Placing its bets off the beaten path, Coast Casinos is gliding toward the jackpot. The company's four properties include Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, Suncoast Hotel & Casino, The Orleans Hotel & Casino, and Gold Coast Hotel & Casino.With its hotel-casinos located off the Las Vegas strip, the company primarily attracts local gamblers who seek an alternative to the bustle of the strip. In addition to gaming tables, slot machines, and video poker, the hotel-casinos offer amenities such as live music, movie theaters, bowling alleys, and restaurants. Coast Casinos was purchased by
for $1.3 billion in 2004, creating the fifth-largest gaming company in the US.