Green Valley Ranch Sportsbook 101
The sportsbook at the Green Valley casino Las Vegas was in need of a makeover. Guests complained it was too smoky in the venue which is located at 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway. The picture and sound quality were far from adequate.
Today, after a complete renovation, the venue is a lot more appealing than it used to be. Smoking is still allowed, but only on the right side of this dark room in the sports section. The LED screens and sound quality are excellent and would now rank with the top sportsbooks on the Strip.
Daily betting lines are posted by 8 a.m. Players must be 21 years of age or older to wager anywhere in Nevada, including on Green Valley Ranch platform which offers several betting lines for entertainment, esports, and many sports events.
There are 57 televisions hung throughout the room, plus the individual TVs on the 170 row-by-row desk seats. The sportsbook, which is split into two sections, has two big screens on the main viewing wall in the sports area and one big screen in the horse racing section.
The Green Valley Ranch and Casino sportsbook have capacity for about 200 guests as there is more seating on the left side of the room in the racebook with high tables and chairs and many more seats on the right-side spread throughout the sports section.
The venue is conveniently located away from the noise of the casino in the southwest corner of the gaming area, with access from the on-site movie theater, big video poker bar, and a nearby parking lot.
Bettors can line up to wager on all the top leagues in the U.S. and around the world at one of about 10 betting windows, even though only one or two are open most of the time. Green Valley Ranch Las Vegas sportsbook odds are displayed for NHL, NBA, MLB, and NFL games, while other daily betting lines and futures are offered on hard copy printouts.
Complimentary drinks are pretty easy to obtain at off-the-Strip locations, including at this sportsbook. Green Valley Ranch casino’s soft rules are $20 for sports and $5 for horses, but these places tend to be more lenient and give vouchers away for just about any wager.
It’s Game Time at Green Valley Ranch
Classic American fare like hamburgers and hotdogs are available on the menu at the nearby Turf Grill, but the sportsbook menu includes a buffet of odds and games to choose from every day of the week.
Here are some of the sports to wager on at the land-based venue and Green Valley Ranch sportsbook online:
- Pro and college basketball
- Major League Baseball, including playoffs and World Series
- Mixed Martial Arts and UFC events
- Major soccer leagues from around the world
- Boxing, but mostly just major fights
- Hockey, including the playoffs and Stanley Cup
- Auto racing, with weekly race odds and Sprint Cup Championship futures
- Golf, with weekly odds and futures on all four majors
- Tennis, with odds on all four Grand Slam events
Here are some of the bets available on the Green Valley Ranch sports lines:
- Money line
- Point spread
- Over/under totals
- Future betting
- Proposition bets, especially for the Super Bowl
Like all the other Station Casino destinations in the Las Vegas betting area like Green Valley Ranch or Fiesta Henderson, players can sign up and wager on the STN Sports app. But the platform, which is available on iPhone and Android devices, is only valid for Las Vegas sports betting in the state of Nevada. You won’t be able to take advantage of Green Valley Ranch Las Vegas if you live anywhere else in the United States.
Green Valley Ranch Casino Las Vegas, which is located five miles west of another Station Casino in Fiesta Henderson, is southeast of McCarran International Airport and the famous Strip. Many casinos for locals can be quite a drive from the airport, but Green Valley Ranch certainly isn't one of them. It's an easy 15-minute trip of highway driving.
Visitors arriving at McCarran Airport will head south on Interstate 215 to the Pecos Road exit. The Green Valley Ranch resort and casino is located right beside the highway to the south.
Travelers heading northeast from California will exit Interstate 15 at Highway 146 and travel to the resort at Paseo Verde Parkway.
Green Valley resort and casino offers a complimentary shuttle service to hotel guests on a first-come, first-serve basis to and from the airport and Strip.
Shuttles arrive and depart daily from the resort and airport every two hours, from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. Pickup at the airport is on ground zero between stalls 21-23.
Shuttles arrive and depart daily from the resort and Mandalay Bay every two hours, from 12 noon until 10 p.m. Pickup at Mandalay Bay is at the Tour & Travel Lobby on the lower level.
- Green Valley Ranch Parking
Like most local casinos that are not on the Strip, parking is free at the resort's open-air and covered lots. Green Valley Ranch offers hundreds of spaces around the property with easy access to the hotel, casino, and sportsbook.
The four-floor parking garage entrance can be accessed off Paseo Verde Parkway to the south or Village Park Drive to the east.
Drive to the fourth floor and access the casino and sportsbook at that level.
There is an open-air lot at the north and south end of the resort.
