July 10, 2014

LAS VEGAS COMEDY: Louie Anderson Set to Move to Palace Station

LAS VEGAS – COMEDY LEGEND LOUIE Anderson announced today that he will begin a new headlining residency at Palace Station on Tuesday, September 7, 2010, performing in what is currently Bonkerz Comedy Club Showroom. The change in venues is spurred by the comedian’s love of performing in a comedy club-style venue, while still remaining accessible to both locals and tourists alike. The new show will be a family-friendly show for all ages.

“I’ve had a great run at the Excalibur, but it’s time for a change and I love the intimacy of Bonkerz and its mix of both locals and tourists gives me more room to expand my routine,” said Anderson. “I’m also excited to get to work with Joe again after so many years – the guy is as good as they come in this industry.”

Joe is Bonkerz Comedy Club owner Joe Sanfelippo who owns and operates the national chain of comedy clubs.

“We’re thrilled to have a comedian of Louie Anderson’s caliber headlining in our venue,” said Sanfelippo. “This is a great opportunity for us to continue our success with longer running headliners, but now at a much higher level.”

To compliment the move, Palace Station will be renaming the showroom in Louie’s name. The change will also include transformation of the 250-seat room with Anderson memorabilia decorating the walls. In addition, Anderson will also be bringing his acclaimed “Standup Boot Camp,” which he co-founded with comedian Kyle Cease, to Palace Station. “Standup Boot Camp” is an interactive seminar where Anderson and Cease mentor aspiring comedians in every aspect of the entertainment industry, from comedic delivery to hiring the best representation. More information can be found at www.standupbootcamp.com.

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“For a long time we’ve been interested in Louie Anderson, so when he decided to make a move a few months ago, we jumped at the chance. We’re ecstatic that of all the places he could headline in Vegas, he chose Palace Station,” said Judy Alberti, vice president of entertainment for Station Casinos. “Comedy has been a mainstay at Palace for several years, but we’ve never before had someone with Louie’s marquee value.”

About Louie Anderson
Two-time Emmy Award winner Louie Anderson is one of the country’s most recognized and adored comics and was named by Comedy Central as “One of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time.” Anderson’s big break came in 1984 when he appeared on “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.” Relating stories about growing up in the Midwest, being one of 11 children and dealing with an alcoholic father, provided a plethora of material for the comic and audiences across the country relate to his take on everyday life situations.

The multi-talented performer went on to do television and movies starring in his own CBS sitcom “The Louie Show” and his own comedy specials for both HBO and Showtime, as well as several films including “Coming to America” opposite Eddie Murphy. The multi-talented comedian/actor’s resume also includes the syndicated hit series, “Family Feud” and being executive producer and creator of the two-time Emmy Award winning animated series on FOX “Life with Louie.” Anderson is also a bestselling author and has written three books including the best selling first book Dear Dad-Letters from an Adult Child in 1989.

World Hip Hop Dance Champions to battle at Red Rock

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Check out our YouTube for some info about the 2011 World Hop Hop Dance Championships at Red Rock.

FROM HIP HOP International, the creators of MTV’s “Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew (ABDC),” comes the most electrifying live event in street dance, the 9th annual World Hip Hop Dance Championship. The best dance crews from across the nation and around the world will return to compete in Las Vegas in a new larger venue– thrilling audiences with dazzling, awe-inspiring moves. Defending US Champions Poreotix , who recently emerged as the winners of season 5 on “ABDC,” are set to defend to their title in Las Vegas. At stake, the gold medal and $20,000 in cash prizes.

After attracting the largest number of participants in its history in 2009, the event is returning to Las Vegas to thrill a local, national and worldwide audience in its largest ever venue. Preliminary events highlighted by USA Finals, World Popping, Locking and Freestyle Battles, and Urban Dance Moves workshops will take place from July 26-July 31 at Red Rock Resort, Casino & Spa. The World Hip Hop Dance Championship Finals are set for August 1 at Orleans Arena.

As proof of the growing popularity of hip hop worldwide, the events will attract dance crews, bboys/bgirls, freestylers, poppers and lockers from 35 nations including Australia, Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad & Tobago, United Kingdom, USA and others.

