We visited Resorts World around 10am on Friday, June 25. The property held its grand opening the previous night.
The first step in the adventure was trying to figure out where to park. The best and maybe only way to the casino parking deck that we found was on Goh Tong Way from Sammy Davis Jr/Industrial. The other direction on Goh Tong was closed. We parked on the top floor, which had ample available parking. The other levels were packed.
The table game minimum and maximum bets shown below are what we found on the first morning that the casino was open. Typically, these limits may drop an increment once the opening buzz slows down.
Resorts World blackjack
I found three blackjack games at Resorts World. There was $15 6:5 blackjack dealt out of a continuous shuffle machine. Free Bet Blackjack was also 6:5. It was $25. The maximum bet for these games was $5,000.
There is one high limit blackjack game. It was posted as low as $100 to $10,000. A few other tables had higher minimum bets. It uses six decks, pays 3:2, stands on soft 17, and permits surrender and re-splitting aces one time.
These games were added to our Las Vegas Blackjack Survey.
Other Resorts World table games
The variety of table games at Resorts World is about average for Las Vegas Strip casinos. This is what I found:
- Baccarat: $25 to $20,000
- Craps: $25 to $5,000 – 3-4-5 times odds, field pays triple on 12
- 00 and 000 roulette: $15 to $500
- European roulette: $100 to $1,000
- Crazy 4 Poker: $25 to $500
- Face Up Pai Gow Poker: $15 to $10,000
- Three Card Poker: $25 to $500
- Ultimate Texas Hold’em: $15 to $500
- Let it Ride: Not open during my visit, probably $15 or $25
- Mississippi Stud: Not open during my visit, probably $15 or $25
The European roulette and $100 blackjack are exclusively in the high limit salon. There is also baccarat and a craps table there.
There are a few video table game options at Resorts World. There is $1 video roulette available in heads up, multi player and stadium versions. Heads up video craps is $3. Video 6:5 blackjack is $3. Video baccarat is $5. There is a Fortune Cup machine with a quarter minimum bet in the back of the casino.
These games were added to our Las Vegas Table Game Survey.
Resorts World video poker
The video poker at Resorts World is located in an area near the food court, at the bars, and in a few banks in the high limit area. There is a large selection of variants.
The bars have Game Kings with a large video poker menu. The denominations are quarter, half-dollar, dollar, two dollars and five dollars. The pay tables improve at the $2 denomination. The lower denominations have games like 7/5 Jacks or Better, 9/6/4 Double Bonus and 8/5 Double Double Bonus. My top pick for the bar is 9/5 Double Double Bonus at $2 and $5. There is also 9/6/5 Double Bonus.
The bar three, five and ten-play games mirrored the single line ones. Other games available at the bar include Ultimate X, Ultimate X Bonus Streak, Spin Poker, Super Triple Play, double zero roulette and even money blackjack. The video poker variant denominations are typically dime, quarter, half-dollar and dollar.
The single and three, five and ten-play video poker games on the floor are like the bar, except that single line games add $10, $25 and $50 denominations. Variants on the floor include Ultimate X, Ultimate X Bonus Streak, Three Way Action, Split Card and Dream Card. These denominations are comparable to the variants at the bar.
I found games like 8/5 Bonus Poker, 9/7/5 Double Bonus and 9/6 Double Double Bonus on Split Card at $2 and $5 denominations. Most variants do not go up that high in limits.
The single line high limit machines have $10, $25, $50 and $100 denominations. I recommend playing the multi-hand machines instead. High limit Hot Roll has games like 8/5 Bonus Poker, 9/7/5 Double Bonus and 9/6 Double Double Bonus. The high limit traditional multi-hand games had similar pay tables. The denominations for these are $1, $2, $5 and $10.
Resorts World poker room
Resorts World has the first new Las Vegas poker room to open in several years. It has 30 tables. There were six games running. Four were no limit Texas Hold’em with blinds of 1/3 or 2/5. The other games were 4/8 limit Hold’em and 1/2 pot limit Omaha.
You can see a live listing of cash games at PokerAtlas. The Resorts World poker room does not have any tournaments listed.
Resorts World thoughts
The casino parking deck situation is far from ideal, but at least it is free. It is too far from the casino. The path is narrow and provides no shade. There is construction still happening throughout the property. The line to get a players card was so long that it made navigating that part of the casino difficult.
On the other hand, I was expecting worse based on the tweets that I saw last night and this morning before arriving at Resorts World. The casino floor is finished. Most of the areas where guests typically go are ready. I think it can be called a reasonably successful grand opening. None will ever be perfect, and I did not see anything disastrous.
I wish Resorts World all the best. The property is exceptional.