25th Anniversary Fun Facts

Here’s to 25 Years!

Silverton Casino opened its doors as a lodge themed casino and hotel in 1997 under the ownership of Ed Roski’s Majestic Realty Co.  Over a quarter century, the property has grown and enjoyed many memorable moments along the way.

It has introduced mermaids to the desert, Bass Pro Shops has joined in the fun and there’s more to look forward to in the future as the Silverton Village grows.  In honor of our 25th anniversary, here are a few fun facts about Silverton Casino:

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Since opening in 1997, Silverton Casino has awarded approximately half a billion dollars to casino jackpot winners.

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Mermaids have made more than 500,000 individual appearances since the opening of the Silverton Aquarium.

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Since opening, more than 400,000 pounds of restaurant quality fish has been fed to the stingrays in the Silverton Aquarium.

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In the past 25 years, nearly 9.5 million eggs have been consumed at Silverton — from breakfast at Sundance Grill to the desserts made fresh daily in our pastry kitchen.

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Since opening, more than 174,200 gallons of milk have been consumed at Silverton.  Many of those glasses were accompanied by the popular Strawberry Tall Cake dessert, which has been offered at Silverton since Day One.

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Silverton has served nearly one hundred thousand Strawberry Tall Cakes since 1997.  They are still on the menu today at Sundance Grill.

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Throughout the years, Silverton has hosted hundreds of popular entertainers at Veil Pavilion, including Hootie and the Blowfish, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Rick Springfield, and even MC Hammer.

Best Breakfast in Las Vegas

Best of Vegas

Best Breakfast in Las Vegas

Congratulations to the team at Sundance Grill for winning the BEST OF VEGAS Award for Best Breakfast in Las Vegas.

Said the editors in today’s issue of Las Vegas Weekly:

Classic casino diner fare is comfort food for real Las Vegans, and your fave is the Silverton’s homey Sundance Grill, where the prices and flavors hit the mark for a juicy ham steak, a big breakfast burrito or hearty biscuits and gravy. We like to go over the top with peanut butter and bacon pancakes or cinnamon bun French toast.

This morning, we are craving some of Sundance fan favorites, including:

  • THE DEUCES WILD BREAKFAST two buttermilk pancakes, three eggs any style, bacon, sausage links, hash browns
  • HUEVOS RANCHEROS two eggs any style over a crisp corn tortilla, black beans, hash browns, ranchero sauce, guacamole
  • CORNED BEEF HASH corned beef, potatoes, diced onion topped with two eggs any style
  • LOCO MOCO grilled fresh angus burger served over steamed rice topped with choice of eggs, brown gravy, grilled onions
  • SPAM & EGGS diced Spam, egg scramble, white rice, furikake
  • SILVER STATE HASH BROWNS two eggs any style, seasoned hash browns, American cheese, diced ham, jalapeños, diced onions, country gravy
  • SOUTHERN BENEDICT two eggs any style, sausage patties, buttermilk biscuit, sausage gravy

Which will you choose?

Las Vegas Restaurant Week Is Back

Las Vegas Restaurant Week is back, through June 24!

The best time of year, when diners, chefs and Southern Nevada’s only food bank come together around a shared passion for food. One spectacular meal can help Three Square Food Bank feed people in need while giving back to our culinary community.

Restaurant Week Twin Creeks

June 8-24, 2022
Twin Creeks
$80 | 3-Course Meal

STARTER:
Jumbo Lump Crab Cake
sweet corn relish, charred avocado

ENTRÉE:
Filet of Beef
mushroom marsala, roasted garlic potato purée

DESSERT:
Mascarpone Cheesecake Tart
tropical gelée

BOOK A TABLE

$4 from each menu sold will be donated to Three Square.
The Mission of Three Square is to provide wholesome food for hungry people while working to end hunger in Southern Nevada.

For more information about Restaurant Week, visit restaurantweeklv.org.

