The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority estimates more than 300,000 visitors will descend upon the city during the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend. This year, it falls Friday, May 26 through Monday, May 29.
The roads will be extremely busy and many area hotels at full capacity. It is traditionally one of the city’s busiest weekends. The crowds will be everywhere in Las Vegas, but the Las Vegas Strip will be particularly packed. Hundreds of thousands of Americans traditionally head to Sin City to mark the beginning of summer.
More than just The Strip
However, Las Vegas and its surrounding municipalities are about more than just The Strip. Visitors in the know and value-seeking locals understand there are a ton of great off-The-Strip casinos and hotels. These places often offer great bang for your buck and all the amenities of their better known Strip counterparts like Bellagio, Caesars Palace, or the MGM Grand.
Plus, on Memorial Day Weekend, they may even sweeten the deal with some great promotions and a chance to avoid the really big crowds.
$50,000 giveaway at Red Rock
Red Rock Casino Resort is in Summerlin at the corner of Charleston and the 215. It’s the Station Casino group’s flagship property and about as far from the Las Vegas Strip as any area casino, but it still offers a resort full of great amenities. The place has it all, from great restaurants to an IMAX movie theater and a bowling alley.
Best of all, the property is running a massive $50,000 Memorial Day Weekend video poker tournament and drawing for Station Casinos Boarding Pass loyalty club members.
Starting Thursday, May 25, events are running all weekend long that yield entry into the drawing. The video poker tournament is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, May 27 in the Rocks Lounge, and a drawing will be held at 6:45 p.m. with a $25,000 first-place prize. Additional prizes include up to $10,000 in free slot play.
Plus, there’s a $10,000 bonus drawing on Sunday, May 28.
Memorial Day point multiplier at Boyd properties
Boyd Gaming also runs some of the most popular off-Strip casinos and hotels in the Las Vegas area.
Its properties include:
- Gold Coast Hotel & Casino
- The Orleans Hotel & Casino
- Suncoast Hotel & Casino
- Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, Las Vegas
- California Hotel Casino
- Fremont Hotel & Casino
- Main Street Station Casino Brewery Hotel
All seven Boyd properties are participating in a B Connected Point Multiplier promotion on Monday, May 29. As a part of the promotion, B Connected loyalty club members will earn 15 times points on penny reels, 11 times points on reel slots, and six times points on video poker.
South Point Memorial Day Points Promotion
A few miles south of The Strip on Las Vegas Boulevard, visitors will find a true locals casino in the South Point. It’s another one of those off-Strip properties that seems to have it all. In fact, the South Point has a 4,400-seat equestrian arena that regular hosts horse shows and rodeos, 160,000 square feet of banquet hall space, a 16-screen movie theater, and a 64-lane bowling alley.
There are at least eight restaurants, a bingo hall, a poker room, a 400-seat showroom, and a 300-seat sportsbook, not to mention 80,000 square feet of gaming space.
On Memorial Day Weekend, South Point is offering its own Memorial Day Points Promotion for its most loyal customers. In fact, South Point loyalty club members will earn 15 times points on penny reels — that’s $45 for every 1,000 points earned on Memorial Day.
Plus, they’ll get five times points on reel slots and two times points on video poker.