The Linq is located in the center of the Las Vegas Strip. The property sits between Harrah’s and Flamingo and was originally known as the Flamingo Capri when it opened in 1959. It became Imperial Palace in 1979 with a new Asian theme. It was later acquired by the company that would become Caesars Entertainment in 2005.
A 2012 remodel brought its new name, The Quad which lasted just two years. It then became the Linq in 2014 after the addition of the large shopping and entertainment district located just south of the resort. O’Sheas reopened in 2012 as well, which is connected to the Linq’s casino floor. It also has an exterior entrance in the courtyard.
The gambling at The Linq is among the worst in Las Vegas in regards to both rules and house edge. The video poker pay tables are awful and all but three of the blackjack tables short pay on natural blackjacks. Many of the tables are in the front party pit. The gambling in O’Sheas, connected to The Linq, is just as bad.
There are a total of 22 blackjack tables that pay 6-5, which each deal eight-deck shoes. Players may double after the split and on any two cards. Surrender is also allowed and the bet range is $5 to $1,000.
There are just three 3-2 blackjack games. These tables have the same rules as the short pay blackjack ones. The 3-2 blackjack tables have a $15 minimum and $3,000 maximum bet. The dealer hits soft 17 in all blackjack games at The Linq.
There are two blackjack machines. Each has a $3-$500 bet range. One pays 3-2, while the other, which also has baccarat, pays 6-5. There are also two Roulette Revolution games, one Organic Roulette virtual table and a Shoot to Win Craps machine with $3-$500 limits.
The Linq is one of the few places to find $5 craps on the Las Vegas Strip. The max bet is $1,000 and the odds are 3-4-5 times. This makes it one of the best places to play for low-limit gamblers.
Aside from traditional casino games such as blackjack and craps, The Linq also spreads a decent sized selection of more non-tradtional games. This includes popular poker variations, as well as double zero roulette game. Below is a full list of these table games.
Double Zero Roulette: $5-$100 (4 tables)
Three Card Poker: $5-$100 (5 tables)
Mississippi Stud: $5-$100 (1 table)
Let it Ride: $5-$100 (2 tables)
Texas Hold’em Bonus: $5-$200 (1 table)
Pai Gow Poker: $10-$1,000 (3 tables)
Crazy4Poker: $5-$100 (1 table)
Ultimate Texas Hold’em: $5-$100 (1 table)
Linq has a six-table poker room. The main game is 1/1 No Limit Texas Hold’em. This is the lowest blind no limit game in Las Vegas. There are five $40 tournaments each day. Many never get off the ground, however. Those that do are often limited to just one or two tables. A small sportsbook adjoins the poker room.
The poker room has since closed at The Linq.
The only slots at O’Sheas are embedded in the bar. Most return about 96% with perfect play, making them less than ideal. All other games are tables, which we have outlined below.
6-5 8-deck blackjack: $10-$1,000 (6)
Craps with 3-4-5 odds: $10-$1,000 (1)
Three Card Poker: $5-100 (1)
Texas Hold’em Bonus: $5-$100 (1)
Mississippi Stud: $5-$100 (1)
Double Zero Roulette: $5-$100 (1)
The Linq Hotel was closed for some time due to renovations. The hotel reopened in late 2015, and is now home to around 2,600 newly renovated rooms. Rates start at around $40 per night, ranging all the way up to $700 for a penthouse suite. The Linq is part of the Total Rewards program, which means you can likely get comped rooms here if you are a Diamond or Seven Star Card holder.
There are just three restaurants at The Linq. Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen and Bar is the highest end option. It specializes in salads, wings, tacos, sandwiches and burgers. Hash Hash a Go Go serves unusual breakfast and lunch items, which are all massive and delicious. Chayo Mexican Kitchen offers a wide variety of Mexican food and has a full bar. There are dozens of dining options in The Linq shopping district located just outside the casino.
All three restaurants offer full bars. O’Sheas offers a party environment that includes beer pong and other adult games, which tends to draw in younger crowds. There are two casino bars in addition to this. The Linq’s shopping district offers a wide variety of drinking options as well.
The Linq is located between Flamingo and Harrah’s on the Las Vegas Strip. Look for the High Roller observation wheel and it is just to the left. It does not have access from Las Vegas Boulevard. Guests must enter from the rear of the property. A driveway connects to Flamingo. There is a Las Vegas Monorail Station directly behind The Linq.
The large shopping district outside of the casino floor is the main attraction. It sports the High Roller observation wheel that gives guests a view high above the Las Vegas Strip. You can often get free tickets to the high roller from Total Rewards or the front desk if you ask.
There are three main shows held at The Linq which are among the most popular. Recycled Percussion was once featured on America’s Got Talent. Frank Marino is an impersonator. Jeff Civillico is the headlining comic. There are also many shows at neighboring Flamingo and Harrah’s.