Las Vegas Longhorn Casino Review
The Longhorn Casino is a pretty old and small casino establishment. Now, when I say small, I really mean small. It really doesn’t compare to the vastness of any of the other casino hotels off or on the Las Vegas strip. If I had to put it into perspective, I would have to say this place is less than 2,000 square feet: most houses in Las Vegas are larger than this. Wow, maybe Longhorn should be called Shorthorn!
While the casino may be small, there are a few gems to be had here. One of the best gems is definitely the Chuck Wagon Restaurant. If you’re looking for something fancy, this is most definitely not your place as they literally just slop the food onto the plate. But what they lack in flourish, they certainly make up for in their pricing and taste. They have a variety of typical American food fare – a steak dinner for $6, prime rib and full stack of ribs for $10. They even have a small foodie challenge: Clear your one pound burger, fries and garnishment, and you get a certificate – and this burger is only $10 as well. The Longhorn boasts itself on old Vegas roots as far as food is concerned; they offer large portions at old Las Vegas pricing. Prime Rib on the strip would clock in right around $25+, so $10 here is not too shabby in my opinion.
The slot gaming area fills up the majority of the area, and at times this can be rather cumbersome to walk around, especially on a Friday night. However, they do have quite a few of the newer slot machines, which surprised me. Another amazing thing to point out here, since this place is such a dive and definitely off the main Las Vegas strip, is that the gaming is loose. You will not find a machine where you have to put in $50 to get anything back from it. My experiences here were great… and that’s a good thing. This casino doesn’t really offer much for casino games table players. They have three gaming tables in total: two black jack, and one poker, neither of which were busy.
There are some good casino promotions here, including “bring your card” promotions for their loyalty card members. The best promotions occur mainly during the football season, ranging from drawings after the games for $1000, or game gear drawings after Sunday night games. During the games, if you card is in play, you can win other gifts and money too. So it’s worth joining the players club!
During the week, starting about 7pm in the far corner of the building by the bar, they do have a live band that sets up and plays throughout the night. It looked like the bar also had an LCD screen with karaoke lyrics on it. While no one seemed to be partaking, I expect that the band would welcome a (good) vocalist to come up and bolt out a ballad with them.
The Longhorn – it’s a long way off the beaten track of the Las Vegas strip, and it’s small and dark. But if you’re looking to experience REAL old-time Las Vegas, from the 1970’s complete with mirrored ceiling, this is going to be your place to go. Bring out your flares, and boogie on down at the Longhorn.
Written by Charmaine Bird, in March 2014.