72-seat theater and prepare for a fully immersive experience. You can choose from a few experiences. There is San Andreas, where you will make a dangerous journey after an earthquake hits. You can choose AQUAMAN, where you will battle to prevent a war between the worlds of ocean and land. Then there’s Wonder Woman, where you will fight in a war to end all wars. As one of the kid-friendly hotels on the Strip, this Lego extravaganza truly makes Excalibur complete.

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MGM Rewards

Once you check in to your hotel room, your next step should be to register for MGM Rewards. Sign up for free and start getting rewarded for the things you purchase at any MGM property. You start on the Sapphire Tier where you’ll receive personalized offers, room discounts and start earning points to redeem at M life Rewards Destinations. As you move up the tiers, the rewards get bigger and bigger. The fastest way to earn points is on the casino floor.

Bars and Restaurants

The restaurant options at Excalibur Resort & Casino include a unique assortment of dining experiences.

The Buffet

Currently, The Buffet at Excalibur is open Monday through Tuesday and Friday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Buffet can be found on the Castle Walk Level next to the Food Court. Serving a wide variety of cuisine, they’ve come to be known for their made-to-order crepes and omelets station. The buffet features an incredibly modern look after the $6.2 million renovation it went through in 2014. Since then, it closed its doors in March 2020 to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and reopened to a delighted crowd July 1, 2021.

Dick’s Last Resort

Dick’s Last Resort, known for their outrageous and unpredictable service, eclectic and strange décor and anything goes mindset. Be prepared for the socially unacceptable, where food and drinks are served with a side of sarcasm. While the food may be delicious, the experience is not for the faint of heart.

Vagabond

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While numerous dinner spots on the Las Vegas Strip observe a strict dress code, Vagabond at Excalibur does not. At Vagabond you can enjoy a savory sit-down dinner without the pretentiousness of an upscale joint. Traditional bar fare is on the menu with classics like the Big ‘Ol Pretzel and some Nashville Hot Chicken.

Bucca de Beppo

In a resort that caters to families, it makes sense to have a family-style restaurant on property. Bucca de Beppo, a well-known Italian restaurant, offers a lively atmosphere and classic Italian dishes. For the picky eaters, pizza is always a safe bet. Dining with a large group? Sit at the Pope’s Table featuring a large lazy Susan at the center to conveniently pass the spaghetti.

The Camelot Steakhouse

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This Zagat Award-winning restaurant impresses diners with the finest cuts of beef and the freshest seafood. For a unique experience with a group of 10-12, order the Camelot Feast. The feast will fill your bellies with nine signature dishes from the steakhouse including a Tomahawk RibEye, Cornish Hens, Honey Fig Tarts and more. The bountiful meal will make your tastebuds rejoice. And while your mouth may be watering at the thought of that perfect medium-rare steak, fear not. Temporarily closed at the time of this writing, be sure to check ahead for hours.

Drenched Bar & Grill

Poolside you can feast at Drenched Bar & Grill serving up midday meals Monday thru Sunday. Wearing a swimsuit does not mean you can’t indulge, after all you’re in Vegas and on vacation. Order a selection of snacks from the Poolside Bites menu and sharing with your friends. Nothing says poolside better than a piña colada.

Food Court

Excalibur also offers a selection of fast-food including Johnny Rockets, Baja Fresh and their very own Food Court. Both the classic American fare of Johnny Rockets and the fresh, flavorful, Mexican cuisine of Baja Fresh can be found on the casino floor. Just head left down the walkway by the table games and the restaurants will be on your right. The food court features a variety of favorites including Starbucks. To find the food court go past the table games on the casino floor and take the escalator to floor two. Once you step off the escalator take a right and you will find a mecca of delicious, quick-serve snack and meal options.

Shopping

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A majority of the retail stores can be found on the second floor of the property or near the food court.

