Fortune Valley Casino Buffet in Central City, CO; The Riviera Black Hawk; El Rancho Restaurant in Genesee, CO

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Central City, CO roadsign……….CENTRAL CITY, COLORADO……….Central City, CO

One person in our party wanted to drive up to the mountains and place a bet on the Preakness. Little did we know that the Colorado-mountain-gaming-towns of Central City and Black Hawk do not have Sports Books…If they did, the maximum bet would be $5.00. Anyway we had a nice drive up I-70 and finished with a “comped” buffet at
The Fortune Valley Hotel-Casino’s FLAVOURS BUFFET…Click link for buffet information…
The buffet was average by Las Vegas standards – Las Vegas standards are fairly high these days…The room is a long, clean and bright rectangle, which could use a few more booths; the buffet choices were minimal, but presented and prepared well, and for the most part tasty; the King Crab Legs and Peel & Eat Shrimp were absolutely (seawater) fresh…The staff were smalltown friendly…Fortune Valley has Hot Hot Super Jackpot Slots…These WMS slots have a “bit-of-a-feel” of an amusement park ride…
We also checked in at Black Hawk’s Riviera
Link to the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada

El Rancho Restaurant in Genesee, Colorado
On the return trip we passed one of my favorite mountain-get-away restaurants: EL RANCHO in Genesee, Colorado…
Click this link to see YouTube movie clips of the Genesee Bison Herd – which grazes just down the road a piece from El Rancho

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WMS’ AMUSEMENT PARK WILD RIDE SLOTS – HOT HOT SUPER JACKPOT! – OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE AT ARIZONA CHARLIE’S, DECATUR

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“GET FIRED UP!” WMS GAMING (These are the folks who gave you hours and hours of pleasure playing William’s pinball machines at the local hangout) has trumped the industry with it’s Hot Hot Super Jackpot machines: Double Easy Money / Golden Chariots / Reels O’Dublin / Mystical Fortunes / Crazy Diamonds / Stroke of Luck are behemoth slots that will take you for a ride in more ways than one ($.01; up to 20 lines+10 for the super bonus; up to $.10 per line)…It’s all about the bonus with these luminous, colorful, exciting slot machines…Five brightly lit reels spin and generate typical payoffs until the player hits the most desired bonus symbols…When the Hot Hot Super Jackpot bet is made (20 lines + 10 for the super bonus – 30 units minimum bet for the bonus) 2 or more scattered bonus symbols activate the respin feature. At this point the two bonus reels freeze. As the remaining reels start to spin, a sound which sounds something like an airplane taking off increases in decibels as well as pitch…The excitement builds as one waits for the next step which could be more (awarded) spins or a sizable win…All the while a plethora of very bright lights and sounds spellbind the player…You have to play maximum to activate/play the bonus… THIS IS THE MOST EXCITING SLOT I’VE EVER SEEN – WMS uses the term Sensory Immersion Gaming…The woman sitting to my left at Arizona Charlie’s, Decatur the other night ran a series of $.30 bets (20 lines + the 10 unit bonus bet at $.01 per) up to $350.00 in very short order…I was treated to a dinner at the Outback Steakhouse at Arizona Charlie’s…It’s fairly typical; the food was decent; the restaurant is a nice getaway from the caos of the casino…The waiter’s mind was eleswhere…Please leave a comment (below) if you’ve played a Hot Hot Super Jackpot machine…
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Hybrid guitar from the mountains of Michoacan, Mexico.

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I thought I’d seen every type of guitar ever made, however last night at the Garduno’s Happy Hour party, at the Fiesta Rancho Hotel, I saw a hybrid, double-necked beauty originating from the mountain town of Paracho, ( Michoacan) Mexico; Have a drink or sit down to a dinner in any hotel in Mexico on any given evening and watch the strolling mariachi; chances are that the guitar players will be playing Paracho guitars…
The guitar in question is not of the typical double-necked variety with two necks “stacked” on top of one another. This guitar’s necks are “back to back.” In other words: one neck is attached in a normal fashion; the other neck is attached to the back of the guitar as if the back is the front (confused?)…I was told that the smaller (guitar) neck was of the “Requinto” style ( 1/5 higher – up the scale – than a standard guitar. ) The other neck is a standard 6-string. The acoustic body is wired with a pick-up…One of the members of the interesting “mariachi” trio which was performing at Garduno’s outdoor party told me that the guitar was made epecially for him in Paracho…There may be a slight mix-up. Is the name of the trio, LOS PEPES?
Read more about Garduno’s outdoor party in the previous post (below.)