The week will begin with qualifying events for the United States as crews (5 to 8 dancers) from all across America “bust their best moves” for the USA title in preliminary rounds on July 26 and finals on July 27 at the Red Rock Resort, Casino & Spa (11011 W. Charleston, Las Vegas), which will serve as the host headquarters for the event. Winners will advance to compete at the World Hip Hop Dance Championship in preliminary and semi final heats July 28-30 setting the stage to represent the USA at the World Hip Hop Dance Championship Final on Sunday, August 1 at 7:30pm at Orleans Arena.

At the Finals, the top dance crews in three age divisions will battle for world titles in a high energy, entertaining event hosted by Chris Spencer (NBC/Bravo’s “Significant Others”, “Soul Food” and host of former late night talk show “Vibe”). The evening will be further highlighted with the presentation of the 2010 Living Legend of Hip Hop Award. Each year, this prestigious award is presented to a seminal figure in hip hop dance. Past recipients of this prestigious award include MC Hammer, Toni Basil, DJ Kool Herc, Boogaloo Sam, Don “Campbellock” Campbell and Tommy the Clown.

The World Battles – World Bboy 3 on 3 Crew Battle, Freestyles Battle and World Popping & Locking 1 on 1 Battles are set for Saturday, July 31 at the Red Rock Resort. Dedicated fans of urban street dance will be treated to the incredible skills of the USA and World’s best bboys, poppers, lockers and freestylers at these “can you top this” crowd-pleasing battles.

And for those who’d like to learn street dance, Urban Moves workshops will bring together the world’s best hip hop choreographers and dancers to teach the steps and moves to anyone with the desire to learn at the Red Rock Resort Casino & Spa on July 27 and August 1. Among the high profile presenters are choreographers for Jennifer Lopez, Usher, Beyonce, and more.

Ticket, hotel and travel information can be found online at www.hiphopinternational.com or by calling 1.800.669.5867 (within the USA) or 323.850.3777.

The Championships are produced and organized by Los Angeles’ Hip Hop International, a live event and television production company with affiliates in over 30 nations. John Paul Mitchell Systems is the official sponsor of the USA & World Hip Hop Dance Championships.

Yard House Grand Opening June 6 at Red Rock

Located next to the Poker Room, the new Yard House is open daily from 11am with late-night dining.



LAS VEGAS — Yard House is getting ready to double down with the opening of its second Las Vegas location inside Red Rock Resort. The restaurant, which made its Vegas debut in 2008 at Town Square Las Vegas, will open its doors to the public at its newest location on Sunday, June 6, for lunch, dinner and late-night dining.

“Las Vegas has been an excellent market for us,” said Harald Herrmann, president and CEO of Yard House Restaurants. “Our location at Town Square continues to be one of our top producing restaurants, and I have no doubt that our new Red Rock Resort location will be a tremendous success as well. The casino setting is certainly exciting and adds another dynamic to the Yard House experience.”

The 13,515 square-foot restaurant, which faces Charleston Avenue, boasts 130 taps of beer, a menu of American fusion fare, original artwork commissioned by Orange County artist Jerome Gastaldi, and a state-of-the-art sound and visual system with indoor and outdoor seating that can accommodate 557 guests. The striking interior showcases a contrasting mix of warm woods, stainless steel accents, and a signature oval bar encircled by tap handles.

Sports fans can catch the latest game on one of the many flat screens that are strategically positioned throughout the restaurants, while enjoying the strains of the restaurant’s vast music library boasting more than 5,000 titles of mostly classic rock. The sophistication of the audio technology allows the play list to be instantly altered in real time to reflect the age and preference of the guests.

“Music is as equally important as our food, beer and service,” says Steele Platt, founder and chairman of Yard House Restaurants. “We want people to enjoy the ambiance, the food, and conversation. Won’t we don’t want is the distraction that comes along with the clatter of silverware, so we’ve made music a cornerstone of the Yard House concept.”

As with each Yard House, it’s the glass-enclosed keg room that is essentially the pulse of the operation housing as much as 5,000 gallons of beer at a time. Three to five miles of individual beer lines, as well as an assembly of glycol lines, stretch from the keg room to the island bar via overhead stainless steel conduits maintaining a constant temperature of 34-36 degrees and keeping the beer consistently fresh and perfectly chilled for every pint.

Adding to the ambiance is a menu of American fusion fare created by award-winning Executive Chef and Partner Carlito Jocson. With a nod to his Filipino heritage, many of Chef Jocson’s dishes feature flavors of the Pacific Rim, which are then infused with more traditional fare. The menu, which boasts more than 100 items, includes a creative list of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, rice and pasta dishes, as well as steak and seafood. A prix fixe children’s menu, printed on a 12-page activity book, features a selection of items found on the regular menu only served in age-appropriate portions.


