Boyd Gaming took hold of Coast Casinos in 2004, and for years it has relied on its proven formula for success. Locals love the GC’s machines and the players’ club, both of which often take top honors in the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s "Best of Vegas" survey. There’s plenty of $5 blackjack, $5 pai gow and $1 roulette for low rollers, one of the city’s bigger bingo rooms (eight sessions daily) plus a 70-lane bowling alley. The 711 rooms have been upgraded with the seemingly mandatory 32in LCD TVs. For food, choose from the Cortez Room, a mid-priced steakhouse; the all-Asian Ping Pang Pong; the Java Vegas coffeeshop; or the buffet, rated highly by locals. The one new addition is a noodle bar called Noodle Exchange.
Games: Bingo; blackjack ($5–$2,000); craps (2x; from $2); keno; mini baccarat ($10–$1,000); pai gow poker; roulette (double zero).