Silverton in the News:
Casino Player Magazine

We are excited to share the recent issue of Casino Player magazine, which included several accolades for Silverton Casino, including Best Casino Awards:

Best Las Vegas Casino Dining Experiences

Mi Casa and WuHu Noodle were named in an article about the magazine’s top ten Las Vegas dining experiences this year.

8. Mi Casa at Silverton
Savor Las Vegas, Nevada’s best Mexican food at Mi Casa Grill Cantina at
Silverton Casino Hotel. Mi Casa serves up delicious Mexican border classics
and signature favorites — everything from spicy fajitas to tamales to ceviche.
Home to one of Vegas’ most extraordinary tequila menus; enjoy it all with
any one of the 65 tequilas served at Mi Casa.

I was very impressed with the authenticity of the interior of the restaurant.
I was more impressed by the food. At the time of our visit and due to other
restaurants being closed, the menu was very diversified.

Our server, Deontae, was very personable and provided us with attentive
service. The food was delicious. I loved Mi Casa’s version of chicken tortilla
soup. I ordered filet mignon and it was cooked to perfection. Dorene chose
Rancho del Sur as her entree. (NY steak, four jumbo grilled peppers,
onions, tabasco onions.) Mi Casa is truly a hidden gem and the prices are
very reasonable. I highly recommend making a visit.

 

HONORABLE MENTIONS

WuHu Noodle at Silverton
WuHu’s menu features authentic Chinese, Japanese,
Vietnamese and Thai cuisine. Signature dishes in-
clude Singapore Style Noodles, Green Bean Beef,
Braised Beef Brisket on Rice and Asparagus Shrimp.
Customers may watch chefs prepare dishes
through an interactive kitchen viewing area.
I thought their Asian Chicken Wings were among
the best I have ever had. Prices are reasonable.

Best Burgers in Las Vegas

Best Las Vegas Casino Dining & Nightlife Awards

In addition, this issue included Casino Player Best Dining & Nightlife Awards.  In the 2022 results,  Sundance Grill was named the “Best Burger” for Las Vegas Locals and Shady Grove was named the “Best Lounge” for Las Vegas Locals.

Top Questions for Brides Planning
Las Vegas Weddings

Q&AWe sat down with Event Sales Manager Rhonda Robinson and asked her to answer the top questions she gets asked by brides-to-be when planning Las Vegas weddings at Silverton.

 

Q: Do you provide a coordinator/event manager for the day of your wedding?

A: Yes, yours truly will be onsite the day of your special day to ensure your Las Vegas wedding vision is executed to perfection. Moreover, prior to your Las Vegas wedding day we will work closely together covering every detail from menu selection to diagram customization and everything in between.

 

Q: Can I bring in my own Las Vegas wedding vendors, such as DJ and photographer?

A: Yes, we allow outside vendors for your Las Vegas events at Veil Pavilion for no additional charge. We also work with preferred vendors that will often offer discounts for booking with Silverton Casino, so either way, we have you covered.

 

Q: Can I bring in my own catering company?

A: While we do not allow any outside food and beverage at our events, we do offer a full wedding catering menu that includes appetizers, plated and buffet meals, and bar packages. We also have the ability to customize if you don’t see your favorite meal or have a special request. In most cases we are happy to work with the bride and groom to create the perfect menu for your event!

 

Q: How early can I get into the venue for set up?

A: We will provide ample time for set up on the day of your event.

PRO TIP: Account for tasks to take longer than anticipated on your wedding day. Give yourself plenty of time for set up (better yet, enlist family and friends to help with decor or hire professionals), as well as hair and make-up, dressing, etc. There is no need to create extra, unnecessary stress on your big day.

 

Q: What if we want the reception to go longer than the time allotted in the venue?

A: You have the opportunity to purchase additional hours in the venue, however it is best to pre-purchase the extra time as there is no guarantee on the day of the event that we will be able to accommodate any extra time for the reception. It is best to plan for the party to keep going!

 

Q: My ceremony is booked off-site, is there a shuttle available to Silverton for my guests?

A: We do not provide shuttle services, however we can recommend local companies that can provide shuttles, limos, a party bus and transportation of that nature.

PRO TIP: Transportation does not have to be provided to and from the locations; however, it is helpful in creating a stress-free day for both the wedding party and your guests if your ceremony and reception are at two different locations.