24/7 is your 24-hour a day, seven days a week source for souvenirs, beverages, publications, toiletries and more. If you forgot to pack it, chances are you’ll find it at 24/7. City Life is for the uptown girl in all of us. From stylish handbags and accessories with impact to glitzy gifts and fantastic finds City Life has it all. Dragon’s Lair is where to find dragon-themed logo wear and souvenirs to commemorate your stay at Excalibur. Maleficent, you have been warned. Essentials is exactly what you would expect from a store named Essentials: snacks, drinks and sundries. Kids Cottage offers plush toys and games for children. They also carry a line of children’s clothing and costumes. Lick is a place to indulge in decadence. No need to choose just one delicious delight, try them all. Magnet Max has magnets here, lots of magnets. Marshall Rousso has all-occasion clothing with a designer look and a pocketbook-friendly price. Pearl Factory is the expert in custom pearl jewelry. Create something special for yourself or your loved one. Printeesfly offers custom apparel on-demand. Choose from pre-made graphics or design your own and walk out with a creation of your very own. Tattoo Corner delivers high-quality temporary tattoos made with Jagua fruit extract. The tattoos last up to two weeks and resemble real tattoos. The Market is where to go if you are in the market for Excalibur logo items to remember your trip by. They also carry an assortment of snacks, beverages and more. Welcome to Las Vegas Shop is chocked full of all the Las Vegas apparel and souvenirs you never knew you needed. The challenge is walking out with nothing.

The Future

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The iconic Excalibur Hotel & Casino has been a fixture in Las Vegas for over 40 years. Its unique silhouette is a wonderful addition to the Vegas skyline. The Las Vegas Strip changes every year, properties change hands, buildings are imploded on occasion and buildings get immaculate refurbishments. To date we’ve yet to hear any rumblings of what’s to come for Excalibur, but MGM has stated their optimism regarding the Las Vegas Strip’s southern end.

 

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The New Loyalty Program at Excalibur: How To Make the Most of It

Mlife is out at the Excalibur casino, replaced by MGM Rewards. The switch happened on Feb. 1, 2022, and for the first time, Gold Tier members are getting their resort fees waived. The new loyalty program has some attractive features for low to mid-tier status members, and is expanding the ways they can earn and redeem rewards. The challenge is, members get fewer Tier Credits per dollar than under Mlife.

 

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How to Earn MGM Rewards Points at Excalibur

Earn on Non-Gaming Activities

Under Mlife, $1 was worth 25 Tier Credits. Now, guests earn four Tier Credits for every $1 spent on non-gaming activities. That means you would have to spend more than $18,000 to attain gold status. Unlike before, however, you’ll enjoy no resort fees at gold and above.

Types of Rewards

The program offers several types of rewards. Tier Credit establishes your player status at the resort as Sapphire, Pearl, Gold, Platinum and Noir. Rewards Points work like cash at hotels, restaurants, spas and shows. Additionally, you may get a free room or other offer by mail or email. Accepting it has no impact on your Rewards Points balance.  

Earn for Hotel Stay, Drinking, Dining and Shows

Book your stay in a resort king or splurge on a royal luxury suite and start earning one Tier Credit and one Rewards Point for every dollar spent. Continue to rack up the rewards at bars and over meals at restaurants like Camelot Steakhouse, Vagabond and Dick’s Last Resort, a restaurant known for its staff’s obnoxious behavior. Keep earning when you see crowd pleasers Thunder From Down Under, The Australian Bee Gees Show and Tournament of Kings dinner show.

Relax and Earn

With four pools and a waterslide, Excalibur’s pool area is a blast for families, but a 30,000 square foot deck leaves ample room for the rest of us to relax in peace. Consider ordering a drink at one of two bars, or eating poolside at the Drenched Bar & Grill. Want to completely unwind? Overlooking the pool area, The Spa at Excalibur offers several styles of massage therapy performed in 11 treatment rooms. Earn one of each type of credit for every $1 spent at the pool and the spa.

Accumulate Points in the Casino

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Play slots and video poker to earn Tier Credits, MGM Rewards Points and Slot Dollars, which can be exchanged for Freeplay in the casino. Now, earn Tier Credits and MGM Rewards Points on table games in Excalibur’s approximately 100,00 square foot casino. Rewards will be calculated based on game type, average bet and length of play. 

