Las Vegas Casino News – South Point Michael Gaughan Still the Best

I’ve never written an article supporting any type of casino whether it is an online casino or a land based casino. Usually I’m writing about casinos as the enemy and what you can do to try to beat them. However, there is one man who the more I read about the more I like. His name is Michael Gaughan the owner of South Point casino in Las Vegas. Quite simply, he gets it.

As casinos across the country deal with the recession usually that means gamblers must suffer. No more high payback video poker machines, good rules on blackjack are changed, and for those of you who play slots, lower returns. Not Mr. Gaughan and South Point. As I said, he gets it. Everybody is in a recession so you don’t tighten the machines you give the players a better chance of winning.

Michael Gaughan South Point Casino

That maybe easy for me to say since I’m not a casino owner, but from my perspective it’s the only way to run a casino in good conscience. He realizes that people are struggling so include more high payback video poker machines, increase the payback on slots, and give people a chance.

Most casinos want nothing to do with knowledgeable gamblers, they tend to cater to alcoholics and the mentally challenged. Not Michael Gaughan at South Point casino. He welcomes those who think they can beat the casino. Go on in and do battle and see who comes out on top. That’s MY impression of South Point at least. Now, I’m not saying he has a sign out front saying card counters please play here. I’m sure they will ask you to leave if you’re counting and betting large amounts of money.

The thing I like the most is he doesn’t run and hide. He almost challenges those that think they can beat the casino. He knows that very few can, but also we are in a recession. Give people more of their money back and that encourages others to come and play, word spreads and gamblers will follow.

Like I said, I’ve never written a post or encouraged my readers to gamble at a particular casino before, but if you are in Las Vegas you definitely want to play at Michael Gaughan’s South Point casino. You will be given a fair opportunity, and as gamblers that is all we can ask for.

About Greg Elder

I was 37 years old, a husband and father, a former teacher, college and high school basketball coach, and a business owner, I decided to give it all up (Not the husband and father part) to take a shot at pro gambling. I was coming off a job I hated selling insurance, and I vowed to do something I was passionate about. For the next year I would spend 12-15 hours a day researching, studying, and practicing advantage gambling techniques. The goal was to see if I could sustain our current lifestyle as a professional gambler. I wanted to find out if casinos really could be beat. At the time, I thought it may be the biggest mistake of my life, but my intentions were to have fun trying. It has been an interesting few years since that journey began. My feature book GAMBLERS FIGHT BACK has been released and can be purchased on my author site at I would consider my pro gambling career to be a success on all fronts. I didn't win millions of dollars, but I was able to enjoy every minute of it. It brought an excitement and passion back into my professional life. It has helped lead me to a writing career that I had no idea I even wanted before this challenge. I was able to write a book that shared with others exactly what I learned along the way.. Gambling professionally is not easy, but there are certain things the average gambler can do to increase their chances of success tremendously. That's the information I try to pass along to my readers.

2 Responses to “Las Vegas Casino News – South Point Michael Gaughan Still the Best”

  1. I disagree with what you say about the South /point, I play blackjack there and recently have won $500 on a Friday night. I went back the next morning and was up close to 1,000 and the pit boss came to me and said that i cannot continue to play blackjack. He said ” feel free to play craps or roulette, but no more blackjack.” They seem like sore losers they can stand people losing 100’s of dollars but when someone starts to win they cut them off.

    • Are you serious? Were you card counting and being real obvious about it? Using a large bet spread?

      I’m very disappointed to hear this. I was always of the impression that they tolerated skilled gamblers. Unfortunately, there is not a casino in the world that will allow you to beat them over and over, but being up $1,000 and getting thrown out doesn’t seem right unless you’re a known counter or being real obvious about it.

      I will keep my eyes and ears open for similar complaints and may have to adjust my stance if this is true. Thanks for the info. I hope you have continued success at beating the casinos.

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