The new Yard House is located inside Red Rock Resort at 11011 W. Charleston off I-215. The restaurant is open daily from 11am with late-night dining offered until 12:30am Sunday-Thursday and until 1am on Friday and Saturday. For information, please call 702.363.YARD (9273).

Green Valley Ranch voted ‘Casino of the Year’ by ACM

Ovation, at Green Valley Ranch, is host to some of the hottest Country music concerts in Las Vegas.

ENCINO, Calif. – Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa and Casino was announced “Casino of the Year” today as part of the Academy of Country Music’s winners of awards that will not be televised during the live telecast of the 45th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. The ceremony, which honors country music’s top talent as well as the industry’s hottest emerging talent, is produced for television and will be broadcast LIVE from MGM GRAND in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 18, 2010 at 8:00 PM live ET/tape delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. 

The Academy of Country Music Special Awards are voted on by the ACM Board of Directors and are awarded during years where the Board of Directors feels there are clear and deserving candidates. MBI Awards and Industry Awards are voted on by professional members of the Academy. Special Awards, Industry Awards and MBI Awards are presented to recipients at ACM Honors, a special event held annually in the fall. The event will take place in Nashville on Tuesday, September 21, 2010. 

SPECIAL AWARDS 

Jim Reeves International Award 

Keith Urban has been chosen to receive the Jim Reeves International Award, which is presented to an individual for outstanding contributions to the acceptance of country music throughout the world. Past recipients of the Jim Reeves International Award include Garth Brooks, Dick Clark, Roy Clark, Merv Griffin, Charlie Nagatani, Buck Owens and Dolly Parton, among others. 

Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award 

Marty Robbins and Mel Tillis have been chosen to receive the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award honoring individuals who are pioneers in the country music genre.
Past recipients of the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award include Alabama, Johnny Cash, Charlie Daniels, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Brenda Lee, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, The Oak Ridge Boys, Dolly Parton, Charlie Pride, Jerry Reed, Tex Ritter, Kenny Rogers, Randy Travis, Conway Twitty, Porter Wagoner, Hank Williams, Sr., Hank Williams Jr. and Bob Wills, among others. 

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Poet’s Award 

Don Schlitz and Cindy Walker have been selected to receive the Poet’s Award, which honors songwriters for outstanding musical and/or lyrical contributions throughout their careers in the field of country music. Previous recipients of the Poet’s Award include Bill Anderson, Merle Haggard, Harlan Howard and Fred Rose. 

Tex Ritter Award 

Crazy Heart has been chosen as the recipient of the Tex Ritter Award, which is given to a movie released and/or receiving major exposure during the preceding calendar year, featuring or utilizing country music. Past recipients of the Tex Ritter Award include Beer For My Horses, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, O’Brother, Where Art Thou, Sweet Dreams and Walk the Line, among others. 

Mae Boren Axton Award 

Rod Essig has been chosen as the recipient of the Mae Boren Axton Award, which is given in recognition of years of dedication and service by an outstanding individual to the Academy of Country Music. Past recipients of the Mae Boren Axton Award include Jack Lameier, Marge Meoli, Ray Pilzak, Gaynelle Pitts, Gene Weed and David Young. 

MBI (MUSICIANS, BAND, INSTRUMENTAL) AWARDS 

  • TOP GUITARIST OF THE YEAR – Brent Mason
  • TOP PIANO/KEYBOARD PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Michael Rojas
  • TOP BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Michael Rhodes
  • TOP PERCUSSIONIST/DRUMMER OF THE YEAR – Shannon Forrest
  • TOP STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Paul Franklin
  • TOP FIDDLE PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Stuart Duncan
  • TOP SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT(S) PLAYER – Randy Scruggs
  • AUDIO ENGINEER OF THE YEAR – Justin Niebank
  • PRODUCER OF THE YEAR – Dann Huff

INDUSTRY AWARDS

  • NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR – Billy Bob’s Texas – Ft. Worth, TX
  • CASINO OF THE YEAR – Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa and Casino – Las Vegas, NV
  • DON ROMEO TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR – Todd Boltin – Variety Attractions, Inc.
  • PROMOTER OF THE YEAR – Brian O’Connell – LiveNation
  • VENUE OF THE YEAR – Sommet Center – Nashville, TN (Effective March 2, 2010, this venue was renamed the Bridgestone Arena, however, the Award was determined prior to the name change so will be recognized as Sommet Center.)

