The Orleans: Like the Strip but not on itMost of the off the Strip places are more basic than the massive hotel casino complexes along the Strip; however the Orleans is something of an exception to this rule. The Orleans is a full hotel casino complex offering a large number of rooms as well as many of the same features and amenities one would expect from a place on the Strip. However, since they are not on the Strip the price is much lower and offers a truly excellent value for the money. The Orleans has 1,886 hotel rooms and all of them are considerably above average for the price, being large, well appointed and offering many of the amenities you would expect to find in a much more expensive place.Like the hotel, the casino too is totally on par with those you would find on the Strip or in the downtown area. The casino spans 142,000 square feet, meaning it is completely comparable to many of the better known casinos on the Strip. As is usually the case, much of this space is taken up with slot machines, but they also offer the full compliment of standard table games found in Las Vegas: Baccarat, Blackjack, Craps, Pai Gow, Roulette, and Three Card Poker. Further they offer one of the best poker rooms you are likely to find in Las Vegas, but without the professional players that are likely to take you for all you’re worth.The Silverton: A Quiet Little LodgeLocated on Blue Diamond Road, southwest of McCarran International Airport, the Silverton is like most off the Strip places in that it largely promotes itself to locals, though it is close to an RV park and receives a lot of tourists that drive to Vegas in their motor homes. The place is most popular with older people, meaning that it is usually fairly quiet and peaceful compared to the circus-like atmosphere found in many of the Strip places. The Silverton has 300 rooms, but they are all excellent values for the money and provide most of the amenities one would expect to find in a higher end hotel.Like the rest of the hotel casino, the casino is also comparatively small and quiet as well. In line with their efforts to appeal to seniors, the obvious emphasis of the casino is on slot machines and they have more than a thousand different games available. They devote particular attention to nickel and quarter slot machines. Despite the focus on slots, they also offer most of the standard table games you would expect to find in a Las Vegas Casino: like Blackjack, Craps, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow, Roulette, and Three Card Poker. One of the best things about their casino are the minimum bets which are significantly lower than you might find elsewhere.