Are sports your thing? Collect Tier Credits when you place a wager at the BetMGM Sportsbook at Excalibur or on the BetMGM app.

How Rewards are Calculated

In the long run, the house keeps a piece of every dollar a gambler puts at risk in a casino. That’s why employees at Las Vegas casinos are happy to offer rewards to loyal gamblers. Comps are based on the average dollar amount a player is expected to lose each day, known as average daily theoretical or ADT. It’s unrelated to how much you actually win or lose. 

To calculate your ADT at a table game, the pit boss observes your play. ADT is determined by the type of game you’re playing, your average bet and how long you stay at the table. In the end, the casino comes up with a dollar figure representing how much it expects you to lose each day, and comps you around 20% to 30%  of that amount.

Comps and Promotions

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How to get More Comps

Playing slots or video poker is the fastest way to earn MGM Rewards Points. You can’t get points without a player’s card, but there are still times it’s best not to use one. Primarily, when you don’t plan to gamble long or invest much money. Pretend you put $1000 into play on Saturday, then in a rush to catch your flight the next day, you can’t resist tapping the spin button a few more times. Do that and the high rating you earned on Saturday will plummet. In situations like this, go ahead and play Sunday, just don’t use your players card.

It may take some of the fun out of gambling, but you’ll earn the most comps by draining your entire bankroll for the trip in one day at one casino. Gambling $600 on the same day earns a player a higher rating and more comps than betting $200 in chips each day for three days.

Back-End Comps

Hotel and casino guests who gamble frequently can request comps, and sometimes they will be granted. Charge everything to your room and before checkout, go to the rewards desk and ask to speak to a casino host. Ask him to review your play and see if he can remove any of your charges.

Always Take Advantage of Promotions

Earn double the Tier Credits during MGM Reward’s 2x multiplier promotion. It started Feb 1 and will run through April 30, 2022. The promotion covers gaming, as well as spending in the hotel, restaurants and at the spa. Excalibur periodically runs multiplier events, so whenever possible gamble on a promotion day. As part of another promotion, MGM Rewards will match the tier status you’ve attained with a different loyalty program. 

Inquire About a Casino Host 

Think of your casino host as you would a concierge at a hotel. A host will remember what you like and get you the best comps to suit your wants and needs. This includes things like upgraded rooms, limo rides to and from the airport and show tickets. Big betters are often pursued by casino hosts. If that hasn’t happened, a guest can ask the rewards desk to check their play to see if they qualify.

Line of Credit

Large casinos like Excalibur allow players to apply for a line of credit. This gives a player the freedom to gamble without carrying cash or being burdened by the constraints of daily ATM limits and fees. The minimum amount that can be requested at Excalibur is $2500. If approved, the casino gives you a marker that can be traded to the dealer for chips. Typically, a player has 30 days to pay off a marker, although casinos prefer you settle up before check-out.

How do I spend my Rewards Credits?

Redeem MGM Rewards Points for hotel stays, food, beverages, entertainment, spa treatments and more in any of over 20 MGM Resorts destinations in the United States. Slot Dollars can be redeemed for Freeplay in the casino. 

Protect your Rewards Credits

MGM Rewards members must use their players card at least once every six months or lose their Rewards Points. There’s no minimum amount you have to spend to remain active. All it takes is one spin of the reels or a quick bite at the food court at any MGM property in the United States. Members, however, have to start over each year when it comes to accumulating Tier Credits, which reset to zero every January.

Rewards Tiers

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Sapphire – up to 19,999 Tier Credits

Guests automatically achieve Sapphire Tier status when they sign up for a players card. All tiers include personalized offers and room discounts.

Pearl  – 20,000 Tier Credits

Pearl Tier members are given a dedicated line at participating buffets, a 10% bonus on points earned playing slots and complimentary concert tickets.