*The winners of the MBI and Industry are voted based on Academy of Country Music ballots in their respected category. 

Station Casinos Wins 25 ‘Best of Las Vegas’ 2010 Awards

Review Journal Poll: The Best of Las Vegas 2010 – Thanks, Las Vegas, For This Year’s 25 Awards!

STATION CASINOS AWARDS

 

  • Best Players Club – Station Casinos Boarding Pass (11 Years In A Row) – Readers’ Pick
  • Best Football Contest – Station Casinos Great Giveaway (16 Years In A Row) – Readers’ Pick
  • Best Coffee / Cappucino – Starbucks – Readers’ Pick
  • Best Sub Sandwich – Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop (GVR, Red Rock & Aliante Station) – Readers’ Pick & Review-Journal’s Pick

Thank You Las Vegas!

PALACE STATION AWARDS

BOULDER STATION AWARDS

SUNSET STATION AWARDS

RED ROCK AWARDS

  • Best Steakhouse – T-Bones Chophouse – Readers’ Pick
  • Best Keno – Red Rock – Readers’ Pick
  • Best Coffee Shop – Red Rock – Readers’ Pick
  • Best Asian Restaurant – Hachi – Readers’ Pick
  • Best Bowling Alley – Red Rock Lanes – Readers’ Pick

GREEN VALLEY RANCH AWARDS

  • Best Spa – The Spa at GVR – Readers’ Pick
  • Best Brunch – Feast Buffet – Readers’ Pick
  • Best Seafood – Tides Oyster Bar – Readers’ Pick
  • Best Lounge Performer/Tribute Act – Sin City Sinners – Review-Journal’s Pick
  • Best Ice Cream – U-Swirl – Review-Journal’s Pick

ALIANTE STATION AWARDS

FIESTA HENDERSON AWARDS

FIESTA RANCHO AWARDS

WILDFIRE GAMING AWARDS


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‘Red Rock Shootout’ to kick off 2010 NHC Tour

Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa in Las Vegas — host of the $1 million Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship (NHC) on January 29-30, 2010 — will host the second annual “Red Rock Shootout” on Sunday, January 31. The handicapping tournament again serves as the new year’s first NHC Tour event.

The Red Rock Shootout is a one-day tournament that will carry an entry fee of $100 and have a limit of one entry per person. All contest entry fees will be returned to participants in the form of prize payouts to the top five finishers on a 50%-20%-15%-10%-5% basis. The top two finishers will also receive qualifying spots to the 2011 NHC. Top finishers will also be awarded points as part of the 2010 NHC Tour.

All players must be at least 21 years of age to participate in the Red Rock Shootout. Contestants must make eight mythical $2 win and place wagers from available contest tracks. Four plays can be made at the player’s choosing from available tracks, and four will be made on designated mandatory races. For official rules or additional information, please contact Jason McCormick of Red Rock at 702-797-7798.

“The ‘Red Rock Shootout’ gets the NHC contest year off to a running start, coming right on the heels of the million-dollar NHC finals,” said Keith Chamblin, senior vice president of the NTRA. “The Red Rock Shootout affords NHC participants and spectators, alike, a fun and convenient opportunity to qualify for NHC XII in January 2011.”

The Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship is the most important tournament of the year for horseplayers and is the culmination of a year-long series of NTRA-sanctioned local tournaments conducted by racetracks, casino racebooks, off-track betting facilities and horse racing and handicapping Web sites, each of which sends its top qualifiers to the national finals. This year, more than 100,000 people are expected to attempt to qualify for the 2010 NHC at Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa in Las Vegas. 

The NHC Tour is a yearlong bonus series offering additional prize money and qualifying berths to the DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship. Participants must pay an annual $125 registration fee. Tour members then receive NHC Tour points for top finishes in NHC qualifying events held during the year. Additional benefits for NHC Tour members include automatic enrollment in the Horseplayers’ Coalition. The Coalition seeks legislative and regulatory solutions to tax and business issues that impact pari-mutuel racetracks and their customers and provides grass roots support for the NTRA’s lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill. Tour members also are automatically eligible to participate in NTRA Advantage, offering preferred pricing on products and services from leading suppliers, including John Deere, Sherwin-Williams, OfficeDepot, UPS and Toshiba.

The AAA four-diamond rated Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa is located 10 miles west of the Strip in Las Vegas and features more than 800 guest rooms, a spa, an array of gaming, 10 restaurants and entertainment offerings including Red Rock Lanes and a 16-screen movie theatre.  To learn more about Red Rock visit www.redrocklasvegas.com.

The NTRA is a broad-based coalition of horse racing interests consisting of leading thoroughbred racetracks, owners, breeders, trainers, horseplayers and affiliated horse racing associations, charged with increasing the popularity of horse racing and improving economic conditions for industry participants. The NTRA has offices in Lexington, Ky., and Rye Brook, N.Y. NTRA press releases appear on the NTRA web site, NTRA.com.

PBA Tournament of Champions at Red Rock Lanes

Red Rock Lanes will host 63 of the world's best bowlers Jan. 19-24 in the 45th PBA Tournament of Champions.

SEATTLE – When the Professional Bowlers Association Tournament of Champions was introduced in 1962 by PBA founder Eddie Elias and the organization’s tournament committee, it provided the PBA Tour with an elite platform to showcase an exclusive field of champions.   

The 45th PBA Tournament of Champions, to be conducted Jan. 19-24 at Red Rock Lanes at the Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, will feature 63 players who have earned their right to compete in the second major of the 2009-10 Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour season by virtue of winning a PBA title. The finals will be televised live on ESPN on Jan. 24 at 1 p.m. Eastern (10 a.m. Pacific).   

With an event that has a rich tradition and a stellar field of players there are many storylines. Here are a few especially noteworthy stories:   

  • Kelly Kulick of Union, N.J., will once again make PBA Tour history by becoming the first woman to compete in a Tournament of Champions. She earned her berth by winning the first PBA Women’s World Championship. Kulick originally made history by becoming the first woman to qualify for the PBA’s Exempt Tour in 2006.
  • Tom Smallwood, of Saginaw, Mich., who earned a Tour exemption after being laid off from his job at General Motors last spring, will try to win his second major after winning the PBA World Championship in December in storybook fashion against reigning Player of the Year Wes Malott.
  • At age 50, Hall of Famer and all-time PBA Tour titles leader Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Ocala, Fla., is still trying for his first Tournament of Champions win. As one of the few things the 46-time titlist has yet to accomplish in his career, a Tournament of Champions win would enable him to complete the Triple Crown (PBA World Championship, U.S. Open and Tournament of Champions) Grand Slam (Triple Crown plus the USBC Masters) and Super Slam (Grand Slam plus the Touring Players Championship).
  • Australian two-handed specialist Jason Belmonte will compete in his first Tournament of Champions after winning his first Tour title in 2008-09.
  • Thirteen-time PBA Tour Champion Patrick Allen of Wesley Chapel, Fla., will be looking to defend his 2009 Tournament of Champions title.
  • Jason Couch of Clermont, Fla., is the only player to have won three consecutive Tournament of Champions titles and will be looking to become the first bowler to win it four times.

Check out Red Rock Resort’s “Tournament of Champions” Hotel Package special for the big tourney!

The Tournament of Champions is open exclusively to Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour exempt-player champions; the winners of the most recent PBA Regional Players Championship and Regional Players Invitational; the United States Bowling Congress Masters winner; the USBC Senior Masters, PBA Senior U.S. Open and PBA World Championship winners; all Tournament of Champions past winners, PBA Hall of Famers, and for the first time, the PBA Women’s World Championship titlist.   

The first Tournament of Champions was conducted in 1962 in Indianapolis. The event was not conducted in 1963 and ’64 but moved to Akron, Ohio, in 1965 where it was conducted until 1994. Since then, it has been conducted in various locations.   

Additional in-depth coverage of the PBA Tournament of Champions and all Tour events is available by subscribing to pba.com’s Xtra Frame video service. Subscription information is available by visiting pba.com/xtraframe.   

