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4th of July Las Vegas Fireworks and Weekend Events

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We think we’re pretty patriotic here at Station Casinos. In fact, we would go as far as to say that nobody celebrates Independence Day in Las Vegas like Station Casinos! Our Fourth of July Las Vegas fireworks shows will again light up the sky on Sunday night at 9pm. Here’s info on where and when you should be looking skyward for Station Casinos’ 4th of July fireworks.

This blog post details our Las Vegas 4th of July 2010 events, parties, deals, celebrations, giveaways, and specials – we told you we’re patriotic. Enjoy…


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Cash, Pepsi, Fireworks and Points

July 4th Super Bonus Weekend featuring Super Swipe, Pepsi Giveaway, Multipliers and Fireworks at Station Casinos and Fiestas.

Friday, July 2 & Saturday, July 3: $3 Million Weekend Super Swipe! Free Swipe & Win. You can win Cash, Meals, Rooms, Cabanas, Free Slot Play and more! (Don’t forget: Cash Drawings every Friday and Saturday in July at 8:15pm where 50 Winners each get $1,000).

Sunday, July 4: Pepsi Giveaway! Anyone can get a 6-pack of Pepsi or Diet Pepsi for earning 50 Boarding Pass Points, from 10am – 8pm or Amigo points from 11am-7pm limit 1 per person, while supplies last

FIREWORKS of course! Starting at 9pm at Red Rock, Green Valley Ranch, Aliante Station, Texas Station and Fiesta Rancho.

Monday, July 5: 7X Points on Slots and 5X Points on Video Poker

Promotions at Palace Station, Boulder Station, Texas Station, Sunset Station, Santa Fe Station, Green Valley Ranch, Red Rock, Aliante Station, Fiesta Rancho and Fiesta Henderson.

And that’s not all… scroll down to see other great Las Vegas Independence Day Events at your favorite Station Casinos.   Have fun and be responsible!



Fuel Live at Aliante StationFriday, July 2:

Fuel performs live in Access Showroom. 21+. Purchase Tickets here.

Saturday, July 3:

UFC 116 Viewing Party. Meet Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Forrest Griffin 6pm – 7pm  $20 Admission after 6:00pm Make it an all day event! Live Music by Evenflow from 3:00pm – 6:00pm Cabana Reservations Available: 702-692-7338

Sunday, July 4:

P4th of July at Aliante Stationoolside at The Deck Great Viewing for Station Casinos’4th of July Blast Fireworks Spectacular! Live Entertainment with David Ritz 5pm – 7pm, Highwire 7pm – 10pm. Drink Specials: $20 Buckets of Bud & Bud Light, $6 Skyy Cocktails. $20 Cover Charge. Cabana Reservations: 702.692.7338

Station Casinos’ 4th of July Blast 9pm


Saturday, July 3:

Las Vegas’ Best Beer Pong Tournament : Ovation – 12pm – 3pm. Register now through July 3 inside Quinn’s. First 64 teams to sign up will be able to enter. $25 per 2 man team, includes beer while playing. 1st place: $500 AMEX Gift Card. 2nd Place: Webber Grill and Beer Pong Table. 3rd Place: 4 tickets to UFC Viewing Party. $20 All You Can Drink Draft Beer – Quinn’s – 4pm – 7pm.

UFC 116 Viewing Party. Ovation Lounge, $20 Cover. Doors Open at 6pm | Call 617.7413 for table reservations. 21+

Little Miss Firecracker Competition with Steel Panther: Ovation – 11:00pm Doors. Hottest / Most Patriotic Girls. 1st Place: $500 AMEX Gift Card. 2nd Place: Table & Bottle Service at Steel Panther. 3rd Place: 50 Minute Swedish Massage at Green Valley Ranch Spa. $5.00 Buds, $5.00 Red Bull Vodka. Table reservations 617-6805.

Sunday, July 4:

4th of July at The Pond: Opens at 11am – Saturday & Sunday Bacardi Black Cherry Torch Girls. Body Painting, DJ, Giveaways & Drink Specials. 21+

Fireworks Poolside in The Backyard – 9pm

Station Casinos’ 4th of July Blast – 9pm


4th of July at Fiesta RanchoSunday, July 4:

Fourth of July Blast Fireworks Viewing Party. Firework Fiesta on the top floor of the parking garage. Garage opens at 7pm. Spectacular fireworks demonstration begins at 9pm. Free admission open to all ages. BYOB (Bring Your Own Blankets). $3 draft beers. Live DJ. No outside food or beverage will be permitted. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. See Amigo Club for more details.

