Photos: ARCADE At Horseshoe Las Vegas Now Open

Written By Marc Meltzer on October 18, 2022
Horseshoe Las Vegas Casino replaces sportsbook with new ARCADE

The ARCADE (Caesars’ emphasis) at Bally’s/Horseshoe Las Vegas is now open. The opening comes just a few months after being announced this summer.

This is a significant mark in the transformation of Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino into a Horseshoe. The name of the venue in the basement that is replacing the sportsbook is technically ARCADE at Horseshoe Las Vegas.

The company expects the Arcade to breathe new life into the Las Vegas casino. Jason Gregorec, SVP and General Manager said:

“We aim to entertain, and The ARCADE captivates guests with its larger-than-life games and electric atmosphere. The opening of The ARCADE brings additional excitement to the property as it transforms into Horseshoe Las Vegas.”

Caesars decided not to replace the sportsbook with a traditional venue. The property only has a sports betting desk and kiosks for anyone who wants to place a sports bet at Bally’s/Horseshoe. It doesn’t seem as though this will change. Guests can watch the games at Burger Brasserie.

The Arcade joins Twilight Zone by Monster Mini Golf for all-age fun in the lower level at Bally’s/Horseshoe. This level is also where guests can access the pool along with the tennis and pickleball courts. Yes, Bally’s/Horseshoe has a tennis complex.

Checking out the Arcade

The Arcade at Bally’s is a 7,000-square-foot venue. It’s lit up with a glow from bright neon lights throughout the arcade.

The Arcade features more than 80 games, including classics like:

  • Skee-Ball
  • Air hockey
  • Rock the Rim
  • A non-gambling claw machine called Big One Extreme

There are also virtual reality (VR) games to offer that immersive experience so many are looking for today. Players can enjoy VR games like “King Kong” and “Mission Impossible,” a four-player interactive gaming experience.

While some casinos are now going cashless, arcades around the country started making that change years ago. The Arcade uses re-loadable cards instead of cash. Players can redeem points instead of tickets for prizes at the Arcade.

This will be an all-ages arcade similar to Dave & Busters. While the games are already available, Caesars is finishing a renovation of the bar area. There will soon be a selection of bottled and draft beer, cocktails and wine available.

The Arcade is located in the basement of Bally’s/Horseshoe near the food court. It’s open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday – Thursday and 10 a.m. to midnight Friday – Sunday.

Bally’s transition to Horseshoe Las Vegas

In January, Caesars announced it would spend the year rebranding Bally’s as Horseshoe Las Vegas. The transition seems to be on target to be completed before the year is over.

This isn’t a gut renovation. The hotel rooms were recently updated, so they aren’t being touched.

Inside the property, the casino floor and public spaces are receiving a makeover and there are new dining options. The exterior is receiving a new paint job along with new logos.

All of the changes to Bally’s have come without disruption. About the rebranding of the property, Gregorec said:

“At Horseshoe, it’s all about the gambler. Since 1951 Horseshoe Casinos have been home to the best odds, highest limits, and biggest jackpots. So, it’s fitting that we bring Horseshoe back to Las Vegas, and right on the Las Vegas Strip.”

Swapping the sportsbook for the Arcade is just the latest change for the property. Earlier this year, the casino added Jack Binion Steakhouse and Burger Brasserie is now a part of the Bally’s/Horseshoe instead of Paris.

The Horseshoe brand was introduced to the Vegas Strip when Bally’s and Paris hosted the World Series of Poker earlier this year.

Photo by ARCADE at Horseshoe Las Vegas
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Marc grew up on the mean streets of the South Bronx. He's the rare combination of Yankees and Jets fan which explains his often contrarian point of view. Marc is a freelance writer and social media consultant. Writing about steak, booze, gambling and Las Vegas is a tough job but somebody has to do it.

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