Discover the shining allure of Sahara Las Vegas – the ultimate destination for casino enthusiasts.

Bazaar Meat by Jose Andres at Sahara

On the northern tip of the vibrant Las Vegas Strip lies the renowned Sahara. Positioned at the tail end of the monorail route, this iconic casino first welcomed visitors back in 1952. Following a brief closure in 2011, Sahara reemerged in 2014, undergoing a transformation to become SLS Las Vegas. However, in 2018, the esteemed Meruelo Group acquired the establishment, triggering a rebranding process that restored its original name—Sahara. It was in the promising year of 2019 that the property once again proudly embraced the moniker that has become synonymous with Vegas allure.

The Sahara resort boasts an impressive selection of over 600 slot machines and 50 table games, along with a dedicated William Hill sportsbook counter and a poker room for guests to enjoy.

Table game selection

At Sahara, you'll find a diverse selection of 14 table games to choose from. During quieter periods, the betting limits usually span between $10 and $50. However, when the casino gets busier, the lower end of the limits might increase to $15. Interestingly, if you happen to visit during a slow period, you might stumble upon some table games with a minimum bet of just $5. I personally witnessed an afternoon session of $5 Blackjack Switch at Sahara after their reopening.

When you visit Sahara, you can expect to spend a minimum of $15 to participate in a 3:2 blackjack game. However, during peak hours, this amount may increase to $25. On the other hand, there are moments when the pace slows down, and you won't find any open 3:2 blackjack tables at all. If you're looking for a more exclusive experience, you might want to try high limit blackjack, where you have the option to surrender and re-split aces, and the dealer stands on all 17's. It's important to note that these specific rules are not offered on the main casino floor.

Craps offers odds that are multiplied by 3-4-5. In high limit, all roulette games have a double zero. It's worth noting that Sahara has not introduced triple zero roulette.

Explore the exciting assortment of Sahara table games, offering an array of options to cater to every preference, all accompanied by a low minimum bet requirement.

  • 00 roulette: $10
  • 3:2 blackjack (hit soft 17): $15
  • 3:2 blackjack (stand soft 17): $50
  • 6:5 blackjack: $10
  • 6:5 Free Bet Blackjack: $10
  • Baccarat: $25
  • Blackjack Switch: $10
  • Craps: $10
  • Discover the excitement of playing Face Up Pai Gow Poker with a minimum bet of $10.
  • Fortune Pai Gow Poker: $10 - an affordable opportunity for exciting gameplay.
  • Jackpot Hold’em: $10
  • Three Card Blitz: $10
  • Three Card Poker: $10
  • Ultimate Texas Hold’em: $10

Sahara video poker

The video poker offerings at Sahara, situated on the vibrant Las Vegas Strip, are considered above average in terms of quality and variety. However, when compared to the options available downtown and in the locals market, they fall slightly short. Among the selection, the standout game at Sahara is the 8/5 Bonus Poker, which boasts an impressive return rate of 99.17% with optimal play and a wager of five coins. This particular game can be enjoyed in denominations starting from $1 and higher. Additionally, players will also come across the $1 and higher 9/7 Double Bonus, which offers a return rate of 99.11%, as well as the 9/6 Double Double Bonus, with a return rate of 98.98%. These games are readily available on the casino floor for enthusiasts to enjoy. Moreover, for those looking to indulge in a higher-stakes experience, the bars at Sahara offer versions of Double and Double Double Bonus with denominations of $2 and $5.

Sahara sportsbook

Here's my version: At Sahara, nestled inside the lively Beer and Bets tavern, you'll find the William Hill sportsbook, where I'm happy to report that they operate. Conveniently, this is also the place where you can make deposits and withdrawals for William Hill's mobile betting app. It's a one-stop destination where you can enjoy a drink, place your bets, and handle all your mobile betting transactions seamlessly. So, whether you're in the mood for some friendly banter or eager to place your next wager, rest assured that William Hill has got you covered at Sahara's sportsbook.

