Santa Fe Station is located in the northwest part of the Las Vegas Valley. It is situated at the intersection of Rancho Drive and US 95 near the 215 Beltway interchange. Santa Fe Station is owned by Station Casinos and uses its Boarding Pass loyalty program.
Santa Fe Station has a massive 151,000 square-foot casino floor. The large gaming floor holds more than 2,700 gaming machines and 50 table games. A large sportsbook, bingo hall and poker room are also on the property. It is home to 200 hotel rooms and has a movie theater, bowling alley, showroom and 15 restaurants.
Santa Fe Station has one of the largest casino floors in the entire state of Nevada. This allows it to spread a wide variety of slots, video poker and table games.
Nearly half of the 50 table games at Santa Fe Station are double deck blackjack, which offers limits of $5 to $500. Players may double down before and after splitting here.
There are two six-deck shoe blackjack games that have the same rules as double deck, plus surrender. Blackjack pays 3-2 at all of these tables. The dealer hits soft 17.
It is worth noting that there are a couple of double deck blackjack games that pay 6-5, as well as a couple of single deckFree Bet Blackjack games. Make sure to read the placard or felt to make sure it is a 3-2 game.
Free Bet Blackjack is available and this game gives players free splits and double downs in exchange for the dealer pushing on 22. Unfortunately, it is the worst game at Santa Fe Station because it pays 6-5.
There are three tables of craps with $5 to $1,000 limits that offer 10 times odds. The Field pays double on 12.
– Double zero roulette: $5 to $1,000
– Pai Gow Poker: $5 to $1,000
– Three Card Poker: $5 to $100
– Ultimate Texas Hold’em: $5 to $50
– High Card Flush: $5 to $50
– Four Card Frenzy: $5 to $50
Santa Fe Station has one of the largest video poker selections in the world. There are several banks of machines that return over 100%. Options include Deuces Wild (100.76%), Jokers Wild (100.65%), Double Bonus (100.17%), Loose Deuces (100.15%) and Double Double Bonus (100.06%). All are spread in quarters. Double and Double Double Bonus games also have half-dollar and dollar denominations. Players must wager $12 to earn one Boarding Pass point on these games.
Video poker players that prefer to play games with full points have several options. Triple Deuces Wild (99.92%) is spread in nickels up to half-dollars. Up to 10 coins per hand may be bet.
Banks of “Up to 99.8%” games include Triple Bonus Plus (99.8%), Not-so-ugly Deuces Wild (99.73%), Bonus Poker Deluxe (99.64%) and Jacks or Better (99.54%). The best video poker game at a bar is 8/5 Bonus Poker (99.17%). These games are available in quarters, half-dollars and dollars.
It is not just the quality of games that video poker players will like. There are more than a dozen video poker variants throughout Santa Fe Station. These include Multistrike, multi-hand, Ultimate X, Dream Card, Spin Poker, Wheel Poker, Big Split and Super Times Pay. Denominations start at a penny and run up to $1.
There are large sections for keno and slots, some of which are nonsmoking. The bingo room has 30 televisions and a separate bar.
There is a race book and sportsbook that uses Station Casinos odds. Bettors may make deposits and withdrawals for STN Sports. That is the mobile sport betting app offered by Station Casinos. Sportsbook offerings include an annual NFL picking contest and a variety of parlay and teaser cards. The sportsbook has 114 feet of televisions. There are also monitors at every seat and a sports bar.
Santa Fe Station hosts a 14-table poker room which is located near the sportsbook. The main game at the Santa Fe Station poker room is 2/4 fixed limit Texas Hold’em. Other typical cash games are 3/6 fixed limit and 1/2 no limit Texas Hold’em. There is a 3/6 fixed limit Omaha hi/lo game available some nights.
There is a $50 no limit Texas Hold’em tournament daily at noon. The same tournament is spread at 6 PM on weekends and 7pm on weeknights. Of the $50, $39 goes into the prize pool. The house keeps $8 of it and the bad beat jackpot gets the other $3. Players start with 6,000 chips. Levels go up every 20 minutes and players may re-buy 2,000 chips for $20.
There is a $50 fixed limit Texas Hold’em tournament every Thursday morning at 10 AM. It has the same rules as the no limit tournament.
Santa Fe Station uses Station Casinos’ Boarding Pass for its players club. This program has several perks. Video poker and slot players receive 0.3% cash back, free play or comps. Active players get mailers that include free slot play and table game bets, as well as food and hotel offers.
Players start at the Preferred tier. At 1,000 points in a six-month period, Gold is achieved. Platinum is awarded at 40,000 points. The real benefits start at President, which requires 100,000 points. These players receive VIP parking and line passes. President players can receive 50% off buffets when spending points. Chairman requires 300,000 points. In addition to the President perks, Chairman players also receive access to the limousine, as well as VIP bowling and movie theater entry.
There are 15 restaurants at Santa Fe Station. There is fine and casual dining, as well as a food court.
Charcoal Room: The Charcoal Room is the high-end steakhouse at Santa Fe Station. It serves a variety of steaks, chicken and seafood. There is an extensive wine and dessert menu. It is open for dinner daily.
Cabo: Cabo is a Mexicana restaurant and tequila bar. It menu includes tacos, enchiladas, burritos, nachos and fajitas. It opens daily at 4pm.
Feast Buffet: The buffet is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Breakfast is $10.99. Lunch is $12.99. Boarding Pass members save $4 off these prices. Dinner is $16.99 Sunday through Thursday. Sunday brunch is the same price. Boarding Pass members receive a $6 discount. Friday and Saturday night has prime rib and shrimp. It is $21.99. Boarding Pass members receive $6 off.
The Oyster Bar: The Oyster Bar is a larger version of the one at Palace Station. It has typical oyster bar menu items like gumbo, pan roasts and a raw bar. It opens at 5pm daily.
Grand Café: Grand Café is the 24-hour dining option at Santa Fe Station. It has a large breakfast menu. Lunch and dinner items include burgers, sandwiches and prime rib. There is a graveyard special menu that starts at $2.49.
Food Court: There is a large food court steps away from the table game pit. It is home to Starbucks, Capriotti’s, Panda Express, Wing Stop, Villa Pizza and Fatburger. There is also a snack bar in the bowling alley.
There is a small concert venue that doubles as a weekend nightclub. There is a 16-screen movie theater, as well as a 60-lane bowling alley.
There are 200 hotel rooms at Santa Fe Station. Nightly rates for a standard room start at $41 during the week and $109 on weekends. This does not include the $20 resort fee. The base rate covers a single king room. A room with two queens is $10 more per night.