Binion’s still a force
April 03, 2018 3:01 AM
by H. Scot Krause
Binion’s Gambling Hall first opened in 1951 as the Horseshoe Club and is the place that made poker famous with the first World Series of Poker.
Binion’s is a TLC Casino Enterprises owned property, along with the Four Queens across Fremont Street. Both casinos have their own separate slot clubs, but there is some crossover marketing between the two. Binion’s 90,000 square-foot casino offers slots, table games (blackjack, craps with 5x odds, roulette, Progressive 3-Card Poker, Let-It-Ride, Texas Bonus Hold ‘Em, and pai gow) a 10-table poker room and a William Hill race and sportsbook.
Binion’s recently opened a new slot arena with all the latest and greatest slot and video machines. Check out the new Interblock Stadium. This innovative, electronic gaming space has three high-definition LCD displays and 16 playing stations; it allows you to toggle between roulette, multi-hand blackjack and craps, or even bet on all three games simultaneously. Binion’s has also recently launched a new app for iPhone and Android where you can play slots and games on your phone for a chance to win prizes at the casino.
As a Club Binion’s member you’ll earn cash and comps for all of your casino play. Club benefits, depending of your level of play, may include complimentary food and beverage, gaming tournaments, promotions, drawings, and offers for free slot play or non-negotiable chips.
They also offer one of the best rates in town for earning comps for slot/video poker, table games play, and live poker, and cash back for slot/video poker play. Players at Binion’s earn both cash back and comps for slot and video poker play. Live poker players will experience excellent service and some of the best deals in the game, including a $4 rake on all cash games, $2 in comps per hour of rated live poker play and special room rates. Poker players can participate in daily tournaments, Binion’s Poker Classic, poker promotions and other special offers.
Every $5 played on slots earns one point and every $8 earns one point on video poker games. Forty points equal $1 in cash back and $2 in comp value. There is a minimum of $5 to withdraw cash back. Comps can be used at all restaurants, bars, the gift shop, and for club merchandise displayed near the club booth. Comps can also be used to pay for rooms at the Four Queens.
While Club Binion’s utilizes only one card, there are actually six tier levels players can achieve, offering higher rewards and mailers. Everyone starts out as Topaz and moves up through five more “gems” – Pearl, Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald and Diamond. Mailers are sent out about every two months to both locals and tourists as well as to Canada.
Dining choices include the exclusive Top of Binion’s Steakhouse, offering spectacular views of downtown and the Las Vegas valley. Located on the 24th floor, this gourmet restaurant is a step back in time with its vintage Vegas décor, romantic atmosphere and first-class service. Other dining options include Benny’s Smokin’ BBQ and Brews, Binion’s Café and Binion’s Deli. Cocktails are also served at Cowgirl Up Cantina and Whiskey Licker outdoor patio bar.
Once you become a Club Binion’s member you can play the Mother Lode Swipe & Win daily for a chance to win up to $2,500 every day. Earn 5 points and swipe your card for a chance to win up to $50; earn 40 points and swipe for a chance to win up to $100, and earn 300 points for a third swipe and chance to win up to $2,500. Earn up to three swipes per day. Every swipe is a winner of some type of prize.
One of the most fun, free attractions downtown is the Binion’s $1 Million Display that holds exactly one million dollars in a pyramid design filled with cash denominations ranging from ones to 100 dollar bills. Take your free souvenir photo and receive a 6 x 8 glossy photo inside a souvenir frame.
The $1 Million Display is located next to Club Binion’s and is open from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. daily. (Must be 21 years or older to take photo.)
For more information about Binion’s Gambling Hall, call 702-382-1600 or visit www.binions.com