THREE STATION CASINOS GUESTS HIT PAI GOW PROGRESSIVE
FIVE-OF-A-KIND ACES JACKPOT IN ONE DAY
(Las Vegas, Nev.)- A rare and exciting day for Station Casinos leaves three guests more than $55,000 collectively richer. All hit five-of-a-kind aces while playing Pai Gow on Wednesday and hit a jackpot resulting from placing the $1 Fortune Pai Gow Progressive Side Bet.
The hits happened at the following properties:
Station Casinos offers the largest multi-linked Pai Gow progressive in Southern Nevada with 10 properties participating. The result is jackpots that start higher, grow faster and hit more often.
With any regular bet, players become eligible for the progressive with a side bet of only $1. The entire progressive pot is won with a seven card straight-flush with or without a joker, and players at Station Casinos can also win 10% of the progressive jackpot with a winning hand of five aces.
Station Casinos offers a variety of table games 24-hours-a-day, including blackjack, poker, Let it Ride, craps and roulette. The company also operates a variety of property-linked progressives including slots, bingo and in poker rooms. For more information, visit www.sclv.com.
About Station Casinos
Station Casinos owns 17 properties throughout Southern Nevada including Boulder Station, Green Valley Ranch Resort, Fiesta Rancho, Fiesta Henderson, Palace Station, Red Rock Resort, Santa Fe Station, Sunset Station, Texas Station, Wild Wild West and several smaller properties under the Wildfire Gaming division such as Wildfire Casinos. Additionally, the company manages Aliante Station. For more information, visit www.stationcasinos.com.
CONTACT: Jay A. Alpert, Station Casinos
(702) 495-4244, cell (702) 578-1329
UPDATE: AS OF 6PM Friday August 3rd, THE FORTUNE PAI GOW PROGRESSIVE IS OVER $182,000.00!!!
AS CORPORATE VICE President of Table Games I have a lot to deal with in my job.
OK, this is my first time blogging and that was my first (and maybe last) attempt at a witty pun. It does, however, lead me into the topic at hand and a job responsibility of mine I take quite personally: Our Dealers.
In a word, we take the job of dealer at Station and Fiesta Casinos – from the Craps dealer at Red Rock Resort, to the Blackjack dealer at Sunset Station, to the Poker Room dealer at Texas Station – seriously … but not, too, seriously … here’s what I mean:
Our newly hired dealers receive two full shifts (16 hours) of training before they go on a live game. This allows them to learn the Station Casinos’ guest service standards and learn how to deal the games “The Stations” way.
For me, our dealers should interact with our guests and create a fun atmosphere while maintaining a pleasant game pace and accuracy on the game. Characteristics of a good dealer include being friendly, enthusiastic, respectful and outgoing. A good dealer is a team player, works on technical skills, and exhibits a positive attitude. Conversely, bad dealer characteristics include a rude, disrespectful, disinterested attitude, unfriendly or not outgoing, a person unwilling to work hard to develop his or her technical skills.
In short, “The Stations” way of dealing aims to treat you like family, and it’s my job, in part, to ensure this gaming environment at our tables.
Is this the experience you are having while playing our table games? In your experience, what makes a good dealer? Do you have a favorite dealer at one of our casinos? I would love to hear from you. Go ahead, your deal…
The featured blogger for this post is Station Casinos Vice President of Corporate Table Games Jim Ward.
LET’S START THE Hot in Slots Winter 2012 (the weather in Las Vegas has been quite balmy so far this year, by the way) blog post with a cool new thing we’ve been doing on our facebook page. First, because this is the Hot in Slots blog highlighting what’s new on our slot floors, we’ll start by announcing that throughout December 2011 we placed new Build-A-Wheel Video Poker machines in all our casinos. (Ask a slot attendant where the facebook game is )
Have you seen/played it yet?
If not, you’re in luck because it’s on all our facebook pages as we are holding daily slot tournaments (through January 17) where you can win prizes (and can’t lose really, by the way … it’s facebook) for playing Build-A-Wheel. You should check it out either in the casino or on facebook … here’s a link to links to all our facebook pages. After you like the facebook page, click the Build-A-Wheel tab in the left-hand margin, register and go for the high score!
Now for other new releases and general fun from our Las Vegas slot floors recently. Good Luck, by the way!
Got questions or comment for our slot managers? Let us know below!
During our Holiday Cash Giveaway at the end of December we gave away at least $100,000 (10 $1,000 winners at 10 casinos) for 10 straight nights. Some folks, like this Aliante Station winner, actually got $1,500 with the $500 “Be There” Bonus. Happy New Year!
Over at Fiestas, Rancho and Henderson, we are having January Play Days where there’s good stuff all month including dining discounts, Video Poker tournaments and gift days, but we like the $100,000 Cash Wheel spinning on Saturday nights … where it will land nobody knows …
Our slots guys take great pride in keeping the latest Video Reels on the floor, like below Boulder Station (left) and Texas Station …
See ya in the spring!
Pocket 6s was the winning hand for Lars B., the 2011 Grand Champion of Station Casinos’ No-Limit Hold’em Poker Tournaments. Lars outlasted a best-of-the-best field of 120 to take the top cash of $60,000 and a Rolex watch.
Five guaranteed $200,000 tournaments at four our Las Vegas poker rooms in less than one month!
“We paid the million dollars even with some huge overlays. Watch for our next one in the spring of 2012,” Station Casinos Poker Tournament Director Derek Glover said.
Thanks to all and see ya next year!
Congratulations Travis F. for becoming our fourth $60,000 winner!
Travis beat the biggest field of our four guaranteed $200,000 tournaments at Red Rock and joins our other three champions (see below) in the Championship Round at Red Rock, where the Grand Champion (we need a better title) will be decided from a field of 120 best-of-the-best on May 24 and 25. The Championship Round is another $200,000 tournament, with the top 12 spots cashing, and the winner getting nearly another $60,000 plus a Rolex watch.
If that “other” Vegas hold’em tournament has bracelet winners…we’re going to have a watch winner!
Can’t wait and good luck to the field!
Two reasons to be super excited about the results from the third Main Table this past weekend at Sunset Station:
Onto The Turn, our fourth (and the last tournament you can buy in) with another guaranteed $200,000 prize pool is this week at Red Rock, followed by the Championship Round, also at Red Rock, on May 24 & 25 when someone is going to win another $60,000 and a sweet watch.
Congratulations to Mark I., the winner of the second (of four) final table in our $1 Million No-Limit Hold’em Tournaments. Mark’s $60,000 first-place cash was part of the $200,000 guaranteed prize pool at Palace Station this weekend. Here’s the rest of the payouts from the Top 10:
No time to rest, another guaranteed $200,000 prize pool is in play this week at Sunset Station.
Our 2nd “Get Staked” Winner was Karen W., who finished out of the money.
Our 1st “Get Staked” Winner was Nick G. Unfortunately, Nick only lasted about 45 minutes but reportedly had great fun.
LAS VEGAS – With the first $60,000 winner already decided, Station Casinos $1 Million No-Limit Hold’em Tournaments are ready to shuffle up and deal again this weekend at Palace Station Hotel Casino.
In the event’s first tournament at Green Valley Ranch (April 26 – May 1), Frederick Narciso played KC-QC into the winning hand and cashed the first-place amount of $60,000 from the event’s $200,000 prize pool. The nearly five-week poker event now shifts locations to Palace Station.
“Outside the World Series of Poker, we think it’s the best Hold’em Tournament in Las Vegas and the biggest Station Casinos has ever held,” Station Casinos Poker Tournament Director Derek Glover said. “If you can’t afford the buy-ins for the upcoming WSOP, we have three buy-in options starting at the $85 Single-Table Satellite level. Not bad for a shot at at least $60,000.”
Station Casinos is also awarding a “free roll” in each week’s tournament via a “Get Staked” contest on facebook (http://www.facebook.com/sunsetstation), looked for the “Get Staked” tab, where online contestants answer: Why should you be backed in the tournament? The winner gets the $1,100 Main Table buy-in paid for in that week’s tournament.
The Station Casinos $1 Million No-Limit Hold’em Tournaments’ (www.StationCasinosPoker.com) remaining dates and locations, including the Championship Tournament event, are as follows:
HEY POKER STAR,
Station Casinos is Staking (paying the $1,100 buy-in) one player to the Main Event table in our big No-Limit Hold’em Tournament this weekend at Green Valley Ranch.
How do you become the one who gets staked?
Fill out the form below completely, and most importantly:
Tell us why we should back you!
There’s a minimum of $60,000 going to the winner this weekend at GVR so tell us why you’re our Ace in the Hole!
Congrats Nick G. for getting “Staked”!
Below is the winning submission. Thank to everyone for playing along. Follow Station Casinos on facebook for more “Get Staked” contests.
I am the great great great grandson of albert einstein. Okay i have no proof of that, but here is why i should be staked. I’m solid! I am 28 years old and i have recently moved to las vegas from cleveland ohio. i have made gvr my number 1 place to play. I have a million bad beat stories, but when you play the game enough you should understand that bad beats are going to happen. its not really worth my time to type them, or your time to read them. i play a more logical style of poker, rather than relying on gut feeling. i have made ace high calls on the river and been right more often than not, but in all honesty i don’t really believe in hero calls. i feel that playing the odds will give you a better win percentage in the long run. in a deepstack tournament like the one you are hosting on the 30th, my play would vary depending on the balance of my table. i can play loose aggressive, or tight aggressive, but the key word is aggressive. i have found that when i have to make a lot of decisions in poker tournaments i have poorer results, so it is best to force others to make the decisions. if selected for the staked seat, i will donate 50% of all winnings to the american cancer society, or any amount over $20,000. you have my word on that. lastly i will tell you that i work at anthem country club as a waiter, and i drive a moped. im broke, but i enjoy life regardless. i obviously wont play in this tournament unless i get the stake, so if you choose me it was meant to be. thanks for reading my essay, and good luck with your decision.
LAS VEGAS – HPT’S SEASON LAUNCH at Red Rock Casino Resort Spa drew a diverse field of recognizable Vegas pros and HPT regulars from the Midwest, but the event belonged to local poker insider Rob “veeRob” Perelman. The 32-year-old poker consultant invested just $250, winning his way into the main event through a qualifier event. Perelman, well-known in Vegas poker circles from his behind-the-scenes work on top poker shows, scored $158,755 after two hands heads up.
Although he has a solid resume from work on shows like “Poker After Dark” and “High Stakes Poker”, Perelman has never worked for the nationally-syndicated Heartland Poker Tour. Just weeks ago, he reached out to HPT producers to discuss working on the Red Rock event. When HPT executives passed due to time constraints, Perelman found himself on the show rather than behind the scenes.
HPT’s first tournament of 2011 wrapped up when Perelman’s ace-jack held up with an ace on the flop against mechanic Laszlo Gaspar’s queen-four. Playing his first major tournament, Gaspar fought exhaustion when the cards first hit the felt at the televised final table late Sunday night. At four the next morning, he was wide awake and $79,059 richer.
Among the poker A-listers who played the main event, Annie Duke, Scotty Nguyen, Jennifer Harman, Linda Johnson and Tiffany Michelle failed to make day two. Darvin Moon, 2010’s WSOP Main Event runner up, finished 37th for $1487. The fan favorite raffled half of his action in the main event to benefit the nonprofit organization Poker Gives.
The most recognizable face at the final table was J.J. Liu, the highest-placing female in any World Poker Tour championship event with over $2 million in winnings. Known for her elaborate wardrobe, Liu wore an embellished sweater and eye-catching hat to the televised final table, finishing third for $47,786.
Red Rock Casino Resort Spa
Las Vegas, NV
January 16, 2011
Main Event: 558
- Rob Perelman (Las Vegas, NV) $158,755
- Laszlo Gaspar (Las Vegas, NV) $79,059
- JJ. Liu (Las Vegas, NV) $47,786
- Heath Herring (Las Vegas, NV) $37,167
- Dick Heidman (Las Vegas, NV) $31,857
- Bob Garman (Las Vegas, NV) $26,548
Mixed Martial Arts fans will recognize Heath “Crazy Horse” Herring when the HPT episodes produced at Red Rock air this spring. An accomplished heavyweight fighter, Herring’s resume includes high-profile match-ups for UFC and in Japan. Now focusing on acting, Herring has seven movies under his belt. It was acting that cost him the battle at the final table. A bluff against Perelman ended his run with $37,167 in fourth place.
Also prepared for battle, retired army Green Beret Bob Jarman of Las Vegas splits his time between playing poker and teaching combat skills, sometimes combining the two. “The skills needed to be a warrior also apply to poker,” said the father of three who offers instruction on reading poker tells. His skill got him to sixth place in his first HPT event for $26,548.
Another HPT newbie was newly-retired Dick Heidman. The Akron, Ohio man relocated to Vegas five months ago to spend his retirement playing poker after his business interests devalued. “Business wasn’t good,” said Heidman, “If I’m going to lose money, I’m going to enjoy doing it.” Rather than losing money in his first major tournament, Heidman made a $31,857 deposit to his nest egg. Reflecting on all the top pros in the field, Heidman appreciated the opportunity to improve his game. “I’m in the learning process,” said the fifth-place finisher, “I’ll take what I learned to the next tournament.”
Heidman won’t have to go far to get to HPT’s next event. The nationally-syndicated poker show will return to Las Vegas next month for a star-filled charity event co-hosted by Phil Hellmuth and Adrian Peterson. The Golden Nugget event will benefit Starkey Hearing Foundation and promises to attract NFL athletes, A-list pros, and Hollywood celebrities.
Founded by Todd Anderson and Greg Lang in 2005, Heartland Poker Tour is built on a grass-roots strategy, “Real People, Unreal Money”. HPT provides poker enthusiasts a televised “Texas No Limit Hold’em” poker tour with affordable buy-ins. HPT is currently filming Season VII and is available in over 100 million US homes each week, as well as widespread distribution throughout Europe and the Caribbean. For more information and a complete schedule of upcoming events, visit www.HeartlandPokerTour.com.
WE HAD THE camera out again.
This time we took our video gear over to Santa Fe Station to promote November’s $1.8 Million Lightning Fast Cash Giveaway at Station and Fiesta Casinos. The Lightning Fast Cash Giveaway, as the name suggests, is fast. In fact, on Fridays and Saturdays from October 31 to November 27 at 10 of our casinos, $500 is won every five minutes between 6-8pm. There’s other ways to win, so click the poster to the right. And the big day is still to come, as on Nov. 27 at 9pm someone is going to win $100,000.
Anyway, back to the video.
The “actors” are Station Casinos Team Members.
All are naturals, don’t you think?
THE OLE USA might not be the best at soccer, but we sure make some good beer.
As you may know, the Yard House, with more than 100 of the best beers from around the world, had its grand opened last weekend at Red Rock Resort. As you also may know, our Sports Books will be showing all the World Cup soccer matches, starting tomorrow with Mexico vs. host South Africa at 7am, as 32 of the best national clubs compete over the next month.
We’re pretty excited about both here at Stations. So excited we’re offering chances to win team jerseys, $1 hot dogs, $2 breakfast sandwiches and $1 Buds and Bud Lights at all Station and Fiesta Sports Books during the matches. (Learn More Here!)
All this got us thinking here at the SC Blog about beer and soccer, soccer and beer. Which beers currently being served at the Yard House are from which countries currently competing in the World Cup? Here’s the quiz with the answers below. Cheers, you bunch of hooligans!
a) England Widmer Hefeweizen
b) France Sapporo
c) Germany Boddingtons Pub Ale
d) Italy Dos Equis Amber
e) Japan Kronenbourg 1664
f) Mexico Peroni
g) United States Warsteiner Pils
Answers: a) Boddingtons Pub Ale, b) Kronenbourg 1664, c) Warsteiner Pils, d) Peroni, e) Sapporo, f) Dos Equis Amber, g) Widmer Hefeweizen
What’s your favorite imported ale or brew? Who are you rooting for in the World Cup? Let us know below!