Gold – 75,000 Tier Credits

Gold Tier status comes with waived resort fees. Members also earn a 20% bonus on points earned playing slots. Other benefits include a priority hotel check-in line, complimentary room upgrades, 4 p.m. late checkout when available and a $100 tier achievement dinner.

Platinum – 200,000 Tier Credits

Platinum comes with all of the above, plus a $600 airfare credit, $200 tier achievement dinner and 30% bonus on points earned playing slots. The second tier to the top also includes priority access to valet and taxi service along with a complimentary cruise.

NOIR – By invitation only

This prestigious level allows the chosen few to indulge in all the perks of the other tiers plus collect a 40% bonus on points earned playing slots. Benefits include up to a $1200 airfare credit, a $500 tier achievement dinner and complimentary limo rides to and from the airport.

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Slot Machines

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Why does it always seem to be someone else winning the massive jackpots in the casino? Slot machines are completely random so it can happen to anyone. While the odds of it happening to you are slim, every so often you might have a good feeling about a certain machine. Why not give it a few spins?

Slots are a good form of entertainment and you never know when you might get lucky. Before you pick your machine, take a few things into consideration.

Higher denomination machines have higher payback percentages, so play the highest denomination possible without breaking your budget. Progressive slots pay back less than ordinary slots. In Nevada, the average $1 slot pays back 95%. The average $1 Megabucks pays back 88%. Branded slots like Jurassic Park, Monopoly and Game of Thrones only pay back around 85% of your bet, while ordinary machines pay back about 90%.

Excalibur has more than 1,200 slot machines in denominations ranging from a penny to $100. In January 2022, one lucky player won $30,038 on a Dancing Drums $0.01 machine.

Video Poker

Video poker first gained popularity in 1979, when International Game Technology (IGT) introduced its electronic “Draw Poker” machine. More than 40 years later, video poker still has a faithful following in the casino. One reason for that is that video poker is broadly regarded as a game of skill, as opposed to slots which are completely based on chance. The biggest benefit, the house edge in video poker is extremely low.

The player has to make the best poker hand possible with the five cards on the monitor. He can hold or replace all or none of his cards. The player chooses which cards to hold and draws new ones to replace the rest. His final hand appears and the pay table reveals whether or not he’s a winner. To play your best game, pick up strategy charts at a casino gift shop, or find them online. You’re permitted to use them in the casino while you play.

Blackjack

Blackjack was the most popular table game in the state in 2021, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board. It’s also the most profitable for Las Vegas casinos. Players lost nearly $1.13 billion last calendar year gambling at one of Nevada’s nearly 2,000 blackjack tables. That’s up more than 75% from the year before.

The winning hand at blackjack is the one that comes closest to totaling 21, or blackjack itself. After placing a bet, the player is dealt two cards face up in 6 Deck and above, and the dealer is dealt one card face down and one face up. The player totals his cards and prepares to act.

Basic strategy will tell you if this spot is a hit, stand, double down, split or surrender if allowed. Practicing perfect basic strategy reduces the casino’s edge to .05%. Basic strategy charts can be found online and in casino gift shops. It will take about two weeks of serious study to master. If you like, you can bring the charts to the casino to refer to while you play. You may be asked to put them away if it slows down the game.

Roulette

Purely a game of chance, roulette is a breath of fresh air to gamblers accustomed to games of skill. Players bet on single numbers and groups of numbers. More conservative bets, called outside bets, can be placed on red/black, odd/even, first 18 second 18 and first/second/third dozen. Players have great odds on outside bets, slightly worse than 50/50. Because the chances of winning are high, outside bets only pay even money. The odds of hitting a single number, called a straight bet, are 37:1. Longshots like this are what make this game so popular. Get paid 35:1 when you pick the winning number. That means if you bet $10, you would get your $10 back, plus an additional $350.

Craps

There’s a lot at stake at a craps table when it’s the shooter’s turn to roll the dice. It’s not just his own money on the line. Around nine out of 10 players at the table will lose their bets if the shooter rolls two, three or 12, also called craps. You’ll hear an outburst of excitement across the casino floor when the shooter rolls a seven or 11, called a natural. Everyone betting with the shooter, or on the Pass Line, gets paid. Should he roll 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or ten, it becomes his point. Roll that number again before rolling a seven to win.