Tax & gratuity not included. Management reserves all rights.

 

Also, don’t forget our Father’s Day Specials.

 

 

Who is Don Felder?

Don Felder is renowned as a former lead guitarist of The Eagles, one of the most popular and influential rock groups of our time.

It’s easy to see why Felder garners such a level of respect. Not only is he a proud, longstanding member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, having been inducted with the Eagles back in 1998, he was also inaugurated into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville in 2016 and the Florida Artists Hall of Fame in 2017. Fact is, Felder spent 27 years with the Eagles, who have sold over 150 million albums worldwide to date and own the fine distinction of recording the top-selling album of all time — Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975), which has sold over 38 million copies (and counting).

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Don’t miss out on your chance to see Don Felder perform live at Veil Pavilion in Las Vegas.

Who is Don Felder?

Don left the band in 2001 and has since forged an impressive career as a top-tier solo artist, having placed the hard-driving “Heavy Metal (Takin’ a Ride)” in the pole position of the same-named 1981 animated film (a song that remains one of the most requested staples of his live set to this very day), along with a pair of fully realized full-length albums, 1983’s sonically soaring Airborne and 2012’s multifaceted song-cycle treatise, Road to Forever.

Felder added “best-selling author” to his ever-impressive resume when his spellbinding 2008 memoir, Heaven and Hell: My Life in the Eagles (1974-2001), became an instant New York Times bestselling smash.

“There’s still a lot of excitement about it,” he observes. “I still get all these posts about it on Facebook and Twitter, and there’s a huge grass-roots thing that goes on every time I play live. As many as 50 people come up to the front of the stage who have the book and want me to sign it at just about every show.”

His “Fingers” nickname is well-warranted, as anyone who has ever watched the man’s hands blaze across whatever guitar fretboard can readily attest — whether it be acoustic or electric, single-neck or double-neck. In fact, the inherent prowess of those dexterous digits helped Felder navigate the burgeoning rock scene in his native Gainesville, Florida, while he was growing up there in the 1960s. That formative time included a stint teaching guitar to a young sandy-haired Southern gentleman by the name of Tom Petty. “Who knew he would become such a rock music icon?” Felder muses. “I was so proud to see Tom become as popular and influential as he did.”

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“Hotel California” has served Felder quite well over the years — as well it should.

“People love the music, the guitar solos, and the overall vibe that song has,” admits Don. “When I got up and played ‘Hotel California’ at the United Nations a few years back, everybody in the room knew the song and was singing along with it — even those heads of state and presidents who didn’t speak English! I got an enormous standing ovation for it. At that point, it dawned on me what a global impact that one song had. And now, by the time ‘Hotel’ appears at the end of the night in my live set, everybody is standing on their feet, ready to go and ready to receive that powerful electric energy.”

Don’t miss out on your chance to see Don Felder perform live at Veil Pavilion in Las Vegas.

 

The Science Behind
the Silverton Aquarium

Our very own Mr. Science — Aquarium Curator Ryan Ross — plays a starring role in this summer’s PBS STEAM Camp, in a segment about the science behind the Silverton Aquarium.

 

 

The episode premieres Thursday June 9 at 2pm on Vegas PBS.  The episode can be viewed online here.

Science behind the Silverton Aquarium

Designed to support the educational needs of children in elementary school, Vegas PBS STEAM Camp brings the fun and discovery associated with camp directly into viewers’ homes.  Now in its third season, this Emmy Award-winning series continues to engage audiences through at-home STEAM challenges and science exploration in the Las Vegas community. 

What is BAILE FEST?

Baile  /ˈbīlā/  a social gathering for dancing, specifically one at which Spanish or Mexican dances are performed.

 

Join us for BAILE FEST, a Las Vegas Spanish Music Festival, including high-energy performances from three popular bands:

 

  • Banda Arkángel R-15, a regional Mexican Technobanda, was founded by Jesus Navarro. Their hits include “Bailame Quebradito,” “La Quebradita,” “Goza mi cumbia,” and “El Brinque y Brinque.”

