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Suncoast or Cosmo

Discussion in 'Off-Strip Hotels' started by Sue24, Jan 17, 2018.

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  1. Sue24

    Sue24 High-Roller

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    I'm staying Dowtown at the Fremont, want some time away. I was at Cosmo when it first opened and never to Suncoast. Which provides a better slot experience for an afternoon?
    I see lots of slot videos on You Tube from Cosmo, but I suspect that is because it is one of the few places that allows taping.

    Which would you choose? I have no coupons to use, just want to see a different spot. The WAX, I see does go to Suncoast... that would be a cheap trip.

    Opinions?
     
  2. Grant1982

    Grant1982 High-Roller

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    Suncoast is a nice casino, Cosmo is nicer though. Better odds can certainly be found at Suncoast. Cosmo will have a much larger crowd, which can be a negative or positive depending on your view.
     
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    I have to ask a question. Do you like older slots or newer ones? I haven't been to either property but I would imagine the Cosmo has more newer slots and Suncoast would have a better variety of older slots. I'm sure someone could confirm and give you an answer.
     
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    For a different spot, I'd say go with Cosmo.
    Suncoast is nice but very much like a downtown experience.
     
  5. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    Suncoast might be more of a downtown experience than Cosmo, but the casino is nothing like the small boxes downtown.
     
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    FWIW. Is there a special attraction to Suncoast? There must be at least 40 casinos between the Cosmo and Suncoast. You’ve never been to Suncoast so why the interest in an 40 min. bus ride to Suncoast? Just curious

    Btw. If you are heading out that far then you may as well check out Red Rock casino too. Much nicer casino !
     
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    What I'd do if I were you is check out what resorts on the strip or downtown have shuttles to other casinos. For example, Gold Coast has a shuttle that runs from the Linq. That will get you to Gold Coast, which is an interesting (though admittedly downtown-like) casino by itself, but you'll also be within walking distance of the Rio and the Palms (though I'd only advise doing these walks during the day). Once at Gold Coast, you'll also be able to take a shuttle from there to the Orleans - which from what I understand (I've never been there) is quite a unique resort experience.

    Many other off-strip resorts will have shuttles from the strip, and I think that this will be your best bet when it comes to "trying something different".
     
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    The WAX bus between Downtown and Suncoast only takes 15mins and is $2, nice and easy. It is perhaps the nicest of the Boyd properties but still has nice low table minimums. It has a laid back atmosphere, for good or ill.

    If you're staying there then it isn't far (walking distance in some cases) to all the shops and restaurants in Summerlin, and a short drive to the Red Rock casino.
     
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    Suncoast has Du-Pars, a bowling alley, Bingo, and a buffet. Cosmo does not.
     
  10. Joe

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    From 4th and Carson St downtown to Suncoast is 27 minutes. OP stated they are at the Fremont.
    BTW, we are big fans of Suncoast.
     
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    Cosmo has a buffet
     
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    Late to the party here, but this is about the weirdest comparison I've ever seen on the board.

    Do you want to go to a decent sized Strip casino with a moderate sized casino floor? Or a decently up to date local's casino?

    To me, the question also isn't do you want go to the Cosmo. It's do you want to go to the Strip or a local's casino. It's very easy to go from the Cosmo to other casinos and see a bunch of different slot floors and slot products. That's not true at the Suncoast. But the hold on the games is probably a lot better at Suncoast, and you're probably more likely to earn a comp there.
     
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    so does suncoast, but certainly the wicked spoon buffet at cosmo is higher quality than st tropez buffet at suncoast. but, st tropez buffet is significantly less expensive than wicked spoon.
     
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    On this gambling hold thing -- let's not overstate the house edge, not in the short term. All these numbers on EV are for the very long haul, kajillions of trials. I'd not make a decision for a few-hour gambling session even remotely factoring that into the equation. Hell, on the duration of a trip it's just not going to have a statistically appreciable impact.
     
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    I just didn't take to SunCoast. I found the casino to be snoozy. For day gambling, I like it's long lost cousin South Point better. The casino at Cosmo - had fun but there are a lot of distractions. If you don't have the urge to go back instinctively, then don't.
     
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    Respectfully.....huh
     
  17. Sue24

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    Well, this is good info.

    Last spring I took the trip to Orleans... wow, that place is huge. But I was not impressed. Lots of older machines, though, if one is looking for that. I was glad I was not staying there, too isolated.

    I think I am not that impressed with Cosmo... maybe I have watched too many Youtubes from there. Plus, I have been there, done that.

    Suncoast is on the WAX which I love, so easy & cheap. But if it is "snoozy" maybe I don't need that, lol.

    You all have given me some things to think about. Trip is about a month away. I will post where I end up.

    Thanks to all.
     
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    If you didn't like Orleans I don't think you would like Suncoast any better. If you tell us what things you love about a resort I'm sure we could come up with some recommendations.

    TomTWI
     
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    For Slot experience...hands down the Cosmo. They have best slot floor in all of Las Vegas and they have all the newest machines and still have older favorites. KS does an amazing job of listening to feedback from slot players and has brought back many older slots upon players request. They removed Airplane completely from the casino, the players asked for it back and he reinstalled it. Only machines I asked for that he was unable to get were Money Storm and Tabasco Country Store. They couldn’t get those machines to work with their current system. I’m a slot player and Cosmo has just about everything you could want to play there.
     
  20. YukonSloMo

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    If Cosmo isn’t your cup of tea that is your choice......

    It is however central with so many casinos in the same vicinity. There is a reason that there are “so many videos”. Slots are fabulous....we always do well there.

    Their Identity rewards program is great. Their rooms, views, cocktail service, pools, restaurants, customer service are outstanding.

    Lastly, and most importantly....they value patrons that return. It is our home casino and look forward to another comped visit in May!
     
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