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Tell me why I should go out of my way to visit South Point.

Discussion in 'Off-Strip Hotels' started by MinRaiser66, Dec 17, 2019.

  1. MinRaiser66

    MinRaiser66 Low-Roller

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    I am a recovering Boyd loyalty member. I know times are changing and you don't get perks like you use to. I was very impressed with Silverton on my last visit to Vegas. They seem to be kind to their players. Should I go further out of my way and look for some love at South Point? They are a stand alone property so I would guess they reward loyalty. Tell me how you feel about South Point.
     
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  2. thegov2k2

    thegov2k2 High-Roller

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    I've enjoyed every visit there. However, I'm a low-roller at best and have never received an offer from them. They deal a good blackjack game, but only offer 2x odds on craps. They have good video poker and a nice sportsbook. I've not stayed in their hotel, but I'd be willing to.
     
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  3. topcard

    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    I've never stayed there, but I really like their casino...large, brightly lit and good cocktail service...and a huge sports book.
    $10 3:2 double-deck blackjack (with DAS), and a 'hand-dealt' $5 UTH table... and, they still comp cigarettes for anyone playing who has their Player's card... they may be the last place in Vegas that still does this!
    If they ever would send me an offer, I'd stay there.
     
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  4. ken2v

    ken2v Wish I was in Bend

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    If out-and-about consider M. Though we do enjoy spending some time at SP.
     
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  5. Blue pacific

    Blue pacific Tourist

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    I’ve been exclusively staying at SP past 5 years, mid range roller and I get room (2 rooms) + food comped. I’m eating all meals
    At the Coronado cafe, one night at mex restaurant. Plus, I typically get comp movie tickets (gotta ask pit boss), and
    All my room charges at the gift shop (alcohol + snacks) comped. So you can see why I stay at SP, very generous. Before SP, stayed on the strip
    And played about same amount, this was at the Monte Carlo, couldn’t even get a comp breakfast at the cafe.
    Will not change unless SP starts getting tight on their comps.
     
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  6. raisingoo

    raisingoo Low-Roller

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    They have full pay 9/6 Bonus Deluxe VP (99.64% with perfect play) at the quarter level. With max coins, all quads pay 400 credits. This is my preferred game there, and I always seem to get quads whenever I visit.

    There is an ACG coupon for a free buffet when you get 200 points. 200 points is easily doable in an hour of VP play, if you play at a fast pace.

    Cocktail service has always been quick for me.

    Getting there-- you didn't mention if you rent a car, or what your preferred travel mode would be. If you want to do it on the cheap, you can take the RTC bus (either the Deuce or the SDX) to the South Strip Transfer Terminal, and then there is a second bus that has a South Point stop. Of course, you could always do the taxicab or rideshare thing.

    I've always spent 3 hours or less at the property, so I never got any mailers, so I can't comment on long sessions.

    I've never stayed at the hotel, so I can't comment on that.

    I would say it's worth a visit, if you don't mind going several miles south of the strip.
     
  7. steveks225

    steveks225 Low-Roller

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    Their slot club pays .3% cash back, which is one of the better rates these days. The rooms there are spacious and have most of the amenities people want, with the exception of USB ports, unless that’s changed in the last year or so. I used to stay there on two night free room offers at least once a year until I stayed and played there in October 2018, and made the “mistake” of hitting 2 $1000 RF’s about 30 minutes apart. Of course I was punished for my good fortune by having the room offers withdrawn for me, so I guess I’m in a period where not much is not going to come my way for a while. They have 3/2 BJ, however they set the cut card around halfway on a DD game so they’re constantly shuffling up. Food choices are decent, and parking is usually not an issue. Their motto appears to be-We will give you a “good” gamble, but don’t go overboard and win too much.
     
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  8. marksind

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    Ditto most of the comments above from those who haven't stayed there but play there. A couple of years ago we started staying at the Grandview timeshare condos (don't own one, but cheap to rent) across the street, usually for a week at a time. During that time we play almost exclusively at South Point, mostly max bet 25 cent VP. Also have done March Madness there the past two years. It's a great property. Lots of excellent VP, low limit tables (even the rare $5 Pai Gow), good floor drink service, comped mid-level booze and excellent beer selection, many decent restaurants, 12 (or is it 16?) movie screens, two gigantic bowling alleys, two large horse arenas, big bingo hall, separate sports and race books. We've spent a lot of time there and never grown tired of it. Only complaint is that we get nothing at all from them, not even "coming events" emails. We're not high rollers, but we dropped about a grand our last trip there (October/November). Seems they might at least say "Come back sometime!"
     
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    palellama Low-Roller

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    Fiesta Rancho still seems to comp cigarettes for just about anyone playing on a card, not quite as nice a place as Southpoint though!

