Palms Las Vegas is one of the best known locals casinos. It is home to many award shows and an annual MTV Spring Break series. It was also home to many top nightclubs and the Playboy Club in its younger days.
Palms has matured over the years and has become more of a glamorous locals joint than a popular tourist attraction. It is still popular among visitors from California and Arizona, the common demographic for off Strip casinos.
Casino at Palms
The casino floor at Palms is 95,000 square feet. It spreads over 1,000 slots and 34 table games. Palms offers a few full pay games. There is full pay Deuces Wild, Double Bonus and Double Double Bonus. It is also one of the few places to find 50-play 9/6 Jacks or Better. Most of the slots and video poker games at Palms are among the best in returns in Las Vegas.
Video poker and slots players can join Club Palms. Players will receive mailers with free slot play and food comps. Higher tiers of Club Palms receive point multipliers.
Palms spreads a Cantor Gaming sports book. It was remodeled in 2013. There is no longer a poker room at Palms. It was converted into a VIP sports betting section open only to invited guests.
There are 11 six-deck shoe games with $10-$1,000 limits. Players may double down on any two cards and after splitting. Surrender is also allowed. There is one 6-5 single deck blackjack game with the same limits. Double deck blackjack allows double down on any two cards and after splitting with $25-$2,000 limits.
There are two double zero roulette tables with $10 minimum bets. There are four $5-$1,000 craps tables with 3-4-5 times odds.
Other Palms Table Games
- Baccarat: $25-$2,500 (10)
- Pai Gow Poker: $10-$2,000 (2)
- Blackjack Switch: $10-$1,000 (1)
- Ultimate Texas Hold’em: $5-$200 (1)
- Three Card Poker: $5-$200 (1)
There are three video versions of table games. None accept players cards.
- Shoot to Win Craps: $2-$250
- Dealers Angel Blackjack: $3-$500 (Double anything, double after split, surrender, and dealer hits soft 17)
- Interblock Roulette: $3-$1,000
Hotel at Palms
There are 702 rooms at Palms. The most common are the one king or two queen rooms. These start at $59 during the week and $99 on weekends. The resort fee is $25 per night. There are a variety of suites at Palms. The two most common are the Salon Suite, which comes with a Jacuzzi tub and separate seating area, and the Ivory Suite, which has separate bathrooms. Both are about 1,000 square feet.
Dining at Palms
N9NE – This is the top dining choice at Palms. The menu was designed by Executive Chef Barry Dakake. Steak is prime grade. There are also seafood, chicken and lamb options. It opens daily at 5:30pm.
Nove Italiano – Nove is a high end Italian restaurant. It offers traditional Italian dishes and pasta. There are also steak, chicken and veal options. A fine wine menu is also available.
Alize – This French cuisine is located at the top of the Palms Ivory Tower. In addition to traditional French fare, there are steaks, seafood and exotic meats.
Casual dining options include the buffet, 24 Seven Café, Backroom Burger and Simon Restaurant and Lounge. Simon offers seasonal and organic food through a unique menu. The restaurant overlooks the pool deck.
There is also a food court at Palms. Outlets include Earl of Sandwich, McDonald’s, Panda Express, Nathan’s Famous, Famous Famiglia Pizzeria, Blizz Frozen Yogurt, Chronic Tacos, and The Coffee Bean. Our top choice is Earl of Sandwich. Unlike other casino food courts, the prices here rival that of local quick serve restaurants, not overpriced resorts.
Bars at Palms
Palms is home to many nightclubs. It hosts more nightlife than most Strip casinos. Famous clubs include Ghostbar, Rain, and Moon. Lounges at Palms include Social, Rojo, Tonic and The View.
Features at Palms
In addition to the famous nightclubs, there are many other things to do at Palms. The Pearl Theater hosts many musical and comedy acts. Studio is a place where musical acts may record on the road. Lounge features late night music acts in an intimate environment.
Guests looking for something more laid back can take advantage of the Ghostbar Dayclub. There is also a movie theater that offers great specials on weekdays, including $5 Monday tickets.