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New Ho opens on Industrial Road

Nov 30, 2004 5:50 AM


There’s a new Ho in town. Casino, that is.

The small satellite casino of the Westward Ho on Las Vegas Blvd. opened with little fanfare last week, but it’s already attracting curious customers who spied the Wild West movie set-like cluster of buildings that face Industrial Road.

The casino is actually part of a convenience store, gas station complex. There are about 200 slot and gaming machines, plus a handful of blackjack tables, plus a Leroy’s sports book outlet.

The Ho is a comfy affair with high ceilings and plenty of breathing room between gaming carousels. The mix of machines seems to be tourist oriented with plenty of reel and video slot games, plus a nice mix of video poker.

A walk through the casino didn’t reveal many lower denomination machines, nor was there any significant video keno. The only keno game we could find was a generic keno game on IGT’s Game King machine, which could have had such keno offerings as Four Card Keno and Multi-Card Keno (20-card keno).

The poker machines featured multi-hand games such as Triple-, Five- and Ten-play poker, but again most of the denominations were 25¡ and higher.

Rounding out the amenities was a centrally-located bar with good viewing of the sporting events that play on the large-screen TVs.

Regular slot and table game players will like the The Ho’s new players’ card that can be used to amass points that can be redeemed for cash, food and gifts.

Members also receive invitations to casino events, dinners, shows and more. The points for play are rather generous: for dollars, $25 in video poker play is worth 12 points, and $15 in slot play is also worth 12 points; 40 coins in (quarters) slot play is worth 12 points, and 100 coins in (quarters) in video poker play is also worth 12 points.