Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by slot guy, Dec 27, 2014.
has anyone visited any of the new casino(SLS LAS VEGAS)
I've been there. What do you want to know?
Did you stay at the hotel? Did you gamble there?
I gambled there. Played in the High Limit slot pit.
After about 30-40 pulls getting nothing back, I went outside and continued to get stiffed, just slower since I had dropped my denomination.
On my next two trips, I "tried" to get in, but the first time the valet was full, and on the second trip the parking lot was blocked.
I guess I'll take the hint.
We had gone to check it out on a Thursday night. We only played the regular slot area, and it seemed to play like anywhere else. The impression I was left with was
- there was nobody else in the casino, maybe just a few other players. It felt very strange. Service was great, but it almost felt like you were being watched, just cause there was no one else there for them to service.
- they were all friendly and helpful.
- they pump in a smell, like Cosmo does.....initially I liked it, but found I got sick of the smell though I don't get sick of the Cosmo one.
- they run decent promo's from the code desk. If you accumulated so many points, they gave a $70 food credit - we were able to earn fairly quick. Was surprised the griddle Cafe would not be opening until much later in the evening, so we decided to come back the next morning for breakfast. Again, found the casino completely empty for a Friday morning, Cafe was full. Breakfast was good.
- all things considered, I really didn't mind SLS, but, compared to other options on the strip that are an easy walk, don't feel the need to pay a cab there and back since for me, it's almost only about the casino. Not into clubs etc.
Hope this helps-
I went in one Saturday morning after breakfast at the Peppermill. Parked in the garage. Three out of four of the elevators were out of service and as this was near checkout time there was a line of frustrated people trying to get their bags to their cars. I took the stairs.
It's beautiful and bright and clean, unlike the Sahara. I dropped $300 in various slots until I found a friendly $5 machine and walked with a $900 profit. The casino was pretty empty, at one time I was one of nine gamblers there. I was offered drinks a couple times but refused service as I didn't want anything. Everyone working there had a smile and positive attitude, unlike the Sahara...
The SLS brand is supposed to attract the younger Miami Beach type crowd. Apparently it isn't. Rates have dropped, restaurant hours have shortened. Too bad, it seems nice. If and when Resorts World gets built the spillover may help. I hope they survive.
Not a place for me so I didn't sign up for their Code card. I concentrate my play elsewhere.
Hope this helps.
The parking garage is still the old Sahara garage. Nothing swanky there. The casino is very nice. I put $20 in their 6/5 VP and hit a royal so we left happy. We just didn't care for the place. Seemed like they were trying too hard to be swanky; we much prefer Cosmo. SLS reminds me a lot of Revel in AC. They seem to heading to the same fate.
I hope they last for a while...I'd like to check out the place. Probably wont stay there...well maybe for 1 night.
I stayed in the Lux Tower at SLS for 3 nights. The room was pretty nice for a standard size room, but a little artsy for my tastes.
Service was pretty good and the employees were friendly. The casino is kind of small and pretty slow during the week. Tables were mostly dead. They have some good video poker if you're into that. The crowd is relatively young. I didn't eat there. I opted to do 90% of my gambling elsewhere.
Played quarter slots for approximately hour there, waited about 30 minutes for a waitress, then around another 30, never got a single drink in over an hour of play.
Left and got great service at the Strat!
Place looks nice and 800 degree pizza was good too, though service was the worst on the strip for me that trip .
I've played there. Nice variety of games in the casino, though it's small. I've been twice. I feel like I got bored quickly.. No action going on in the place if that makes sense. I don't really drink but I don't recall even seeing cocktail waitresses either time I was there...
I second 800 Degrees, delicious! Griddle is good for breakfast too, especially if you love pancakes. I haven't been to that particular Umami burger, but I do love me some Umami burger!
Personally, not sure if I would stay there. I think if the price is right I would consider. But, if I can stay at an established property in the middle of the action for the same price or less I'd pick that. There isn't enough to do on the property for me to want to stay there. I'm still torn because SLS is a fancy hotel here in LA, and this one is like a bang up remodel.. it just not quite what I wanted it to be.
I've been there....They put lipstick on a pig...that place would do well in LA or South Beach, but that area isn't that....
I'm a regular at SLS. The vibe is good and I like the access to very good restaurants and lounges during the week. The breaks for locals are important to me - and SLS delivers.
This use to be the sahara right?
I'll be back in Vegas for the superbowl, might have to go give them a little play.
I walked through the place and played a little. It had a weird vibe to me. I didn't stay long. It was a ghost town. Not sure I would stay there, but I guess other people may be into the place for the cheap gambling.
On my last trip I visited it for a few minutes. feel weird.
I am a hardcore gambler and play at least a few minutes at everywhere I go, airport, gas stations, grocery stores. But not at SLS.
Unless the owner has a lot of money to burn and is willing to burn the money for nothing, it won't last long.
Just as BlacklabberMike said, it's a pig with lipstick, still a pig, not better in any sense.
But wouldn't you agree the location is the main reason? I was at SLS just after it opened in August to check it out and the Casino looked fine. Had the latest machines, some nice bars etc. I have always said if SLS was between Wynn and Mandalay Bay that SLS would be hopping.
The Mid Strip and South Strip crowd loves to have clubs, eateries, shopping, gambling, attractions, etc within walking distance. The rooms at SLS would be near or at capacity because of that.
The North Strip maybe will come back to prominence with Resorts World, but that's a couple of years down the road.
I've been there once to check it out. It was actually quite busy, but this was a Saturday I admit. Yeah, the clientele skewed young, but there was a sprinkling of the more mature folks in there too.
What I do remember is that both of the parking elevators were either extremely slow or totally OOO at the time.
Did you happen to notice if they improved the parking garage on Paradise any from the Sahara days? It was really bad with disgusting stairs and the elevator was pretty disgusting too...Never parked in the other garage (the one accessed from Las Vegas Blvd.)
It was the same old Sahara parking structure, at least on the east side.
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