A ‘Great Hang’, Tuscany Suites & Casino

The Piazza Lounge at the Tuscany Suites & Casino is a popular destination for local entertainers and their fans. Appearing on a recent Wednesday night, Kelly Clinton and Lannie Counts.
Photo by Diane Taylor

John Katsilometes of the Las Vegas Review-Journal calls the entertainment venues at the Tuscany Suites & Casino “a great hang”. The entertainment writer has his choice of theaters and lounges in Las Vegas, but many nights he enjoys the scene at the Tuscany, either in the Piazza Lounge or the Copa Room.

The Tuscany is comfortable for many reasons. The casino is nice-sized, but not chaotic. Dining options have good reviews and don’t bust the budget, and I’m told that rooms at the Tuscany are quite nice and reasonably priced. Restrooms are no-nonsense, and, as far as my experience goes, are clean and well-supplied.

The Tuscany Hotel was opened in 2001; the casino made its debut in 2003. Ownership is the Heers Family Trust, private ownership that allows the venue freedom to have great local entertainment, free from corporate interference. In good weather, walking to the Strip from the Tuscany is easily accomplished.

I choose to drive to the Tuscany at least one evening a week. Though the Tuscany is on E. Flamingo Rd., it is slightly east of the Strip so I can take back roads and avoid Las Vegas Boulevard. Parking is free in a lot that does not require a GPS to locate a car.

My trips to the Tuscany involve Wednesday or Friday nights in the Piazza Lounge. Kelly Clinton and her band are the current entertainers on Wednesdays; Kenny Davidson and his many friends appear on Fridays. Other great local entertainers appear other nights of the week. Entertainment in the Lounge is free, though food and drinks are available. (The lounge food is great; I recommend the flat bread pizza.) Dancers are welcomed.

The Tuscany also offers a ticketed show six nights a week called “The Rat Pack is Back”. That show has been running for awhile and still draws big crowds.

For folks who have never visited Tuscany Suites & Casino, I offer the attached video. And no, the evening I filmed the video, I did not win my fortune.