This property is on Las Vegas Boulevard, but not on the Strip. That’s a good thing for those craving convenience rather than crowds, especially in terms of street traffic. The South Point Hotel & Casino is close to the strip and the property stands a few miles south of all the mega resorts.
Betting/Lines: There’s no shortage of standard betting at South Point’s sportsbook, with spreads and totals on all the events of the day. And like many off-Strip properties – ones that tend to cater to locals – South Point has a variety of parlay cards, from standard parlays to half-point and ties-win options, along with teaser cards. Intriguing options all, though the books tend to make good money off those who bet parlays.More intriguing is that the South Point offers in-game wagering on what it terms “high-profile games.” In the NFL, that includes Sunday night, Monday night and Thursday night contests. For college football, marquee games on Friday night and Saturday night tend to include the in-game wagering option.
Value: The property is close to the Strip, but not so close that you pay an arm and a leg to stay there. And it’s a relatively new hotel, so it has many amenities you might expect of an upscale hotel/casino, but without the huge bill that comes with it.That aspect extends to the sportsbook, as well. The Del Mar Deli is adjacent to the book and offers a variety of game-day food, from pizza to sandwiches to wings, all reasonably priced. And if your tastes are even simpler than that, you get a real old Vegas feel with the stand-alone Chicago Hot Dog cart, where you plop down just 75 cents for a fresh frankfurter.
Experience: The sportsbook has approximately 120 seats – comfortable chairs, but nothing extravagant. It’s more of an old Vegas feel, with no reserved seats. Almost like you’re in a giant family room.The large digital betting board is centered between two giant-screen TVs, and there are 16 smaller TVs around the perimeter of the book. All screens and the betting board are easily viewable. And one nice touch is an easy-to-read, digital schedule ticker that scrolls through all the games and start times.But the most intriguing part is what lies just beyond the book’s general seating – the Del Mar Lounge. The lounge has comfortable, casual seating at tables or in booths, with room for another 150. Plus, the lounge has 23 flat screens visible throughout, along with 14 more at the bar.Sportsbook management has thought ahead with regards to all its patrons with a unique extra: free sound boxes. Customers can take these small speaker devices back to their chair or even a table at the lounge, allowing them to tune in to the play-by-play or commentary from any game the book is airing at that time.And if you’re a horse player, well, South Point is one of the few venues with a separate race book. The race book has 156 seats, all equipped with small TV monitors.
Extras: Though the sportsbook is relatively modest, in many other aspects, the South Point seems much like a resort, with plenty of other amenities – including suites on the top floor that offer views one might expect from a hotel on the Strip.If you’re traveling with your wife/girlfriend, and she’s got no interest in an afternoon or evening at the sportsbook, she’s got options, not the least of which is the Costa del Sur Spa and Salon. The spa/salon has 40,000 square feet of relaxation, with all anyone would expect from such a venue. In fact, after a long stretch at the sportsbook, you might find it useful to join your significant other for some treatment.The property also has a variety of night life, from live concerts to comedians and a range of cover bands throughout the week at its show room and bars. There’s also a 16-screen movie theater and a state-of-the-art 64-lane bowling center.