It was rumored about a year ago that the Max Casino at the Westin Las Vegas had closed. That was false. They remained open and at that time only removed the bar video poker games.
I had planned to review the casino and update their slot club information. Unfortunately, now the rumor becomes true and my column has turned a different direction. The Westin did not renew a lease agreement with the management company operating Max Casino and it will close June 30.
It is unclear what will become of the current casino space but there is talk of a new restaurant, lounge and bar area. It is doubtful another casino will operate in its place. The Max Casino name was taken from its popular past, as it was once known years ago as the Maxim Hotel & Casino.
So, we still have a few more days to take a look around, try a few slots, collect a slot club card or table games chips as memorabilia and say goodbye to yet another casino Las Vegas has lost along the way. If you’re a Max Rewards club member, check out any comps or free play you may have earned before it expires.
Any earned comp dollars you may have can be redeemed at the hotel, restaurant, gift shop, spa and salon or Starbucks. The casino has about 200 slot games and seven table games including craps, blackjack and roulette, but no telling if they will all remain open until the last day. You’ll also find a William Hill race and sportsbook on the property, including a self-service wagering terminal.
Besides the quaint casino, the hotel amenities at the Westin include the Hibiscus Spa, a workout room, lounge, an outdoor heated pool, Starbucks Coffee Café and a casino bar. Savona Bistro, the restaurant, remains open, offering guests breakfast, lunch and dinner. A breakfast buffet is available daily for $21 and $26 on Saturdays and Sundays that includes bottomless Mimosas.
There is a Shrimp & Prime Rib Dinner Buffet served on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 5 to 10 p.m., for $24.95. They also offer an extensive room service menu. The Hibiscus Spa offers a variety of services including several massage choices, skin care, hair, manicures/pedicures and body care.
Starwood Hotels and Resorts owns and operates the Westin, and guests can also enroll in a free rewards program direct from Starwood by visiting the front desk or registering online at www.SPG.com.
For every 100 points redeemed, you can earn up to 500 bonus Starpoints that are eligible to spend on food and beverage at participating hotels or resorts. Earn additional points when staying at participating hotels and resorts around the world, and when purchasing merchandise and services. Currently SPG members earn triple points on weekend stays, double points weeknights when booking two or more nights now through Sept. 4.
The Westin is located at 160 East Flamingo Road, off the Strip, across the street from Bally’s. Parking is free. For more information, call 702-836-5900, or visit them online at www.westinvegas.com.