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August 22, 2014

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Mesquite’s big four casinos

The CasaBlanca is the city's premier resort. Designed and built in 1995 by a partnership that included talk show host Merv Griffin and Players International Inc., Randy Black Sr. bought the property in 1997.

The 550-seat showroom features nationally known headliners Friday and Saturday nights. Outdoor pools surrounded by private bungalows, a full-service beauty salon, a spa featuring a complete range of massages and other therapies and a championship golf course are among the highlights at The CasaBlanca.

For more information call (800) 459-7529.

Black also owns the neighboring Oasis.

The Cabaret Lounge at the Oasis offers live music nightly, but the small bar doesn't have a dance floor. Dancing is reserved for Club Xtreme, on the second floor of the casino, from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. The Oasis features the Palms golf course and the Ultimate Spa Sanctuary, where guests may receive massages, facials and body care treatment.

For information about The Oasis call 216-2747.

The Eureka also sports a spa, where guests can experience a variety of massages, ranging from deep tissue to Swedish to reflexology. There is entertainment five nights a week in the Cactus Bar, including karaoke from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and a rotating roster of bands Wednesdays through Sundays. For more information about the Eureka, call (800) 346-4611.

The Virgin River casino offers the standard fare of slot machines and table games and a sports book. Eight sessions of bingo are played daily, beginning at 9 a.m.

Adult entertainment consists of live music and dancing in the Virgin River Lounge from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays and 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

There are four movie theaters, an arcade and a 24-lane bowling center, where there is cosmic bowling Fridays and Saturdays.

For more information about the Virgin River call (800) 346-7221.

-- Jerry Fink

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