 

If you are interested in booking our Las Vegas wedding venue, contact Rhonda via the Silverton Casino website.

 

Also in the blog:  Five Million Las Vegas Weddings.

Beginner Las Vegas Hikes
for the Nature Novice

Just a few miles from the Silverton are some of the most fantastic beginner Las Vegas hikes  — from the desert landscapes of Red Rock Canyon to the refreshing pines of Mt. Charleston.  You don’t have to be an expert hiker to enjoy these beginner Las Vegas hikes.  Here are three of our favorites:

 

Beginner Las Vegas Hikes at Red Rock Canyon

Red Rock Canyon

The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is just a short 25 minute drive from Silverton Casino, a Las Vegas hotel good for hiking.  Within minutes, you’ve left behind all traces of Sin City and are surrounded by gorgeous mountain landscapes, and perfect beginner Las Vegas hikes.

The Scenic Drive, a 13 mile paved road, provides access to explore the many special canyons and sandstone hills in the heart of the canyon. There are 12 different trailheads and free parking areas to begin your next outdoor adventure. A visitor center provides a great introduction to the unique natural and cultural history of this area along with safety and orientation information. This is also one of the best selfie spots in Las Vegas.

Before you head out, make a stop at Bass Pro Shops to pick up your hiking supplies, including a water bottle to stay hydrated.  To plan ahead, here’s a good site with more information.

Note:   Currently, Red Rock Canyon has a timed entry reservation system (through May 31, 2022).  All vehicles entering the Scenic Drive need a free reservation, which is available online.

 

Beginner Las Vegas Hikes at Mt. Charleston

Mt. Charleston

If you are worried about the high summer temperatures in Las Vegas, Mt. Charleston is your place to cool off while taking a beginner Las Vegas hike.  More than 60 miles of maintained trails wind through the area, most starting at over 6,000ft in elevation and some culminating at the 11,916ft Charleston Peak.  The good news — it’s less than an hour from Silverton Casino, your home base for a Las Vegas hike, and often as much as 30 degrees cooler than the Las Vegas valley below.

Be sure to  avoid dehydration due to the high elevation by packing plenty of water.  (Again, we recommend Bass Pro for supplies)

Note: Hikers should always watch the weather and check for flood, lightning, and avalanche warnings.

 

Las Vegas Nature Walk at Springs Preserve

Springs Preserve

Las Vegas Springs Preserve consists of 180 acres dedicated to nature walks and displays and is owned and operated by the Las Vegas Valley Water District. The Preserve is located approximately 20 minutes from Silverton Casino and Bass Pro Shops. The Preserve is built around the original water source for Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Springs.

While more “theme park” than “nature trail,” this is a perfect beginner Las Vegas hike.  The Springs Preserve includes colorful desert botanical gardens, museum galleries, outdoor concert and event venues, an indoor theater, historic photo gallery and a series of walking trails that meander through a wetland habitat.

 

Take a Break:  Stay With Us! 

This summer we celebrate 25 years as one of Las Vegas’ favorite local casinos.  When you are done with your Las Vegas selfie spots, join us all year long for casino promotions, special offers, and a 25% discount on hotel stays through July 31, 2022    Book online or call Silverton Room Reservations at 866.722.4608 and use promo code 25OFF2022 to book your two-night minimum stay.

 

*Offer is limited, subject to change and based on availability. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. Promotional rates are valid on standard rooms only. Room types are not guaranteed and are on a request basis only. Resort fees are not included. Offer is good for one room for a maximum of two persons. Limit of one active reservation. All reservations will require first night’s room/tax deposit upon booking. Must cancel 24 hours prior to check-in to receive a refund. A credit card deposit of $100 is required at hotel check-in. Must be 21 years of age or older to book. Management reserves all rights.

Las Vegas Selfie Spots

To help with your Las Vegas trip plans, here are three of our favorite Las Vegas selfie spots — and a great offer to stay at Silverton.

 

Las Vegas Selfie Spot #1:  Welcome to Las Vegas Sign

Las Vegas sign selfie

It’s definitely the most famous landmark in Las Vegas — the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, which has been in place on the Las Vegas Strip since 1959.  The sign is located just a few miles from Silverton Casino —  in the median at 5100 Las Vegas Boulevard South, north of the historic stone pillars of the old McCarran Field on the east side, and across from the Bali Hai Golf Club.