Station Casinos’ 4th of July Blast 9pm


Friday, July 2:

Revolver: American Badass. Show your American Pride. Drink Specials: $1 Buds, $2 Jack Daniels. All Military receive Free Admission.

Santa Fe Station's Revolver

Saturday, July 3:

UFC 116 Viewing Party. Chrome Showroom, $20 Cover. Doors Open at 6pm.

Revolver: Deuces Wild - $2 Cover, $2 Jager, $2 Longnecks. 8:00pm Doors. All Military receive Free Admission.


Red White & Blue Bikini Weekend:
Red Rock Cabana Club. Come in July 3, 4 or 5 in Red White or Blue Bikinis and your first drink is free.

UFC 116 Viewing Party. Cherry. $20 Cover. Doors Open at 6pm

John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band - Live Music at  Rocks Lounge. 10pm. Purchase Tickets here.

Red Rock Cabana ClubSunday, July 4:

4th of July BBQ Bash: Cabana Club – 8:00pm Doors. BBQ. Night Time Swimming Pool Party. Fireworks Show & After Party Featuring DJ M!KEATTACK. Reservations Recommended: 702.265.6182

Station Casinos’ 4th of July Blast 9pm


Saturday, July 3:

UFC 116 Viewing Party. Club Madrid, $20 Cover. Presale at 4pm | Doors Open at 5pm


Sunday, July 4:

Fourth of July Blast Fireworks Celebration. Parking Lot C – located across from the North Parking Garage. Fireworks demonstration begins at 9pm. Free admission. First-come, first served admission.

Station Casinos’ 4th of July Blast – 9pm

Hot in Las Vegas Slots: Jumbo Reel Cash Bonus Fever!

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Just installed at Red Rock! Amazing Race games are against the wall near the Onyx Bar.

IN MAY, WE paid out over $1.9 million in Jumbo Reel Cash Bonuses.


Now in June, our Jumbo Reel ticker continues to go up, up, up.

Cha-Ching! Cha-Ching!

Here’s a video on our YouTube page of some of the Jumbo winners.

And here’s some more of the latest news straight from the Station Casinos gaming floors.

Boulder Station loves your suggestions! Call 432-7716 to recommend your favorite machine. Here’s more from Boulder:

  • New to the floor, Konami Advantage Revolution games. Showcasing a rotating reel box with three different play areas, creating a variety of bonus game options. Right next to Burger King.
  • We are giving you more of what you asked for. Ready for a Showcase Showdown? WMS’s The Price is Right slot machine is now just outside of the Railhead.
  • Based on the popular reality TV series, we have added IGT’s Amazing Race between the Feast Buffet and the Railhead.
  • Bally’s Cash Spin is hard to miss. This popular game was just added in front of the Railhead.
  • Jumbo Reel Cash Bonus is more popular than ever. We recently had two $10,000 winners in two days.
  • The ever popular Blazing 7s has been great to a local. Ten jackpots were hit in 45 days for over $16,000.
  • You have asked us for more Buffalo, Stinkin’ Rich and Sun & Moon. We just added several more throughout the floor.
  • Check out new WMS Max Win, 3-reel games near table games.

At Red Rock:

  • Paid out over $7,500,000 in jackpots in May!
  • Just installed Bally’s new Cash Spin games near Grand Café.
  • Just installed Amazing Race games against the wall near the Onyx Bar.
  • Recently added Diamond Factory games by Rocks Lounge.
  • Recently added eight more Williams 5-reel penny games near the entrance to the Yard House.
  • In May we had one player win over $1,000,000 in jackpots in three days!

At Fiesta Henderson, here are the hot new games at the Royal Flush Capital of the World…

  • The Monkees
  • Jackpot Block Party
  • Price is Right Showcase Showdown

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Hot in Las Vegas Slots: Now taking requests

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Call 432-7716 and let Boulder Station know your favorite games.

WE’RE TAKING REQUESTS…literally. The good folks over at Boulder Station have set up a new slots suggestion line. If you have a suggestion for games that you would like to see on the floor at Boulder, call 432-7716 and recommend your favorite machines.

Now, here’s the rest of what’s hot in Las Vegas slot machines on Station Casinos’ gaming floors across the Valley:

Aliante Station tells us that…

All of your favorite 25¢ Wheel of Fortune games are now located in front of the Feast Buffet, including Double Diamond, 3X 4X 5X Pay, and MultiWin Triple Dollars.

