Discussion in 'Off-Strip Hotels' started by danny8235, Jan 19, 2017.
what is the casino like
My niece says great local promotions
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Mixing fancy drinks all night
VP bar is fun
I was there once stayed for couple of hours playing tables and some slots. If my memories serves me correctly it was very "clean" and new. Employees were pretty friendly and table minimum were reasonable. I'm sure others will give your better description. But I did enjoy it that's for sure
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I think of GVR and Red Rock to be a bit more upscale than the other Boyd/Station places. Lots of the usual suspect slot machines. Last time there I do seem to recall quite a few full-pay VP machines.
It's kind of out there in the toolies by itself, but it's in an area called "The District" which does have a number of dining, shopping, and entertainment options.
My personal opinion is that if you're in the area, it's well worth stopping in and playing a while, but there's really nothing there to go out of your way for, kinda like Red Rock and Aliante.
I like GVR alot , Lots of local people , nice bartenders , nice promotions and the buffet is awesome
Very nice place. Rooms are upscale and the casino is fun and has a great atmosphere . The Drop bar which has video poker is a blast and has live music at night . The staff is professional and polite. Have fun.
I don't play machines so I can't speak to that but it's a great place to stay and play and some decent dining options. Nice pool area. I enjoyed staying there.
Is there 24 hour action at the poker room? What games are spread. I'm looking to get off the strip, away from tyghe B and Aria which I am not finding warm and cuddly latrly. However, I am an MGM gold card holder and like the perks. What's the promo situation at Green Valley..
We've been staying at GVR for years and love it. As a matter of fact, we'll be there for their SB party. Can't speak about table games b/c we don't play them but they have just about every slot that you can think of. The one caveat is that they are not very free with comps. We get free rooms and a SMALL amount of FP and resort credit but that's about all even though we have the president level card. We're not high rollers but we go pretty often (4-5 times a year from the east coast). We also don't like the fact that tier status renews every six months instead of every years like most other places so, if you're not a local (they LOVE locals) it's hard to maintain a certain level. That being said we still go there because we feel at home.
We are out-of-town President in the Stations slot club too. I agree it is difficult to maintain. They used to have a "carry over" amount if you exceeded the goal, which would be applied to the next 6 months' total. But that ended several years ago, and now it is more difficult to get to President every 6 months.
We also dislike that at GVR, they combine the President buffet line with the "handicapped" line. For this reason, we prefer Red Rock, which has a dedicated President line. (That may have changed, though).
Also at Green Valley Ranch there is a fairly new Italian restaurant called Bottiglia. The food was very good, but the tables are so close together that the servers have trouble navigating the room. A neighboring table was so close to ours that whenever their waiter squeezed in to serve them, his blue-jeaned butt was almost touching our table.
You will love GVR. 13 FULL PAY VP games! http://www.vpfree2.com/casino/green-valley-resort-spa-casino One of the cleanest casinos that you will ever visit. Massive sportsbook too!! Poker room is spreading 3/6 hold em, 2/4 hold em w/half kill (4 tables), 25/50 hold em and 1/2 NL hold em as we speak (per Bravo ..I'm in Buffalo). Buffet is half the price of comparable ones on the strip i.e Saturday night prime rib/shrimp buffet is $17.99. I'm a BIG fan of GVR!
Green Valley is a great property. Nice big casino with tons of good paying video poker, nice rooms, best of the stations buffets IMO, love the Grand Cafe. Only problem we have with them is that it's almost impossible to get any comped rooms. If it wasn't for that, it would definitely be one of our favorite casinos.
Same! I HATE being lumped in with the cripples.
Believe it or not, it is hard to find the casino from most of the rooms. Rooms were a little dated. Preferred Red Rock more. VP was good crowd can be a little iffy
I'm torn down the middle on this reply. I agree that the rooms are a LONG way from the casino (but not hard to find). Totally disagree about the crowd being a little "iffy". This is the most upscale locals casino in town, with the exception of RR and M, so I have no idea what you are referring to. There are a few good restaurants in the area in addition to 3 or 4 great ones in the casino (great steakhouse, great pizza place, and great oyster bar/restaurant). It's in an upscale shopping area and a higher end residential area as well. Pool and spa were great as well. My only complaint is that I can't afford to stay here and Stations's comps are non existent.
I completely agree with roycapa. Yes the room are a trek from the casino and most of them have been renovated but the signage is good. Although we love the rooms at RR I prefer the rooms at GVR-more classic. As far as the clientelle is concerned, there's probably a better "class" of people at RR than at most strip hotels.
GVR was the place that had the TV show about it. The managers were into cocaine or something. Enough of that. That is OLD history.
GVR is way, way out there. Mostly locals. Nice pool. At least it was nice when I visited around 10 years ago. Casino seemed big. But since you are so far away from everything, it wasn't for me.
The biggest benefit, since you are way way down there, you have nothing else to do. Get a car and go to Freed's bakery for Wedding Cake by the slice. Get the Wedding Cake Slice, it is my go to cake. Freeds Bakery is 9815 South Eastern. The building is hard to see and there is construction that makes it even worse to get to. Add in the fact that each little shoppette center is it's own parking lot and they are not inter-connected it sucks.
I personally love both GVR and Red Rock. Love they have movie theaters too in case I blow through my bankroll.
3-4 months ago I stayed at GVR. I started with a few hundred and parlayed that into over 4K on deuces wild dollar VP. Guy next
to me got 2 Royal Flushes playing $5 VP. I was playing a dollar VP(deuces wild) and I swear the machine I was on must of had
a malfunction because it just kept paying and paying. I played to about 3 am and had to leave because I couldn't keep my eyes open. My
wife kept texting me wondering where I was. I kept texting her pics of big hits. It was a great run...cashed out over 4K profit that night. Same trip
I hit a 50cent and 25 cent Royal at Cosmo. But GVR gave me hours of consistent wins.
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