Anthony Barbato – Downtown Grand Casino [Las Vegas]
For our Las Vegas Casino Survey, we visit every venue to make sure our guide has the most complete and up to date information. One of our regular stops is the Downtown Grand Hotel and Casino. Close to Fremont Street, this casino offers great casino games for players.
On this particular visit, the OUSC team was lucky enough to run into Anthony Barbato, the Casino Marketing and Special Events Coordinating Manager, and were able to sit down and talk to him.
Anthony Barbato Chats with OUSC
After updating our survey information about their blackjack tables, we chatted with him about what makes this one of our favorite casinos to visit when we go to Las Vegas. From rewards programs and tournaments this is an inside look into one of Las Vegas’ classic casino venues.
What is the greatest benefit of being part of the Downtown Grand Rewards program?
The greatest benefit of being part of the Grand Rewards Program are all of the perks that it includes. This free program is your key to getting deals, promotions, event invites, and exclusive offers. The Grand Rewards program has some of the richest offers and highly tiered promotions anywhere in Las Vegas.
Just for signing up, guests have their own slot tournament and the ability to earn up to $300 in free play instantly with the Downtown Dough instant reward promotion.
Does the casino offer blackjack tournaments? Can you provide some basic information about them, how can players register, how big and frequent are they?
We do offer Blackjack Tournaments! Our major tournaments occur twice a year. The prize pool ranges from $20,000 up to $50,000. With the 1st place winner walking away with cash prizes.
Everyone is welcome to register and would just need to arrive at the Grand Casino on the first day of the tournament. The next tournament is occurring this March and then we will have the next big tournament in December.
One of the writers for OUSC played at the casino a few years back. This is what he had to say:
This is probably what every casino player wants. Fair rules and great, honest service. What is the secret to being considered one of the friendliest casinos in Las Vegas?
The Grand Rewards program has some of the richest offers and highly tiered promotions anywhere in Las Vegas.
What would you say is the best thing about playing Blackjack in Downtown Grand?
The best thing about playing blackjack here at the Downtown Grand is the combination of rules we allow to be played. This includes always paying blackjack at three to two. We truly are one of the few places in the city to do that!
We also allow players to double after splits on all games, surrender, and split aces up to four hands on our six deck games as well as allowing to double down on any two cards.
Which is the favorite table game at Downtown Grand? What table do players seem to favor?
Is the Grand a better option for business travelers that prefer to keep it quiet and calm?
The casino is just 2 minutes away from Fremont Street. What are some of the best things to do outside of the casino and hotel?
Which restaurants can players use comps/rewards program on?
We are here to make sure our guests have the best experiences and the most fun possible.