Once a point is established, an odds bet can be made. It’s the only bet in the casino with no house edge. Most Strip casinos allow you to bet up to 5x your Pass Line or Don’t Pass Line bet. Experts recommend making as large an odds bet as your bankroll allows. Two additional bets are introduced after a point is set. Just like the Pass Line bet, the Come bet wins when the shooter rolls a natural or the dice lands on his Come bet point twice without rolling a seven.

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Baccarat

A baccarat player must pick a winner before the game even begins. He can choose between the player and banker, or bet on a tie. Ten to king are worth zero in baccarat and an ace has a value of one. The best hand in the game is nine.

The player and the banker are each dealt two cards face up. If either has a hand totaling eight or nine, the banker wins. If both do, it’s a tie. When no one has an eight or nine, the banker consults the rule book to instruct him as to the player’s next move. The hand that comes closest to nine wins, but the player does not win by possessing the winning hand. They get paid by predicting the winner correctly.

Pai Gow Poker

If you’re the type that plays to win, Pai Gow Poker isn’t your game. Only a small number of hands are won or lost. Around 40% end in a push. A player needs two poker hands that beat the dealer’s two hand’s to win. The player loses when the dealer has two hands that have them beat. Between the high number of pushes and the slow pace of the game, your bankroll should last longer playing Pai Gow Poker than most other casino games.

Four aces and a joker is the best hand in Pai Gow Poker. Known as five of a kind, it has replaced the royal flush as the top ranked hand in the game. The lowest straight in traditional poker is a wheel at ace – five, but it’s more valuable in Pai Gow Poker.  A wheel is the second highest straight only behind 10 – ace.

Let it Ride

Place your bet and you can say goodbye to your chips, unless you’re playing Let it Ride. This poker variant gives players the opportunity to take back their bets. A player places three bets to start the hand, and is dealt three cards. He looks at his hand and either Pulls Back his bet or instructs the dealer to Let it Ride and reveal the first community card. After seeing the card, the player can Pull Back his second bet or Let it Ride, but his third bet remains on the table. The dealer unveils the second community card and the player’s five-card poker hand is completed. It takes 10’s or better to win at Let it Ride.

Three Card Poker

The object of the game is to make a better poker hand than the dealer using only three cards. To start the hand, the player bets the ante and has the option to make a side bet called Pair Plus. The side bet has a 7.29% house advantage, and you need at least a pair to win.

Once the chips are on the table, the player and dealer are each dealt three cards face down. The player looks at his cards and makes his next move. Folding means he loses his bet or bets and the hand is over. Raising means he puts out another bet and the dealer’s cards are revealed. If he doesn’t have a queen or higher, the dealer’s hand doesn’t qualify and the player’s ante bet only is paid. He wins both bets when his three-card poker hand outranks the dealer’s.

Hand rankings in Three Card Poker aren’t quite the same as in traditional Hold’em. For one thing, three of a kind beats a straight because in this game, three of a kind is statistically less likely to be dealt. Unlike with five cards, it’s harder to make a straight than a flush in Three Card Poker, so the ranking order is reversed. Only three cards are required to complete a straight or flush in this poker variant.

Sportsbook

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Place your wager and watch your team score on the giant TV’s at BetMGM Sportsbook at Excalibur. Never miss a minute of the action when you’re watching on individual monitors and wall-mounted screens. Next to the sportsbook, the Sportsbook Bar offers an alternative venue for viewing sporting events.

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Located on the south end of the Strip, Excalibur is connected by overhead bridges to New York New York and Tropicana. A free tram links the property to Luxor and Mandalay Bay. When it opened in 1990, Excalibur was the largest hotel in the world, covering more than 70 acres. The medieval facade still brings to mind the days of King Arthur’s Court, but most of the theme props and decorations were removed during a 2016 renovation.


