Primm Valley Casino Resorts offer more than just state line gas-n-go options

By Debbie Hall

Before the mega resorts and expansive arenas, there were smaller casinos that offered great food, live entertainment and a friendly atmosphere. There is place today that one can drive in less than an hour and find all of the amenities in an inviting environment.

Primm Valley Casino Resorts, located 25 minutes south of Las Vegas on Interstate 15 at the Southern Nevada/California state line, includes Buffalo Bill’s Resort & Casino, Primm Valley Resort & Casino and Whiskey Pete’s Hotel & Casino.

An ode to the Primm Valley historical figure (rumored bootlegger Pete MacIntyre), Whiskey Pete’s hotel has long been a favorite first stop gambling destination for millions of travelers heading to Las Vegas from Southern California. The hotel celebrates its namesake personality with entertaining Old West memorabilia throughout the property and features a display of the actual Bonnie & Clyde death car for guests to view and take photos during their stay.

Whiskey Pete’s recently invested $3.5 million to renovate the property, a first for Whiskey Pete’s since opening in 1973. The renovations include the addition of new bathrooms, upgraded beds and carpeting, modern furnishings and appliances including refrigerators, flat screen TVs and plug-ins for laptops, smart phones and other devices. In the casino, there is a lounge featuring live entertainment and pool tables to test skill.

Ready to explore? The free monorail takes passengers to Primm Valley Resort & Casino featuring upscale dining such as GP’s. This fine steakhouse features American and European cuisine. Appetizers include Oysters Rockefeller

or Lobster Bisque. Daily chef’s specialties feature steak, seafood and pasta selections and entrée choices include Oscar-Style Filet Mignon or Prime Rib. Even after such a fine meal, the dessert cart including its famous cheesecake will tempt any appetite. A variety of wines and specialty cocktails are available to enhance the meal and the friendly service makes everyone feel like they are home.

Another free monorail will transport guests to Buffalo Bill’s. Along with restaurants and attractions, the Star of the Desert Arena can seat 6,500 guests. Upcoming concerts scheduled include Foreigner, Dwight Yoakam, Los Lobos and the Lonely Boys. The acoustics capture the perfect pitch and the audience is engaged throughout the performance.

Other amenities include 24-hour dining at all three properties, The Spa at Primm, shopping at the Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas, Carolee Movie Theatre, Bonkerz Comedy Club and two championship golf courses designed by Tom Fazio. Attractions such as The Desperado Rollercoaster and Adventure Canyon Log Flume along with a video game arcade add to the entertainment value. Whether going on a romantic trip, enjoying girlfriend time or reconnecting with family, this gem in the desert offers a memorable time at an affordable price.

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