South Point is located on Las Vegas Blvd south of the Strip. It is owned by Michael Gaughan. He is the son of the late Las Vegas legend Jackie Gaughan. South Point was opened by Gaughan in 2005 under Coast Casinos, which also included Barbary Coast, Suncoast and Gold Coast. South Point was originally known as South Coast. Boyd Gaming acquired Coast Casinos in 2006. Boyd sold South Point back to Gaughan.
Three expansions have topped out South Point at 1,350 rooms. It is also home to several amenities important to locals, including a movie theater, bowling alley and poker room. While South Point is a locals casino, it is also popular among Californians, especially those that visit Las Vegas with family.
Guests arriving from Southern California will find South Point on the right at the third exit into Las Vegas. Its sign prominently advertises a 24-hour sportsbook, the only one in Las Vegas.
South Point Tables and Games
There are more blackjack tables at South Point than any other locals casino. There are 38 tables. Double deck is spread at 24 of them, while six-deck shoes are on the other 14. Blackjack pays 3-2 at all tables at South Point.
The double deck game permits double down before and after splitting. The dealer hits soft 17. The limits are $10 to $2,000. The house edge is 0.4%.
The six-deck shoes games also permit double down before and after splitting. South Point does not permit surrender or re-split in its shoe games. The limits are $5 to $1,000. The house edge is 0.65%.
South Point The Club for Frequent Blackjack Players
South Point’s players club is simply called “The Club.” It offers great comps for blackjack players, as well as slots, video poker and any other table game. South Point takes care of players. Some $10 action for a few hours will get a buffet. Four hours should get mailers with free hotel nights and meal vouchers. Give green chip action and you can expect a host.
Another good deal about The Club is that South Point gives .3% back in free slot play to slots and video poker players. That is extremely high when compared to other Las Vegas casinos. Even better is that the video poker at South Point is among the best in Las Vegas. Casino bars offer No-So-Ugly Deuces Wild. There are multiplier days several times a month that make these games positive for players.
It is hard to find a classy resort that does not spread any 6-5 blackjack. South Point pays 3-2 on all blackjacks in the casinos. The $5 minimum shoe and $10 minimum double deck games are a great deal. Most casinos the size of South Point offer a high limit area. There is not one here. This means that there are no stand on 17 games at South Point.
The Inside View
South Point is a great place for low limit blackjack action. The $10 double deck game provides a fair deal to players. The fact that such a nice casino offers $5 3-2 blackjack is a nice change of pace. High limit players will find a better deal at the M Resort, just a couple of miles south of South Point. That is where there is $100 stand on 17 double deck and shoe games.