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The D, El Cortez, or South Point?

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels' started by Pizzaman, Nov 16, 2022.

  1. Pizzaman

    Pizzaman Low-Roller

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    Here is a little background. Me VP and Black Jack. My buddy plays roulette and VP. Both of us spend most of our time betting the ponies and sports. For the room We don’t need anything fancy. Just a nap and a shower. We stayed downtown in November and found it is getting harder and harder to bet horses downtown. Any thoughts where we should stay? Thanks
     
  2. Mr Bulldops

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    I'd probably lean more towards The D. You're right under the canopy and it's an easy walk to all downtown properties, which will give you and your buddy more options. Still good BJ at the Stevens properties and EC and good VP at Plaza, Vue Bar, and QQQQ.
     
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  3. Wes Ralls

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    If you want a one-stop-shop for all of your gambling needs, SouthPoint would be the choice. They have the best VP of the three options, #1 or #2 Blackjack dependent upon their minimums and if surrender is an option (unlike at ElCo), and you can bet the horses at their sportsbook. They also have solid dining options.

    Downtown is great if you want a variety of casinos to choose from based on the specific games you want to play. As far as where to stay downtown, it depends on if it is a weekday or weekend. If a weekend, I would avoid the D because the noise is going to be a challenge. The ElCo has solid rooms and is a bit insulated from the noise on the weekend.

    All three are good options.
     
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  4. blissfulignoramus

    blissfulignoramus 3:2 Blackjack Hound

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    Keep in mind what Wes Ralls alludes to: everything downtown is in close proximity, so need to worry too much about staying where you gamble.

    Not sure what you mean about it being hard to gamble on horses downtown, other than the general degradation in sports book/quality services everywhere. Last time I was there (last summer) there was still fun horse betting at Plaza and Fremont for sure. At Fremont we were getting real, actual drink tickets for the nickel and dime bets my friends were placing — it was like it was 1999 again. It must have been our charm and overwhelming sexual charisma that did it.
     
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  5. azlefty

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    South Point has a large dedicated race book.
     
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  6. AyDee

    AyDee is getting too old for this

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    You could stay at the D and watch the games there,
    but your specifics seem to indicate South Point,
    depending on how long your trip is, you could toss in a Fremont run if you want,
    or do a half and half, which we do often.

    If you're looking for lowest table limits/best VP, also SP.
     
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  7. grockford

    grockford Low-Roller

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    $5 roulette at SP.
     
  8. bluesdude

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    @Pizzaman, hands down, South Point! ‘Nuff said!!!
     
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  9. JeJas

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    I would not write off El Cortez.
     
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  10. topcard

    topcard Is Vegas (FINALLY) Really Open? I Hope So!

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    If blackjack was your driving criteria, the El-Co is the easy pick... & if you pick downtown, I would pick the El-Co over 'the D' any day.
    For Horses, VP, roulette and blackjack? South Point is the no-brainer here.
     
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  11. vegasvp

    vegasvp High-Roller

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    South Point by a mile.
     
  12. NittyOne

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    Yes definitely not. One of the few places in town that still has a race book. Nothing fancy but it’s there. Possibly best BJ in town. Yeah VP isn’t great but in that case take a walk to the D or DTG to get your fix.
     
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  13. Pizzaman

    Pizzaman Low-Roller

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    Plans are made. We will be staying at the South Point for our trip in March. Thanks for all the in put!
     
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    The SouthPoint is what you want. Their sports book is superior for horseplayers and the casino has everything you need for your other requirements
     
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  15. TexLawyerlarry

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    For horse racing, South Point by 32 lengths. Bowling too. But, there is a huge difference in staying at Southpoint v. Downtown. If you like the vibe of downtown, then you can find really good gambling all over downtown. Overall, horse racing is dying and the Circa, The D and Golden Gate reflect that.
     
  16. s.j.

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    I love the D and GG. I also enjoyed the QQQQ. BUT EVERY time I goto El Cortez I like it better and better. Its always included on my trips as a place to spend some time.