M Resort is an upscale resort located on the far south end of Las Vegas Blvd. It is at the first exit coming into Las Vegas from Southern California. The exit is called St. Rose Pky and Southern Highlands.
M Resort was opened by Anthony Marnell III on March 1, 2009. The property fell into financial hardship. The debt was acquired by Penn National Gaming in 2010. It was the first property in Las Vegas owned by Penn Gaming. The company later acquired Tropicana in 2015 for its first resort on the Strip.
M Resort Tables and Games
There are two types of blackjack games on the main casino floor. Both hit soft 17.
A six-deck blackjack game permits double down before and after splitting. Surrender and re-split aces are also available to players. Bet limits are $10 to $2,000. The house edge is 0.47% at these tables.
The double deck game allows double down on any two cards and after splitting. Players may also re-split aces. Bet limits are $10 to $2,000. The house edge is 0.33%.
There are two games in the high limit salon. One is a six-deck shoe that permits double down before and after splitting. Surrender and re-split aces are also available. The dealer stands on all 17’s. The bet limits are $100 to $5,000. The house edge is 0.27%.
The double deck game is allows double down on any two cards and after splitting. Players may re-split aces and the dealer stands on all 17’s. This is the only double deck blackjack game in Las Vegas where the dealer stands on all 17’s and re-split aces is permitted. Limits are $100 to $5,000. The house edge is 0.19% at this game. It is the best high limit blackjack game in all of Las Vegas.
M Resort Rewards for Frequent Blackjack Players
M Resorts uses the Marquee Rewards program for its players club. One of the best buffets in Las Vegas is at M Resort. Blackjack players that average a couple of hours of green chip or four hours of red chip action will get free buffets. It is a very generous comp, especially considering how much better the M Resorts Studio B buffet is than other locals casinos. Green chip players and higher will get free hotel offers.
Blackjack isn’t the only generous part of the Marquee Rewards program. Slots and video poker players receive .3% free play. It takes a small number of points to receive free buffets from playing slots and video poker.
The M Resort is the last place in Las Vegas where players can re-split aces in a double deck blackjack game in a game where the dealer stands on all 17’s. The M Resort’s high limit double deck game is the best one in Las Vegas. Low limit players will enjoy the $10 six-deck game and the $10 double deck. M Resort is a favorite by locals that also enjoy the high end buffet. Video poker and slot players will have an even easier time getting the buffet comps, as well as free hotel rooms.
The Inside View
The drive to M Resort is well worth it. The games there blow almost anything away on the Las Vegas Strip. If you are coming in from California then make the stop at the first exit into the Las Vegas Valley to check it out. The games are a bit sweaty for high rollers. Do not spread more than 1-4 in the good high limit games or else you will risk getting backed off.