Come try your luck on our brand-new 25¢ Double Double 4/5/9 Poker Progressive! It is located near the ETA Lounge and has four progressive levels.

If you have enjoyed playing the Legend of the Qin Dynasty from Aruze, you must try out our two new themes: Showgirl and the Last Emperor.

Do you have a little bit o’ the Luck o’ the Irish on your side? Check out our latest Megabucks theme, Lucky 7s, near the Race & Sports Bar.

Travel to Egypt, or our High Limit Room, to take a gamble down the Nile with our newest $1 game – Return of the Sphinx!

If you haven’t been to Aliante lately, you have been missing out on some of our favorite progressives:

  • Nickel Triple Five Play four level progressive near ETA and Bingo
  • Nickel Keno four level progressive near the Bingo room
  • Penny Quick Hits five level progressive between the Feast Buffet and Camacho’s
  • Dollar Deuces Wild Bonus Poker three level progressive with a 98.8% payback!

Aliante has a lot of exciting games from the makers of Reel ‘Em In and Wizard of Oz, WMS Gaming. Stop by the new Table Games Pit to find your old faves – Star Trek, Time Machine, Reel ‘Em In Catch the Big One, Reel Estate Tycoon, and Goldfish. Plus, sample your next new faves – Goldfish Race for the Gold, Hot Hot Super Jackpot Eye of Horus and Game of Dragons, Monopoly Advance to Boardwalk, and Monopoly Planet Go. All of your favorite games in one convenient location!

Coming soon for all of you video reel fans, upcoming games from IGT include Magically Wild, Penny Palace, Michelangelo, Renoir Riches, Secrets of the Forest, Cats, Dragons Gate, Show Dogs, Maltese Fortune, Majestic Sea, and Sands of Gold! And, brought to you by WMS, Sabertooth, Silver Sword, Cavalier, Rome and Egypt, Madame X, Wild Stampede, Lancelot, Golden Emperor, Mayan Sun, and Moon Rising!

Be on the lookout for Jeff Foxworthy’s Redneck Rumble near the Feast Buffet! Be prepared to click your heels three times with Dorothy in Ruby Slippers! Come on down to the Price is Right and enter the Showcase Showdown with Drew Carey – coming soon!

At Boulder Station

We have a new suggestion line set up for games that you request! Call 432-7716 to recommend your favorite machine.

  • Many people have been asking for Spin Poker by Bingo. We added quarter through penny denominations just around the corner from it.
  • Slant-top Double on Optimum Play was just added outside of Bingo and we just added more standard Optimum Play games by The Railhead.
  • Hot Hot Super Jackpot was just set up by the Bingo entrance.
  • Want to get in the action? A ten play 1¢ and 2¢ progressive is now by the entrance of the Guadalajara!
  • Two new banks of Jackpot Block Party and many other WMS favorites were added between Table Games and the Race and Sports Book
  • Reversible Royals is a Boulder Station favorite. Three $50,000 Reversible Royals hit in three months. We have added some more just outside of the Railhead
  • Goldfish Race for the Gold is a hit. This great game is now between the Feast and the Railhead entrances.
  • Extra Luck Random Bonuses video real is by the gift shop.

Have you played Jumbo reel yet? Boulder has paid out over $1 million dollars cash!

At Fiesta Henderson, here are the hot new games at the Royal Flush Capital of the World…

  • Goldfish Race for the Gold
  • Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers
  • Monopoly Advance to Boardwalk

Also, Mary won $226,666 on 25¢ Wheel of Fortune!

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Las Vegas Cinco de Mayo Parties at Station Casinos

Ole! These are our Cinco 2010 parties. You want our Cinco 2011 fiestas!

CELEBRATE CINCO DE Mayo at Station Casinos! Venga a celebrar el Cinco de Mayo con nosotros!

This year, join us and get a little loco at your favorite Station Casinos for Cinco de Mayo!  Here’s everything you need to know to plan for the best Cinco de Mayo parties in Las Vegas:


  • 5X Points for players! All Day!


  • Camacho’s Cantina – Live Mariachi’s and Food & Drink Specials starting at $5 + a chance to win LA Dodgers Tickets!


