Casino Spotlight: Suncoast

Suncoast is in Summerlin on the far west side of Las Vegas. It is owned by Boyd Gaming. It uses the BConnected players card.

Suncoast is a higher end locals casino. It is not on the same level as Red Rock Resort. However, it is better than most locals casinos you will find outside of Summerlin.

Best games at Suncoast

There are several good gaming options at Suncoast. Blackjack players will like the $5 double deck games. It permits double down before and after splitting. The six-deck shoe games have the same rules. The dealer hits soft 17 at all Suncoast blackjack tables. There is no high limit table game section.

Craps offers 10 times odds. The field bet pays triple on 12. Other table games include baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, double zero roulette, Three Card Poker and Ultimate Texas Hold’em. All table games at Suncoast have a $5 minimum, except baccarat, where $10 is required to get into action.

The video poker at Suncoast is above average for Las Vegas but slightly below average for a locals casino. There are no 100 percent games at Suncoast. The best games are 9/5 Triple Pay Plus (99.8%), Not-so-ugly Deuces Wild (99.73%) and 9/6 Bonus Poker Deluxe (99.64%). The denominations are quarter, half-dollar and dollar. These games are in a bank by the bar near the box office and showroom.

The best video poker game outside of these machines is 8/5 Bonus Poker (99.17%). It is available on some bar tops, on several banks on the casino floor, and in high limit.

There are several exotic video poker games available. Dream Card, Ultimate X, Wheel Poker and Split Card are among the selections.

BConnected players club

BConnected players earn one point for every dollar wagered at slots and $2 at most video poker games. Players may exchange 600 points for $1 in comps at food outlets owned by Boyd Gaming. This includes ones at other casinos owned by the company. Free play may be redeemed at a rate of 1,000 points per dollar.

Ruby players do not earn any points. Tier points must be earned to achieve Sapphire and higher. One tier point is earned for every $5 in slot coin-in. For video poker and table games, it is a percentage of the theoretical house edge. This can make it difficult to move up in tiers and earn BConnected points for comps for video poker and table game players.

Active BConnected players receive mailers that include free play, food comps and hotel rooms. This is in addition to promotions like drawings and point multipliers.

Sportsbook

Suncoast offers a sportsbook near the movie theater. It has 150 seats and two walls of televisions. Most seats have monitors. There is also a sportsbook lounge. Many seats are dedicated to race players. Bettors may deposit for Boyd Gaming’s BConnected app at the Suncoast sportsbook.

Poker room

Suncoast does not have a poker room. It folded in April 2018.

Dining

There are 12 dining options at Suncoast. These range from fine steak and Italian options to fast food.

Fine dining

SC Prime is a steakhouse. It is located on the second floor above the oyster bar by the surface parking lot entrance. It has a private elevator to the dining area. Salvatore’s is the Italian option. It also has some steak and seafood menu items. There is a pianist nightly.

My wife and I dine at Salvatore’s several times a month. It is one of our favorite restaurants in Summerlin.

Salvatore’s is closed Mondays. SC Prime is closed on Tuesdays.

Casual dining

90 Ninety Bar & Grill is the newest dining option at Suncoast. It offers a typical bar menu with some unique entrees. Happy hour runs from 4 to 6pm and 9pm to close. It is open Wednesday through Sunday. There is live music Thursday through Saturday.

Peng Zu is an Asian option that is open for dinner daily. Brigg’s Oyster Co. offers many seafood options. It is also open daily for dinner.

Du-Par’s is the 24-hour option. It serves a wide breakfast menu with diner favorites. Fans Sports Bar and The Game offer wide beer and bar food menus.

The St. Tropez Buffet is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Prices depend on the player’s tier level in BConnected. Breakfast and lunch are $8.99 for Ruby players and $7.99 for Sapphire and above. Dinner is $13.99 for Ruby and $12.99 for higher tiered players. Weekend brunch is $14.99 for Ruby players with a $1 discount for higher tiered ones.

Saturday night offers prime rib and shrimp scampi. The price is $17.99 for Ruby with a $1 discount for other players with higher tier levels.

Guests that do not have a Bconnected card will pay about $4 more per meal at the buffet.

Quick serve

There are three casual dining options. Subway is open until 11pm daily. Bagel Corner offers a large breakfast and deli menu. It is open from 7am to 10pm daily. Java Vegas Coffee is a typical coffee shop. It also serves ice cream.

Hotel

Suncoast rates start at $79 per night for most weekdays. Weekends start at $99 on slower ones and may run over $200 during peak weekends. This does not include the $25 per night resort fee.

The base rate covers a Deluxe Queen or Deluxe King. A golf course view adds $7 per night. A one-bedroom suite tends to be about double the base rate. The two-bedroom suite is about triple the base rate.

Entertainment

There are several non-gaming activities at Suncoast. There is a movie theater and a bowling alley. There is also a showroom where musical acts perform.

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