Green Valley Ranch Casino... Henderson, Nevada

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  1. SevenOut, Nov 3, 2016

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    I have to believe that there is Neutral Ground to gather some Craps Players from the Forum.

    On the Forum we have the entire spectrum of Craps Players. I am more in the 'I do not give a F**K', part of the spectrum. Just beyond the 'purple' ultraviolet part of the spectrum that is visible with your eyes.

    Although the GVR Craps Table is a 3x4x5x... odds, the dealers are excellent. Fourteen feet of Battlefield and some extra long shot dice options to play for High Low stuff. This is where you should be directing your attention... at the Craps Table, not each other.

    I am easy to spot. Look at me, closely. I carry a solid walking stick, grown on Easter Island in the Pacific, and I know how to use it. If it had a 'hook' on one end, I could work stick and the rest of you toss me sucker bets.

    The Feast Buffet is a good buy for $14.95 Dinner on Monday-Thursday. My wife plans to be at the Three Way Poker machine playing nickels... after dinner. Your wife or girlfriend or, whatever, can play the 5 cent Video Poker machines.

    It starts at 4PM. The Buffet... everything else is non stop, 24 hours.

    Anyone who fits into MY part of the spectrum... work out a date. We are heading up near Overton, NV tomorrow for the Pomegranate Festival at the Moapa Valley Art Guild, Logandale, NV. Directions on a Google Search.

    My wife loves these hard to eat... things. Other than this Friday the 4th... next week is open until Veteran's Day and our Buy ONE GET One FREE Buffet we will be at the GVRC. (For Veterans only... BOGO.)

    My feelings will not be hurt if no one cares. This is one of those rare opportunities for unknowns to gather, piss on the Craps Table, than each other.
     
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  2. TDVegas, Nov 3, 2016

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    Pomegranate festival...interesting.
    I used to love pomegranates...
    Pain in the ass to peel and extract...but wonderful flavor.

    Is this a festival with all things pomegranate...?
    Juices, shakes and everything in between?

    Moapa?....up near Valley of Fire? Off the top of my head....
    Believe I drove thru Logandale a few years ago.

    Once in a blue moon I head over to GVR....love it there.
    but I'm a bubble guy at this point---last time I tossed it was a $10 free play. Empty table. Played the don't. 9-7. :)
    Typically I play a 3 point Molly or a variation of with place 6 & 8. Never more than 3 wagers.

    I do enjoy the feast buffet but generally stick with breakfast. Love their French toast, too much bacon, coffee and grapefruit juice. I was never a buffet person but when the freebies started arriving (and 50%)...I figured why not. Delish.

    One of these days we can meet up at GVR.
     
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  3. SevenOut, Nov 4, 2016

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    We went to Bally's for a Show and to the Bellagio Casino for their Buffet. After seeing the no discounted price to us at $42.00 for Dinner... we drove to Green Valley Ranch for $14.99. Same food, local crowd.

    We use to frequent the Paris and Bellagio Buffets... but now can drive to any Casino we want. Half price... OK. I cannot eat that much when you are forking out Craps Bankroll for $30 to $42 Buffets.

    Leaving shortly to see what this Pomegranate Festival is all about.
     
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    15 bucks for buffet, less some accumulated points, good deal. I will hit that buffet my next trip.
    Hollywood casino Grantville PA, we went to buffet on a Wednesday night, 7.99, selection of entrees were slim, but with some credit, it was probably the best bang for your buck of any casino buffet weve ever paid for.
     
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  5. SevenOut, Nov 4, 2016

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    I went back for seconds as I am a Beef and Potato eater. Some healthy food from the salad bar, but not enough... to spoil my dinner.

    Dinner is $14.95... Lunch is less, but quits at 3PM.

    Veterans get a two for one buffet coming up. A number of locals Casinos are promoting Veterans Day, so I will have to shake off a pound or two to keep my ass and gut in balance.
     
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  6. Bases loaded, Nov 4, 2016

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    Is the Green Valley Ranch affiliated with Red Rock, and Fiesta in Henderson? Are they all 'Station's' casinos?

    Last year we stopped out at Red Rock and loved it. We also stopped in quick at the Fiesta on our way to Lake Meade.

    Want to visit Green Valley Ranch next time.
     
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  7. TDVegas, Nov 4, 2016

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    Yes.
     