  • $1 Hornitos Tequila Shots! (5pm -9pm at all Casino Bars)
  • $2 Mexi-Cans of Tecate & Corona (5pm -9pm at all Casino Bars)
  • $3 Corona Bottles (5pm -9pm at all Casino Bars)
  • 99¢ Crispy Tacos all day at Viva Salsa
  • Guadalajara Baja Shrimp Taco Special $11.99 from 11am – 10pm
  • Guadalajara 2-for-1 Classic Margaritas
  • Van de Guzman Party Style Music from 5pm -9pm inside Kixx Lounge
  • Roaming Mariachi 5pm-9pm
  • Noches Sabrosas featuring Volume 1: OFFICIAL CINCO DE MAYO PARTY (Doors 9pm, $5 Cover)


  • Amigo’s Mexican Cantina opens at 2pm – Live Mariachi Band, $5.55 Taco Carbon, Jalapeno Cheeseburger or Cholula Shrimp!
  • $1 Cuervo Gold Shots and $5 Land Shark Draft w/ Cuervo Plato at Cantina Cerveza



  • Ladies drink for $1!
  • $1 Tacos (Free Taco with Amigo Card from 2pm-5pm)
  • $3 Jose Cuervo Tradicional Shots
  • $3 Bud Light Limes
  • $5 Jose Cuervo Tradicional Margaritas
  • $7 Jose Cuervo Platino Grande Margaritas
  • Live Performances by Volume 1: 2pm -4pm
  • Live Performance by Sweet Al from KOMP 92.3: 4pm-6pm
  • Take the Garduno’s Burrito Challenge for Charity from 4pm-9pm! $15 to attempt to finish the 5-pound Burrito in 55 minutes or less! 20% of proceeds go to Olive Crest.


  • POND GRAND OPENING:  Drink and Mexican Food Specials, Groove provided by DJ Franki Chan. For table reservations call 702-617-7413


  • Cabo Mexican Restaurant: $9.99 Birra De Chivo Special



  • $1 Coronas (at all Casino Bars)
  • $1 Tequila Shot Specials (at all Casino Bars)
  • $1 Taco Cart (chicken or beef)
  • $1 Cabo Mexican Restaurant Tacos (chicken or beef)
  • $1 Revolver Cover Charge



  • Live Concert with La Banda Zacatecan de Tony Flores,  Conjunto Pena Blanca,  and Esencia Colombiana
  • Doors at 8pm, $5 Cover for Ladies, $10 Cover for Guys

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!



  • 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!





  • 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


  • 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





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Hot in Las Vegas Slots: New games, fresh themes & BIG jackpots

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Two of the new themes on the Santa Fe Station slot floor are Advance To Boardwalk and Planet Go, the latest in the popular Monopoly series.

FROM THE HOT new Konami Podium games at Aliante Station in the Northwest, to the latest fresh themes at the Royal Flush Capital of the World, Fiesta Henderson, in the Southeast, here’s what’s making news on the slots floors – straight from our properties’ slot directors – across the Las Vegas Valley at Station Casinos and Fiestas.

Aliante Station tells us…

  • We have added more of your favorite games near the MRKT entrance. Check out the Bally American Original – a local favorite!
  • The hot new Konami Podium games featuring Jumpin’ Jalapeno and Pineapple Coast are located near the Feast Buffet.
  • We are making room for the new Wizard of Oz theme coming soon – Ruby Slippers. The Original Wizard of Oz, Time Machine and Star Trek featuring Episode 5: Live Long and Prosper are now located near the Feast Buffet.
  • You asked for it, you got it! Aliante Station is now spinning six traditional Dollar Reel Slots – Triple Double Lucky 7s, Triple Double Diamond and Triple Cash. The two-coin, max-bet games are located between the Craps Pit and the fabulous High-Limit Room.
  • Aliante is ready to ROCK! Coming this week, Aruze Gaming’s Rock You Queen is playing your favorite hits such as Radio Ga Ga, We Are the Champions and Another One Bites the Dust.
  • Please join us Tuesday during the wee hours of 2am – 8am for our weekly Moonlight Industry Nights Slot Tournaments. Free initial entry to all Boarding Pass members and gaming industry team members. Additional entries are earned for every 100 Boarding Pass points, play up to three times. Play a different video reel slot theme each week – Lion Fish, Black Rhino, Double Bucks and Wild Bear.
  • As an additional appreciation, the Race and Sports Bar is offering 3x points Sunday through Thursday from 2am -8am. Swipe your Boarding Pass at the myRewards kiosk or visit the Rewards Center to take advantage of this great promotion.

