Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Dislikes Dislikes:  0
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: The "new" Palms

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2019
    Location
    California
    Posts
    428
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default The "new" Palms

    Palms was pretty hot for a while there in the early 2000s, the same way the Hard Rock was pretty hot before it. Then both cooled, and the Hard Rock is in the process of being converted to a Branson "Virgin" casino


    The Palms beyond cooled. Got to the point where the crowd there was sketchy, and no one respectable gambled there. They took out their high limit pit. This all happened during the fifteen years or so that I quit gambling, so I didn't really care or keep track of the Palms' status. During that period we went to Vegas still frequently but only as a tourist and not to play a nickel.


    Now that I started playing again last year, a friend of mine who went to the private opening of Palms' new club Kaos, said that the place seems to be really happening again. I read that Station Casinos put $620M into the place. (By way of comparison, Branson is putting $150M into the Hard Rock Vegas.)


    Long story short I got hold of a host at Palms and opened a line there. It's not a small line, but it's not a whale level line either. This line would be too big for the, say, Palace Station, but my new Palms host says that Palms is ready once again for real action. Before I applied for the line she stated that they have the midi-Bacc tables where may touch the cards. Has anyone actually played there recently? How many midi-Bacc tables do they have?


    She also assured that they have 3:2 BJ. Anyone know how many decks, what the rules are, so we may calculate the house advantage? Anyone gamble at the "new" Palms yet?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2019
    Location
    California
    Posts
    428
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    The high limit area was closed for a period of time, and the Palms website verbiage refers to its being "re-opened" is this the "new" high limit room you refer to? From the pictures online all I see are slots in this "new" high limit room, but you mentioned table games.


    Yes the Maloofs went bust and had to sell nearly everything they owned just to pay debt service, and eventually sold even the small amount in the Palms they retained so they have been all the way out of the Palms for a while now. I think the height of the Palms was over by 2007, when the Girls Next Door episode was filmed there. After it went downhill and no big players were there I wondered occasionally who was booking their large suites in the Fantasy Tower.


    Yes my host said that the min. at midi Bacc is $25. which is fine I play $100. midi tables at Cosmo and Encore.


    Last time we stayed there was 2009 I believe it was, we got a free suite because of a host who was a friend; I did not gamble. It was still busy but already on its way down.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2019
    Location
    California
    Posts
    428
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    The Palms was much brighter, more open when it reopened in 2019. $690M, a Las Vegas record, was spent on remodelling.
    Art Abounds In The $690 Million Renovation At Palms Casino Resort
    Many of the suites were redone, a new high limit area was added, and a new spa with an excellent steam room.

    The fitness center is pretty small, but adequate.

    New VIP area and check in.

    Some nice restaurants both expensive, such as Bobby Flay's Shark, Greene St. Kitchen and Scotch 80 Prime, but also great inexpensive restaurants too such as Tim Wo Han, a dim sum place.

    The crowd in 2019 and early 2020, when we started going there again wasn't entirely upscale, but it wasn't at all sketchy either. The nightclub Kaos didn't last - was turned into a pool area for both general use and special events, but everything else remained open at the Palms until the coronavirus pandemic.

    We liked the Palms, and hope it reopens.
    Last edited by mdawg; 08-07-2020 at 12:05 PM.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2019
    Location
    California
    Posts
    428
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default


Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •