By Scot Krause
Rampart Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Rampart Casino is one of the most beautiful and intimate locals’ casino in Las Vegas. It is especially well-known by locals for its consistency in offering excellent quality, good values, good gaming and daily promotions.
The Rampart Casino
A short drive from the Las Vegas Strip, the Rampart Casino is located at 221 North Rampart Blvd., within the Resort at Summerlin, also home of J.W. Marriott Las Vegas. With its luxurious Mediterranean style, the resort contains a four-star hotel, intimate circular casino, and a spa complex.
Guests can enjoy gambling on more than 1,600 slots/video poker/keno machines, 26 table games (with all blackjack games paying 3-to-2 for blackjack), craps games with 10X odds, or at the 115-seat Race and Sports Book. A very popular feature of the casino is its large assortment of full-pay video poker machines in denominations from nickels up to dollars.
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The table games area at the Rampart Casino
First things first. Be sure to sign-up for the Rampart Rewards free slot club to begin earning points redeemable for cash back (one of the few locals’ casinos to still offer cash back) or comps. In addition, you’ll be able to start taking advantage of all of the other giveaways, gifts and promotions. The club takes $1 coin-in to earn 1 point on reels and video reels and $2 coin-in to earn 1 point on video poker. Every 200 points earns $1 in cash back.
An exciting component of the marketing plan for Rampart Casino is providing high-end quality gifts on a consistent basis. Customers are required to earn a specified number of points on their slot club card account on designated days every month to receive a variety of high quality gifts like housewares, logo items, clothing, electronics and much more. The gift items change every month and are essentially “free”- no point redemption is required. You can keep your points to use for additional comps and cash back!
While the majority of their customers love the gift promotions, a couple months out of the year the company forgoes the gifts in lieu of lucrative cash drawings and slot tournaments for players.
In addition to its monthly promotional calendar, The Rampart also mails out individual bounce-back monthly cash coupons ($5-$25 per week) and other rewards to its established customers (usually for locals only, but visitors can also ask for a host to help meet their requests) based on their play.
The Race & Sports Book offers $2 Daily Racing Forms (free for established Rampart Casino Race Players) with Pari-Mutuel wagering on most major U.S. thoroughbred horse racing tracks.
The Rampart also offers a wide array of dining options, including five restaurants with varying types of cuisine. For fine dining, The Hawthorn Grill is the property’s signature restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and dinner in an upscale setting. Shizen is a Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar with teppanyaki-style dining, and Spiedini’s serves up pasta and other Italian specialties. There is also the Promenade Cafe offering great coffee-shop-style items, plus the casino has two lounges: the Round Bar and Addison’s.
There is also the Rampart Buffet, which offers popular dishes from around the world. Open for lunch and dinner, the menu features Asian, Italian, Mediterranean and American Cuisine Stations, with selections changing on a daily and weekly basis. Dishes include scrumptious pizza from a wood-burning oven, rotisserie-cooked chicken and hand-carved meats. Buffet hours are 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for lunch and 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for dinner.
The buffet is $11.99 for the weekday lunch and $15.99 for dinner Sunday-Wednesday nights. The buffet has several specialty nights and is $29.99 on Friday nights (Southwest Fiesta night and seafood night, respectively). Dinner is $18.99 on Thursday and $25.99 on Saturday. Brunch is offered on Saturday and Sunday at $16.99. Resort Rewards members receive at least $2 off the buffet price every day of the week.
Enjoy your visit to the Rampart Casino! Pick a restaurant to enjoy a great meal, catch some entertainment and then try your skills (and luck!) at the good video poker games, take a chance on slots or sit down at your favorite table or in the Race & Sports Book.
Out of town casino guests can stay next door at the JW Marriot Las Vegas. The resort features 440 rooms and 70 suites and offers a spa and fitness center and an outdoor waterfall pool (closed seasonally). Reservations can be made at marriot.com or by calling (702) 869-7777. Rates start at about $179 per night.
For more information about the Rampart Casino, call them toll-free at (866) 999-4899, or visit them on the web at: http://www.rampartcasino.com/
H. Scot Krause is a freelance writer, gaming industry analyst and researcher, originally from Cleveland, Ohio. Scot reports, researches, and specializes in writing about casino games, events, attractions and promotions. He is a former entertainment director and a fourteen-year resident of Las Vegas. His work is regularly featured in Gaming Today, the American Casino Guide Book and Vegas Values, a weekly feature found at: www.americancasinoguide.com