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Old 08-23-2010, 10:25 AM
 
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Although we've been here for five month now, we had never ventured north of Cheyenne.... until yesterday.

Since yesterday morning was so nice, we put the top down on the car, put on a jazz CD (Tommy Thompson Project), and headed north to check out Aliante. We got on the 215 at Trop and took it all the way around to Aliante Parkway, and then drove around the parks and neighborhoods and found it to be very pleasant up there. We then spent a few hours in the Aliante Station casino, which reminded us a lot of Red Rock. The casino was very nice, but practically empty except for the Bingo parlor. The highlight for me was ordering a Bloody Mary with olives while playing VP and then being asked if I wanted it mild or spicy. In all of the casinos we've been to on or off the Strip, this is the first time I've been offered a choice. (In the past in other casinos, I used to specify spicy, but it never seemed to make any difference. Here, it definitely did!)

Our realtor had wanted to take us up to Aliante when we were house-hunting, but we (I) didn't want to be that far from the Strip. However, I must say that it seems almost bucolic up there, with gorgeous close-up views of the mountains. Still, not my cup of tea, but I could definitely recommend that area to newcomers who wanted to be away from the hustle and bustle of the Stip and/or Henderson.

Coming back home, we took Aliante Pkwy south until Cheyenne and then turned west. When looking at a map this morning, I realized that we had been fairly close to the Cannery, another casino we haven't as yet been to. So I think that we will venture out to North Las Vegas today to check that one out as well.

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Old 08-23-2010, 02:25 PM
 
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The Cannery is a bit of a dump (similar to a low end Station), okay food, pretty good gaming. Last time I was there there was a domestic dispute in the parking lot.
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Old 08-23-2010, 02:52 PM
 
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Although we've been here for five month now, we had never ventured north of Cheyenne.... until yesterday.

Since yesterday morning was so nice, we put the top down on the car, put on a jazz CD (Tommy Thompson Project), and headed north to check out Aliante. We got on the 215 at Trop and took it all the way around to Aliante Parkway, and then drove around the parks and neighborhoods and found it to be very pleasant up there. We then spent a few hours in the Aliante Station casino, which reminded us a lot of Red Rock. The casino was very nice, but practically empty except for the Bingo parlor. The highlight for me was ordering a Bloody Mary with olives while playing VP and then being asked if I wanted it mild or spicy. In all of the casinos we've been to on or off the Strip, this is the first time I've been offered a choice. (In the past in other casinos, I used to specify spicy, but it never seemed to make any difference. Here, it definitely did!)

Our realtor had wanted to take us up to Aliante when we were house-hunting, but we (I) didn't want to be that far from the Strip. However, I must say that it seems almost bucolic up there, with gorgeous close-up views of the mountains. Still, not my cup of tea, but I could definitely recommend that area to newcomers who wanted to be away from the hustle and bustle of the Stip and/or Henderson.

Coming back home, we took Aliante Pkwy south until Cheyenne and then turned west. When looking at a map this morning, I realized that we had been fairly close to the Cannery, another casino we haven't as yet been to. So I think that we will venture out to North Las Vegas today to check that one out as well.

Coming
Glad you got out, people don't realize that Aliante is within the boundaries of North Las Vegas so not all of NLV is the crime-ridden low end housing that some talk about on here and elsewhere.

You hit it on the head about Aliante Station which is 5 minutes from my house, nice casino with good restaurants. Wife and I will be doing our regular Friday breakfasts at The Original Pancake House once school starts next week but all of the restaurants are good. Gotta get over to try Il Vino.

Big issue with them right now is the gaming, tables don't pay out and staff is not that friendly. They have managed to p*ss off everyone that went there including the wife and mother so we all go to Santa Fe and Red Rock instead to gamble.

Good thing about your drive is that you can make it from Aliante to The Cannery in 10 minutes (215 to Losee or Aliante Parkway/Simmons Street to Craig). You start to realize that it's pretty easy to navigate the entire area once you know the side streets a little better. Definately can't do that back in DC. Cannery is ok, nothing special about it.
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:15 PM
 
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We were at Aliante yesterday too! Never know, might have been you that I was sitting next to at one point!!! I do love that casino for being very nicely done. I have not had a problem with any of the staff but I haven't really needed them for much. I didn't have any problems with the girls coming by and asking for drinks regularly. Of course, it was as you said, very empty so they probably needed to get what they could. Unlike GVR, which I find to have horrible customer service and they are not friendly there at all. But, I like the casino. Don't get there much anymore because I live in CH.

I was not impressed with the Cannery at all. In fact, I felt as if I needed a shower after I left. And we were not there long. Reminiscent of IP on the Strip. Just dingy.
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Old 08-23-2010, 04:47 PM
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Of all the time's I have been in Aliante station, the staff is always nice, no matter where they are in there. Only run into a few rude patrons, but other than that, it's ok in there. Except their machines do not pay.

The Eastside Cannery is much better than the northern one. Check it out sometime. It's bigger and always busy. A nice winning place too.
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Old 08-24-2010, 08:34 AM
 
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You all were right about the Cannery. It's a little seedy and was the smokiest casino I've ever been in. (Although I can't complain about that because as a cigar smoker, I'm a contributer to all that smoke.) However, I must say that I had good service at the Pinups bar in the middle of the casino. I decided to play a little VP and smoke a cigar before leaving and the bartender was very quick with the refills. In fact, after I ordered my first draft, I didn't have to order again. He just brought the next two as soon as my glass emptied.

Since we were in North Vegas, we decided to go back to Aliante Station and spent the rest of the afternoon up there.
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Old 08-24-2010, 03:02 PM
 
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I live very close to AS so my wife and I are regualr patrons there. I'll say the majority of the staff is really friendly with the exception of the table dealers. I too enjoy a nice cigar however bringing one to the craps table caused quite a problem with the dice jockeys which has happened a couple times now. So I mainly stick to the sports book to watch the games while i enjoy my cigars and give my gaming business to Sante Fe.
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Old 08-25-2010, 02:26 AM
 
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KIMBA-PINK-MM-you guys have a great "thread" going on here--locals advice of the "friendly" and "un-friendly"casinos all around town !!! This can provide everybody with weekly updates of where we should spend our money..who appreciates our bussiness.Why should we go to places that don't really care about us and show it by being grummpy--hope this "idea" stays alive...
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Old 08-25-2010, 05:31 AM
 
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I prefer Red Rock over Aliante. Red Rock has better ventilation, imo. However, I do not go to gamble. Mostly for restaurants and the movies.

I was just at Aliante to see a movie the view of the western mountains was gorgeous with the sun setting.
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Old 08-26-2010, 01:58 PM
 
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We were at Aliante yesterday too! Never know, might have been you that I was sitting next to at one point!!! I do love that casino for being very nicely done. I have not had a problem with any of the staff but I haven't really needed them for much. I didn't have any problems with the girls coming by and asking for drinks regularly. Of course, it was as you said, very empty so they probably needed to get what they could. Unlike GVR, which I find to have horrible customer service and they are not friendly there at all. But, I like the casino. Don't get there much anymore because I live in CH.

I was not impressed with the Cannery at all. In fact, I felt as if I needed a shower after I left. And we were not there long. Reminiscent of IP on the Strip. Just dingy.
I was at Aliante Station on 8/22, too. I was losing in the poker room.

My house is about 1.5 miles from Aliante Station and absolutely love this area. There are several parks within a two mile radius. I love being so close to the mountains. It's so peaceful in the mornings.
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