Casino Royale Hotel & Casino

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Best Western Plus Casino Royale
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Front façade of casino c. 2007
Location Paradise, Nevada
Address 3411 Las Vegas Boulevard S
Opening date 1964
Closing date 1990-92
Theme European Villa
Number of rooms 152
Total gaming space 17,500 sq ft (1,630 m2)
Notable restaurants Outback Steakhouse
Denny's
Casino type Land-based
Owner Tom Elardi
Previous names Casino Royale (1964-78)
Nob Hill Casino (1978-90)
Casino Royale Hotel & Casino (1992-2012)
Renovated in 1978, 2009, 2012
Website casinoroyalehotel.com

The Best Western Plus Casino Royale[1] (formerly known as the Casino Royale[2]) is a casino and small hotel on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. The casino caters to low rollers, and features low table minimums for roulette, craps, and blackjack.

The casino until recently offered 100 times odds on craps at all times. Casino Royale now offers 100 times odds only when offering a $5 minimum bet (usually weekends), and offers 20 times odds when offering a $3 minimum bet (usually weekdays). It is known for its promotional slot play. Timeshare promotions in Las Vegas often give out Casino Royale slot play, to be used at specific machines.

History[edit]

Before 1992, this property neighbored the Sands Hotel Casino to the south, and contained several motels, restaurants and casinos – South Las Vegas Courts,[3] Orinda Motel,[4] Bon Aire Motel,[3] Motor Inn Motel, Frank Musso's Restaurant among them. In the 1960s, a Denny's restaurant and Travelodge were built here.[5] Nob Hill Casino opened between the two in 1978, closing in 1990.[6] On January 1, 1992 the casino reopened as the Casino Royale with a facade that united the property from the Denny's restaurant on the north side, to the adjacent Travelodge on the south, which was purchased and used for hotel rooms.

In the late 1990s Casino Royale had highest odds allowed in craps. The game was a 50 cent minimum bet game,which allowed a player to place 100 times more in the odd bet. It was not uncommon to see 50 cent bets with $25 to $50 odds bets. This was when the rest of the Strip was allowed double to 10 times odds. The Casino Royale was the first casino property on the Las Vegas Strip to install Geoff Hall's Blackjack variant Blackjack Switch. The success of Blackjack Switch at the Casino Royale lead to the game spreading to many other casinos.[7]

In January 2013, the property was rebranded as part of the Best Western hotel chain.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://articles.latimes.com/2013/jan/09/news/la-trb-las-vegas-casino-royale-20130108
  2. ^ http://www.library.unlv.edu/arch/casinosbyname.html
  3. ^ a b UNLV (4 November 2014). "1950 map". 
  4. ^ UNLV (4 November 2014). "1953 map". 
  5. ^ Vintage Las Vegas (4 November 2014). "Caravan Travelodge". 
  6. ^ Vintage Las Vegas (4 November 2014). "Nob Hill Casino". 
  7. ^ ThePOGG (27 November 2012). "ThePOGG Interviews – Geoff Hall – The creator of Blackjack Switch". 

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Coordinates: 36°7′14″N 115°10′17″W / 36.12056°N 115.17139°W / 36.12056; -115.17139