Lavo Casino Club Is Much More Than A Lounge Reboot

The new-look Lavo.

Out with the new, in with the newer: The Lavo lounge makeover that debuted in January 2014 skewed bookish.

It’s been nearly a year since we first learned that Lavo’s former nightclub space would chrysalis into a branded boutique casino above the restaurant and lounge. We can now confirm that Lavo Casino Club (in the Palazzo, 702-791-1800, will debut in mid-September. This is the second makeover for this space; in early 2014, Lavo nightclub revamped as a mixology lounge with a small bites menu. While this may seem like a bit of a Playboy Club-style reboot, it’s not (and rumor has it that a new Playboy Club may well be on its way to the Linq, courtesy of the Los Angeles-based Lure Group).

We are told the guest experience at Lavo Casino Club will include bartenders shaking up libations adjacent from a butler’s cart, noshing on items from Lavo Restaurant’s Italian menu, and catching the big game on a number of high-definition flat screen televisions. Naturally, DJs and “Vegas-style” VIP bottle service will add ambience, making the room an ideal pre-gaming spot or alternative to the frenetic nightclub scene.

“The Lavo Casino Club is an evolution of both the nightlife and gambling experience in Las Vegas,” Tao Group partner Jason Strauss says. “Now you have a place where you can gamble with your friends before a big night out at one of our nightclubs; couples can enjoy cocktails and some gaming after dinner downstairs at Lavo, or the casino guest who likes a more exclusive experience can receive Tao Group’s hallmark VIP treatment while playing.”

The Casino Club will debut exclusively with blackjack tables, with other classic table games including roulette, baccarat and craps to be added. Most notable is the ability to book a table for a group that wants to play together—the next level weekly game night.

Lavo Casino Club will be open Fridays and Saturday evenings beginning at 8 pm, and during football season on Saturdays at 11 am and Sundays at 9 am.