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    Im not 100% sure of the casino, but I think it was paris, my kids wanted to try their buffet, easily had to be 500-700 people on line, snaking 4-6 wide all the way through the hallways/casino. Why would anyone wait on line for 2-3 hours for a buffet with all the options.
    I looked at people near the back of the line with children in strollers and decided those people are either insane, or they had to be getting the food for free.
     
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    so if I play at any station casino, I can use my wifes points/credits at any restaurant in any of those casinos?
     
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  10. TDVegas, Nov 4, 2016

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    Yes
     
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  11. SevenOut, Nov 4, 2016

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    Pomegranate Festival... will have to pass next time.

    The Cannery Casino just south of Sam's Town on Boulder Highway is better than Sam's Town Buffet.

    Cannery has better Craps Dealers, too. The RV Park at Sam's Town is OK. A nicer one is a couple miles further north on Boulder Highway is nicer, but more expensive. Haggle with them before you pay... an empty space is worth ZERO, otherwise.

    If you are a veteran or active duty military, have your ID or DD-214 to get a sticker applied to your card. Many smaller Casinos offer specials for Seniors and Veterans. I have my 1969 - 1970 dog tag on my key chain, which all accepted if you kept yours.

    Fiesta Casino, all Station Casinos, Wildfire Casino

    I am just never in the mood to fork out $25 or more for a Buffet. They are excellent... but so are the $15 Station Casino buffets and you should get a minimum discount just for scanning your Player's Card at all of these places. They want to track you everywhere you go.

    Restrooms, no doubt, will be next.
     
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    not that it matters much to me, but Ive always wondered just how far casinos are willing to go to accumulate data that will help them or make them think they are able to squeeze out a few more cents per patron.
    things like placing certain slot/poker machines near restrooms so when spouses have to wait for one another, do they sit if a certain machine tempts them right outside the restroom?
    do they put certain machines closer to showrooms, restaurants?
    its already clear most casinos make you walk through their casino to get anywhere you need to go once there.
    everything they do, carpet, walls, is to keep you focused on the casino, so who knows, maybe one day they will put card slashers into public restrooms to track just how many times a day someone goes so they can base their estimated time of play for future comps, minus the bathroom and restaurant time.
    they already track how many times you open your room door a day, with the electronic card keys, maybe they build models of peoples habits and use it to rate people for comps and giveaways. who knows.
     
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  13. James Hall, Nov 9, 2016

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    it's called market research
     
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  14. The Midnight Skulker, Nov 9, 2016

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    In The Before Time we had some discussions about RFID technology as it pertains to the gaming industry. Here are a couple threads I located. Interested readers can find more with a Google search of the rec.gambling.craps group looking for the keyword "RFID", although I'm guessing over half the hits mention it only tangentially.
    I also found a more recent article titled RFID CASINO CHIPS at blackjackinfo.com.


    And finally (and offtopic), I stumbled upon a thread from August, 2006, talking about, in effect, bubble craps!
     
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  15. TDVegas, Nov 9, 2016

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    Station Casinos has implemented a new policy on accumulating points. In the past, points were established by gambling. Typically 1 point per $1 wagered. They are now awarding points on ANY spending (food, entertainment, rooms?, etc.)...

    You may want to inquire when you check in.
     
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  16. Onautopilot, Nov 9, 2016

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    I just received a very generous offer from GVR, and I have only been there one time last year....played a little bubble craps, and some VP, a couple hours at most. I got a card because of the "first time players" promotion, food, and free play. Not sure if the casinos are trying to get people in during December, but I'm getting offers that are way beyond my play.
     
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  17. TDVegas, Nov 9, 2016

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    Wonderful...as a vet, you will also get some other perks from Station Casinos.
     
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  18. TDVegas, Nov 9, 2016

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    In fact, Boyd gaming seems to be doubling down on locals...I just received many offers from them. $25 dining, match play, slot rewards...etc.

    I did see on their conference call that they are going to take more "interest" in locals as opposed to going out of state for business.
     
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    they have a list on their site stating the exact number of points you get for each dollar you spend gaming, eating, shows, lodging etc.....seems 1000 points equals one dollar in comps.
    10 points for every dollar spent on a room in one of their hotels.
     
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  20. DeMango, Nov 9, 2016

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    Great read, thanks!
     
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