At Boulder Station

  • There are several new reel games by the Bingo Room including Cats, Princess of Paradise, Golden Emperor, Cherries on Top, Rome and Egypt and many more
  • Money Burst video reels by the Sports Book
  • Queen’s Rock You has arrived
  • Wizard of Oz, Ruby Slippers now by the Rewards Center
  • A host of new video reels by IGT, Aruze, Aristocrat and WMS
  • We moved our tournament area. In that area we now have games like Sex and the City, Jackpot Deluxe, Goldfish, Gems and Samurai Super Multi-play, Stations-own Jumbo Penny, and Monopoly!

At Fiesta Henderson, here are the hot new games at the Royal Flush Capital of the World…

  • The Munny Returns located near the Food Court
  • Wheel Poker Deluxe located in High Limit
  • Wheel of Fortune Bonus Spin is located near the Race & Sports Book
  • As always, our 25-cent Video Poker Progressives at our bars start at $1,500 and our $1 Video Poker Progressives start at $5,000

New and hot at Fiesta Rancho includes…

  • Newly added Aruze and Konami Podium games
  • Amazing Race participation games just arrived on March 22

At Palace Station be sure to check out…

  • New Double on Double Double Reversible Royal Progressive nickels across from Cabo Mexican Restaurant. The jackpot starts at $5,000!
  • And, Lourdes, our latest Jumbo Reel Cash Bonus winner, hit for $10,000 after just seven minutes of playing her favorite video reel game.

The latest from Santa Fe Station includes

  • Poker Progressive Update: Due to popular demand…
    • $1 denomination – 4 level progressive Double Double Bonus Poker with a 4/6/9 pay table. You can find this bank near our movie theaters. 5 new units added. This is a great value!
    • We have many more great progressive banks to choose from, including .25 and .50 Optimum play progressives located between the Rewards Center and Chrome Showroom.
  • Video Slot Update: Come check out our all-star lineup. 12 machines, three great titles…
    • We moved the popular Outback Jack machines to this new location. You can now find these games against the wall near the Table Games area
    • You can also find a new Sun and Moon Blitz. This is a mystery progressive right next to the Outback Jack machines.
    • Right down the row, you will find four of WMS’ GEMS GEMS GEMS Super Multipay. These are very popular new games.
    • If this bank is full we have more of the above-mentioned titles in other locations. Just ask a slot attendant for assistance.
  • Newest Arrivals…
    • Race for the Gold – four units located right next to the Food Court. This game is based on the very popular Goldfish game.
    • Advance to Boardwalk and Planet Go. Two great new Monopoly themes located between the Iguana Bar and Table Games
  • Coming first week in April…
    • Two highly requested themes from IGT: Sex and the City and Top Dolla

Sunset Station‘s slot floor says…

  • The Sunset Seville bar offers a 5-coin $1 progressive that begins at $6,000 instead of the traditional $4,000. The bar is located next to the Sonoma Steakhouse.
  • Tired of monitor glare while playing video poker and video reels? Sunset is installing low-glare LCDs on your favorite games across the slot floor.
  • The “Fish Is It!” Play all of your favorite video and slot fish-themed games, closely grouped together by the Bingo Room. New and traditional themes include Gold Fish, Gold Fish II, Gold Fish Compete To Win and Catch The Big One.
  • Strike Zone Bar has your favorite video poker games right in our bowling alley. Hit a Royal while rolling!

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Hot in Las Vegas Slots: Progressive Jackpots on Fire

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Double Double Bonus Poker players will love the new 25-cent Progressives now at Aliante Station.

EXCITING NEWS ABOUT PROGRESSIVES highlight this installment of the Hot Slots blog.

Santa Fe Station has a half-dozen new Reel Slots with progressive jackpots. Boulder Station’s Triple/Five Play progressive sits at more than $40,000. Aliante Station has a new 25-cent progressive for “Double Double” players. And Sunset Station’s Keno Progressive is prime to pay more than $94,000!

Here’s more of the latest buzz straight from the casino floors at Station Casinos.

Aliante Station tells us…

  • A new nickel Triple/Five Play Progressive is now close to the non-smoking Bingo Room
  • A new Keno Progressive is also near Bingo
  • The Sports Bar is now featuring two machines with a hot $1 Progressive
  • If Double Double Bonus Poker is your game, you’ll love our new quarter Progressive by the Access Showroom. Progressive is on all of your favorite hands – Royal Flush, Aces with a Kicker, Four Aces, Four 2s, 3s or 4s with a Kicker, Four 2s, 3s, or 4s, and Four 5s thru Kings
  • Be on the lookout for even more Smokin’ Hot Progressives like Centennial Royals, Suited Royals, and $1199 Quarter Royals…COMING SOON!