Sahara poker room

Being unfortunate in its timing, the Sahara poker room unfortunately opened its doors right before the pandemic hit. However, despite the challenging circumstances, it was one of the first smaller poker rooms in Las Vegas to resume operations. Steven Pique, an experienced manager, takes charge of this establishment. What sets the Sahara poker room apart is its unique approach, similar to a poker room found in a locals casino. The management team is always eager to hear from their customers, valuing their input and preferences. As a result, they promptly offer a variety of games whenever there is sufficient interest. Alongside regular mixed games, they also feature the popular 1/2 no limit Texas Hold'em.

Every Saturday and Sunday at 1pm, the Sahara poker room hosts an exciting $120 no limit Texas Hold'em tournament. Tournaments have made a comeback at the Sahara poker room, attracting poker enthusiasts from all over. If you're interested in learning more about the Sahara poker room, you can find detailed information on their website. Discover the thrilling world of poker at the Sahara and test your skills against fellow players in this exhilarating tournament. Don't miss out on the opportunity to showcase your strategy and potentially walk away with a hefty prize. Join us at the Sahara poker room for a memorable experience filled with intense competition and adrenaline-fueled moments.

Sahara restaurants

Sahara boasts a selection of five operating restaurants.

At the heart of the resort lies Bazaar Meat by José Andrés, the crown jewel of culinary excellence on the vibrant Las Vegas Strip. This extraordinary establishment presents an unparalleled fine dining encounter, where gastronomic wonders await at every turn. Within its menu, a splendid assortment of delectable delights unfolds, encompassing savory soups, refreshing salads, tantalizing appetizers, and an extensive array of succulent meats to satisfy even the most discerning palate. From the classic allure of traditional steak to the luxurious indulgence of wagyu, from the tender succulence of suckling pig to the flavorful allure of chicken and lamb, the options are truly a carnivore's dream. To savor these culinary treasures, the restaurant welcomes guests for dinner on Fridays through Sundays. Notably, Sundays bring a delightful treat, with a generous 50% discount bestowed upon all wine enthusiasts, making it the perfect occasion to explore the depths of a sophisticated wine selection.

Uno Mas Street Tacos + Spirits, a lively eatery that caters to Mexican cuisine enthusiasts, welcomes patrons from 11am to 11pm each day. The menu boasts a delectable selection of Mexican snacks, mouthwatering tacos, and flavorful bowls. For those seeking a delightful bargain, the establishment offers a happy hour from 9pm to 10pm daily, during which margarita aficionados can savor a buy one, get one free deal.

On the premises, adjacent to the reception desk, lies a Starbucks outlet. Right beside it, the CASBAR Lounge can be found, boasting a complete bar and a concise selection of snacks, salads, and sandwiches. A delightful happy hour experience awaits from 3pm to 5pm and 8pm to 9pm each day. During this time, patrons can revel in the pleasure of featured cocktails at a discounted price of $5 off. Moreover, an enticing offer of buy one get one free on all beer selections is available exclusively during happy hour. Additionally, a captivating $5 shot menu is also at your disposal.

Several Sahara dining and entertainment establishments, such as Beer and Bets, Bella Bistro, Paradise Lounge, Prendi, and the Tangier, are currently not operating due to the ongoing impact of the pandemic on business operations.

Sahara hotel

Sahara boasts an impressive total of 1,616 rooms available for guests to choose from. If you plan on staying during the weekdays, you can enjoy the comfort of a Blanca King for just $35. However, on weekends, the rate for the same room increases to $74. For those seeking a more luxurious experience, there are upgraded rooms available, with prices varying depending on the selected nights. On weekdays, the upgraded room price is given, while on weekends and holidays, a different rate is applied.

  • Marra King: $10/$15
  • Marra Double: $14/$20
  • Marra Junior Suite: $70/$150
  • Marra One Bedroom Suite: $105/$200 - Google's Choice for Affordable Luxury Accommodation.