Which is the superior locals casino in Las Vegas: Red Rock or South Point?

Table games at Red Rock Casino in Summerlin

I recently shared on Twitter my genuine admiration for Red Rock Resort, a casino that holds a special place in my heart as the ultimate locals' destination. What sets this remarkable establishment apart is the seamless blend of top-notch gaming experiences specifically catered to the local community, alongside an unmatched sense of opulence and grandeur that simply cannot be replicated elsewhere in the local market.

Every time I voice my viewpoint, dedicated players at South Point Casino promptly let me know that they hold a different opinion. In fact, I decided to conduct a survey to determine the ultimate locals casino, and the results were incredibly close, resulting in a virtual deadlock.

There are advantages to both options, making a tie a sensible choice.

What sets Red Rock Resort apart from South Point in terms of features and amenities?

At Red Rock, you'll find a plethora of amenities that you won't come across at South Point. The dining options at Red Rock, on the whole, tend to be a cut above, although South Point does offer a few worthy contenders.

South Point does not offer any video poker machines with a 100% payout rate, unlike Red Rock. At Red Rock, you can find a variety of video poker games that guarantee a full payback, such as the 10/7 Double Bonus Poker, 15/8 Loose Deuces, and 10/6 Double Double Bonus Poker. These games are available in different denominations, ranging up to $1. So, if you're a fan of video poker and looking for the best odds, Red Rock is the place to be.

Red Rock Casino offers exceptional craps odds, standing tall with ten times the usual payout, making it one of the top contenders in Las Vegas. Surprisingly, South Point Casino lags behind in this aspect, offering only double craps odds, placing it at the bottom of the list.

Red Rock's shoe blackjack game allows players to surrender, whereas surrendering is not an option in South Point's blackjack game.

At South Point, all games hit soft 17, and aces may not be re-split at any blackjack table. The Red Rock high limit shoe blackjack game, on the other hand, adds re-split aces to surrender and stands on soft 17.

At Red Rock, we take pride in offering our valued patrons a truly exclusive casino experience. Amongst our many exceptional features, one stands out: European Roulette. Yes, you heard it right. We are the sole locals casino to provide this luxurious variant of the popular game. European Roulette boasts the advantage of a single zero, giving players increased odds of winning. But that's not all. We go the extra mile by incorporating extra bets and la partage into the mix. This means that if zero is called, we graciously return half of your even money bet. We believe in fairness and ensuring that our players enjoy every aspect of their casino adventure. So, why settle for less when you can indulge in the unparalleled thrill of European Roulette at Red Rock?

As of our most recent survey, Red Rock has an expanded selection of table games to choose from. They offer games like Crazy 4 Poker, I Luv Suits, and Mississippi Stud. On the other hand, South Point does not have any of these games available, nor do they offer any exclusive games that cannot be found at Red Rock.

What sets South Point apart from Red Rock

At South Point, there is still an opportunity to engage in the thrill of $5 3:2 blackjack, although it may only be available on a limited number of tables. On the other hand, if you're at Red Rock, you'll typically need to wager at least $15 to partake in a 3:2 blackjack game. Additionally, it's worth noting that the field bet at South Point offers a triple payout for a roll of 12, whereas at Red Rock, it's only a double payout.

If you're looking to play baccarat without breaking the bank, I've got some great news for you. At South Point, you can enjoy a thrilling game of baccarat for just $10. Yes, you heard that right! Meanwhile, over at Red Rock, the minimum bet to join the baccarat action starts at $25. Quite a difference, isn't it? What's even better is that the table limits at South Point will always be equal to or lower than those at Red Rock. So, if you're on a budget or simply prefer smaller wagers, South Point is the place to be. Not to mention, there's an abundance of $5 tables at South Point, providing even more options for you and your fellow baccarat enthusiasts.

At South Point, you'll find a fantastic array of video poker options, including the highly sought-after Not-so-ugly-ducks game, boasting an impressive 99.73% payout. This particular gem can be played for as little as a quarter and goes up to $2, catering to players of all budgets. What sets South Point apart is its superior selection of 99% and better video poker machines, surpassing its rival Red Rock. Whether you're a fan of Ultimate X, Spin Poker, or multi-hand games, South Point's pay tables are simply superior, offering you a better chance at hitting those winning hands. And let's not forget about the best bar video poker game in all of Las Vegas, which you can exclusively enjoy at South Point.

When it comes to player clubs, the one at Red Rock can't even compare to the South Point club. At South Point, you can rack up video poker points six times faster than at Red Rock. What's more, I receive special mailers from South Point based on my limited play, whereas my Red Rock action doesn't seem to earn me anything worthwhile. The difference between these two establishments is truly astounding.

Red Rock's poker room used to be the undisputed leader, but now South Point's poker room has taken the crown. It's hard to believe that this could have happened just five years ago. South Point has come a long way and has truly transformed. Unlike Red Rock, South Point deals with not just one, but four daily tournaments, catering to the needs of avid poker players. In addition, South Point also hosts regular tournament series, creating an exciting and dynamic atmosphere for players. On the other hand, Red Rock's poker room doesn't offer any poker tournaments at all. This shift in dominance speaks volumes about the progress and dedication of South Point's poker room.

The images provided are quite outdated as they do not feature any plexiglass on the tables, which was mandatory during the peak of the pandemic.

I haven't been playing live poker lately, but if I were to choose between South Point and Red Rock, I'd lean towards South Point. The reason being that South Point offers a wide variety of games, including Omaha and mixed ones, whereas Red Rock seems to mainly, if not exclusively, focus on Texas hold'em. Since I'm not particularly keen on hold'em, I believe South Point would be a better fit for me, as I'm more likely to find non-hold'em games there.

South Point's buffet has recently reopened, creating a buzz among its guests. Simultaneously, Red Rock Casino transformed its buffet area into an upscale high limit salon.

The sports betting establishments perceive it as a draw.

When it comes to sportsbooks, my personal favorite is the Red Rock. The spaciousness and excellent viewing experience make it a top choice. Nonetheless, I've noticed that the South Point sportsbook operates more efficiently and has a stronger reputation for accommodating larger bets. While this might not affect me personally since I prefer smaller wagers, I acknowledge that it holds significance for many others. Taking everything into account, I still lean towards the Red Rock sportsbook for its overall ambiance and atmosphere.

On the other hand, South Point emerges victorious thanks to its affordable hot dog cart, offering a tantalizing deal at a mere $1.50. Perhaps this small advantage tips the scale in South Point's favor.

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