Rampart Casino in Summerlin is attached to the J.W. Marriott. It’s not the first casino people think of when planning a trip to Las Vegas but that could change with a new change to the casino bar. In February, Rampart Casino opened the first Buffalo Bar. This is a bar dedicated to Buffalo slot games.
Almost the entire bar is stocked with different varieties of Buffalo slot machines. In fact, Buffalo Bar features the all-new Winner’s World Multi-Game bar top games which features Buffalo slots and Buffalo Keno. We first told you about these bar top games last year. Buffalo Bar includes older Buffalo slot machines, Buffalo Gold, Buffalo Gold Revolution, Buffalo Stampede, Buffalo Diamond, and Buffalo Grand.
Located just off the casino floor, the Buffalo Bar features 1,095 square feet of gaming. In addition to traditional slot machines, the bar has nine bar seats with corresponding Aristocrat bar-top games. Furthermore, the bar will feature the signature ‘Hairy Buffalo’ cocktail.
“Our customers know and love the Buffalo brand, so to partner with Aristocrat and launch the first Buffalo Bar with all the different themed gaming options in one area is forward-thinking from the casino-side and very exciting for our players,” said Michelle Bacigalupi, vice president and general manager at Rampart Casino.
Buffalo Bar is a unique casino experience. That’s sort of what Rampart Casino offers to visitors. This isn’t a casino on the Vegas Strip or downtown Las Vegas that’s mostly visited by tourists looking for the usual Vegas experience.
J.W. Marriott draws plenty of guests that are visiting to play golf nearby or for conferences. Rampart Casino draws mostly local visitors but the Buffalo Bar is a good excuse to check out a property you might not normally visit. Together the two combine to make a different Vegas vacation.
Visiting Rampart Casino
We highlighted renovations at Rampart Casino a couple of years ago. I live about four minutes away from the property and visit quite often nowadays thanks to the continuing updates to the property.
In 2018, I came to enjoy the non-smoking sportsbook. Since the new sportsbook opened, Rampart Casino has added about 50-100 video poker and slot machines to the area. There are a variety of video poker games that includes full pay games and carnival video poker games like Hot Roll.
Rampart Casino also added glass and changed the name of its 24 hour cafe. Until this year, the restaurant was opened to the casino floor that is a bit too smokey for my taste. This non-smoking area of the casino is also home to the only coffee shop at the casino. Sure it’s Starbucks but that’s the coffee that’s available in most casinos nowadays.
It’s almost as if I helped to design this section of Rampart Casino. This is made from me as I’m a sports fan and bettors who frequently work from casino coffee shops. I mostly visit Rampart Casino just to hang out in this non-smoking area.
My most recent visit to Rampart Casino started with the $5.50 early riser breakfast special at Earl Gray Cafe. Afterward, I played some video poker before heading over to Starbucks for a green iced tea. I did a little work then hung out in the sportsbooks for a little while. On the way out I stopped at the Buffalo Bar to play the new Buffalo Gold Revolution for the first time. That’s a day in the life of a Vegas local.
Marc Meltzer covers Las Vegas, gaming and men’s lifestyle for various outlets. Check out his blog at Edge Vegas.
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