SLS Las Vegas will have 800 slot machines on the casino floor. More than 200 of those slot machines will actually be video poker games. (For clarity, the gaming commission categorizes video poker games as slot machines. Video keno also falls into the slot machine category.) There will be two casino bars at SLS with a total of 30 video poker games. We won’t know if the pay tables are good, but we are encouraged by the constant references to SLS having good gambling for locals and this specific quote on their website: “generous pay tables you love.” You have our attention. Don’t blow it like some other new casinos. #NoPressure
Much of the 60,000-square-foot casino floor will be occupied by slot and video poker machines, but there will be table games, too. You didn't expect an old school slot hall, did you? Depending on which page you read on the website, there will either be 70 table games or 80 table games. Last year, we revealed that there won’t be a poker room at SLS, but there will be an assortment of traditional table games including the hottest table game on The Strip, baccarat. There's no word on blackjack rules, but we’ll assume (yeah, we know we shouldn’t assume) that there will be at least a few games that pay 3:2 for blackjack. 6:5 blackjack isn't locals friendly.
SLS will have their own players club for the casino called The Code. The Code won’t be linked with any other players clubs, but you will have access to comps and benefits at SLS Las Vegas and other sbe-owned hotels, restaurants and clubs in LA, New York and Miami. You can sign up for The Code now unless you’d rather wait until you visit.
The casino floor at SLS won’t be the largest on The Strip, but it won’t be the smallest, either. Sixty thousand square feet is about as large as the casino floor at The Quad and more than twice the size Bill’s was (and The Cromwell should be with 440 slot machines and 66 table games and no sportsbook or poker room).
You'll find SLS Las Vegas at 2535 S Las Vegas Blvd at Sahara, where the Sahara once stood. It opens August 25.
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