Trip Report: Overnight Stay at Red Rock Resort

I live near Red Rock Resort in Summerlin, a suburb on the far west end of the Las Vegas Valley.  I play there a few times each month.  This usually triggers one free hotel night that I’ve never claimed.  My wife is a teacher.  We decided to take advantage of this offer on April 13 during her spring break.

A host contacted me months ago.  I never responded because we did not need anything until now.  I contacted her to inquire about receiving a food comp or hotel upgrade. The host did not respond to my email by the time we arrived.

The free hotel offer includes waiving the resort fee.  A comped hotel night at Station is actually free.

The check-in process was quick and flawless.  The front desk employee offered us an upgrade to a suite for $125.  We declined.

We arrived at the standard room and it was one of the nicest we’ve ever seen in an entry tier.

Here is the view from the room, described as the city view.  The Strip is about 15 miles away and visible, even on this windy, dusty day.  The yellow building in the view is the Vegas Golden Knights practice facility that is under construction.

My wife and I decided to hit happy hour at T-Bones.  They have some decent cheap food selections and half-priced martinis.  We ordered some appetizers. My wife had hard cider.  I tried a couple of martinis.  I had a $30 food comp that helped offset about half the tab.

My wife met some friends for bowling.  That gave me time to take care of me $30 free slot play and $25 table game bet.

I decided to hit $.10 Ultimate X with the free slot play.  It was rather uneventful through the free play.  I stayed after the free play was exhausted, just as Red Rock wanted me to.  Then this happened:

I immediately cashed out.

I hung out with my wife at the bowling alley for a while.  That was only so fun when I had a free table game bet.  I usually play double deck blackjack at Red Rock. I decided to play craps this time.  Red Rock has a $10 minimum bet most hours, including during this visit.  It has 10 times odds.  The Field bet only pays double on 12.

I played the Pass Line and Come for a few shooters and grinded out a small win.  I decided it was time to bet the Don’t Pass and Don’t Come.  It was good timing as the table went instantly cold.

My wife showed up after a couple of key seven-outs and we went to Rocks Lounge.  It always has a great bartender.  One of our favorite is there on Thursday night.  My wife and I gave back a portion of my win playing video poker at the bar before deciding to retire for the night.

Great Gambling at Red Rock

Red Rock is a great choice for locals.  It offers great blackjack rules, often with low minimum bets.  There are dozens of good video poker machines.  Many have full pay Deuces Wild, Double Bonus and Double Double Bonus that return over 100 percent.  Others have full pay machines with returns in the 99.5 percent range.  Craps players will find 10 times odd.  The minimum bet on proprietary table games is usually $5.

The poker room is one of the best away from the Las Vegas Strip.  There is also a bingo room and live keno area.  Amenities include two pools, a movie theater, bowling alley and spa.  There are several bars and restaurants away from the casino floor.

Red Rock is a great option for tourists that want good gambling and prefer to stay away from the Strip.  It is convenient to Red Rock Canyon and Downtown Summerlin but isolated enough to feel like it is a world away from the Las Vegas Strip.

About the Author

John Mehaffey - Las Vegas Expert

John is passionate about the gambling industry which he has been a part of since 2001. He learned how to find the best video poker and table games. He also writes about casino players' clubs, promotions, and things to do in Las Vegas, where he currently resides. He is happy to answer any questions that players have about gambling and Las Vegas.