Binion's ups odds payback

Apr 22, 2008 7:00 PM

Reel Deals by H Scot Krause | Players who walk into Binion’s Gambling Hall & Hotel will enjoy better odds than they had six weeks ago. The new owner of the legendary venue, TLC Casino Enterprises, has changed the house rules for blackjack and craps. Blackjack now pays 3-to-2 on double deck and shoe games. Bettors can wager 10x odds on craps with a $5 minimum bet.  Limits also have been raised for most of the blackjack games.

A new game, Blackjack Switch, in which each player plays two hands with the option of switching cards between the hands, has also been added to the casino. Also several small pits were combined into a larger one with roulette, craps and 10 blackjack tables.

The new pit is open longer hours than previously and, after repositioning several slot machines and a temporary stage, there is comfortable space for the players, dealers and cocktail servers to interact. With the new rules on craps, Binion’s is one of a handful of Las Vegas casinos to offer 10x odds on craps.

South Point’s end of the month giveaways begin this week.

On Wednesday, April 23 or Tuesday, April 29, earn 100 same day points ($100 coin-in) and receive a South Point logo t-shirt. Earn 500 points ($500 coin-in) and receive a beverage travel set.

Earn 1,000 points ($1,000 coin-in) and receive a barbeque set. Earning a minimum of 1,000 points either day will get you all three gifts on the same day. There is a limit of one of each gift per customer.

Pick up a coupon from any Harrah’s Total Rewards booth (Harrah’s, Bally’s, Paris, Caesars Palace, Flamingo or the Rio) and take it to any other Harrah’s property to receive a free T-shirt after earning 25 base reward credits at the second property you visit. Crazy promotion, but that’s the deal! Guess they want you to "make the rounds" at their casinos!

A new non-smoking casino area is now open inside Sam’s Town featuring over 100 popular slot and video poker machines.

New horse racing contests have started at the Rampart, Cannery and Las Vegas Hilton. At the Rampart and Cannery Casinos a free $5,000 Horse Handicappers Contest will be held on Sundays, May 11, June 8 and July 13. Visit for more details.

SuperBook Saturdays Horse Handicapping Contest take place every Saturday at the Las Vegas Hilton with open registration beginning Fridays at 10 a.m. All entry fees plus $500 will be awarded in prize money each Saturday. See the SuperBook for complete details.