Friday, July 20, 2007

Being A Las Vegas Local Has Some Advantages - Station Casinos

I am a Las Vegas local, so of course I like the Station Casinos ( although I realize not all locals do ). I've heard tourists say they would not go to a casino because it is a "local place". If I were a tourist, I would go to the locals casinos precisely because they are frequented by locals. Just like the best restaurants just off the Interstate Highways are frequented by the most truckers, who should know where the best food is for the money. The three closest casinos to my home in Henderson are: The Green Valley Ranch (just down the street), The Sunset Station, and The Fiesta Henderson.

I can't say that my gaming experiences there have always been fortunate, but most often I seem to go back for reasons other than using my Boarding Pass to win the Super Jumbo Jackpot. When you eliminate having to chose a hotel for its accommodations, then all that's left are the three biggies: gaming, food, and entertainment. The last time I went to the Fiesta was to eat at their wonderful reasonably priced (especially with a two for one ticket) buffet. I recently went to Green Valley Ranch to see a movie and walk around The District, always a lot of fun.

Tomorrow night I'll be celebrating the midpoint between my wife's birthday ( July first ) and mine ( August sixth ) by having a nice meal at the Costa Del Sol Restaurant at the Sunset Station followed by the Johnny Rivers concert at the Boulder Station.

See, being a Las Vegas local does not always imply spending hours in front of a video poker machine!

The Newest Station Casino Is Furthest Away

I have yet to visit the Red Rock Hotel Casino, Resort and Spa, but have received offers for mid week room discounts for locals. I will have to check it out ASAP, I've heard only good things about this newest property.

With 30 million pieces of crystal comprising white, blue and deep orange chandeliers furnishing the hotel, Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa is located four miles from Red Rock Canyon in Las Vegas, Nev. Canyon Pointe Shopping Center is one-half mile away. The hotel is 12 miles from the Las Vegas Strip.

Hotel Features. Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa features nine restaurants, including Terra Rossa with Hell's Kitchen winner Heather West as Senior Chef. Terra Rossa serves authentic Italian foods including homemade pastas and thin pizzas from a wood-burning oven. Grand Café, open 24 hours, features burgers, pastries, breads, desserts, and all-day breakfasts. Sandbar, a shoes-optional seasonal poolside café, serves sandwiches, burgers and salads. The hotel contains a business center, 70,000 square feet of meeting space and wireless Internet access for a fee. The 70-acre hotel showcases a 30,000-square-foot, Asian-inspired spa with a full-service salon, fitness area, movement studio, boxing ring, and lap pool with three outdoor cabanas. A three-acre oasis contains gardens, a sandy beach, private cabanas and a pool. The 87,000-square-foot casino features 2,700 slot and video poker machines, 60 table games, a race and sports book, a 15-table poker room and a 600-seat bingo parlor. The hotel contains a 16-screen cinema complex.

Address : 11011 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135, USA

"Free" Buffets At Station Casinos

From Las Vegas Blog


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