NOTE: In July, 2017 the casino closed, but the hotel is still open

Westin Casuarina Las Vegas, Nevada

Starwood Hotels and Resorts owns and operates the Westin Casuarina in Las Vegas, a boutique hotel that was once known, many years ago, as the Maxim Hotel and Casino. The Westin Casuarina is located just off the Strip, east on Flamingo and across the street from Bally’s. 

The 826 guest rooms and suites offer style and elegance with muted tones, soft lighting, and simple contemporary decor to create an environment where you can’t help but feel at ease. A quieter retreat from the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas Strip, but in perfect walking distance to many of the Strip’s most popular attractions.


Westin Casuarina Las Vegas, Nevada

The Westin Casuarina Hotel & Casino

Besides the quaint casino, the hotel amenities include the luxurious Hibiscus Spa, a workout room, lounge, an outdoor heated pool and the Suede Restaurant. There is also a Starbucks located inside the hotel. 

Suede serves a varied menu of choices for breakfast, lunch, dinner—and all those times in between. For breakfast you can opt for the buffet (the only time a buffet is offered) or order off the menu. Room service is also available.

The Hibiscus Spa offers a variety of services for the discerning guest including several massage choices, skin care, hair, manicures/pedicures and body care.

The casino offers 10 table games and a variety of the newer slot machines from reels to video poker and ranging in denominations from pennies to dollars. At the bar you can enjoy a cocktail while playing a variety of slots or video poker games with progressive jackpots.

Westin Casuarina Las Vegas, Nevada

One view of the Westin Casuarina’s Casino

You’ll also find a Leroy’s Race & Sports Book on the property including a self-service wagering terminal, plus for poker fans the casino offers the new Texas Hold ‘em Bonus Poker table game.

Low-stakes players can play their favorite table games during Happy Hour every Monday through Thursday, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and enjoy 25-cent roulette, $3 craps and $5 blackjack.

As with any casino, the place to start is at the slot club. Sign up to become a member of the Casuarina Casino Players Club, and you’ll be on your way to receiving comps, rewards, direct mail and personalized service. Your play could earn you free play coupons, room and dining comps, and even free monthly gifts. Plus, depending on your level of play, you may receive exclusive promotions and invitations to special events.

Currently, new members signing up will receive a free ticket for a drawing to win a free 5-night stay at the Westin in St. Maarten (airfare not included.)  You can earn additional drawing tickets through slot play and drawings are held the last Wednesday of each month. You do not need to be present to win.

Westin Casuarina Las Vegas, Nevada

The Suede Restaurant inside The Westin Casuarina

Also, first-time members are entitled to a Free Pull on a promotional slot machine that features a grand prize of $5,000 in free slot play. Hey, someone has to get lucky!  There are also other free slot play awards on the machine that start out at $10.

If you are staying in one of the hotel’s rooms you can also buy-in for $25 and receive $40 in free slot play posted to your player’s card. Hotel guests can participate in this promotion every seven days. Also for hotel guests, signing up as a new club member, you can recoup up to $50 of your losses (if you have any) within the first 72 hours of your play. It will be added back into your account (up to $50) as free slot play. 

The Casuarina slot club operates as follows: 1 point is earned for every $5 coin-in on slots and $10 coin-in on video poker will also earn you 1 point. Every 100 points equals $5 in free slot play given back to you. There is no direct cash back. Both slot players and table game players also earn comps that can be used at the restaurant, gift shop and towards hotel rooms.

Westin Casuarina Las Vegas, Nevada

A Standard room at the Westin Casuarina Hotel & Casino

The 2010 American Casino Guide includes a coupon for the Westin Casuarina. It’s a $25 table game matchplay coupon which is good for any even-money table game bet. Be sure to take it with you (along with your membership card) when you visit the Casuarina.

The Westin Casuarina is located at 160 East Flamingo Road, call (702) 836-5900, or visit them online at:

H. Scot Krause is a freelance writer, gaming industry analyst and researcher, originally from Cleveland, Ohio. Scot reports, researches, and specializes in writing about casino games, events, attractions and promotions. He is a former entertainment director and a fourteen-year resident of Las Vegas. His work is regularly featured in Gaming Today, the American Casino Guide Book and Vegas Values, a weekly feature found at: