The newly renovated Riverview Restaurant at the Riverside began construction to upgrade the room on July 10. Some of the improvements include widening the entrance, upgrading the restrooms, putting in new carpeting, chairs, and a new earth tone color scheme to enhance the room, and introducing new staff uniforms.
The menu continues to feature some favorite dishes including: The Riverside Skillet, Riverside's famous Giant Hamburger, the Cowboy Steak, Giant Ham Steak, and the nightly Italian menu.
The Riverside has an ongoing renovation program to bring the property a fresh new look and the next change will be remodeling the Riverside Pit Bar.
The Colorado Belle has a new, state-of-the-art card room that offers an endless list of amenities and exciting gaming promotions.
Interior changes to the poker room include plush new chairs, tables and shuffle machines as well as an automated seating system which alerts poker room staff of availability for any of the games. Players are able to view game status on a large monitor which flashes their name when their seat becomes available. This monitor also informs players of all game progress, including limits and structures to suit their level of play.
The poker room feeds every player's need by providing the only daily hot buffet which is set-up in the card room for all participants to enjoy.
The property's new ACCESS Players Club system has also been integrated into the room's design so that players can generate comp dollars just by swiping their card at the table.
Daily promotions such as "Aces Cracked" continue in addition to fun new promotions, such as the high-hand progressive jackpot 90/10 Cash Splash. No-limit Texas Hold 'em daily tournaments and special bounty poker tournaments are also available. Players can view a list of complete details on all poker promotions in the poker room.
Country star Kenny Rogers will take center stage on Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. at the Aquarius Outdoor Amphitheater. Tickets are $40 and $45, call 800-435-8469.
Houston-born Rogers formed his first band while in high school in 1956. The rockabilly group, called The Scholars, got a record deal and released two singles that had local success, and led to a performance spot on American Bandstand. Soon afterward, Rogers joined the Bobby Doyle Trio, playing stand-up bass in the jazz band, and appearing on their album. In 1966, he became a member of the New Christy Minstrels folk group, leaving a year later to form The First Edition with other members of the troupe.
The spotlight started focusing on Rogers when the group got their first hit, “I Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In).” Within a year the band was called Kenny Rogers and The First Edition, and his distinctive voice led the group to both pop and country chart success with “Ruby, Donít Take Your Love To Town,” written by Mel Tillis. The double-genre success struck again with “Reuben James,” and the group landed their own TV variety show.
In 1974, Kenny Rogers and the First Edition disbanded, leaving Rogers at a crossroads and his path to a mega-successful solo career.
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