South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa

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Coordinates: 36°00′41″N 115°10′31″W / 36.011426°N 115.1753°W / 36.011426; -115.1753

South Point
South Point Las Vegas logo.jpg
Location Enterprise, Nevada 89183
Address 9777 Las Vegas Boulevard
Opening date December 22, 2005; 11 years ago (December 22, 2005)
Theme Southern California
No. of rooms 2,163
Total gaming space 80,000 sq ft (7,400 m2)
Signature attractions South Point Equestrian Center
Notable restaurants Michael's
Don Vito's Italian
Coronado Cafe
Casino type Land-Based
Owner Michael Gaughan
Architect Leo A Daly / Klai Juba/Sink Combs Dethlefs
Previous names South Coast
Renovated in 2008 (new tower)
Website South Point Hotel and Casino

The South Point Hotel and Casino consists of a 25-story hotel tower and 90,000 square feet (8,400 m2) convention center located on a 60 acres (24 ha) site along Las Vegas Boulevard in Enterprise, Nevada and adjacent to Silverado Ranch. The casino is owned and operated by Michael Gaughan and it serves as the primary sponsor of Gaughan's son Brendan Gaughan's race car.


South Coast (2005-06)[edit]

This $500 million project started construction in 2003, under the South Coast name. Based on advance booking, Coast Casinos announced expansion plans to add additional hotel rooms, with a second tower, for a total of 1,350 rooms. The foundation was also poured for a possible third tower during the initial construction phase.

The casino received approval to open from the Nevada Gaming Commission on November 17, 2005. At opening on December 22, 2005, the South Coast was the first megaresort located south of McCarran International Airport and the Las Vegas Strip. The hotel contained 662 rooms and 800,000 square feet (74,000 m2) of space that was not finished and was available to be converted into restaurant or casino space.

South Point (2006-present)[edit]

In mid July 2006, it was announced that Michael Gaughan would sell all of his Boyd stock to Boyd Gaming in exchange for full ownership of the South Coast. The Nevada Gaming Commission approved the sale on October 19, 2006. After the deal closed, the South Coast was renamed South Point on October 24.

On August 24, 2007, the South Point announced an 830-room expansion with construction of the third hotel tower, turning the hotel towers into a "T"-shaped facility as seen from above. The $95 million expansion, planned for completion in July 2008, would add 10,000 square feet (930 m2) of convention space and 5 food and beverage locations.[1] The third tower opened on July 21, 2008, with the hotel now offering a total of 2,163 rooms and 160,000 square feet (15,000 m2) of meeting and convention space; the largest of any hotel in Las Vegas that is not on the Strip.[citation needed] An expansion opened in July 2010, and included the new Grandview Lounge,[2] named after the adjacent Grandview resort timeshare property.[3]

In early 2016, South Point hired veteran bookmaker Chris Andrews as sportsbook director. Andrews joins Jimmy Vaccaro, giving South Point more than 40 years of sportsbook industry experience behind the counter.[4]

Television history[edit]


Pool and rear of the facility in June 2006.
  • 4,400 seat equestrian arena with a 125 by 250 feet (38 by 76 m) arena with accommodations for 1,200 horses. At opening, it was the only equestrian arena connected to a hotel in the United States. The stalls are also air conditioned.
  • 400 seat showroom
  • 300 seat race and sports book
  • 160,000 square feet (15,000 m2) of meeting, banquet, and exhibit hall space
  • A 16 screen movie theatre complex
  • A 64 lane bowling alleys with pro shop. A second 60 lane bowling plaza was added to the back of the South Point property to the tune of $30 million to host events like the PBA World Series of Bowling and the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) annual National Championships.[7] The first USBC event to be held at South Point will be the 2016 USBC Women's Championships [8] The USBC Open Championships will be held at South Point the following season in 2017.[9]
  • 8 restaurants
  • Bingo hall
  • Poker room
  • Michael's



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