At Boulder Station

  • The Triple/Five Play Progressive is now over $40,000
  • Boulder has paid two $50,000 jackpots within 30 days

Green Valley Ranch is excited to offer the latest themed games to hit the market…

  • Amazing Race, Queen (We Will Rock You) and Sex and the City video slots are all now at GVR! Sex and the City and Amazing Race are both located across from the main cashier…and Queen is located right in front of the Feast Buffet.

Palace Station

  • Just added Monopoly Advance to Boardwalk across from the Feast escalator, and Jackpot 7’s and Fireball near The Broiler steakhouse

Santa Fe Station‘s has

  • New GAMES
    • You can’t miss Konami’s “Podium” games near the main Cashier cage
    • JUST IN: new theme from the popular Monopoly series “Advance To Boardwalk” located near the Iguana Bar
    • Just-released Star Trek Episode 5 is now located near live Keno
    • Wizard of Oz Yellow Brick Road is across from the Chrome Showroom
    • The Monkees Spinning Streak and Mayan Sun are near Sushi Avenue 2
    • Also, new 3- and 5-reel slots with progressive jackpots include Zeus, Rose of Cairo, Rockstar 7s, Triple American Spirit, Triple Charms and Treasure of Machu Picchu
    • A new Multi-Game Video platform, which allows play of four games at one time  with a bonus feature that crosses from one game to another, is now available on titles Samurai Master Super Multi-Play and GEMS_GEMS_GEMS Super Multi-Play located against the wall between live Keno and Cabo Café
  • And new themes and game moves
    • Egyptian Riches Reel Em In – you can find next to the west Bingo entrance
    • Jackpot Block Party located between the Food Court and the Pit
    • Long-awaited “Airplane” video slots with great bonus features based on the 1980 hit movie
    • Double on Double Double Bonus Poker located between the Poker Room and High-Limit Slot area
    • We relocated Wheel Poker games from in front of the Cashiers cage to behind the 4949 Bar. We now have more Wheel Poker to choose from.
    • JUST IN: “Wheel Poker Deluxe” lcated behind 4949 bar, along side original Wheel Poker

Alerts from Sunset Station‘s slot floor include…

  • Keno Progressives
    • Don Quixote Keno, in front of the Bullfighter’s Bar, will pay over $94,000 to the lucky winner hitting 10 out of 10 with a $1 bet
    • Keno Select, in front of the Gift Shop, will pay over $26,000 for hitting 10 out of 10 with a 20-cent bet
  • Reel Progressives
    • Mixed Penny Slots, in front of the Bullfighter’s Bar, will pay over $84,000 to a lucky winner hitting this progressive meter
    • Mixed Penny Slots, in front of the Gaudi Bar, will pay over $19,000
    • Mixed Penny Slots, in front of the Rewards Center, will pay over $26,000
  • New Games
    • The latest 3-D video reel game themes in Pennies next to Fat Burger
    • For the latest in ergonomic comfort for Penny video reel players, check out the new Aruze video reel games next to Fat Burger
    • The Penny demon for Airplane, from the hit movie, is the new Jackpot Block Party. Both are located in front of the Seville Bar
    • The Penny demon for Monopoly Advance To Boardwalk is out front of Hooters
  • Come rock out with Rock You Queen, 1-cent video slot premiering the world-famous band
  • Advance to Boardwalk, a brand-new theme for our Monopoly reel slots, is now located in front of the buffet
  • We’re offering up to 95% payback on fresh new themes on our Aruze video reels, Giant Panda and The Last Emperor, located near the Food Court
  • We also paid out two $10,000 CASH awards to two lucky Jumbo Reel Cash Bonus winners since January 25!

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Station Casinos COO Kevin Kelley values, replies to your feedback

"It’s your feedback that motivates me every day..."

Well last month I asked for it and you most certainly delivered. . . Feedback that is!

In my first blog, I asked to hear what’s on your mind to help us to improve, to create fun entertainment experiences and provide value to you. I was overwhelmed that so many of you took the time to express your feelings – the good and the bad. I truly appreciate the feedback as it is these comments for better or worse that give us the opportunities to critically improve our products and services to better serve our guests.

I’ve also shared your feedback with our property general managers and asked them to take these comments to heart and solve the problems of greatest concern.

