Golden Gate opened as Hotel Nevada in 1907. In 1931, Nevada legalized gambling. The hotel became a casino and was named Sal Sagev, which is actually Las Vegas spelled backwards.
Golden Gate may be best known for its $2.99 shrimp cocktail special. This deal may be found in the Dupar’s diner. It also has a casino floor that offers competitive table games.
The casino floor at Golden Gate is very small, even for downtown Las Vegas standards. There are about 650 slot machines. This includes a video craps game called Shoot to Win Craps. There are two craps tables with limits of $5 to $2,500. These tables offer 10 times odds. There is a Riverboat Roulette table. This is a standard roulette game that has two zeros and special neighborhood bets. Roulette offers $5 to $1,000 limits. A regular roulette wheel with two zeros is available in the back of the pit.
There are eight blackjack tables with $5 to $2,500 limits. These shoe games allow double down on any two cards and doubling after the split. There are two $5 to $1,000 Free Bet Blackjack tables. This game allows a player a free double and split on most hands, however, the player pushes if the dealer makes 22. All blackjack games at Golden Gate pay 3-2 on a natural blackjack.
There is a high limit area with limits starting at $50. There are three blackjack tables in this area with the same rules as the main pit.
The casino floor transforms into a party pit every day at 6pm. These dealers are scantily clad young women. Unlike some casinos that offer poor payouts at party pit games, the rules and payouts at Golden Gate are the same day and night.
The video poker selection at Golden Gate is slim. The best game is 8/5 Bonus Poker. The other games all return less than 99 percent.
Golden Gate’s player’s club is called Club 1906. Players earn points playing slots and video poker that may be converted to free play. Monthly mailers with free play and hotel rooms are offered to frequent players. Comps may be used in the Dupar’s café or at the hotel.
The hotel at Golden Gate offers 122 rooms. There are three types of rooms. The double queen and single king rooms are often just $21 during the week and $39 on weekends. The Golden Gate suite is $69 during week and often $80 to $100 on weekends. This does not include the $20 per night resort fee.
Golden Gate offers just one restaurant. That is the 24-hour Dupar’s. The specialty is $2.99 shrimp cocktail. There are also breakfast, lunch, and dinner specials.
There is one bar inside Golden Gate. It is located by the table games pit. There is video poker available, although the games offer poor returns. Drink prices are reasonable enough to not have to worry about playing for comped drinks. There is also an outdoor bar where the party pit girls dance during many hours of the day.
Golden Gate is located on the southeast corner of Fremont Street and Main Street in downtown Las Vegas. The Fremont Street Experience borders Golden Gate to the north.
There are no shows or special features at Golden Gate.