Fremont Casino is in the middle of the Fremont Street Experience. It opened in 1956 and has changed ownership several times over the decades. It is currently owned by Boyd Gaming. The company also owns California and Main Street Station in downtown Las Vegas, as well as Sam’s Town and Suncoast in the locals’ market. Wayne Newton, famous for his years of Las Vegas lounge acts, got his big break at Fremont in 1959.
The casino floor at Fremont is small, even for downtown Las Vegas standards. The ceilings are low and smoke in the table game pits can be very thick during peak hours. The tables are much closer together than in most casinos due to the narrow central point of the floor.
The most popular table game is double deck blackjack. There are 13 double deck tables. Players can double on the first two cards, but not double after the split. Bet limits are $5-$500. A six-deck game with the same rules is also spread with bet limits of $3-$200. There are two single deck games with the same rules, except a natural blackjack only pays 6-5. The minimum bet is $5.
There are four double odds craps games with a $3 minimum bet during the day and $5 at night. Two double zero roulette tables with a $5 minimum are in the same pit as craps. Pai Gow Poker with a $10-$500 bet range, as well as $5-$200 Three Card Poker and Let it Ride are spread among the blackjack games. There is also a $5-$200 Texas Hold’em Bonus table.
Most of the video poker machines operate on coins. Titles include Treasure Chest Poker, Jacks or Better, Double Double Bonus, and Deuces Wild variations. There are also old style coin operated keno machines outside the keno lounge, which also doubles as a sports book.
The east side of the casino floor uses ticket in-ticket out technology. This is where the traditional slot machines, as well as more modern video poker machines, are located.
The BConnected player’s club is used at Fremont. Players earn $1 in cash back for every $900 wagered or $1 in food comps for every $600 wagered. BConnected players receive unadvertised hotel rates when logged into the system while making reservations.
The hotel at Fremont is relatively dated compared to the more recent upgraded downtown hotels. There are 447 rooms. Rates start at $33 during the week and $110 on weekends.
The highest end restaurant at Fremont is the Second Street Grill. It specializes in steak and Asian cuisine. It is dark on Tuesdays and Wednesday. It opens at 5pm on other days. Tony Roma’s is a more casual steakhouse that offers early bird and late night specials. Lanai Express offers quick serve Asian and American cuisine. There is also a 24-hour Dunkin Donuts on the premises.
There are two bars outside of restaurants at Fremont. The main casino bar is located near the table games pit. It offers unplayable video poker games. There is also a sports bar.
Fremont is located on the northeast corner of Casino Center and Fremont Street. There is parking and valet accessible on Casino Center across from Binion’s.
Outside of gambling and bars, there are no forms of entertainment at Fremont. The Fremont Street Experience is just south of the Fremont Hotel and Casino.