The majority of what I read was about our slots. Questions and comments ranged from “Did you tighten your slots?” to “pay out/hold percentages” to “Are you bringing new games to the floor in this economy?” and then the exact opposite of “what happened to the old machines that I loved?”

I can assure you we have not “tightened” our slots or video poker games, in fact the opposite is the case. When it comes to video poker, the pay table is published right on the game itself so even a new video poker player would know if there was a change for the worse. As it relates to reel slots and video reels, we have added the bonus feature of our new Jumbo Cash Reel Bonus program that awards hundreds of additional free play bonuses ranging from $5-$10,000 to players at all Station Casinos and Fiesta properties, thus extending your playing time without even having to hit a jackpot. If you’re a slot or video reel player, why would you play anywhere else?

What’s most important to us when making slot/video poker decisions is to give you value for your money and time on the device. Additionally, we pride ourselves on always being ahead of the competition and providing you with broad and exciting new offerings of the latest and greatest games. Here’s some answers to your questions:


The ability to change the game outcome in the “Back Room” is a myth.
Slot machines are highly regulated by the Gaming Control Board and have randomly generated outcomes. While we have some flexibility in setting the pay tables/hold percentages, changing game setups is rarely done. We select highly competitive pay tables when setting up the machines, constantly survey our competition and make sure that we offer a wide range of product. Station still offers the same great pay tables as it always has.

New slot product
I’m pleased to announce that we recently installed more than 200 new machines across the company in the last two months and we will continue to add new games as the manufacturers like IGT and WMS release them. Stop any slot person on the floor to show you what’s new. (Read Hot in Las Vegas Slots: Optimum Play at Station Casinos for more about the latest slots.)

Old favorites
We can tell what our guests like/don’t like by how much the machines are played. If we see a demand for its return, we’ll certainly do what we can to bring it back. Which brings me to our new “Gamblers’ Den” at Palace Station. A lot of you have asked to bring back some of the great video poker games of the past that have seemed to disappear across the whole Valley. Games like 4/6/9 Jacks or Better or 4/10/16 Deuces Wild, even 5/7/9 Double Bonus Poker are just some of the “oldies but goodies” that are available. I invite you to give them a shot. Don’t forget, sometimes, we simply move the machines around, so your favorite slots may still be on the floor. If you can’t find your favorite game, just ask one of our friendly Guest Service Attendants and more than likely they’ll lead you to it.

Other suggestions included:

  • Focus Groups and Town Hall Meetings – Great idea! It’s how we get better. We host focus groups all the time to get feedback to help us grow, improve and even test new products. I’ll look into ways we can open up that process for more people to participate.
  • More senior citizen programs beyond once a week for guests on a fixed income- We love you guys and Senior Wednesdays is our attempt to provide you with specials and events that are value-oriented and fit the senior lifestyle. Look forward to additional senior-centric events throughout the year.
  • Bring back the Jumbos – I know, I know, we love the Jumbo products too and although the original Jumbo Jackpot is taking a break right now, there’s still lots of Jumbo offerings out there for you to enjoy including Jumbo Bingo, Jumbo Keno, Jumbo Poker and even Jumbo Reel Cash Bonus.
  • Find ways to bring back old customers – We never ever want to lose a guest, but I could use some additional feedback in how we lost your loyalty along the way. Please let me know. We’ll do everything we can to get you back in the Station family.

I was also touched by the support from so many of you; comments like “thanks for your continued to service to the locals,” “it’s great that once again Stations leads the way” and “congratulations for reaching out to the community to get our real feedback.”

It’s your feedback that motivates me every day to make our properties THE entertainment destination of choice for you. I appreciate everyone’s candor and hope this is just the start of hearing from you. I am committed to being accessible and wanting to know what’s most important to you.

PS – For those of you wondering what my kids thought of my blog: let’s just say that I definitely surprised them, in a very good way.


Kevin L. Kelley
Chief Operating Officer

Hot in Las Vegas Slots: Optimum Play at Station Casinos

This slots info ain’t so hot anymore…Read the latest Hot in Slots post for the newest buzz from the floor!

Looking for "payback" on your video poker play? Then find the "Optimum Play Poker" signs at your favorite Station Casinos locations!

Last week the SC Blog detailed Palace Station’s new Gambler’s Den, a specially designated area at the Las Vegas casino offering hundreds of games with 99% payback or better on optimal play. (If you didn’t catch it, read the post: Las Vegas Loose Video Poker at Palace Station.)  

