Casino Royale Hotel & Casino
|Best Western Plus Casino Royale|
Front façade of casino c. 2007
|Address||3411 Las Vegas Boulevard S|
|Number of rooms||152|
|Total gaming space||17,500 sq ft (1,630 m2)|
|Notable restaurants||Outback Steakhouse
|Previous names||Nob Hill Casino
Casino Royale Hotel & Casino
|Renovated in||1991, 2009, 2012|
The Best Western Plus Casino Royale (formerly known as the Nob Hill Casino and Casino Royale) 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.
Nob Hill (1979-1992)
Before 1992, this property neighbored the Sands Hotel Casino to the south, and contained several motels, restaurants and casinos – South Las Vegas Courts, Orinda Motel, Bon Aire Motel, Motor Inn Motel, Frank Musso's Restaurant among them. In the 1960s, a Denny's restaurant and Travelodge were built here. Nob Hill Casino opened between the two in 1979, closing in 1990.
Casino Royale (1992-present)
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.
- The Casino Royale was represented in the 2004 video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas as the Royal Casino.
- There is a hidden achievement in Project Gotham Racing 4 in which the player must take a picture in front of the Casino Royale while in an Aston Martin DBS.
- Forgione, Mary (9 January 2013). "Las Vegas: Casino Royale changes hands but not the funky facade". Los Angeles Times.
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- ThePOGG (27 November 2012). "ThePOGG Interviews – Geoff Hall – The creator of Blackjack Switch".
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