A Horribly Fun Halloween

We’ve officially reached Halloween, and there are definitely more treats than tricks for all the ghouls, ghost and goblins of every age at Silverton Casino this year! From amazing food and food specials to die for, to walking away a winner, you’ll find it hard to believe all the fun isn’t just a trick in itself!

Spooky good specials are available at Sundance Grill all day! Enjoy a special menu just for spirits and skeletons! There are three meals for you to choose from, you can indulge in their “body parts” special of grilled liver and onions served with mashed potato and chef’s vegetable, “intestines and internal organs” better known as the classic spaghetti and meatballs in marinara, served with garlic toast, or “covered in blood” which features BBQ chicken with mashed potatoes and chef’s vegetable. All of these spooky specials include your choice of soup or salad and a non-alcoholic beverage.

Are ghostly good deals more of what you are in search of this Hallow’s Eve? Silverton Rewards cards members enjoy buy one, get one free at Seasons Buffet as well as Sundance Grill!

Bust out your spookiest, most funny or all around best costume and join us for the Trick or Treat Slot Tournament! The first 100 players to score 10,000 points win $100 in free slot play! No matter what you come dressed as, you could leave as a winner.

How about skipping out on handing out candy this year and go ahead and sing your heart out instead with Scaryoke at Mermaid Lounge! It’s free to join in and put your dreams of becoming a rock star to the test, or to rest, if only for the night.

So come along and join our Halloween festivities! Also, we highly encourage you to come in your favorite costume!

Rejuvenated Rooms

You voiced your opinion, and we listened! We scanned through all of your suggestions and reviews on booking.com, TripAdvisor, and everywhere else in between. An overwhelming majority of suggestions pertained to the rooms in our hotel, from the soft cloud like beds to, most specifically, the televisions inside of our hotel rooms! We’re happy to slowly start unveiling our newly renovated hotel rooms with the same amount of cozy and comfortable that you’ve come to expect, but with some fresh new changes to complete your home away from home here in Las Vegas!

Long gone are the boob tube televisions hidden away in cabinets, and in with the interactive flat screens set upon brand new credenzas for a fresh, modern update! In addition, those new televisions will also soon be home to our new interactive directory, allowing everything to be available at your fingertips from food to entertainment throughout the property. Truly, everything will be available at your fingertips as you will have the ability to control the system through your phone!

While we’re very excited with these renovations, some things are simply too good to do away with. Don’t fret, our cozy beds that are so coveted by those who love the sensation of sleeping on a cloud, are here to stay! They’re simply paired with all of the wonderful updates that have been made, along with the additional to come.

Pictures simply don’t do these fresh new rooms the justice they deserve, so we invite you to swing on by and be sure to see them with your own eyes! Not that you needed help with an excuse to plan a trip to Las Vegas, or to plan a stay-cation getaway this season!

What renovations are you most excited to see for yourself? What renovations do you suggest?

Karaoke, Costumes and Cash

There’s nothing quite as liberating or perhaps completely terrifying, or even both, than cheating on your hair brush by cradling an actual microphone and belting out your favorite songs in public, or in this case to a bar filled with equally as enthusiast singers ready to karaoke!

This Halloween, if handing out candy just isn’t your thing, join in on something equal parts spooky and spectacular with Scaryoke inside Mermaid Lounge, Monday, October 31st! Don’t forget to wear a costume to make the evening even more fun, and entertaining! Who knows, maybe we’ll have our very own Elsa crooning out “Let it go” or Mickey Mouse breaking out some “Bohemian Rhapsody”!

What are you coming as?

Keep your pipes warm for Wednesdays in November, as Kountry Karaoke takes over Shady Grove Lounge. Did we mention this is a competition that awards a cash prize to the winner on Thursday, December 1st? Just in time to kick off the nightly Wrangler National Finals Rodeo festivities!

Every Wednesday in November you have the chance to sing your way to victory inside Shady Grove Lounge, singing country genre favorites, to become one of the finalists on December 1st, when the party moves to Veil Pavilion, just in time for the first of many amazing nights to come, celebrating the WNFR kick off following the live satellite feed!

Retro microphone on stage in restaurant. Blurred background

First and second place winners from throughout the month will automatically be qualified to compete in the finals, along with five wild cards, judged by three volunteer judges! Kirk Johnson & the Bourbon Creek Band will be preforming every week, and Urban Cowboy will be ready to announce who has a chance to win $750 cash!

Spectators and cheering crowds encouraged! Not to mention December 1st and every night following during the WNFR, we will also have a mechanical bull, giveaways, dancing and a live remote from 102.7 The Coyote!

Now only one question remains, what are you going to sing?

Fun Facts About Columbus Day

Today we observe the day that Christopher Columbus sailed west and discovered the American Continent on October 12, 1492, or as many of us call “home”. But what else do you know about the history of this day, or what it means to you today?

Columbus began sailing west from Europe and assumed that he had reached the eastern shore of China. Contrary to popular belief, most educated Europeans were aware the Earth was round; therefore Columbus did not set sail to prove that the Earth was not flat.

Columbus Day was not recognized until President Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed in 1937, that October 12th, the date that Columbus set food on San Salvador Island in 1492, as the official date for the annual holiday. But in 1971, Congress moved the date to the second Monday of October to guarantee a three-day holiday weekend.

Hawaii, Alaska, Oregon and South Dakota do not recognize Columbus Day as a holiday. South Dakota in fact celebrates Native American Day rather than Columbus Day. As the state of Nevada, it depends where you live if government offices and schools are closed. Most schools remain open and instead observe Nevada Day later in the month.

Columbus introduced wheat, barley, rye, sugar bananas and citrus fruits to the Americas.

In present day, it is one of the best days of the year to find great deals all around. For retailers, it marks a weekend to clear the shelves with clearance sales to make way for the bulk of items coming in for the holiday season. Food specials are another great perk of the holiday, including buy one get one free buffet at Seasons Buffet.

Columbus Day is celebrated in several countries including Latin American countries, the Bahamas and Spain simply under different names.

The District of Columbia is named after Christopher Columbus.

Pushing Pumpkin Season

We’ve officially made it to October, the month of skeletons, things that go bump in the night, jack-o-lanterns and pumpkins. While Starbucks got a head start in early September with the fan favorite, pumpkin spice latte or “PSL” for all the seasoned veterans, the rest of us in the desert are doing our best to ring in fall despite what the thermometer reads.

Even the Silverton Mermaids have pumpkin fever! While they may not have leaves changing color and chilly breezes underwater, the aquarium is festively decorated with pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns.  Come visit during ray feedings or mermaid swims to capture all the fun at its fullest!

Nothing says fall quite like snuggling up for a movie marathon! On Nevada Day, Friday, October 28th, grab the kids (they’ll be out of school), blankets and get ready for a monster movie marathon to kick off the holiday weekend! Enjoy some Tim Burton favorites such as Frankenweenie, The Corpse Bride, Paranorman and more starting at 10am!

On Halloween all spirits, goblins and ghouls can enjoy a scary good meal at Sundance Grill. With entrées like “Intestines and Internal Organs”, more commonly referred to as spaghetti and meatballs with garlic toast and other delicious dining options to choose from. Body parts not what you’re craving? Enjoy buy one get one free at Season Buffet or try your luck at the Trick or Treat Slot Tournament.

How about a twist on the classic pumpkin picking that could have you walking away $25,000 richer? Grab A Gourd interactive drawings are happening every Saturday in October with 10 lucky winners every week.

Don’t forget to visit Starbucks and grab your traditional PSL, or chilly weather drink of choice, before enjoying all the fall festivities, it’s quite honestly a requirement.