Opera House strikes
a resonant note

Mar 8, 2005 8:37 AM

Despite its aristocratic name, the Opera House on North Las Vegas Blvd. more closely resembles a pink stucco saloon.

Inside, however, visitors discover a clean, cozy affair with a small table game pit surrounded by a well-chosen selection of about 200 slots and video poker machines.

Most of the machines are of the video poker variety, including, Bonus Poker, Double Double Bonus, Deuces Wild, Joker Poker, Triple Play and several multi-hand games — all available in a multitude of denominations,

There is also a nice mix of keno machines, reel slot machines and wide-area progressive games. Some of the popular titles include Jackpot Party, Monopoly, Reel ”˜Em In and Instant Winner.

Blackjack players can settle at one of the four tables, which offer $2 minimums — well below the $25 and higher tables found on the Strip.

In addition to a variety of games, the casino offers its slot club members a variety of promotions. New members, for instance, receive $10 in slot and blackjack play when they buy in for $20.

There are also periodic blackjack tournaments, cash drawings and an ongoing paycheck cashing giveaway.

The Opera House restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with most of the prices — including full-blown dinners — under $8. The latter include N.Y. steak, rib eye steak, Southern fried chicken and fried catfish.

Diners will also find $1.75 breakfast specials, and a prime rib dinner with all the fixings for $5.95, served 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday. In addition, the bar serves 75¡ domestic draft beer, 24/7.