Circus Circus The Circus Circus Las Vegas is a hotel and casino that opened in 1968 and is located on the North end of the Las Vegas Strip in Winchester, Nevada. The 3,773 hotel rooms are located in several buildings, with there being plenty of appeal for those on a limited budget. Circus Circus has the largest permanent big top in the world and features circus acts and carnival games at the Carnival Midway. The Circus Circus sportsbook and racebook has 80 seats, with 18 big screens, while the Slots-A-Fun casino offers slots and electronic table games, with it being easy to find places for a $5 minimum bet. It has 123,928 square feet of casino space. Circus Circus has also made its mark in popular culture, with cameo appearances in films such as, James Bond: Diamonds Are Forever, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Honey, I Blew Up the Kid and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.