- Public Transportation Options
There are many public transportation options for resorts in the Las Vegas valley, including Green Valley Ranch, but the best ones for those not staying on the Strip or downtown are the rideshare programs Uber and Lyft. The apps are easily downloaded to your smartphone with your next ride now at your fingertips.
The cost of one of the rideshare program options from McCarran International Airport to Green Valley Ranch is about $17. Pick up your rideshare on the second level of the parking garage at the airport.
There is always a long queue of taxis waiting at the airport outside the main terminal. The cost for a ride to Green Valley is about $29 — a $12 difference from the rideshare option.
Limousine services are available with the going rate around $85-90 an hour.
The RTC Las Vegas public transit bus service does serve Henderson, Nevada and Green Valley Ranch, but the suburban location of the resort makes it difficult to ride the bus to your next destination if it's on the Strip or in Old Vegas.
The buses on Route 111 make multiple stops around Green Valley Ranch. A bus pass is $6 for two hours, $8 for 24 hours, and $20 for three days.
- Food & Drinks at Green Valley Ranch
There are 10 restaurants and almost as many bars and lounges at the Green Valley Ranch resort, ranging from the budget-friendly Grand Cafe to upscale venues like Hank's Fine Steaks and Bottiglia. Plus, room service is available 24 hours a day.
Here are some of the eateries available to guests at this glamorous resort:
Hank's Fine Steaks offers luxury dining with impressive menu selections, including steaks and seafood.
Fresh, savory Italian cuisine with wines from all over the world are on the menu at Bottiglia.
Pizza Rock is the creation of three best friends, which includes an 11-time world pizza champion.
The GVR backyard includes the Pool Bar, where you'll find your beverage of choice just a short walk from your lounge chair. Here are some of the other bars inside the resort:
A premier selection of cocktails and martinis are just part of the ambiance at Sip.
Relax and enjoy indoor or outdoor seating overlooking the gardens or pool area at the Lobby Bar.
- Green Valley Ranch Rewards
Station Casinos, including Green Valley Ranch resort casino, has the same rewards card for all of its many locations in the Las Vegas valley.
It's called my BoardingPass where cardholders earn points for casino play, horse and sports wagers, and poker. But your points and status credits also pile up on everything you spend money on at any Station resort, including restaurants, bars, concerts, bowling alleys, movie theaters, hotel stays, and spa experiences.
Membership is free to join at any of the Station Casinos resorts.
The entry-level status is called Preferred. From there, cardholders graduate to higher levels like Gold, Platinum, President, and Chairman. Points are accumulated from January 1 to June 30, and from July 1 through December 31. You keep your status for the remainder of the six months, plus the next six.
The higher levels earn resort and cruise discounts, plus many other privileges and free play.
- Green Valley Ranch Casino
The gaming area at the Green Valley resort casino would rank right near the top compared to the mega-resorts on the Strip. Only the MGM Grand at 170,000 square feet offers more room on the casino floor than the 144,000 at Green Valley Ranch.
They have all your gambling games covered at Green Valley casino as you will find more than 2,200 video poker and slot machines, 55 tables games, high limit area, a poker room, keno lounge, daily bingo games, and, of course, the sports and racebook.
All of the table games at Green Valley offer a $5 minimum except blackjack and baccarat. Here are some of the highlights of each game:
Blackjack, $10 minimum with 3-2 odds on a 21 on double-deck blackjack.
Roulette, $5 minimum with wheels containing the standard set of 0-00.
Craps, start at $5 minimum with standard rules and 10 times payout.
Baccarat, just one table with $10 minimum, but also a bad beat jackpot.
Other table games on the casino floor include Pai Gow Poker, High Card Flush, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Crazy 4 Poker, and Three Card Poker.Like all of the casinos aimed at locals, complimentary drink service is quite generous on the main casino floor. A tip is always recommended if you expect to be offered another free beverage.
- Green Valley Ranch Hotel
This was the place to be seen when Green Valley Ranch first opened in December 2001. There were stories of Bill Clinton lounging by the pool and other celebrities hanging out at the bar or on the casino floor. It's not that way anymore, but the 490-room resort still makes its guests feel important with its Mediterranean-style buildings and luxurious surroundings.
Room rates start at $85 for a deluxe king or two queens. Expect to pay double for a basic room on the weekends.
Basic rooms are 495 square feet with 42-inch TVs, in-room safe, recharging stations and free WiFi.
The $44 resort fee per night is one of the highest for off-the-Strip properties.
The hotel, which was last renovated in 2004, also offers six different types of suites.
The Executive Suite is 750 square feet, while the Villa Suite is 2,500 and includes a personal butler.
Other resort features include Wi-Fi in public areas, local phone calls, access to the spa and fitness center, use of the business center, a daily newspaper, and coffee in the lobby.