Las Vegas Green Valley Ranch Casino Review
The Green Valley Ranch Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, offers a lot of the amenities you would find at any resort on the strip. This casino property is tailored to Las Vegas locals, but it still attracts a lot of visitors from outside of the city. It’s a full resort complete with casino, hotel, spa, upscale shopping and fine dining. It opened in 2001, and the Green Valley Ranch casino has been a huge hit with locals since, as there aren’t really any other casinos close by.
When you enter Green Valley Ranch your eyes are immediately drawn to the open layout, complete with some walls that are made of glass and have water cascading over them. The gaming area pretty much covers the entire casino floor, with all of the newest casino slot games able to be found at your finger tips. If you’re lucky you may even get to take part in a survey to ask how your experience with certain new games was – they seem to do quite a lot of slot machine market research here.
Their range of casino table games is a whole other story. Green Valley Ranch casino has most of the regular casino table games you can find in most casinos around Las Vegas, but they also have hybrid games or games with a twist. Ever heard of Progressive Blackjack, or Fire Bet Craps? Didn’t think so. The Fire Bet Craps seems really fun though where you bet up to $5 on new rollers and guess how many point numbers they will hit before they hit seven. If they hit all the point numbers on the layout before rolling seven (out), you get a nice payout of 1000 to 1.
Nestled inside Green Valley Ranch are eight restaurants, ranging from cafe to buffet, fine dining and international fare. A must to check out here is the Buffet’s champagne brunch held on Sundays. For the foodies, the Elephant Bar is truly delightful. Setup to look like a safari, the food is delicious and well portioned, but can be a little bit on the pricier side.
On the outskirts of the hotel and casino lies The District. Opened in 2004, it has some of the best shops and restaurants in town, including the Cheesecake Factory and Whole Foods. If you have a furry, four legged friend, Flea Bags is a must-stop-shop in this pet friendly area. If you’re into the whole chic movement, the Anthropologie store also has its home here. If you have kids, this is also a great location to come during the spring and summer months, as Green Valley Ranch regularly hosts nighttime movies under the stars next to the carousel that is across from Green Valley Parkway.
Whilst the Green Valley Ranch casino property sits quite a drive away from the central part of Las Vegas, it’s a relatively quick and easy drive via the Las Vegas freeways. It’s one of those places that you really should check out.
Written by Charmaine Bird, in March 2014