Nov 8, 2001 11:21 PM

Station Casinos yesterday received a 3-0 recommendation from the Nevada Gaming Control Board to approve its Green Valley Ranch Station Casino.

The Board's recommendation will be considered by the Nevada Gaming Commission at its meeting on November 19, 2001.

Subject to the Commission's approval, Stations anticipates opening Green Valley Ranch Station Casino to the public on December 18, 2001.

The latest in the Stations family is a 50/50 joint venture between Station and GCR Gaming, LLC, a company owned by the Greenspun family. It is the hub of a 170-acre retail, commercial, office and entertainment project being developed by American Nevada Corporation.