Dreaming of Summer: Where to Find the Best Pool Parties Featuring EDM in Vegas

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Gaming and entertainment revenues have dwindled in Las Vegas, taking a $500 million dip from 2007 to 2012, The New York Times reports. Forbes reported in its September 2013 issue the “new savior” for Sin City at the moment is nightclubs and electronic dance music (EDM.)

The MGM Grand’s new Hakkasan opened this year, aiming to become the country’s largest and most expensive club. It features an unparalleled environment, with a suspended performance platform for dancers, floor-to-ceiling LED screens, and even a two-story waterfall. This is the nighttime version of the hotel’s famed daytime pool parties.

The EDM scene is part of the draw that is expected to bring a record-breaking 40 million visitors to Vegas this year, including this past summer’s Electric Daisy Carnival, which attracted 115,000.

Vegas pool parties are known for hosting some of the best DJs in the world, who spin in the sun at upscale dayclubs across the city. While each offers a slightly different experience, all feature an outstanding electric dance music line-up, along with a gorgeous setting and the opportunity to indulge your wild side. They typically run from late morning through early evening, with DJs performing at the daytime parties just as they do at the nightclubs.

Tao Beach

The Venetian is the home of Tao Beach, a pool club that rests atop the famed TAO Asian Bistro and nightclub. The 18,000-square foot club feels like a tropical oasis in the middle of the desert, complete with some of the sexiest, jaw-droppingly beautiful women from throughout the local area and beyond.

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Here, it’s barely-there bikinis during the day, while after dark, the stunning females return in their hottest micro-mini dresses with sexy panties that leave most men, and some women, practically speechless. The music is always pumping day and night, featuring internationally acclaimed DJs, such as Grammy Award-winning EDM DJ, musician and record producer Paul Van Dyk. Even Beyonce’s little sister, Solange Knowles, has taken her turn at spinning here.

Hard Rock Rehab Parties

The infamous party at the Hard Rock’s Rehab Pool is the place for those looking for the upper echelon of debauchery in Vegas. The party celebrated its 10th anniversary this summer, hosting the likes of Australian DJ Nick Thayer — a versatile artist and producer in the world of electronic dance — and German electronic music producer and DJ Boys Noize.

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The club features a lush landscape set among 220,000 square feet of partying space and a tropical pool paradise.

Marquee Dayclub

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The Cosmopolitan is the home of the Marquee Dayclub, which spans 22,000 square feet, with two pools and several bars. It comes complete with three-story bungalow lofts, cabana, grand Las Vegas pool cabanas with infinity pools, and a party deck on top. The Marquee is known to attract the youthful elite, with numerous attractive socialites and even Hollywood celebrities making appearances here, such as actress Nikki Reed, supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio, and Oscar-winning actor Adrian Brody. The club is also famed for bringing in some of the top DJs on the planet and for propelling the EDM movement.

Wet Republic

The Wet Republic is the MGM Grand’s well-known destination for partying like a rock star. It includes a massive 53,000-square foot ultrapool, as well as lavish, stocked bungalows ideal for celebrity gazing. The music is always bumping here, with a ton of energy, as well as super-sizzling hot bodies to go along with it.

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This venue attracts popular acts such as Deadmau5, Tiesto and an amazing array of top EDM DJs from around the world.

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