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Casinos off the beaten path

Discussion in 'Off-Strip Hotels' started by hardcor4, Jan 14, 2019.

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  1. hardcor4

    hardcor4 Tourist

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    Going to vegas in August and we have a rental car. We are going to spend one day hitting off strip casinos. We plan to go to jean/primm also. We mostly play slots but do play some low limit table games. Also enjoy the sights and walking around checking out different places. What off strip casinos do you recomend checking out on our day trip? Doesnt matter if they are fancy or a hole in the wall just want to experience something different from the strip and freemont.
     
  2. hillwood24

    hillwood24 High-Roller

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    I think Sam’s Town is fun if you haven’t been there before. It is probably my favorite off strip casino to play at.
     
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    Tarstarkas High-Roller

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    Check out Wild Wild West for an experience.
     
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  4. ardee

    ardee It's only money.

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    Silverton, if you haven't been. Also M Resort on S. Las Vegas Boulevard, in Henderson.
     
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    thegov2k2 High-Roller

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    I love Jerry's Nugget. But, I also loved the Western, so take my advice with a healthy dose of skepticism! :goofy:
     
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    MinRaiser66 Low-Roller

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    I have always had good luck at Red Rock...well worth the trip up to Summerlin.
     
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    On the way to Jean and Primm, South Point and the M Resort are right off of I-15, and Green Valley Ranch is Stations' more upscale casino in Henderson similarly positioned just like Red Rock on the west end of town. Those three places definitely qualify as a non strip/downtown atmosphere.
     
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    I like the longhorn across from Sam’s Town. I also like Ellis Island. Lot’s of good suggestions here. I love the off beat and little out of the way places. They have a character all their own
     
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    I would not waste my time doing this, unless you like big empty casinos with bad VP and no open table games.

    South Point - Nice & large with good odds.
    Silverton - Nice with a Bass Pro shop attached and great aquariums for free distractions.
    Arizona Charlies Decatur - I go here for the Sour Dough cafe specials and low limit table games. Older and local clientele.
    Arizona Charlies Boulder - same as above.
    Ellis Island - Go at least once a trip for ribs and low limit gaming. It's normally a fun place.

    Gold Coast - I used to go here all the time but Boyd doesn't love me anymore.

    Rampart - I'll stop here if in the area. Kinda small but current games and decent BJ rules.

    Rail Road Pass - Nice little friendly Casino but far out on way to Boulder.

    TomTWI
     
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  10. roycpa

    roycpa High-Roller

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    We've done the Jean/Primm trip a couple of times over the years. I guess it's ok if you just want to say you've been there, but if you are going just to gamble, the casinos are pretty sad. I'd recommend hitting the others around LV and Henderson, since you still won't get to them all in a day. For a real old time low brow experience, hit the 3 places downtown Henderson (Eldorado, Emerald Island, Rainbow Club). You've had plenty of recs for the fancier places in the above replies. You could easily spend a couple of days without going away from Boulder Highway. Off topic, but it's a good excuse to continue out to the dam and almost new bridge, and a visit to Boulder City.

    Enjoy your travels!
     
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    mr.vegas Peace sells, but who's buying?

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    Some of are favorite off the beatin path casinos are Silver Nugget try the Western Grill, Poker Palace just to say you've been there Jerry's Nugget great coffee shop low limit gameing, Cannery we love the vibe of the casino and we enjoy the buffet also like the movie theater, Alliante is a very classy casino with low table minimums and a good verity of slots and paper only bingo. Santa Fe Station we have had some great buffets there for cheap and the best bingo hall in Las Vegas and a huge selection of slots and low min table games. Sunset Station very nice property good buffet and great selection of games with low limits and bingo. Fiesta Henderson we really enjoyed the vibe of this locals joint and are considering saying next trip, also in the area we enjoyed The Rainbow Club,Jokers Wild, and the Skyline all are on the boulder highway area. Also I would consider the Euerka on Sahara good vp and easy to get comped drinks while playing also have not ate there but smelled wonderful when we were in there we will be going back to eat. The Texas Station is a huge casino with many food choices and good gamming selection if you stop there just up the street is the Fiesta Rancho it's a lot like the Texas Station and has an ice skating rink, Green Valley Ranch is a very nice property and they have and Pizza Rock and a good buffet also if you're going off strip I would recommend getting the American Casino Guide and or LAS VEGAS ADVISOR coupon books for the match play's and the 2-1 buffets and other savings on food I know for us we really get an added value when we are out at these casinos from the savings. We have posted many trip reports with pictures on these and many more casinos you can check them out on the Mr. & Mrs. Vegas trip reports.
     
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  12. TheBlackjackKing

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    M Resort and Red Rock are probably the best off strip resorts
     
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    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    Ditto on Silverton.

    There are also a trio of casinos 80 miles East of Las Vegas on the Utah border.

