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Our tour of MyVEGAS hotels available to Las Vegas locals continues with a recent visit to Green Valley Ranch. I live minutes from Red Rock Resort so the 30-minute (plus) drive to GVR made this really feel like a getaway.
When approaching Green Valley Ranch, it really does feel as though you’re not in Vegas. And, that's because, technically, you're in Henderson. Driving around the grounds, it almost feels as though an estate was lifted and moved from Connecticut or a Florida housing complex. It’s really beautiful and different to see.
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Another week, another new pizza joint is about to make its Vegas debut. Recently, we've seen the openings of Pizza Rock at Green Valley Ranch (the valley's second location) and Pizza Forte at Sunset Station. Now, Little Tony's, a sister concept to the popular Pizza Rock brand, will start dishing it out at Palace Station next week.
Sometimes, a full restaurant review just won't do. Perhaps, there wasn't time for an A-Z meal. Maybe we just don't want to spoil it all. Or, a dog ate our good pictures. There may still be that one dish worth writing about. A new one, an old one. A newsworthy one or a memorable one (for better or worse). It might be the one dish, or drink, out of the whole experience that gets us to return. Or, stay away.
When a chain restaurant, large or small, offers an exclusive dish, it’s sometimes worth trying just to say you did. That was the case when checking out the new Pizza Rock location at the off Strip Green Valley Ranch. This location offers a dish you won't find at the downtown locale. It was a little outside of my comfort zone, but I just had to try it.
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Green Valley Ranch is a whole lot tastier. Off Strip mainstay Hank’s got a new friend in the reliably good food category as downtown favorite Pizza Rock expands to add a GVR outpost. Award-winning pizza chef Tony Gemignani said he tailored the menu a bit for the suburban crowd, but kept most of the favorites. He also retained the semi truck in the middle of the restaurant, like its sister location in downtown Vegas, only this one makes a little more sense as it has the entire truck cab and trailer, fully stocked with beer boxes.
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There's a lot of sh*t that happens in Vegas and not all of it can make it on our site. So, every Friday, we take note of some of the smaller announcements around town that may be of interest, too. Here's the rundown for the week of January 26:
March Madness: Yes, the Big Game isn't even over but folks have been talking about March Madness in Vegas since the end of last year. (Shout-out to the March Madness in Las Vegas Facebook group! Holla!) If you're dying for info, we can now share TI's plans. The resort will host basketball fans March 19-21 in its ballroom. Entry will be free and seating will be banquet-style (first come, first serve). There will be a cash bar, concessions and satellite betting stations so you won't miss a moment of action (unless you're in the restroom). Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. each day.
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As its name implies, Texas Station is one of the many Station Casinos you'll find spread out around Las Vegas. According to US Poker even though this is the second Station poker room to close this year (Sunset Station is the other) we shouldn’t expect to see moves like this at other sister locations. If Station is your casino in Las Vegas and poker is your game, that means you can still play poker at Boulder Station, Green Valley Ranch, Palace Station, Red Rock Resort and Santa Fe Station.
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For most, 9/6 sounds likes the odds offered on a bet at a Vegas sportsbook, but for video poker players it’s the hard-to-find, nearly break-even game found only in limited spots around the Strip.
What’s 9/6? Those are Jacks or Better games that pay nine credits for a full house and six for a flush. Games that pay 8/5, or even 7/5, are much more common, and offer correspondingly worse odds – the house edge is less than half a percent on a 9/6 game with optimal play. (Some casinos, including Stratosphere, once offered a few machines that paid 10/7 and had a slight edge for the player, but finding one of those in 2014 is about as likely as finding a leprechaun and a pot of gold on Las Vegas Boulevard.)
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If your Fourth of July celebrations must start and end with a bang (don't go there), Vegas will have plenty of choices for you. Fireworks will be launched on The Strip as far south as Mandalay Bay and as far north as Stratosphere. If you're a local or have wheels, two popular off-Strip casinos will also light up the night sky. If you're not opposed to combining your Fourth with a true road trip, your options grow even larger. Here are 11 spots to enjoy fireworks on the Fourth:
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The property-wide project will bring four new dining experiences to GVR, including a second Pizza Rock for the Las Vegas Valley. By world pizza champ Tony Gemignani, the brand opened its first location in Downtown Vegas last year. A second dining experience by Gemignani, Slice House, will also be offered.
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It’s rare to see live keno in many Las Vegas casinos these days. Both The Mirage and Bellagio discontinued their live keno programs and Venetian, Wynn, Caesars Palace and MGM Grand don’t have it, either. Among the few where you can still find keno are Flamingo and off-Strip casino Arizona Charlie’s. And now Green Valley Ranch joins their ranks.
A new Keno Lounge offers 16 seats. There are also keno boards located throughout the property so players can enjoy the action from elsewhere. GVR's Grand Café has its own keno game with a separate runner to take diners’ bets. The Keno Lounge is open from 8 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. daily while the café offers keno from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.
Green Valley Ranch is the latest resort to take its marquee into the digital age. The Henderson hotel and casino is modernizing the marquee that faces the 215 freeway.
VegasChatter reader Dan H. spotted the changeout yesterday which also happened to be the first day of the project. He snapped the photos you see in this post.
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Mike Hammer: Comedy Magic is a little dynamo of a show. Currently ranked #24 out of 526 Vegas attractions by TripAdvisor readers, it regularly fills the Canyon Club Theater at the Four Queens. That's no small feat, considering the frequency that downtown shows come and go. Along with Golden Nugget's Gordie Brown, Mike Hammer: Comedy Magic has entrenched itself as a long-term fixture on Fremont Street.
Mike’s improvisational humor and sleight-of-hand are as sharp as his trademark vertical hairstyle. He's a frequent guest on talk shows, does MMA ring announcing, and has been a game show emcee (MC Hammer?). In a city filled with magic shows, this one manages to make the art of illusion cool, sexy and hilarious. He calls it “Getting Hammer’d.”
You never know what’s going to come out of Mike’s mouth (sometimes, it’s a string of razor blades), but we took a chance and asked him a few questions, anyway. And, we couldn’t resist the urge to throw in a “Magic Mike” reference. Considering his show's final illusion involves him being onstage in his boxers, he deserves to be in the running for next year's Hunkiest Headliners.