Hooters Las Vegas launched on February 2, 2006. It was previously known as San Remo, a name the property held from 1989 to 2006. It originally opened as a Howard Johnson in 1973.
Hooters Las Vegas has been a troubled property. It filed for bankruptcy in August 2011. There were no buyers at the bankruptcy auction. A credit offer of $60 million acquired the property in 2012. After much speculation, the Hooters name remained. Rumors continue to circulate in Las Vegas about the property’s future as Hooters.
The 696-room hotel is large for off strip standards. Its location just east of Tropicana and across the street from MGM Grand makes it a desirable place to stay in an affordable price range. The south end of the Las Vegas Monorail is located just across Tropicana Avenue at the rear of the MGM Grand property.
The casino floor at Hooters Las Vegas is over 30,000 square feet. It includes 350 slot and video poker machines, 24 table games, two poker tables and a William Hill sports book.
The Hooters players club offers four levels. There is little differentiation between Orange and Gold, the two lowest. Platinum players receive free weeknight hotel rooms and double slot points. Black Diamond offers free rooms any time and suites when available. Black Diamond players receive triple slot points.
The best video poker game at Hooters is 9/7/5 Double Double Bonus. This game is only available in $1 and higher denominations.
The highlight of the Hooters table games is single deck blackjack that pays 3-2 on a natural. Players may only double on 10 or 11. The bet range is $10-$500. There is $5-$1,000 craps with 3-4-5 odds and $5-$1,000 double zero roulette.
There are 16 six-deck blackjack tables. All have a $500 maximum bet. There is one table with a $3 minimum bet. The rest are $5. Players may double on any two cards and after splitting.
Pai Gow Poker is spread with limits of $10-$500. This is EZ Pai Gow, meaning that there is no commission. In exchange for this, the house pushes on a queen-high hand. Players may not bank at EZ Pai Gow.
The only other table game is Three Card Poker. The limits are $5-$200.
There are two video table games. Shoot to Win Craps is available with a $2 minimum bet. There is also a $1 video Big Wheel game.
There are two poker tables located at the rear of the casino. The main game is $1/$2 No Limit texas Hold’em. The poker room opens at 2pm daily.
There is a small William Hill sports book. It is more of a betting counter within a sports bar.
Most of the rooms at Hooters are standard one king or two doubles. There are no two queen rooms. The rate for these standard rooms is $49 during the week and on weekends. There is a $14.95 resort fee. There are 850 square foot suites that feature Jacuzzis. These are not available for rental. They are reserved for invited guests.
There are just two restaurants at Hooters. The casino’s namesake spreads typical bar fare, including its famous wings. It is open 24 hours a day. The Mad Onion is the upscale option at Hooters. It features a $10.99 prime rib special.
The Saloon features Hooters girls and food from the Hooters restaurant. It also features bar top video poker. Pate & Shorty’s is a bar connected to the William Hill sports book.
Hooters Las Vegas is located just east of the Las Vegas Strip. It is less than one block away from Tropicana. The MGM parking deck and valet area is across Tropicana Avenue from Hooters. It is just minutes from the airport.
The Hooters girls have become the main focus of Hooters Las Vegas. They are seen throughout the casino floor dealing and serving drinks. They also deal some games.
The only show at Hooters is Kevin Lepine. He is a hypnotist that combines comedy with his shows. Tickets start at $40 for general admission and $50 for VIP. The show is dark on Mondays.