There are plenty of tips for getting a selfie at the sign.  It gets busy, so be prepared to wait in line.  The most helpful tip is getting there early.  Consider a morning visit, when it is cooler and the crowds of selfie-seekers are at a minimum.

Gateway Arches

BONUS TIP:  Where Traveler Magazine suggests two other Las Vegas landmark signs, both located at the other end of the Las Vegas Strip.  The newest — the Las Vegas Gateway Arches — is located on the north end of the Strip between St. Louis Ave. and Bob Stupak Ave. at the base of The STRAT tower.   The illuminated arches form a gateway to downtown Las Vegas. There are over 13,000 lights on the arches, and the sign changes color (which makes for a great time-lapse video clip).  Just a few blocks away, you will find another never-crowded selfie spot with 26-foot showgirls, dice and poker chips stacked high enough to sit on and the city of Las Vegas logo.

 

Las Vegas Selfie Spot #2:  Silverton Mermaids

Silverton Mermaids Las Vegas

It may be a desert out there — but it’s not a visit to Las Vegas without taking a trip to see the famed Silverton Mermaids.  Legend has it that spotting a mermaid will bring you luck for the rest of the day.  Located just a few miles from the Las Vegas Strip, Silverton Casino is home to a 117,000 gallon aquarium, where mermaids make appearances Thursday through Sunday (schedule online).

BONUS TIP:  If you miss the mermaids, stop by at 1:30 and 4:30pm for an equally interesting stingray feeding.  Wait for one of the bigger rays to press its face on the glass for the perfect selfie backdrop!

 

 

Las Vegas Selfie Spot #3:  The Arts District

Las Vegas Arts District

About a mile from Downtown Las Vegas, the Historic Arts District is vivid, eclectic, and ever-growing thanks to the city’s remarkably creative locals. Beautifully decorated with vibrant murals around every corner, this cool spot is a must-see for tourists who enjoy the quirky and artistic side of life.  If you love street art, visit on every trip—many murals are created for the Life is Beautiful festival and change yearly, according to Where Traveler.

Life is Beautiful street art

BONUS TIP:  If you visit in September, the Life is Beautiful music festival puts street art front and center.  You’ll literally find dozens of dynamic murals and art installations throughout Downtown Las Vegas.   It’s selfie nirvana.

 

Take a Break:  Stay With Us! 

This summer we celebrate 25 years as one of Las Vegas’ favorite local casinos.  When you are done with your Las Vegas selfie spots, join us all year long for casino promotions, special offers, and a 25% discount on hotel stays through July 31, 2022    Book online or call Silverton Room Reservations at 866.722.4608 and use promo code 25OFF2022 to book your two-night minimum stay.

 

*Offer is limited, subject to change and based on availability. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. Promotional rates are valid on standard rooms only. Room types are not guaranteed and are on a request basis only. Resort fees are not included. Offer is good for one room for a maximum of two persons. Limit of one active reservation. All reservations will require first night’s room/tax deposit upon booking. Must cancel 24 hours prior to check-in to receive a refund. A credit card deposit of $100 is required at hotel check-in. Must be 21 years of age or older to book. Management reserves all rights.

Las Vegas Side Trips

When it’s time to get away, Las Vegas has plenty of diversions.  To help with your plans, here are three of our favorite Las Vegas side trips — and a great offer to stay at Silverton.

Las Vegas Side Trip #1:  Red Rock Canyon

Red Rock Canyon Las Vegas

It’s  the perfect time of the year to visit Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, which features a 13-mile scenic drive, miles of hiking trails, rock climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking, road biking, and picnic areas and many other outdoor recreation opportunities…  just 25 minutes away from Silverton.

The Scenic Drive, a 13 mile paved road, provides access to explore the many special canyons and sandstone hills in the heart of the canyon. There are 12 different trailheads and free parking areas to begin your next outdoor adventure. A visitor center provides a great introduction to the unique natural and cultural history of this area along with safety and orientation information.

Note:   Currently, Red Rock Canyon has a timed entry reservation system.  All vehicles entering the Scenic Drive need a free reservation, which is available online.

