The next Station casino to get the beautiful screen experience is none other than Green Valley Ranch.
Green Valley Ranch is the other top-tier Station property besides Red Rock so this renovation makes sense. The sports book at Green Valley Ranch is already one of the best things about that casino and this upgrade will only make it better. These new screens will probably make the Green Valley Ranch sports book the best you’ll find in the Henderson area.
Station Casinos says that installation on the new screens at the Green Valley Ranch sports book will be in the “near future.”
Each screen at Red Rock took a week to install. I’m not sure I see Green Valley Ranch potentially missing a screen during football season. I’m guessing Green Valley Ranch’s “near future” will be closer to February or March and in time for March Madness, but that’s just a guess.
Not to sound too hyperbolic but between the screen renovations at Red Rock, Green Valley Ranch and Westgate sports books there’s almost no reason to watch a game on the Vegas Strip.
Before I stay at a casino for the first time I always check the video poker pay tables. I usually take trips like this by myself so I end up playing a lot of video poker.
This weeks new adventure has me staying at Green Valley Ranch for the first time thanks to a MyVegas comp. According to vpFREE there is a great selection of good video poker at Green Valley Ranch. Check it out:
I’m usually happy playing 9/6 Jacks or Better or 8/5 Bonus Poker but I think I’ll change it up a little for this trip. I think I’ll take a stab at the 100%+ returns for a change. There are 4 different games on 15 machines so they should be somewhat easy to get on.
I’ll probably dabble in the 10/7 Double Bonus Poker game since the strategy isn’t too difficult. The worst case scenario (and it’s not bad at all) is that I sit at the sportsbook bar playing 8/5 Bonus Poker. Oh, the horror.
Station Casinos brings in the heavyweights of fireworks, the Grucci family, to do their 4th of July fireworks show. “If you’re not going to hire the Grucci’s to do your fireworks show you shouldn’t bother”, says the guy who grew up with the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks show in New York City.
Las Vegas is home to the UFCand people here love MMA of all kinds. The casinos don’t show pay per view fights (boxing or UFC) so you can’t watch these fights in a sportsbook.
Since Station Casinos owns part of the UFC they throw viewing parties at some of their casinos for each Pay Per View. The casinos are different for each pay per view. Here are their parties for the UFC fights this weekend.
The below parties have doors at 5 p.m., $10 cover and are 21 years or older.
Wildfire Valley View will also host a free viewing party in its lounge area.
You can usually watch the preliminary fights in the sportsbook. Station Casinos cannot take bets on UFC because of their partnership. If you want to bet UFC fights you might want to load up a William Hill or Cantor Gaming account.
I’ve been to Green Valley Ranch once in 3 years. It’s a nice casino but there’s nothing there that’s worth going out of my way for. GVR is owned by Station Casinos and I live down the street from their flagship property, Red Rock Resort. I already have the best Station Casinos has to offer just down the street.
There’s rarely a reason for me to visit the other side of the Vegas Strip. Adding two pizza joints and a Keno lounge won’t change that. The Downtown Vegas location of Pizza Rock is a much more convenient location for me and I will return soon. If you like GVR here are the details on the $20 million renovation.
Station Casinos LLC will invest $20 million over the next year in Green Valley Ranch Resort by introducing a new lineup of four acclaimed restaurant and bar concepts, as well as enhancing other venues and amenities within the AAA Four Diamond award-winning property in Henderson. New concepts include Mercadito, Tippling Hall, Pizza Rock and Tony’s Slice House.
The news comes on the heels of Station Casinos recent announcement that its other luxury resort, Red Rock Resort, will undergo a $35 million investment, bringing a total of $55 million in capital improvements and new offerings to both resorts.
Highlights of the $20 million reinvestment include:
Green Valley Ranch, Golden Nugget and South Point have been backdrop for TV shows in the past. Reality shows based inside casinos are awesome. They may not be good but they’re awesome.
TLC is bringing a new Las Vegas TV show set in a casino beginning April 4 with “Casino Confidential“. “Casino Confidential” is based on what happens with the staff at Binions Casino. Here’s what TLC says about the show:
Unruly high rollers, all-night party goers, and bachelor parties gone rogue; that’s Casino Confidential. For the staff at Las Vegas’ legendary Binion’s Casino, it’s all in a day’s work to make sure everything runs smoothly. In this high octane and no holds barred docu-soap all is exposed. With the extraordinary events and crazy characters that descend on the hottest party venue in Sin City.
The trailer for “Casino Confidential” doesn’t tell much more about the show but at least based in a casino and it’s not “Sin City Rules“. The downtown Vegas element should make for fun TV. Unfortunately I don’t appear in “Casino Confidential”. Regardless, my TiVo is set!