South Point Poker Room

9777 Las Vegas Blvd South 702-797-8073
General Info
Poker Tables
22
Rake up to
$4
Other Casino Features: Sportsbook, race book, 3-2 blackjack, full pay video poker, movie theater and bowling alley
Pros & Cons
  • Large, comfortable poker room
  • Most players are friendly locals
  • Reasonable rake
  • Only spreads 2/4 fixed limit and 1/2 no limit Texas Hold’em
  • Games are typically tighter than the Strip

South Point is located on Las Vegas Boulevard south of the Strip. It is a popular locals casino that also attracts California tourists. It is a full service casino with a wide variety of dining options and hotel amenities.

South Point hosts one of just two Nevada online poker sites. It is called Real Gaming. Its software is deficient compared to any other platform out there. This hurts its ability to draw players. It It is heavily promoted in the South Point poker room with its logo on the table and other advertisements located throughout the room. Some promotions are shared between the poker room and its website. This has not helped Real Gaming attract action. There are never any players at the site.

There are 22 poker tables at South Point. It is one of the largest in the locals market. It is a respectable number even for Las Vegas Strip properties. The poker room grew as the M Resort’s room fell into decline and eventually closed.

South Point Casino and Poker Room Photos

Common South Point Cash Games

The two main cash games at South Point are $2/$4 Fixed Limit Texas Hold’em and $1/$2 No Limit Texas Hold’em.  The minimum buyin for the fixed limit game is $20.  The no limit game buy-in range is $100 to $300.  An occasional $2/$5 No Limit Texas Hold’em game is spread.

South Point Cash Game Tip

The games are much looser on nights and weekends.

South Point Poker Tournaments

There are two types of No Limit Texas Hold’em tournaments at South Point.  There is a $60 bounty tournament daily.  It runs daily at 10am and 2pm.  On days other than Wednesday and Sunday, it also runs at 7pm.  Players start with 4,500 chips.  The prize pool gets $45 of the buyin.  After that, $5 each goes towards bounties, the house, and dealers.

On Wednesday and Sunday at 7pm, there is a $100 buyin deep stack tournament.  Players start with 7,500 chips.  Levels are 30 minutes.  The house takes $10 out of the prize pool for an admin fee.  There is also a $10 add-on for the staff that awards 2,500 additional chips.

Both tournament types allow late registration and reentries until the first break.

South Point Poker Promotions

South Point offers progressive high hand bonuses for four of a kind and higher.  Quads require a pocket pair.  Straight flushes and royal flushes require players to use two cards.  There are daily drawings for cash and merchandise giveaways.

There are football giveaways during the fall on Thursdays and Sundays.  Players in cash games receive $50 for a field goal, $100 for a touchdown, and $200 for a safety if their seat is drawn.

South Point offers a $160,000 quarterly freeroll. Players can enter after playing at least 100 cash game hours. All players win at least $50. The grand prize is $35,000.

All players earn $1 an hour in comps while seated in cash games. Players earn $2 an hour after reaching 100 hours in a quarter.

South Point Poker Promotions Tip

Avoid playing games during the day as many players are grinding out hours and give little action.

Environment

South Point’s poker room is rather secluded from the rest of the casino.  It is along the south end of the resort with only one open wall.  This helps keep noise and smoke down.  The tables all have automatic shufflers.  The dealers are excellent and the floor is well run.

Food Options

South Point is home to the only Steak and Shake in Las Vegas.  There is also an oyster bar, café, sushi joint, and buffet.  A high end steakhouse is among the other dining options.

Players may redeem poker room comps at any of these establishments. Simply show the server your players card and ID. The card will be swiped and the comps will be deducted from the account balance.

Our Opinion of the South Point Poker Room

What I don’t like about the South Point poker room

The only games that run on a regular basis are 2/4 fixed limit and 1/2 no limit Texas Hold’em. The hourly freeroll causes players to sit in games like rocks. This hurts action. It also means that tourists get little value out of the jackpot drop.

South Point Poker Room FAQ

What cash games are spread at the South Point poker room?

The main cash games at South Point are 2/4 fixed limit and 1/2 no limit Texas Hold’em.

How many cash games typically run at night at South Point?

South Point typically gets six to eight cash games each night.

What is the rake at South Point?

The rake is 10% up to $4.

Is there a jackpot drop at South Point?

Yes. The poker room takes $1 from pots.

What does the jackpot drop go towards?

The jackpot drop goes towards high hands, football promotions and a quarterly freeroll.

Does South Point spread poker tournaments?

Yes. There are daily tournaments at 10am, 2pm and 7pm daily. The buy-in is $60 for most tournaments. There are two $100 tournaments each week. Those run on Wednesday and Sunday.

Do players earn comps while playing poker at South Point?

Yes. Players earn $1 an hour in comps. That goes up to $2 in comps when playing more than 100 hours in a quarter.