1. Welcome to VegasMessageBoard
    It appears you are visiting our community as a guest.
    In order to view full-size images, participate in discussions, vote in polls, etc, you will need to Log in or Register.

Is South point still worth the night trip

Discussion in 'Off-Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by WHIVGOYTUBE, Nov 10, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. WHIVGOYTUBE

    WHIVGOYTUBE MIA

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2013
    Messages:
    531
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    4
    We stay on the strip, and our best part of our Bankroll per day is spent at night. Micro during the days.

    Our Vegas trips are usually 5 nights, with a one night Special excursion away from the strip.

    All of our Vegas trips, Downtown has been the one night excursion.

    We need somthing different, and instead of Downtown, thinking about SouthPoint.

    We can get there by shuttle via ARIA, or the BUS, so transport is not the issue.

    Is Southpoint a nice option, or should we consider something else?

    Must be transport friendly, for we do not rent a car (and drink too much). :drunk:
     
  2. bardolator

    bardolator Lifelong Low Roller

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2005
    Messages:
    1,434
    Location:
    Green, Ohio
    South Point is a pleasant casino with some fair games. I enjoy staying and gambling there, but never thought of it as a destination.
     
  3. Sinatraatthesands

    Sinatraatthesands Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2013
    Messages:
    266
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    100
    Not sure what you play. The pit is usually jumping there. Slots and VP not so much. Not really any great places to eat.
     
  4. WHIVGOYTUBE

    WHIVGOYTUBE MIA

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2013
    Messages:
    531
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    4
    We play mostly VP, 3 Card Poker, and Pai Gow Poker. Maybe a slot or two if we start seeing double on the VP screens.

    Since we plan to stay at either PH or Paris, the CET VP at the 25c levels is best at BP 7/5 (98.01%).

    Southpoint is said to have at the 25c level, 9/6 JOB (for her), and NSUD (for me). This is a huge upgrade from CET pay tables.

    So the food is no good there? We were thinking about dinner at Primarily Prime Rib for...... wait for it...... Prime Rib.:licklips: So this is no good?
     
  5. M_ILIS

    M_ILIS High-Roller

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2012
    Messages:
    959
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    41
    I'm a big fan of Primarily Prime Rib (eaten there twice, would definitely do it again if I was staying there again). I also really enjoyed Zenshin on my last trip there.
     
  6. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2013
    Messages:
    9,907
    Location:
    Missouri
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    15
    VP is definitely worth the trip. Tons of 99%+ machines, including most popular "gimmick" games, which are hard to find at 99%+. STP, Double STP, Ultimate X. All these games are 99%+ after the bonus bets at the quarter level. 8/5 Bonus w/Double STP (99.67%) is the highest Double STP game in the country I'm aware of. Can't comment on the food. We quickly ate at the only Steak 'n' Shake that I have ever seen that closes...:evillaugh

    Also, I'd recommend when playing at PH to also consider 7/5 Bonus w/STP (98.29%).
     
  7. WHIVGOYTUBE

    WHIVGOYTUBE MIA

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2013
    Messages:
    531
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    4
    But is the PH 5c 7/5 Bonus STP a three line games = 75c Plus the STP 5+1 = 90c per bet? :wave:
     
  8. WHIVGOYTUBE

    WHIVGOYTUBE MIA

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2013
    Messages:
    531
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    4
    It is only a one night destination, just like going to DT.

    Our Special one night trip away from the Strip.

    Is this a mistake? And no, we have no desire to do DT ever again..

    Done the GC, Palms, but that is a day trip for us in micro roller mode.

    Night Play with Dinner starter, is this OK? :eek:
     
  9. Tammy58

    Tammy58 Frugal Slot Jockey

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2004
    Messages:
    2,223
    Location:
    Mass
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    16
    Primarily Prime is great and very reasonable in the price department. Ate there twice a few weeks ago. SP isn't fancy but since you are used to DT that shouldn't be an issue. We end every trip with 2 nights there. Our gambling budget seems to last much longer there. Don't be afraid.
     
  10. timtanium

    timtanium Tourist

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2013
    Messages:
    16
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    200
    South Point would be an excellent choice if you like to play video poker. The prime rib place is excellent. Was also impressed with Steak n shake.
     
  11. Dobber2320

    Dobber2320 Tourist

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2010
    Messages:
    72
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    18
    If it were me I would consider a destination of the M casino.

    They have a cool vibe, lots of good food and a really nice casino area.

    Not sure as to a shuttle on how to get there as I have always driven the rental car there.
     
  12. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2013
    Messages:
    9,907
    Location:
    Missouri
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    15
    Yes, it's either nickels, dimes, or quarters for 3 play/5 play/10 play. So 3-line nickels would be 90c. But with STP, you're not required to play all the lines to make the max bet either. This is good to know because some casinos up the paytable when playing more lines (PHo doesn't do this however).