Excalibur Las Vegas Reviews

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Rated 4/5 based on reviews from all travelers.

Good budget hotel. Close to Starbucks. Located near shopping areas with easy access to parking.

Location
4.1 / 5
4704 reviews
Great location. Pricey, inconvenient parking. Great location. Pricey, inconvenient parking. Near city centre with great sightseeing and nearby restaurants. Near to public transport and the airport.
Service
3.4 / 5
5453 reviews
Professional staff, but complaints about the management. Great childcare and friendly service. Professional staff, but complaints about the management. Great childcare and friendly service. Reception and bar service are as expected. Hotel security is ok. Room service could have been improved. Recreation staff is nice. Booking process is sufficient. Restaurant could offer better service. Valet service could be better. Pool/beach service is ok. Shuttle service can be an issue. Concierge service is average. Tour guide could be nicer.
Value
2.9 / 5
2737 reviews
Fairly good value for money. Pricey breakfast and dining. Fairly good value for money. Pricey breakfast and dining. Internet is affordable. Beverages could be cheaper.
Room
2.3 / 5
9755 reviews
Old, poorly-maintained rooms with poor minibars and kitchenettes. Rooms with some cleanliness issues, and low rated TVs, A/C, and furnishing. Old, poorly-maintained rooms with poor minibars and kitchenettes. Rooms with some cleanliness issues, and low rated TVs, A/C, and furnishing. Large rooms with nice views and OK beds. Bathrooms are large but with substandard cleaning. Shower can be a problem.
WiFi
2.3 / 5
173 reviews
Wifi quality could be improved. Internet is affordable. Wifi quality could be improved. Internet is affordable.
Vibe
2.2 / 5
2673 reviews
Atmosphere is friendly but the vibe is low. Hotel could use some updating. Atmosphere is friendly but the vibe is low. Hotel could use some updating. Entrance area is not particularly attractive. Hotel is relatively stylish. Hotel is fairly plain. Fine for a budget trip. Good choice for a city trip. Good for traveling with friends.
Cleanliness
1.9 / 5
4804 reviews
Problems with cleanliness in rooms, bathrooms, and pool area. Hotel facilities could use a good clean. Problems with cleanliness in rooms, bathrooms, and pool area. Hotel facilities could use a good clean. Wellness & sports facilities could use better cleaning.
Breakfast
1.5 / 5
217 reviews
Some complaints about quality and price of breakfast. Some complaints about quality and price of breakfast.

Good to know

  • Minibar can be a problem
  • Hotel could use some updating
  • Rooms in need of an update
  • Friendly service

Rated 3.7/5 based on reviews from families.

Great desserts & fruits.

Location
3.8 / 5
1088 reviews
Great location. Accessible by car, but parking is costly. Great location. Accessible by car, but parking is costly. Near city centre with great sightseeing and nearby restaurants. Near to public transport and the airport.
Service
3.2 / 5
1238 reviews
Friendly, acceptably professional service. Reception and bar service are as expected. Friendly, acceptably professional service. Reception and bar service are as expected. Hotel security is ok. Poorly managed with subpar restaurant service. Valet service could be better. Recreation staff is nice. Booking process should be better organized. Pool/beach service is ok. Concierge service is average.
Value
2.4 / 5
591 reviews
Value for money could be better. Pricey breakfast and dining. Value for money could be better. Pricey breakfast and dining.
Amenities
2 / 5
647 reviews
Outdated facilities, not accessible for those with handicaps. Decent enough hotel grounds, but unpleasant entrance area. Outdated facilities, not accessible for those with handicaps. Decent enough hotel grounds, but unpleasant entrance area. Elevator in need of updating. Unspectacular architecture. Conventional kids facilities. Outdoor sports facilities are ok.
Room
2 / 5
2317 reviews
Old, poorly-maintained rooms with poor minibars and kitchenettes. Rooms with some cleanliness issues, and low rated TVs, A/C, and furnishing. Old, poorly-maintained rooms with poor minibars and kitchenettes. Rooms with some cleanliness issues, and low rated TVs, A/C, and furnishing. Bathrooms are large but with substandard cleaning. View and beds are acceptable. Shower can be a problem.
Vibe
1.7 / 5
547 reviews
Atmosphere is friendly but the vibe is low. Hotel could use some updating. Atmosphere is friendly but the vibe is low. Hotel could use some updating. Entrance area is not particularly attractive. Hotel is relatively stylish. Hotel is fairly plain.
Cleanliness
1.7 / 5
1208 reviews
Bathrooms and rooms are untidy. Hotel facilities could use a good clean. Bathrooms and rooms are untidy. Hotel facilities could use a good clean. Dirty in the dining and pool areas.
WiFi
1.6 / 5
37 reviews
Wifi quality could be improved. Wifi quality could be improved.
Breakfast
1.2 / 5
62 reviews
Some complaints about quality and price of breakfast. Some complaints about quality and price of breakfast.

