The Suncoast is sometimes listed as being in Summerlin, but it is not a part of Summerlin. It is located next to Summerlin. When it was built, the tower was the tallest structure on the west side of the Las Vegas Valley.
In July 1998, a $145-million dollar project, the Sundance, was announced. The name of the project was changed from Sundance to Suncoast seven months later, due to copyright issues. Construction began on the Suncoast Hotel and Casino in June 1999. It was built by Michael Gaughan's Coast Resorts, hence the Suncoast moniker (Coast was purchased by Boyd Gaming in 2004).
The Suncoast opened on September 12, 2000, with a five-minute, $75,000 fireworks show. At the time, it was expected that as many as 90 percent of the property's customers would be local Las Vegas residents rather than out of town tourists.
In 2008, Primo's Steakhouse was changed to SC Prime Steakhouse and Bar.
The casino has hosted many events for the Las Vegas based wrestling promotion ECWA including InterAction 7, Summer Bash 13, Black X-Mas 9, and ExtremeTV.