  • La Sonora Dinamita, the iconic Columbian band, is credited with the spread of honey-tinged Cumbia sounds throughout Latin America. Their 1981 hit song “Mi Cucu” has become a party anthem, and is fun to sing and dance to.

  • Sonora Tropicana adds a tropical flare to the classic Cumbia sound. The group, which has been performing to massive crowds for 25 years, won the Furia Musical Award for Best Tropical Group two years in a row.

Don’t miss your chance to attend BAILE FEST in Las Vegas on Sept. 9, 2022

 

What is Cumbia Music?

Cumbia is a style of Latin music that originated in Colombia and is now popular throughout South America, Central America, and the United States. Traditional Cumbia music uses a blend of African, Native American, and European styles and uses musical instruments such as drums, flutes, maracas, and accordions.

Cumbia, as a music genre, has many different styles based on where it’s played.  Countries across Latin America — like Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Brazil, Ecuador, Cuba, and Mexico — all have their own unique styles and additions to the music. Cumbia music is most discernible for being percussion-heavy, with a signature double beat played on a maraca or drum, and flutes that carry the melody.

Our Fort Worth Stockyards
Family Has Grown!

Many people aren’t familiar with Silverton Casino’s connection to the Fort Worth Stockyards.

In the heart of Fort Worth, the historic Stockyards has undergone a dramatic revival spurred by several new developments, many which were spearheaded by our sibling companies.   These include:

  • Hotel Drover, Hotel Drover Fort Wortha new luxury hotel and member of the Marriott Autograph Collection, which opened in March 2021.  Since opening, The Drover has been profiled by Condé Nast, Forbes and recognized by Travel + Leisure as one of the Top Hotels in the World.
  • Hyatt Place Fort Worth Stockyards, a hotel with fabulous views of the Stockyards, including the daily Cattle Drives through the historic district.
  • Mule Alley,  a beautifully restored destination of shops, restaurants and entertainment venues in the former Mule Barns of the Stockyards.

And beginning this week, the 115-year-old Stockyards Hotel has a new owner and joins our family of hotel properties.  The hotel was recently purchased by a partnership that includes our sibling company Stockyards Heritage Development Co., owner of the Hotel Drover and the new Mule Alley shops.

Welcome Fort Worth Stockyards Hotel

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Stockyards Hotel, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, adds an exciting historical touch to the district. Known for its rich ancestry, historic architecture and unique character, the Stockyards Hotel offers elegant accommodations in a relaxed atmosphere. Restored to its original grandeur, each of its 42 rooms and 10 suites is unique in its décor, reflecting the cattle baron era of the Old West and the early 19th century.

Cowboys and cattle barons, kings and queens of country music, even an outlaw or two have found refuge and romance at the Stockyards Hotel.   The Bonnie and Clyde junior suite, for instance, is the actual room occupied by the infamous pair during their 1933 stay in Fort Worth.  The hotel’s website boasts a long list of celebrity guests, including Tanya Tucker, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Randy Travis, Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, Pam Tillis and Tim McGraw, just to name a few.

Fort Worth Stockyards is a Texas Vacation Experience

Stockyards Hotel Fort WorthAs a drover headed cattle up the Chisholm Trail to the railheads, he had one last stop for rest and supplies: Fort Worth, Texas.  That was the genesis of the Fort Worth Stockyards. Fort Worth is where the West begins, and nothing embodies Western heritage better than the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District. From the original brick walkways to the wooden corrals, every inch of the Stockyards tells the true history of Texas’s famous livestock industry.

True to its history, the Stockyards still hosts the world’s only twice-daily cattle drive. All this – plus more than a hundred  new  shoppingdining and entertainment venues – makes the Fort Worth Stockyards one of Texas’ most popular tourist destinations.