    Eureka
    Casablanca
    Virgin River
     
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    I did this same thing on my last trip in November, but over two days (Sunday-Monday). I'm a craps player pretty much exclusively, so a lot of my opinions about the places are based on that. Happy to answer any questions about these places, based on my experience. I visited:

    Texas Station: Big place, but seemed pretty dead on the Sunday I was there. Only half of the craps table was open, $3 min.
    Fiesta Rancho: Fun place to play. Lots of locals and friendly too. $3 min, one table open.
    Sam's Town: Easily one of my favorites off-strip. Big casino, brunch buffet was decent. One table open on a Sunday, $5 min. Enjoyed seeing the atrium/show area as well.
    Eastside Cannery: Dead--void of people. Walked in, made a lap, walked out. Not much happening here. No craps table open.
    Boulder Station: I had been here before, but in 2012. Fun to go back. Hasn't changed much in past 6 years. Craps crew was fun and engaging. $5 min, one table open.
    Silverton: Enjoyed seeing the aquarium and its proximity to the craps table. Mermaids were not in the tank when we were there. Impressed by the sports book too. Casino was surprising crowded and lively. Getting in and out of the property by car seemed cumbersome--just because of number of turns to get to the garage. $5 min, one table open--and was packed for an hour without ability to get in a game.
    Orleans: Another of my favorites off-strip. Always fun craps crews, and big open area above table games. Decent selection of restaurants too. $5 min, three tables open.
    Gold Coast: This place is older and dingy, but I liked it. Craps crews were hit and miss, but had fun playing here. $5 min, one table open.
    Palms: Came in here to get some breakfast and see the renovations. Ate at Lucky Penny. The butterscotch pancakes were amazing. Place is nice--enjoyed seeing the shark bar. Like that they moved the craps tables up by the doors--made for good people watching. $10 min, one empty table open.
    Palace Station: Been here several times in the past. Came here for the first time back in 2005 when a cab driver recommended it as a locals joint with low table minimums. Have always enjoyed playing here. The place is almost unrecognizable now from my past visits. Complete remodel which looks like added some decent restaurants. Craps crew was loud, fun and engaging with everyone. $10 min, one table open.
    Red Rock: Beautiful place. Have been here a couple times. Ate at the Italian restaurant--good food. Weird experience at craps table where one guy was betting big and had 2 guys whispering in his ear constantly. He also bet sporadically, not every roll. To each their own. $10 min, 2 tables open.
    Rampart: I had heard good things about this place, but I was disappointed. Table game pit has the feel of the palace casino at Caesars, but with grumpy locals. Table was cold as ice too--which affected my opinion. In and out in an hour. $5 min, one table open.
    Suncoast: I had been looking forward to going to Suncoast based on all the good things I have seen from members here on VMB. It was a beautiful place. Impressive casino, fun craps crews, and $5 minimums. Also enjoyed the TVs in the pit to watch football games. Would come back here in a heartbeat to try some of the restaurants, including visiting Dupars.
     
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    Too bad Opryland is gone
     
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    No one has mentioned Skyline yet so here I am.

    Not very big. Great video poker if that's your thing. Cheap food specials especially breakfast. Not a crazy amount of slots but they do have good variety in what they do have.
     
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    I second the mention of DT Henderson casinos. They give me the feel of casinos in the pre Mirage era. Three are in close proximity. You can see them all in 15-20 minutes or take longer if you play. If you go after 11am have a meal at the Rainbow coffee shop. Great food at cheap prices.

    Good Luck!
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    I second that - the coffee shop / cafe at Rainbow has some very good food at very reasonable prices. Good, cheap prime rib dinners for example.
     
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    Checking out new places off the beaten path is a lot of fun. During a typical four day and four night visit, we head from our downtown home base in the morning and spend a good part of the day exploring new locals casinos and visiting others we've previously been to and do this two or three times per trip. My brother and I always say we need to take a trip where we spend the whole time downtown, but we never do because going to locals joints is so enjoyable.

    My advice is don't kill it and try to visit too many places at once. It makes for a seemingly never ending agenda to check out two to three new places per trip. There are some places that we talk about going to that get delayed by three or four trips because we just don't end up having enough time and that's ok.

    One that I don't think has been mentioned yet is Eureka. They have some decent VP and the slots seem fair. Fat Choy there has some dishes (short rib grilled cheese and their bao) that can't be missed.

    Also Klondike Sunset is nice and new and their cafe, Sarah's Kitchen, has some insanely cheap good food.

    Although not a casino, I try to visit the Pinball Hall of Fame every trip. I'm not a pinball or video game aficionado, but this is such a rare and unique place not only to Vegas, but the whole country, and maybe the world.

    The only "off the beaten path" joint I wouldn't revisit is the Silver Nugget. It's a little on the rough side.

    Enjoy your exploration and don't forget to bring an ACG and LVA coupon book with you to maximize the value and fun!
     
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    --Orleans: went for first time last year; large and nice casino; just off strip.
    --Silverton: just about my favorite place to play blackjack in Vegas; Mermaid tank, attached Bass Pro Shop; Cracker Barrel is fun and right next door.
    --Red Rock: what a beautiful place; if we ever stay off-strip, it will be here!; nice casino, nice people.
     
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