45th PBA Tournament of Champions Schedule
Red Rock Lanes, Red Rock Casino, Las Vegas, Nev.
(All times Pacific)   

Tuesday, Jan.19
1 pm – Practice   

Wednesday, Jan. 20
10 am – Qualifying Round 1 (8 Games)
5 pm- Qualifying Round 2 (8 Games)   

Thursday, Jan. 21
10 am – Qualifying Round 3 (8 Games)
Cut to the top 24
5 pm – Match Play Round 1 (8 Games)   

Friday, Jan. 22
11 am – Match Play Round 2 (8 Games)
5 pm – Match Play Round 3 (8 games, top 4 advance to ESPN finals)   

Saturday, Jan. 23
Pro-am squads: 9 am, 11 am, 3:30 pm
Autograph Session: 2 – pm   

Sunday, Jan. 24
10 a.m. – Live ESPN TV finals   

About the PBA
The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) features the best bowlers in the world competing in National, Regional and Senior Tour events and awarded more than $4.3 million in prize money during the 2008-09 Lumber Liquidators PBA National Tour. The organization has more than 4,000 members spanning 13 countries, and nearly one million viewers tune-in to watch the Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour every Sunday on ESPN throughout the season. PBA sponsors include Barbasol, Bayer, Brunswick, Etonic, Flomax, GEICO, Go RVing, H&R Block, Lumber Liquidators, One A Day Men’s 50+ Multivitamin, Pepsi-Cola, and the USBC, among others. For more information on the PBA, log on to www.pba.com.

Days Inn to Serve as Hotel Brand at Wild Wild West Gambling Hall

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Agreement ushers in the return of a Days Inn location in Las Vegas.

LAS VEGAS — Executives from Station Casinos, Inc. have announced an agreement to bring the Days Inn hotel brand to the Wild Wild West Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, ushering in the return of a Days Inn location in Las Vegas. The property will be rebranded as Days Inn – Las Vegas at Wild Wild West Gambling Hall. Reservations are now being accepted through the Days Inn reservation system for hotel stays beginning December 15, 2009.

The Wild Wild West Gambling Hall is located at 3330 W. Tropicana Ave on the northwest corner of Tropicana Ave. and I-15 behind the Las Vegas Strip. It features 260 guest rooms and suites; 24-hour dining at Denny’s; a pool area and a casino offering table games, a sports book and more than 200 slot and video poker machines. Due to its premiere location off the I-15 interstate, the Wild Wild West also serves as a major truck stop in Las Vegas and features an on-site fueling station and parking for more than 200 trucks.

The association will bring Days Inn guest service and room standards to the Wild Wild West property, as well as allow guests who stay at any participating Wyndham Hotel Group property to take part in the Wyndham Rewards ® loyalty program, the largest loyalty program in the lodging industry based on the number of participating hotels. The hotel staff will remain team members of Station Casinos.

Guests of Days Inn – Las Vegas at Wild Wild West will enjoy complimentary coffee each day provided inside Denny’s, WI-FI access, cable television including HBO, hair dryer, desk, complimentary USA Today and a coin operated laundry facility. The hotel is also pet friendly. Room rates will start at $39.99 a night.

“Aligning with Days Inn, a well-established and respected hotel brand, provides the Wild Wild West property an amazing opportunity to draw in guests who have an affinity for staying at a Days Inn location wherever and whenever they travel,” said Kevin Kelley, COO of Station Casinos.

“We are very pleased to have the Days Inn brand represented in Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world,” said Clyde Guinn, Days Inn President. “We are also very excited to bring together our internationally recognized hotel brand and Station Casinos, an entertainment institution that has been a part of the Southern Nevada community for over 33 years.”

Days Inns Worldwide, a member of the Wyndham Hotel Group family of lodging brands, is a chain of economy and upscale hotels located throughout the world that offer guests single, double and suite accommodations. All properties in North America and most properties in other regions feature high-speed Internet access, SolTerre® bath amenities and weekday newspapers.

Reservations and information are available by calling (800) 329-7466 or by visiting www.daysinn.com. Days Inn hotels are independently owned and operated under franchise agreements with Days Inns Worldwide, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN).