This time we again lead our Hot in Slots post with exciting “Payback” info. The scoop comes from Benito “Double Bonus” Biancaniello, Director of Slot Operations at Sunset Station Hotel and Casino. He tells us that Sunset offers over 200 poker paytables certified to pay back over 100% based on max coins played, at optimum strategy, in denominations from quarters up to dollars. These games are offered across Sunset’s casino floor. Biancaniello says to just look for the “Optimum Play Poker” glass or sign to find these machines.  

The “Optimum Play Poker” machines aren’t just at Sunset Station but at all 10 of the large Station Casinos Las Vegas locations so keep a look out or ask the slot attendant at your favorite Stations. Speaking of our other locations, here’s more of the latest Las Vegas slot and video poker machine news from Station Casinos.  

Sunset Station also added…  

  • More favorite Keno games by the Bingo Room and Race & Sports Book area.
  • Additional 5- and 25-cent Poker Progressives across the casino in themes Double On Double Double Bonus, Triple Double Bonus and Bonus Poker.
  • 5-cent Double On Extreme Royals, where all payouts are doubled! Look for these games by the Slot Tournament area.
  • Sunset Station also offers a non-smoking area for guests just outside the Strike Zone bowling facility.

Green Valley Ranch  

  • Just added a bank of 25-cent and $1 Reversible Royal Progressives across from the China Spice restaurant near the Table Games Pit.

 Santa Fe Station tells us that…  

  • New Jumbo Penny games just arrived and are located near the Chrome Showroom.
  • Catch The Big One, part of the well-known Reel ‘Em In theme from WMS, is now available. The mechanical reel machines with video bonusing are also located near Chrome.
Texas Station is happy to report that… 
  • A new 25- and 50-cent Reversible Royal bank was placed on the floor, and a 25-cent machine hit for $12,500 just hours after.
  • More Reel In ‘Em reel slot machines were added by the Food Court.
  • 5-cent Reels Progressive were just added to the floor near the Whiskey Bar.
  • Brand-new Fireball video slot machines are now down by the buffet.
  • A new Wizard of Oz theme called “Yellow Brick Road” is now on the floor in front of San Lorenzo restaurant.

 The buzz at Boulder Station includes… 

  • New MultiPay games.
  • A Triple Play Progressive that is currently over $30,000.

Aliante Station is excited about…

  • Brand-new full-pay Double Double Bonus Poker from 25-cent to $1 demons located near the Sports Book
  • Hey, Hey…the Monkees are here!  Check out the hot new WMS Spinning Streak games between the ETA Lounge and PiPs
  • Reel ‘Em In: Catch the Big One now casting bonuses near the pit
  • Hot New Progressives: Hit the Heights, by the Sports Bar, and Fireball and Jackpot 7s by the Access Bar
  • Check out our new favorite themes – Kick’N Ass, Buffalo, Timberwolf and Lucky 88
  • Take a spin on the brand-new Wheel Poker Deluxe – more chances to spin the wheel!

New slot placements at Fiesta Henderson include… 

  • Penny Megabucks near the hotel lobby.
  • Reel ‘Em In Catch the Big One and Wizard of Oz Follow the Yellow Brick Road are new and available near the valet.
  • Reversible Royals are ready next to the Coco Loco Bar.

Lastly, one guest won $128,000 in 30 days at Fiesta Henderson!  

Good Luck!  

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Las Vegas Loose Video Poker at Palace Station

Across from the Palace Bingo Room, the Gambler's Den is a must for video poker players looking for an edge.

We’re letting loose.

There’s always a lot of loose talk in Las Vegas about loose slot and video poker machines. Right now, Palace Station is backing up that claim with a special designated area offering hundreds of games with 99% payback or better on optimal play.

  • We’re calling it “the way Vegas used to be.”
  • We’re calling it “no gimmicks…no games…just a good gamble.”
  • Officially, we’re calling it the Gambler’s Den.

“[99% payback] means that, over time, the machine will pay back over 99% of the money that is put through it,” said Daniel “Royal Flush” Freid, Slot Director at Palace Station. “Players won’t find a better deal for video poker on the majority of machines at any casino. Many places will advertise them and then make them hard to find or limit what denominations they can play. We’re putting it in plain sight and going to a higher denomination than many places.”

Located across from the Bingo Room at Palace, the Gamblers’ Den has more than 200 of players’ favorite games like Deuces Wild, Bonus Poker and Triple Double Bonus Poker including many progressives. All of the games are in multiple denoms up to $5.

If you’re a video poker player looking for an edge, stop in the Gambler’s Den and get loose with us!

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