Good to know

  • High priced breakfast
  • Untasty beef dishes & steak
  • Great desserts & fruits
  • Bad side dishes

Rated 3.8/5 based on reviews from couples.

Good outdoor sports facilities.

Location
4.1 / 5
643 reviews
Great location near the airport. Pricey, inconvenient parking. Great location near the airport. Pricey, inconvenient parking. Central location with great sightseeing, dining out and shopping.
Service
2.9 / 5
442 reviews
Service is relatively friendly. Reception is poor, as is the restaurant service. Service is relatively friendly. Reception is poor, as is the restaurant service. Acceptably professional staff and mediocre bar service. Room service could have been improved. Hotel security is ok. Service at the pool/beach should be improved. Booking process is sufficient. Valet service could be better.
Value
2.5 / 5
294 reviews
Fairly good value for money. Food is a bit overpriced. Fairly good value for money. Food is a bit overpriced.
Amenities
2.4 / 5
267 reviews
Old facilities and poor entrance area, but okay hotel grounds. Unspectacular architecture. Old facilities and poor entrance area, but okay hotel grounds. Unspectacular architecture.
Room
2.4 / 5
1101 reviews
Old, poorly-maintained rooms with poor minibars and kitchenettes. Rooms with some cleanliness issues, and low rated TVs, A/C, and furnishing. Old, poorly-maintained rooms with poor minibars and kitchenettes. Rooms with some cleanliness issues, and low rated TVs, A/C, and furnishing. Comfortable beds in spacious rooms. Bathrooms are large but with substandard cleaning. Average view. Shower can be a problem.
Vibe
1.8 / 5
261 reviews
Vibe is not too good. Hotel could use some updating. Vibe is not too good. Hotel could use some updating. Hotel is relatively stylish. Entrance area is not particularly attractive. Hotel is relatively luxurious.
WiFi
1.8 / 5
24 reviews
Wifi quality could be improved. Wifi quality could be improved.
Cleanliness
1.8 / 5
487 reviews
Bathrooms and rooms are untidy. Hotel facilities could use a good clean. Bathrooms and rooms are untidy. Hotel facilities could use a good clean.
Breakfast
1.3 / 5
40 reviews
Breakfast can be improved. Breakfast can be improved.

Good to know

  • Wellness & sports facilities could use better cleaning
  • Beverages could be cheaper
  • Hotel is fairly plain
  • Good outdoor sports facilities

Rated 3.6/5 based on reviews from solo travelers.

Good access to airport.Near city centre.