    I like the feel of Southpoint, I just can't stand their Euro-style blackjack (not checking the hole card with a ten or face showing. So unless they've changed that in the last couple, I probably won't make a point of going down there to play.
     
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    You can see Brent Musburger broadcast his VSIN show with "my guys in the desert".
     
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    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    We call that being "Caesar'd", as in the 80s, Caesar's was one of the only strip casinos that did not check with 10-card up.
    I have noticed that there are other properties that now do the same thing...
    It doesn't really matter that much, except (of course) to change the count when it didn't need to... but you could always 'Wong-out' when it happens, since it's only a 2-deck game.
     
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    zerofan VIP Whale

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    I am staying there next year for the first time and I am very excited.

    Booked myself a Jr Suite at SP after doing a ton of research and now all of these positive comments back that up

    Also, reading many TR's from @mjames1229 sealed it for me.
     
  13. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    One of the reasons to visit South Point is it offers a worthwhile side trek in Vegas when you need to see or go somewhere out of the same old same old. Especially if you're the type (like me) that tends to do the same things when in Vegas.

    Because it's out of the way it's a good diversion that you won't regret doing. All of the positive experiences mentioned so far is true. You will enjoy the visit.
     
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  14. Sonya

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    After recommending several off-Strip casino hotels for my mom as she travels through on her way to So Calif, I think we've finally settled on South Point. She is quite difficult to please, but found the rooms to be comfortable and clean, the restaurant variety wide enough she doesn't feel bored there, the staff has been great with her and she's met several locals there that she talks about frequently.

    Ultimately, it's a matter of personal preference. I think you should try it and see if you like it.
     
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    I'll take a contrarian view and say that while I thought South Point was fine, I wouldn't go out of my way for it. The oyster bar is quite good, but the restaurants consider themselves to be far more "fine dining" than they really are (multiple restaurants turned my friend and I away because he was in jeans, with a button-down and blazer, which is common attire even at nice places on the Strip), while at the same time seriously sweating my $10 craps action. It's right by my friend's house so I'll go from time to time, but I probably wouldn't take a trip there on my own.
     
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  16. luckymanstan

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    Yeah that's a similar experience with me at South Point. I was playing for a year getting food comps and free play mailers for playing a ton of video poker. After I hit a royal flush, all the mailers stopped and I haven't received anything ever again. So I stopped playing there. I'm a Vegas local by the way. I still go there because it's a very well run property and they host fun events there.
     
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    Don the Dentist LV resident

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    Wow. I wear jeans to the Silverado Steakhouse ALL the time. Plenty of people wearing shorts in the summertime as well.
    My biggest knock on South Point is the monthly mailers for locals is very dependent on wins and losses, not coin-in.
     
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    Based on comments above, the winning may explain the lack of any form of communication from them. We've had three royal flushes there this year, one by me and two by my wife.
     
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  19. Bobby B

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    Just got back from a three night stay at SP. This was my 18th consecutive stay where my room was comped in advance by a host, and all meals were comped by the pit guys. I am not a high roller at all, I play pretty much $10 bj at the double deck tables. I couldn't even get my drink of choice (Gray Goose) on the Strip but haven't had to pay for anything at SP in the last eight years. I don't know where some of the above comments are coming from but they are just wrong. I have repeatedly eaten at their higher end restaurants (not Michael's) wearing shorts and a polo shirt with no problem, and have seen many wearing t-shirts. They did install readers at the bj tables so the dealers now do check their undercard if they have a face card up.

    Yes, their mailers are typically not good. My suggestion is to go there and speak with a host (they are located in an office near the hotel elevators) and see what they will do for you. If you are a machine player, they will be your contact for all comps. If you are a table player like myself, a host can comp your room in advance (I'm sure you will have to establish some history there) and the pit folks are pretty generous with meal comps. I don't ask for an unlimited comp but usually target a dollar amount. A $50-60 comp should about cover the steakhouse for one person. Lots of excellent restaurants and typically friendly dealers. A lot of their clientele are locals so you know they have fair gaming rules. The rooms are larger than standard and have all been refurbished and now include a mini-fridge.

    I've been going to Vegas for over 30 years. Never stayed at one hotel for more than four years. I've stayed at SP for the last 13 years and have increased from once a year to three times. Many of the pit folks and the dealers recognize me and ask where I've been and how I'm doing. Very friendly and welcoming place.
     
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  20. bardolator

    bardolator Lifelong Low Roller

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    Rooms at SP are unremarkable, and a suite is just two rooms together with the passage door near the windows and different furniture. By the same token, there's nothing wrong with the rooms aside from lack of character. You can find playable games there, which is not generally true on the Strip. I stopped going when they stopped comping me, and I really hadn't won much on any of our visits- maybe a few hundred, but I have lost that much or more also. No Royals ever. I think we were just a little low on the coin in, and fell off their radar.

    So we are currently milking another, nicer property. No doubt that will not last, either. So it goes.