Green Valley Ranch Poker Room
Green Valley Ranch is a casino located in the Henderson area of the Las Vegas Valley. It is southeast of the Strip.
The Green Valley Ranch poker room took much of the action from Sunset Station when it opened. Both are owned by Station Casinos. Sunset Station closed its poker room in 2014. Green Valley Ranch may have also played a part in the closure of M Resort’s poker room due to its popularity. There are 22 tables in the Green Valley Ranch poker room.
Green Valley Ranch Cash Games
Green Valley Ranch spreads a wide variety of poker games, especially for a poker room off the Strip. Players will always find $2/$4 Limit Hold’em and $1/$2 No Limit Texas Hold’em. The buyin range for $1/$2 no limit is $100-$300. There is also a big river limit game where blinds are $1 and $3. The bet on the flop is $3. The turn is $6, while the river is $9.
There is $4/$8 Omaha High/Low almost 24 hours a day. Peak hours will see at least one other table. A $3/$6 or $4/$8 Limit Hold’em game is available during peak hours. There is a weekend $2/$5 No Limit Hold’em game that offers $200-$500 buyins.
Green Valley Ranch Poker Rake
Green Valley Ranch rakes 10% up to $4. It tried to raise that to $5, but a player backlash made the room’s management rethink the new policy. It quickly reverted back to $4. Red Rock made the same mistake and also moved back to a $4 max rake.
Green Valley Ranch Poker Tournaments
While Green Valley Ranch has ample space for tournaments, it only runs one per day. It is a $30+$15 No Limit Texas Hold’em tournament. Busted players may reenter for just $35.
Green Valley Ranch Poker Promotions
Green Valley Ranch offers a bad beat jackpot that starts at four aces losing. It goes down one hand every day that it does not hit. The player that loses a qualifying hand wins $40,000. The hand that beats it wins $20,000. All other players at the table win $1,000. Four of a kind must have a pocket pair. A straight or royal flush must use both hole cards.
Players that flop quads win $500. Other quads and better hands are paid every day with the prize starting at $50 and progress daily.
Omaha players have a separate bad beat jackpot that resets at $1,000 and four aces. The qualifying hand drops one rank each day that it is not hit. The jackpot increases $50 per day until it is won. The qualifying hand must use a pocket pair for quads. The loser of the hand gets 40%, while the winner gets 20%. The remaining 40% is divided among seated players.
There is also a progressive Steel Wheel promotion in Omaha. It is based on suits and goes up each day when it is not hit. A Steel Wheel is a five-high straight flush.
All cash game players receive $1 per hour in comps while clocked in with the Station Casinos Boarding Pass card. These comps may be used for food, free slot play, free sports betting, gift shop purchases, and the hotel. Players may spend these comps at any Station Casinos property.
Green Valley Ranch’s poker room is deep and narrow. There is plenty of space for its poker tables. Players must walk well into the room to the main podium to get on waitlists and buy into games. All tables have automatic shufflers. Restrooms are located within the poker room. Dealers and floor staff are well above average.
Green Valley Ranch Personal Opinion
Green Valley Ranch is a great locals poker room. It attracts a few tourists but most of the players are affluent residents from the Henderson area. The games are very friendly and the skill level is average. Green Valley Ranch is worth the trip from the Strip for tourists and is the premiere poker room for this part of the Las Vegas Valley.