Plaza remains a great Vegas experience
March 20, 2018 3:01 AM
by H. Scot Krause
Located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas, the Plaza Hotel & Casino combines a vintage Rat Pack attitude with modern styling and personal customer service for the ultimate Vegas experience.
First opened in 1971 and built on the site of the original Las Vegas railroad depot, the Plaza has 1,003 renovated rooms and suites, a classic Vegas showroom, downtown’s only bingo hall and 30,000 square feet of ballroom and meeting space. Guests enjoy a variety of dining options led by the Rat Pack-styled Oscar’s steakhouse in the hotel’s iconic glass dome overlooking the Fremont Street Experience.
Hundreds of slot machines, from the latest games to traditional coin machines, and nearly two dozen table games comprise an 80,000-square-foot casino floor, which is also home to downtown’s largest race and sportsbook. A fully renovated rooftop pool and recreation deck, complete with private cabanas, hot tub, food truck, tennis court and dedicated Pickleball courts, provide guests with a variety of outdoor amenities.
Royal Rewards is the four-tiered players club at the Plaza. Guests start out as a Jack, being the first level up to 19,999 points. Queen takes 20,000-39,999 points; King is 40,000-99,999; and Ace, the premiere card level, is earned at 100,000 or more points within a year. Point earning and redemption is as follows: $1 coin in on slots and video reels as well as bingo equals one point; $3 coin-in on video poker equals one point.
Table game players earn rewards and tier status based on the odds of the table game played, amount of bet and length of time played. As an example, one hour of blackjack with an average bet of $20 will earn approximately 140 tier credits. One thousand two hundred fifty points equal $5 cash back or free slot play, $5 in food comps or $10 in Bingo Bucks.
Points may also be used for merchandise at Royal Rewards, free slot play, bingo, cigarettes, redeemed for cash, applied to resort fees, restaurants, shows, rooms and most outlets in the hotel. Points expire after 12 months.
The Plaza offers a Spin to Win promotion every night that gives guests a chance at $1,000 in free slot play. Winners participate at the promotional wheel in front of the showroom. Additional prizes are paid in free slot play, dining credits and Plaza logo items. Earn one entry with every 100 points earned while playing your favorite slot machines. Five names are drawn daily at 8:15 p.m. for a chance to win up to $1,000. Weekly 777 slot tournaments are held Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 10 a.m., noon, 2 and 4 p.m. Earn 2,500 points or pay $10 cash for one entry per session. The tournament awards $750 in free slot play among the top five scores of each day.
Home to the only bingo room in downtown Las Vegas and winner of Best Bingo in Las Vegas by the Review-Journal, the Plaza will host five remaining Super Bingo tournaments in 2018, each offering higher jackpots but with the same affordable entry fee. The dates are April 8-10, June 3-5, August 5-7, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, and Dec. 2-4.
The Plaza raised each tournament’s prize amount by $25,000 to $175,000 total with a $25,000 coverall on the first day and $50,000 coverall on the second day.
Entry fees remain the same for the 2018 tournaments. The hotel offers a “bingo only” package for $130 that includes registration for the two-day Super Bingo tournament and complimentary lunch each day as well as “room-and-bingo” packages that start at $239 for a three-night stay. Super Bingo players also enjoy an open bar during all of the tournament sessions. Registration is available online.
Recently, the Plaza debuted a renovated bingo hall to give guests an even better experience. On the third floor, the bingo room has new carpet, chairs, and tables with 200 fixed base electronic units as well as more charging stations and outlets for guests to use. The Plaza offers high prizes and payouts coupled with a fun, friendly and relaxed atmosphere, making bingo an important part of the experience and an integral part of the property’s continued success.
For more information visit www.plazahotelcasino.com.