South Point Poker Room
- Busy for locals casino
- Fixed and no limit action
- $4 max rake
- No high limit action
- Games can be tight
- Parking can be a pain
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.
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.
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 like about the South Point poker room
The players at South Point are friendly. The dealers are, too. The drink service is excellent. The poker room is managed well. It is the only poker room south or southwest of the Las Vegas Strip.
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.