    Blue Chip in Indiana used to offer 9/6 JoB w/STP for quarters on 10-play only, 9/5 for 3/5 play. Unfortunately they changed 10-play to 9/5 recently as well. At least I hit them good for my last crack of 9/6 there in August.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. oldcrabtom

    oldcrabtom Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2009
    Messages:
    274
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    15
    I would highly recommend the SP for dining (the steak house, Italian, the prime rib , very good or the Mex ) and gambling of all flavors. They even have a movie and bowling alley should the gamblin Gods go against you.....Enjoy :beer:
     
  14. Smo

    Smo Mr. Las Vegas

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2012
    Messages:
    1,069
    Location:
    6 Hours from Vegas
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    42
    Agreed! Was just there 2 weeks ago. The bar-top VP at the big bar in the center, can't remember the name but it had a Polynesian theme, has quarter DDB with a royal progressive that was at $1700.+ when I got to tired to play one night and had to quit.

    What a fun place, adult oriented crowd, the dealers were fun, good food selections, over 400 VP machines and the best payouts around. I only stayed for 2 nights and can't wait to go back.

    Go see it this trip! :banana:
     
  15. TheCanoe

    TheCanoe Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2013
    Messages:
    256
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    5
    Mind if I ask why on the DT part? I'm considering making a 1 night excursion with the GF downtown, but I'd love o hear reasons not to. We really are strip people, but this board is making me think maybe I am missing out on downtown. I've oly ever been during the day, and it didn't seem like something I would enjoy. However, a lot of people seem to think I'd like it at night. Seems like it would be (for me) too crowded, too Loud, too dirty, too many panhandlers, etc. not tryin to be pretentious, just honest. Sorry if it came across that way
     
  16. bardolator

    bardolator Lifelong Low Roller

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2005
    Messages:
    1,434
    Location:
    Green, Ohio
    If you want decent video poker compared to CET, then yes. Along with 9/6 JOB and NSUD, you might consider learning Double Bonus Deuces Wild, which pays out the highest of any VP games carried at South Point. It is volatile, but you can play it for quarters at a bank of four beautiful new slant tops. We had a lot of fun shooting craps there one night with a group. Haven't played much BJ there.

    M Resort is a beautiful and intriguing place that has a good deli. It would be worth a looksee, but don't play video poker there. Maybe you could play at one place and just look aroud the other- maybe eat. I agree that South Point's food offerings that I have tried are not great. Haven't tried everything.
     
  17. WHIVGOYTUBE

    WHIVGOYTUBE MIA

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2013
    Messages:
    531
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    4
    Great!!! Thanks everyone. :wave:

    Sounds like a good dinner, and a fun evening....... :beer:
     
  18. WHIVGOYTUBE

    WHIVGOYTUBE MIA

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2013
    Messages:
    531
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    4
    TY! Gotta love those slant tops, which is one of the reasons we play at the bar....

    SPACE!!!! We will not do uprights anymore, pain in the neck!!!! :Þ

    Guess we are getting old...... and want comfort when donating our money. :evillaugh

    Double Bonus Duces Wild, WOW!!, sounds very interesting. Love Duces, and the Quads on Double bonus....

    But what about the strategy? Will not play the games blind, and need a strategy sheet if we were to try it. :peace:
     
  19. WHIVGOYTUBE

    WHIVGOYTUBE MIA

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2013
    Messages:
    531
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    4
    If you have never been to DT, IT IS A MUST DO!!! :beer:

    And it must be a night!!! Daytime is dead compared to nights!

    It is fun, and for each their own, but we just do not care for it after three tries, and will never go back. Not that there was anything bad, it is just not for us.

    We once thought about a whole trip just to stay there (Golden Nugget = best rooms, and even their cheapest "Carson" rooms look nice, but never stayed, so we do not really know).

    Anyways, you must check it out at night because:

    Great Gambling!
    Easy access to other casino, just a minute walk!
    Great food Value!!!
    Great Varity, including the drunks..... :faint:

    BTW, we are one of the Drunks...:evillaugh
     
  20. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2013
    Messages:
    9,907
    Location:
    Missouri
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    15
    I really haven't played much Double Bonus Deuces Wild, but the strategy is a somewhat different than deuces. 5 Aces are worth $200 at quarters now and 4 2's w/Ace is $500, so holding an Ace even with a single deuce can be correct. :eek: The variance of the game is in-line with DDB now (40.39 vs. 41.98 for DDB)

    Here is the full strategy:

    http://wizardofodds.com/games/video-poker/strategy/a-1-b-54-c-1-d-0-d-1-d-1-d-2-d-3-d-4-d-12-d-20-d-50-d-160-d-25-d-200-d-400-d-800/

    This game is also at Gold Coast, but 9/6 JoB w/STP is a higher returning game there.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.