This casino is on Boulder Hwy which is so much more of an easy going casino then on the Strip. The slots are alot looser and the buffet is wonderful! Many other casinos near-by and fun to check out when in this area.
Sams town may not be in a great location on boulder highway, but they do have free shuttles to the strip and downtown freemont that anyone can use. They have plenty of full pay, progressive and 100% video poker, but they have removed some. They have a poker room that the locals like, with some promotions going on many days. This is a huge property with lots to do.
The hotel/casino's location on the east side of town is inconvenient even for those renting a car. There are no nearby highways running east/west so we invariably ended up using highly trafficked Flamingo, Tropicana, Sahara or Desert Inn to get to the Strip or our dining destinations west of the Strip. We found Desert Inn to be the least congested. On the plus side, there is easy access to 515/95 that runs north to Downtown and south to Henderson/Boulder City.
We always enjoy staying at Sams Town. Accommodations are fine, though if you want a room overlooking the atrium, that's an upgrade. It's kind of fun to walk through the atrium or sit and watch the variety of stuffed birds and animals out there do their things. Last time we were there the wolf that comes out of the mountain top and howls was a little moth eaten, but we just accept that as part of Sams. Enjoy the Tuesday senior $3 movies and you can take your ticket stub to TGI Fridays and get a BOGO meal. Sams also has a big bowling alley with great prices. Breakfast buffet with your players card is only $5.49, but avoid the ice tea with any meal. It's from a concentrate and tastes pretty bad.