Station Casinos, Inc. is the leading provider of gaming and entertainment to the residents of Las Vegas, Nevada. Station’s properties are regional entertainment destinations and include various amenities, including numerous restaurants, entertainment venues, movie theaters, bowling and convention/banquet space, as well as traditional casino gaming offerings such as video poker, slot machines, table games, bingo and race and sports wagering. Station owns and operates Red Rock Casino Resort Spa, Palace Station Hotel & Casino, Boulder Station Hotel & Casino, Santa Fe Station Hotel & Casino, Wildfire Casino and Wild Wild West Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, Nevada, Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel and Fiesta Rancho Casino Hotel in North Las Vegas, Nevada, and Sunset Station Hotel & Casino, Fiesta Henderson Casino Hotel, Magic Star Casino, Gold Rush Casino and Lake Mead Lounge in Henderson, Nevada. Station also owns a 50% interest in Aliante Station, Green Valley Ranch Station Casino, Barley’s Casino & Brewing Company and The Greens in Henderson, Nevada and a 6.7% interest in the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Vegas Milestone: Boulder Station Celebrates 15 Years

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15-YEAR ANNIVERSARY. The team has become a "second family" for many of the 150 employees who have worked at the casino on Boulder Highway since it opened in August 1993.

Boulder Station opened its doors to the city of Las Vegas on August 23, 1993. Fifteen wonderful years after that historic day, our property still continues to be a leading contender along the Boulder Highway. More importantly, more than 150 of the original Team Members who helped with the opening proudly remain dedicated to supporting and providing service to our guests.

On August 23, 2009, our Station Casinos Team Members were treated to brunch. The menu included eggs Benedict, carved ham, seasoned potatoes, as well as other delicious food. A special event was planned for our Team Members who have been with the company for 15 years or longer. The festivities were held in the Railhead and Team Members feasted on a gourmet menu that featured grilled steak medallions, chicken Marsala, sautéed asparagus, and much more!

General Manager Don Richardson invited Team Members to say a few words on their fondest memories while working at Boulder Station. Tears were shed and the laughter was contagious, but the constant message resonated through each speech was that “Boulder Station was a second family.”

The evening ended with a raffle where each Team Member was given a small token of appreciation. As one Team Member stated, “I will work for Boulder Station for 15 more years and 15 more years after that!”

Post any of your fond memory of Boulder Station below. Thanks for your support.

Las Vegas Restaurants: Sushi Avenue 2 now open at Santa Fe Station

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Sushi Avenue 2 starts rolling in November at Santa Fe Station.

LAS VEGAS – Sushi Avenue 2 will be joining the dining line up at Santa Fe Station in early November bringing the freshest sushi, oysters and sake to the guests of the Las Vegas hotel and casino.

The original Sushi Avenue opened in Las Vegas in 2004 at Flamingo and I-215 and quickly grew to be among one of the most popular local sushi restaurants in town that provides the freshest sushi at a great value. Sushi Avenue, and its second location at Santa Fe Station, are owned and operated by the very personable and hilarious executive sushi chef Bruce Lee, who is taking Sushi Avenue’s success and expanding its presence to the northwest side of town. Sushi Avenue chef Cory Ha, who assists Lee in creating the restaurant menus will also be part of the Santa Fe Station Sushi Avenue 2 leadership team.

The restaurant will offer an array of sushi, with fresh fish flown in daily, an oyster bar and a sake lounge featuring more than 20 sakes as well as a great selection of sake cocktails, beer and wine. Sushi Avenue 2 will feature many favorite dishes served at the original location, and this new outlet will also create new menu items exclusive to Santa Fe Station. Sushi Avenue favorites include: creamy spicy king crab with chipotle aioli sauce, Thai flavored seafood gumbo with crab, shrimp and andouille sausage, sashimi Carpaccio, soft-shell crab Diablo with bacon and roasted garlic sauce, miso black cod, and avocado-crusted Chilean sea bass to name a few.

Sushi Avenue 2 will be open for dinner and late-night dining Sunday through Thursday from 4pm until midnight, and Friday and Saturday from 4pm until 1am. The restaurant will be located in the space formerly occupied by Tides Oyster bar by the north parking garage and valet area.

About Santa Fe Station
Sushi Avenue 2 will join an array of entertainment currently offered at Santa Fe Station, including CHROME showroom, an intimate 650-seat concert venue, 4949 Lounge, a hip center bar, a 16-screen movie theater, a 60-lane bowling center, several restaurants including The Charcoal Room steakhouse, Cabo Mexican Restaurant and the Feast Buffet as well as a full array of gaming including slot machines, table games, a state-of-the-art race and sports book, poker room and bingo. Santa Fe Station is located at 4949 North Rancho Dr. off U.S. 95 and Ann Road. Santa Fe Station is part of the Station Casinos family of entertainment destinations for the locals of Southern Nevada. To learn more about Santa Fe Station, visit www.santafestationlasvegas.com.