Main Street Station Casino, Brewery, and Hotel Review
Main Street Station Casino, Brewery and Hotel is located in downtown Las Vegas. It is on the north end of Main Street, just south of the U.S. 95 overpass. The property has a train station theme. It is just north of the former location of the last Las Vegas passenger train station. A pedestrian bridge connects Main Street Station to sister property California Casino.
Main Street Station is popular among Hawaiian tourists. Boyd Gaming owns Main Street Station and has marketed its downtown properties for decades to residents of America’s 50th state. This includes special Boyd Gaming charter flights. Las Vegas is the most popular tourist destination for Hawaiians.
Main Street Station was built in 1977. It was originally named Main Street Park Hotel. It was later acquired by Boyd Gaming in the 90’s and renamed Main Street Station.
Casino at Main Street Station
The casino at Main Street Station is very small. Its gaming floor is just 28,500 square feet. There are about 1,000 machines and 18 table games.
Main Street Station is best known for its 20 times craps odds. This game has a minimum bet of just $5 24 hours a day. The max bet is $1,000. There is one table each of Single Deck Super Fun 21, Single Deck Blackjack that pays 6-5, and a blackjack game that deals six decks. The shoe game does not allow a double down after splitting. The limits for these games are $5-$500. There are eight tables of Double Deck Blackjack. The limits are $5-$1,000 and doubling after the split is not allowed here either.
There is a $10-$500 Pai Gow Poker table. One table of Let it Ride and Three Card Poker are also available. The limits for these games are $5-$50. There is one roulette wheel with two zeros where limits are $5-$100.
The casino floor at Main Street Station is full of coin operated video poker games. These include full pay Jacks or Better, full pay Double Double Bonus, Aces Bonus, and Treasure Chest Poker. These are available in $.05, $.25, $.50, and $1 denominations. Main Street Station is one of a handful of casinos that spread more video poker than traditional slot machines.
There is a special video poker promotion at Main Street Station that is available 24 hours a day. Any player that makes a natural four of a kind when betting five coins will receive a scratch off card. The player will often win $2, $3, or $5. A few larger tickets are available to lucky winners. There are a couple of $5,000 winners each year.
Main Street Station uses the Boyd Gaming BConnected card. Players may check status and offers at Bconnectedonline.com. Players receive one point for every dollar in slot or video poker action. These may be exchanged for comps at a rate of 600 points per $1. Free slot play may be exchanged at a rate of 900 points for every $1.
Hotel at Main Street Station
The hotel is small by Las Vegas standards. It offers 406 rooms. Most rooms are deluxe with two queens or one king. Each floor hosts one suite. These are typically reserved for high volume players.
One annoyance of the hotel is that two sides of the tower have noise from the neighboring railroad tracks. The north view overlooks a busy highway. The hotel is relatively sound proof considering the proximity of these noisy neighbors. Room rates start at $33 on weeknights and $60 on weekends.
Dining at Main Street Station
Main Street Station offers just two dining options. There is the highly acclaimed buffet. Most nights have a special theme. Tuesday is T-bone steak night. Thursday is steak and shrimp scampi night. Friday is seafood night, while Saturday offers prime rib. These special nights start at $13.99. Other nights are $10.99. Breakfast is $6.99, while lunch is $7.99.
Triple 7 Brewery offers homebrews and a full bar. There is a lunch and dinner menu with steak and Asian fare. There is a limited graveyard menu. Triple 7 Brewery is open from 11am-7am.
Bars at Main Street Station
There is just one bar at Main Street Station. It offers the best bar top games in Las Vegas. Full pay Jacks or Better is available at all bar machines. Drink service is exceptional. Those that are bothered by cigarettes will appreciate special fans located near the ceiling that help remove smoke from the bar area.
Main Street Station is located on the west side of Main Street across from California. The two sister casinos connect. There is a parking deck located on the property and a surface lot across Main Street. Parking is $5 and is comped if dining or playing at Main Street Station.
The area around the casino is safe. We advise not walking north of US 95 as the neighborhood changes quickly.
Main Street Station Features
There are several Berlin Wall pieces and stories around the resort. Otherwise, there are really no features outside of gambling. There are no nightclubs or shopping beyond the gift shop.