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FIESTA’S GARDUNO’S RESTAURANT

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Soup's on...
The Fiesta Hotel and Casino’s GARDUNO’S authentic Mexican restaurant, one of Las Vegas’ best Mexican restaurants has upped the ante with a couple new chips (and salsa:) Killer pastas on the menu and a Thursday Happy Hour on the patio.
I had a “red-chile Chipotle Fettuccine with chicken” dish which was beyond outstanding. This is a perfect blending of the Hispanic and Italian cuisines: chicken strips floating among strands of fettuccine noodles in a rich (Alfredo-like) red-chile, Chipotle cream sauce (about $10.00, salad included.)…On Thursdays, the Happy Hour party (5-9 pm) is about $1.00 Margaritas, other drink specials, $2.00 soft tacos and more, live music and more…FIRST DRINK FREE WITH AMIGO CARD (Margarita, draft beer or well drink only.)
Years ago, the Fiesta (THE ROYAL FLUSH CAPITAL OF THE WORLD) was an innovator (up-scale Mexican restaurant in Las Vegas.) It seems as though they’ve done it again with Cabo San Lucas style outdoor parties…
FIESTA RANCHO
2400 N. Rancho Drive
North Las Vegas, NV 89130
Phone: (888) 899-7770 or (702) 631-7000)

MOONLIGHT MANSION SLOT from ATRONICS and USED CARS by IGT

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Moonlight Mansion , from Atronics International, is a new HI RES slot with clean, interesting graphics, a great premise and very interesting and profitable (potentially monster) bonus rounds…I found it at the tiny WILDFIRE CASINO on Rancho Drive…Play up to 21 lines at: $.01, .02, .03, .05 and .10 – up to $2.10 max. bet…Cat-eyes, full moons, bats, several ghosts, candlesticks, spiders and the Moonlight Mansions are on the reels. Three Moolight Mansion symbols trigger the bonus where you choose between four rooms. Each room has a number of hiding places where the loot is stashed. Depending on your choices, the bonus can go on for several minutes. Again the graphics here are superlative. If you like a bit more substance to a slot, this may be for you; it definitely is for me…This machine has buttons on either side that control the vertical motion of the playing board; it slides up and down to adjust to your height…
May 1, 2007…Did I MAKE A HASTY JUDGEMENT? I’ve played this machine several times now and it seems to be very tight
I also found MOONLIGHT MANSION, as well as other Atronic machines at Texas Hotel and Casino…
“The ATRONIC Group of companies is a leading global provider of casino gaming equipment and services. Comprised of the sister companies ATRONIC INTERNATIONAL, ATRONIC AMERICAS and ATRONIC SYSTEMS, the company is dedicated” read more…

Moonlight Mansion

IGT has a winner with the USED CARS slot…Hit the bonus and be treated to the best audio of a Las Vegas slot: the song LOW RIDER by WAR plays during the main bonus round…A Zoot-suited, jive-talking, Hispanic, Used Car salesman talks to you throughout the game, which by the way is bi-lingual…While you’re playing this East LA gem, sound files of tasty music bites tease you until you hit the bonus that brings up the Low Rider tune, then it’s full on…Just kick back and listen to the entire song, then play the round or play as you listen to War do it’s thing…Remember, test the machine you play since most all casino slots play audio at different levels…
USED CARS

ICE at the Riviera Hotel

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I was “treated” to a showing of the new show ICE (replacing the long running show – SPLASH) at the Riviera Hotel Monday night. It was a good thing.
A clear plastic – floor to ceiling – stage left to stage right – curtain (yeah, it looked like a huge shower curtain) bathed in blue spots evoked a cool, icy image. Loud, soft-rock music played for about fifteen minutes when – like in the dim imagery of a dream – a gorgeous young women on three foot stilts, ice skates and flowing robes floated elegantly behind the curtain, dance-skating back and forth across the stage…Since the folds in the translucent curtain partially obscured her and her ambiguous image, the fantasy screamed perfection; this is not to say that this young lady wasn’t perfect…
After a while the show began in earnest with young women and men skating across the ice in various configurations and devices: acrobatic hand stands on high props, flips, splits etc. Comedic violin performances, balancing high on tettering geometric boxes and tubes, skate-dancing and flipping through the air from professional see-saw like boards – all on ice-skates, on ice – were executed perfectly by this troupe of young Russion performers…All the while an excellent trumpeter ran riffs underlining the entire show…

Elena Shpagina was the cherry on the icing of the cake…Her Hoop act (Hula type hoops) was executed perfectly; she really didn’t need the hoops; all she has to do is stand “there”…

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