Pokeraddict
Posted by Pokeraddict
Aug 19, 2015

Introduction

Downtown Grand is located on the property of the former Lady Luck in downtown Las Vegas.  Downtown Grand uses the old hotel building.  It has since been completely remodeled.  The casino floor was refurbished and modernized during the same renovation. 

Lady Luck originally opened in 1964.  It was shuttered in 2006 in anticipation of a full renovation.  The recession put that plan on hold.  Downtown Grand finally completed the remodel and reopened on October 27, 2013.

Downtown Grand looked to capitalize on the boom in downtown Las Vegas.  It is one block north of the Fremont Street Experience.  It has experienced difficulty drawing players and guests from the party zone a short walk away.  It has changed its dining options, gaming, and hotel pricing in an attempt to find its niche in downtown Las Vegas.

Gambling at Downtown Grand

The gambling at Downtown Grand is below average for downtown Las Vegas.  The only video poker game that returns over 99% is 8/5 Bonus Poker.  It is available in $.25, $.50, and $1 denominations on most machines.  There is 9/6/4 Double Double Bonus.  Otherwise, the video poker at Downtown Grand is unplayable.  The casino has altered its pay tables on several occasions since it opened in 2013 so hopefully the video poker conditions improve in the future.

The casino action at Downtown Grand is a mixed bag.  There are four eight-deck blackjack tables that pay 3-2 and allow double down on any two cards and after splitting.  There is a $25-$2,000 double deck blackjack table with the same rules.  There are also two $15 double deck games that pay 6-5 on blackjack, as well as four 6-5 shoe tables.  These tables are generally only open during peak hours.

There are two $5-$100 double zero roulette tables.  There are two $5-$2,000 craps tables with 10 times odds.  The Field pay triple on 12.  There is a $5 minimum Three Card Poker table.  A high limit salon spreads two baccarat tables and two blackjack games.  It is rarely open. 

The Downtown Grand players club pays one point for every $1 in slots or $3 in video poker played.  Players may redeem 1,000 points for $1 on any machine. 

Downtown Grand is offering a $1,000 loss rebate.  The offer is only available on slots.  The loss rebate, awarded in three payments, can be redeemed at slots or video poker. 

One of the biggest drawbacks of the players club at Downtown Grand is that it often has long lines.  It is operated out of the cage where there does not seem to be enough room to service all the guests.

Hotel at Downtown Grand

There are four room types at the 634-room Downtown Grand.  The base room is Deluxe and spreads 350 square feet.  The Premium room is 450 square feet.   The one bedroom and City Suite come are around 700 square feet.  The base room starts at $29 per night during the week and $62 on weekends.  Suites start at $69 during the week and $129 on weekends.  There is an $18 per night resort fee.  This includes wireless internet, bottled water and a coupon book.

Restaurants at Downtown Grand

Triple George Grill is the high end steakhouse at Downtown Grand.  It also offers seafood and chicken dishes.  There is a lunch menu with smaller portions.  It is also open for dinner where larger portions are offered.  While all of the food is great at Triple George Grill, we highly recommend the chicken parmesan.  There are several great fresh fish options on the dinner menu.

S+O is a 24-hour café.  It offers a full breakfast menu.  There is also a lunch and dinner menu with sandwiches and salads.  Guests receive 10% off with a Downtown Grand players card.

The Commissary is a Latin influenced dining establishment.  It also offers American bar bites.  It is open for lunch and dinner.  It is the house coffee bar in the morning hours.

Pizza Rock is the house Italian restaurant.  It offers pizza and Italian hero sandwiches.  There is also a wide variety of Italian entrée options.

In addition to the full service options, there is a pool café open in the summer.  There is a small menu at the casino bar.

Entertainment

The Fremont Street Experience is just one block south of Downtown Grand.  The Las Vegas Mob Museum is directly across Stewart Avenue from Downtown Grand.

Parking

Like other downtown Las Vegas resorts, parking is not free.  It costs $12 to valet a car and $2 an hour to self-park.  These are comped for players and hotel guests. 

My Conclusion

The gambling at Downtown Grand is unacceptably bad considering its poor location.  The best video poker is 8/5 Bonus Poker.  It spreads 6-5 blackjack at several of its tables.  At the time of this writing, there is a $1,000 slot loss rebate.  It is refunded in three increments and can only be used at slots.  Video poker is excluded.  Locals will find this offer worth redeeming.  Tourists will need to be able to return multiple times during specific time periods to accept it.  If you know that you can receive all three legs of the rebate should you lose, I recommend checking this out.

Contact Information

Address: 206 N 3rd Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: 855-384-7263
Web site: downtowngrand.com

Comments

JohnnyQ
JohnnyQ Aug 23, 2015

When we did the loss rebate, our week in Vegas covered the end of one month and the beginning of the next month. So we were able to get 75 % of our loss rebate in one trip. You should check the fine-print on that because: a) It seems like the 2nd installment was available the first Monday of the next month, which worked out for us. b) Promotions can come and go (especially "go") without notice. I'd call and ask if they still have the loss rebate before making a trip from out of state for it. c) The rules of the loss rebate were published on this site in a thread a while back.

JohnnyQ
JohnnyQ Aug 23, 2015

d) We had to generate the loss on slots, but we were able to play the rebate through on Video Poker. So somewhat of a compromise there.

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Table Games at Downtown Grand

GameDecksMinMaxSoft 17DADASRSASurrTablesCSMParty Pit6/5 BJVideoH. Edge
Blackjack6 5 3000 H YesYes No No 6NoNoNoNo0.63873
Blackjack2 25 2000 H YesYes No No 2NoNoNoNo0.45688
Game# of TablesMin BetMax Bet
Three Card Poker 1 5 100