Location
4.2 / 5
127 reviews
Great location near the airport. Pricey, inconvenient parking. Great location near the airport. Pricey, inconvenient parking. Great sightseeing, restaurants and shopping nearby.
Service
3.2 / 5
126 reviews
Friendly but only somewhat professional service with okay reception and poor housekeeping. Friendly but only somewhat professional service with okay reception and poor housekeeping.
Value
2.9 / 5
78 reviews
Fairly good value for money. Fairly good value for money.
Room
2.5 / 5
265 reviews
Inadequate minibars in older, poorly-maintained rooms. Badly rated cleanliness in rooms and bathrooms, and poor furniture. Inadequate minibars in older, poorly-maintained rooms. Badly rated cleanliness in rooms and bathrooms, and poor furniture. Large rooms with nice views and OK beds. Substandard bathrooms, televisions, and air conditioning. Shower can be a problem.
Cleanliness
1.8 / 5
116 reviews
Bathrooms and rooms are untidy. Hotel facilities could use a good clean. Bathrooms and rooms are untidy. Hotel facilities could use a good clean.
Vibe
1.6 / 5
59 reviews
Vibe is not too good. Hotel could use some updating. Vibe is not too good. Hotel could use some updating. Entrance area is not particularly attractive.
Breakfast
1.3 / 5
9 reviews
Breakfast can be improved. Breakfast can be improved.

Good to know

  • Good access to airport
  • Entrance area is not particularly attractive
  • Near city centre
  • Could be quieter

Rated 3.7/5 based on reviews from business travelers.

Friendly atmosphere.

Location
4 / 5
48 reviews
Great location. Pricey, inconvenient parking. Great location. Pricey, inconvenient parking.
Service
2.9 / 5
80 reviews
The service was acceptably friendly and professional, with decent reception staff. Housekeeping can be a problem. The service was acceptably friendly and professional, with decent reception staff. Housekeeping can be a problem.
Value
2.8 / 5
34 reviews
Fairly good value for money. Fairly good value for money.
Room
2.3 / 5
134 reviews
Old, inadequately maintained rooms with poor minibars and A/C. Poorly cleaned rooms and bathrooms with substandard TV's and furniture. Old, inadequately maintained rooms with poor minibars and A/C. Poorly cleaned rooms and bathrooms with substandard TV's and furniture. Rooms are spacious with standard beds. Shower can be a problem.
Amenities
2.3 / 5
40 reviews
Hotel buildings could use some improvement. Hotel buildings could use some improvement.
Vibe
1.8 / 5
36 reviews
Atmosphere is friendly but the vibe is low. Hotel could use some updating. Atmosphere is friendly but the vibe is low. Hotel could use some updating.
Cleanliness
1.5 / 5
73 reviews
Bathrooms and rooms are untidy. Hotel facilities could use a good clean. Bathrooms and rooms are untidy. Hotel facilities could use a good clean.

Good to know

  • Food is a bit overpriced
  • TV needs to be updated
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Rooms need regular maintenance

FAQs about Excalibur Las Vegas Hotel

Where is Excalibur Las Vegas?

Excalibur Las Vegas is found at 3850 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 - browse our map of the Las Vegas Strip.

How far is Excalibur Las Vegas from the center of the Strip?

Excalibur is south on the Strip, located next to New York-New York Hotel and about one mile from Bellagio Resort.

Does Excalibur Las Vegas have a pool?

Yes, Excalibur has four pools to choose from, and a water slide as well. Find some breakfast on the Las Vegas Strip before enjoying a day in the sun.

Is Excalibur Hotel good for kids?

With its medieval theme and famous Las Vegas shows, Excalibur is one of the most kid-friendly resorts on the Strip.

Can you smoke at Excalibur Las Vegas?

The rooms at Excalibur do not allow smoking, but certain areas of the hotel are designated smoking areas. Find more smoking hotels on the Strip for hotel rooms that allow it.

What shows are at Excalibur?

Excalibur has some truly timeless shows on the Strip, from Mac King to Tournament of Kings, giving guests looking for entertainment the royal treatment.

Can you smoke inside the Excalibur casino?

Yes, although you can’t smoke in the hotel rooms. Read more about smoking rooms on the Strip to gauge where smoking is allowed.

Is the Excalibur casino open?

The Excalibur casino is open to the public, making it one of many MGM casinos that are open again on the Strip.

Does the Excalibur casino on the Strip have free drinks?

Free drinks are offered to gamblers that choose to play games like craps and slots for long periods of time. There are also casino bars at Excalibur that offer cheap drinks.