’Book adds VIP seating

Jan 2, 2001 11:40 AM

Horse players at Sunset Station can expect to be "pampered" this year with the race book’s new VIP section with its own high-back chairs, individual TV monitors, betting windows and ””coming soon ”” cocktail and food servers.

"We really like to pamper our better players," said race book assistant manager Kim Crawford. "Once everything is in place, there won’t be any reason for the player to leave the arena."

Except to cash tickets!

So far there’s room for 17 high-stakes players in the sectioned-off area in the center of Sunset Station’s massive race book. Crawford said plans call for adding glass partitions for additional privacy in the mini Club House.

The chairs are indeed comfortable, ergonomically fitting the player like a CEO’s leather chair. Individual TV monitors allow the player to flip from race to race in privacy.

Crawford said VIP customers bet in the $500 to $10,000 per day range.

Santa Fe Triple Q

Santa Fe Station’s Race and Sports Book is now offering horse players "Gary’s Free $500 Triple Q" every Thursda. Players enter at the race book, receive a player tracking number and pick the Quinella in three races selected by the staff.

Three horses may be boxed in each of the three races and a first and second alternate horse will be listed on the entry slip if there is a scratch. Entry is limited to one per person.

If a tie occurs after the final race, the $500 jackpot will be split proportionately among the winners. If there is no weekly winner, $100 will be added to the jackpot each week until someone wins.

"This is just one of the many promotions we have planned to make playing at the Santa Fe more enjoyable for our horse racing customers," said Micah Roberts, race and sports book manager.

Official race results will be posted by the Las Vegas Dissemination Co., and winners can collect jackpots the following day. The promotion is named after Gary Charf, a writer in the Santa Fe Race and Sports Book who developed the idea for Triple Q. Nice job, Gary!