Strat Unveils New High Limit Room

We stopped by the Strat the other night and stumbled upon the resort’s new high limit room.

Emphasis on “stumbled.”

Otherwise, we’d have taken more than one photo.

Strat high limit room

The only thing you’ll see in high limit rooms more often than baccarat is envy.

The high limit room officially opened Feb. 14, 2021.

Strat’s new high limit lounge sits in the space formerly occupied by the Link Slot Lounge, which apparently didn’t connect with players. (Because a “link” is a “connection” between things. Please try and keep up.)

The new 3,600-square-foot high limit room has eight table games and triangle-shaped mirrors hanging from the ceiling.

It’s currently festooned with accoutrements related to the Chinese New Year. You can never have too much festooning.

The games include two double-deck blackjack games, a six-deck blackjack table (dealer stands on soft 17, a rule beneficial to players) and five baccarat tables.

The high limit lounge at Strat also boasts tea service.

It’s an interesting time to open a high limit lounge where Asian gamblers are your key audience, as there’s currently no travel from Asia. Give it a minute.

Las Vegas has a lot of locals who are passionate gamblers, though. They’re the ones Lucky Dragon was going for and who drive substantial revenue at Gold Coast and Palace Station, among others.

In even more significant news, because it’s related to us, we hit a royal at Strat’s View Lounge during our visit!

Boom.

Strat royal flush

Not kidding, we’ve had dreams like this. This is further proof Vegas makes dreams come true.

It was our third royal flush in 20 years, so we are clearly on a hot streak.

Here’s us getting paid. Because if you don’t get it on video, did it even happen?

All due respect to slot attendants, this was one of the best hand pays, ever.

Speaking of capturing images, Strat is great when it comes to photos.

The casino actually encourages photography, which is awesome given how many casinos suck deeply in this regard.

Strat selfie

Strat’s photography policy is a breath of fresh air, as is its policy of no smoking in the table games area.

We weren’t kidding about the no smoking thing in that last photo caption.

Stat no smoking

Golden Gaming appears to be committed to customers and employees being less annoyed. We’re a fan.

We do love us some View Lounge at Strat, and it’s in our regular rotation of places to play video poker. Some bars just feel lucky, and we’ve won consistently there for whatever reason.

We also love the fact food is served at View Lounge’s video poker bar. The food comes from PT’s Pub, a few feet away. PT’s replaced Blvd. & Main Taphouse.

Strat quesadilla

The chicken quesadilla is fleek or possibly dank, as long as those things mean “hearty and satisfying at a reasonable price.”

Anyway, this story was supposed to be about Strat’s new high limit room.

Strat has a new high limit room.

If you haven’t been to Strat recently, you’re in for some surprises. The entire casino got an overhaul about a year ago, and there’s a giant new welcome sign outside.

downtown archway Las Vegas

Let’s just say it’s hard to miss the valet entrance to Strat now.

Our only qualm with Strat is they need to paint their garage. Legions of asshats have put footprints everywhere on the overhead beams and it’s not a great first impression of the resort, nor does it reflect all the cool new stuff happening inside.

Unrelated: Legions of Asshats would make a great band name.

Strat continues to be a strong value and a great place to play on the Las Vegas Strip. Yes, it’s on The Strip, despite being next to downtown’s welcome arch. Don’t get us started.

6 thoughts on “Strat Unveils New High Limit Room

  1. Boulder Steve

    Congratulations on that Royal. Looks like things are improving over there. My last visit which was about a year ago was underwhelming.

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  2. project design

    I stumbled (that’s actually cogent phrase) into the Eldorado Casino in Reno…..bout 94, lil too much to drink (I was with a guy friend/employee) at midnight and needed to hydrate…popped a 20 in dollar poker machine and could not get rid of the money even betting max …Boom!… Royal Flush progressive $7,800.00 ( a bunch in today’s dollars, 6 months of car payments and mortgage and utilities)…they had my name and wanted my photo for the trophy wall (nope, that would never happen)….walked past the trophy wall next time I was in town, my super drunk friends pic was there with my name!…..Scott, I win a royal flush a year easy (20 hrs a year play), back in the 90’s (rarely play now) !

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  3. Michael Alexakis

    For the no smoking in the table games area the Strat deserves recognition, I salute them and the security teams that will have to enforce that… I presume many people will consider that an infringement on their freedumb, and will act like freaks when confronted… I also salute all considerate smokers who follow the rules and or respect that their habit is abhorred by many and endangers others health…

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