Where the Grass Is Greener – Vegas Seven

In this week’s Green Felt Journal, I wrote about the 15th anniversary of Green Valley Ranch:

The resort opened with a bang—literally—on December 18, with a gigantic fireworks show at its pool area just before the official 9:30 p.m. unveiling of the casino. Then Station Casinos president Lorenzo Fertitta kicked the gambling off with Rande Gerber, Cindy Crawford, Chris O’Donnell and Christian Slater at a blackjack table.

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Two things to add: one, it’s always a pleasant surprise when casinos commemorate their anniversaries. Most of them don’t in any meaningful way. Second, I’ve reached a milestone of my own, where I am writing about anniversaries of casinos that opened when I was in Las Vegas. It started with the Palms’ 10th.

Author: Dave

Director of the Center for Gaming Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and author of several books, including Roll the Bones: The History of Gaming. Also Gaming and Hospitality editor for Vegas Seven magazine.