Pokeraddict
Posted by Pokeraddict
Aug 21, 2015

Introduction

Westgate Las Vegas is located just east of the Las Vegas Strip, directly behind the former Riviera property.  It is home to a Las Vegas Monorail station.  Westgate opened as the International on July 2, 1969.  It later became the Las Vegas Hilton, which was later called the LVH after a bankruptcy.

Westgate is a time share company with several properties in Las Vegas.  The Westgate has rooms set aside for its timeshare customers.  It also offers rooms to the general public.  Westgate is best known for its sportsbook.  It is referred to as the SuperBook.  It is operated by Jay Kornegay.  There are 3,261 rooms at Westgate.  The casino offers 74,000 square feet.

Casino at Westgate

The casino at Westgate is above average, even for an off-Strip resort.  There are seven $10-$1,000 six-deck shoe blackjack games that pay 3-2.  Players may double down on any two cards and after splitting.  A double deck blackjack table accepts $25-$2,000 action.  Players may double down on any two cards and after splitting.  There is a pit of 6-5 single deck blackjack games that are only open during peak hours.  All blackjack games at Westgate hit soft 17.

There are two craps tables at Westgate with $5-$1,000 limits.  The odds are 3-4-5 times.  There are two $5 double zero roulette tables.  Players will also find $5 Casino War, Three Card Poker, and Ultimate Texas Hold’em.  Pai Gow Poker is spread with $10-$2,000 limits.  Baccarat has $25-$2,000 limits.

There are two video table games.  There is an Interblock double zero video roulette machine with a $2 minimum.  There is also a $1 Shoot to Win Craps game with double odds.

The video poker at Westgate is exceptional, even for an off-Strip resort.  A look at VPFree2 shows that the best game is Loose Deuces, which has a 100.15% return on five coins with perfect play.  There is also Two-Pair Jokers Wild with a 99.92% return.  These are available in quarter denominations.  There are also great versions of Deuces Wild, Jacks or Better, and Bonus Poker Deluxe in quarters.  The full-pay Jacks or Better machines are also spread in nickels and dollars.

The players club at Westgate returns .1% at video poker and .2% for slots.  This may be redeemed for free play.  A player also earns comps based on the theoretical house edge that may be used for dining or at retail shops owned by Westgate. 

The sportsbook at Westgate is known as SuperBook.  It offers some of the best parlay odds in the world.  It also spreads dime-lines on baseball and offers vig discounts on certain days during the NFL season.  Westgate also offers some of the best futures prices.  High rollers will enjoy the special $1,000 minimum betting window.  The Superbook was completely remodeled in 2015 just before the football season.

There is no longer a poker room at Westgate.  It closed in June 2015.

Hotel at Westgate

There are more than 2,900 standard hotel rooms and 300 suites at Westgate.  Some are reserved for its timeshare customers that use points to stay at the property.  As vast majority of the newly remodeled rooms are sold to the public.

Rates start at $27 during the week and $49 on weekends for rooms that have yet to be remodeled.  The new rooms start at $54 during the week and $99 on weekends.  The one bedroom suites, located on the top floors of the hotel, start at $180 during the week and $259 on weekends. 

There is also a $22 per night resort fee.  The fee covers wireless internet and access to the fitness room.  There is also a $5 credit towards a future stay.

Restaurants at Westgate

The flagship restaurant at Westgate is Benihana.  It has been on the property longer than any other and specializes in Japanese cuisine.  Many dishes are prepared fresh at the table.  TJ’s is a traditional Las Vegas steakhouse.  Casual options include Teru Sushi, Silk Road Noodle, the buffet, and Sid’s Café.  Fortuna, a coffee shop, and the Superbook Deli are open 24 hours a day.  A small food court offers Pizza Hut, Perk Place, and an ice cream shop.

Entertainment

Westgate presents Sexxy, a topless revue starring Jennifer Romas.  It is very highly acclaimed.  Other entertainment options, as of July 2015, include Graceland presents Elvis: The Exhibition and Suzanne Somers starring in Suzanne Sizzles. 

Parking

Westgate offers a large surface lot and two parking decks.  Valet parking is also available.  The second most northern stop on the Las Vegas Monorail is at Westgate.  This gives easy access to the southern portion of the Las Vegas Strip for $5 each way.

My Conclusion

The former Las Vegas Hilton has been brought back to life by Westgate.  Paragon Gaming took over the operation of the casino and it is better than ever.  If you dismissed the property because of its past reputation, it may be time to give Westgate another chance.

Contact Information

Address: 3000 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: 888-732-7117
Web site: thelvh.com

Resort and Parking Fees

Resort fee $29.00
Parking fee Free

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