Binions has a great hamburger in the coffee shop. You sit right in the middle of the action. There are changes on the property, but still has some of the old Vegas feel. Where else can you get a picture made with a million dollars!
Binions is really being diminished. The pool was available on my last visit. As been stated there are no rooms as the hotel has been closed for a while. But if you stayed at the 4 Queens the pool was available. For downtown the VP is poor in selection and paytables.
No longer the Horseshoe, Binions has been going down hill for many years now and the freefall continues. the hotel has been closed for years, the casino has some average table games, poor selection of video poker, and a poker room that never seems very busy. They do have some some very good tourneys with low buy ins good strctures and variety of games, they always did this well.
No longer owned by the Binion family, and no longer has the Horseshoe name, Binion's has fallen on hard times. The original home of the WSOP, the wall outside of the poker room has a display of photos of some of the winners of early WSOP. Another
attraction is the $1,000,000 display. (Is that all real money in there? lol). Lots of older slot machines that you don't see at the newer casinos anymore. good action at the table games, good deli and snack bar.
I always make a stop in here when I am Downtown in Vegas... Like a lot of the other posts, history does only count for so much.
This place was really crowded. It was a Wednesday night around 9pm when I was here last in October. The place really seems to fill up just after the Fremont Street Experience show. My advice, grab a machine during the show to save some time walking around.
They have a "free-pull" machine out front that never pays off, but they give you a voucher to have you picture with $1,000,000. It's under glass, but cool to see.
The machines seem to payout more frequently here than on the strip and other places Downtown.
I think if the hotel does undergo some renovations, and they do the same with the casino floor, this place would be a lot better.
If you don't like crowds, smoke and feeling as though you can't breathe, don't go in the evening... Mid-day would be better...