Las Vegas Side Trip #2:  Town Square

Town Square Las Vegas

‘Tis the season for outdoor shopping!  Just a few miles from Silverton, Town Square is a premier one-of-a-kind retail and entertainment destination, featuring 26 architecturally distinctive buildings, public parks , and water features.  Park your car and stroll around, visiting 150 retailers – from Apple to Zumiez, and every brand in between.

When it’s time to head indoors, Town Square is also home to  AMC 18 Theatres and Stoney’s Rockin’ Country.

Las Vegas Side Trip #3:  AREA 15

AREA 15 Las Vegas

AREA 15 is a new immersive playground in Las Vegas, all rolled into a vast and vibrant entertainment district.  It’s one of the great Las Vegas side trips.  Throw an axe, wander through a bamboo volcano, race on a zip line, or explore other mesmerizing realms.  From the futuristic to the thrill-seeking, there’s an experience for everybody here.

Dozens of featured experiences include VAN GOGH – The Immersive Experience,  the MEOW WOLF Omega Mart attraction, Sanctuary Sessions Silent Disco,  the Army of the Dead VR Experience, Lost Spirits Distillery, and the brand new illuminarium, which opens April 15.

 

Take a Break:  Stay With Us! 

This summer we celebrate 25 years as one of Las Vegas’ favorite local casinos. Join us all year long for casino promotions, special offers, and a 25% discount on hotel stays through July 31, 2022    Book online or call Silverton Room Reservations at 866.722.4608 and use promo code 25OFF2022 to book your two-night minimum stay.

 

*Offer is limited, subject to change and based on availability. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. Promotional rates are valid on standard rooms only. Room types are not guaranteed and are on a request basis only. Resort fees are not included. Offer is good for one room for a maximum of two persons. Limit of one active reservation. All reservations will require first night’s room/tax deposit upon booking. Must cancel 24 hours prior to check-in to receive a refund. A credit card deposit of $100 is required at hotel check-in. Must be 21 years of age or older to book. Management reserves all rights.

Hot Plate Specials at Sundance Grill

What’s hot at Silverton? Check out the Hot Plate Specials, made from scratch every weekday at Sundance Grill.  The $13.99 special includes your choice of soup or salad and a mini ice cream sundae for dessert!

Sundance Hot Plate Specials

 

According to Executive Chef Ashley Archer, the Hot Plate Specials were chosen to supplement the Sundance menu with additional homestyle items.  “We set out to feature items that were traditionally part of family meals — like Spaghetti and Meatballs on Wednesday, or fish on Fridays.”

For a taste of home, check out these Sundance Hot Plate specials:

 

MONDAY

Meatloaf – served with buttermilk mashed potatoes, grilled corn on the cob, and rosemary gravy

Sundance Hot Plate Specials

 

TUESDAY

Fried Chicken   – three pieces served with mac & cheese, stewed green beans

Sundance Hot Plate Specials

 

WEDNESDAY

Spaghetti & Meatballs – served with garlic bread

Sundance Hot Plate Specials

 

THURSDAY

Hamburger Steak  – served with onion-mushroom gravy, white rice, and collard greens

Sundance Hot Plate Specials

 

FRIDAY

Blackened Tilapia – served with Cajun cream sauce, Cajun rice pilaf, and fried okra

Sundance Hot Plate Specials

Welcome Football Fans!

The 2022 NFL Draft kicks off today, drawing thousands of football fans into Las Vegas.  The city has promised a spectacle at a level never before seen for the annual event.

NFL Draft in Las Vegas

 

To welcome Draft fans to Las Vegas, the famed Silverton mermaids recently added a special sign to the Silverton Aquarium, which has been named the #1 free attraction in Las Vegas.

Tonight, the Silverton will host a special event in the Veil Pavilion, for Round One.

$83,000 Slot Winner!

Congratulations to Ann D., a Silverton Casino player who recently won the $82,919.05 Super Grand Chance Jackpot on a Dollar Storm machine.

Silverton Casino Winner

Dollar Storm machines bring diverse and exciting games in one bank. Players can battle with pirates, go to ancient Egypt and travel the Orient in these exciting Hold & Spin games. Prizes include Free Games, Retriggers and — as Ann found out — a chance at the Grand Jackpot.

Dollar Storm

At Silverton Casino, you’ll find more than 1,100 slot machines in all, including video poker and video keno, too.  For those chasing the biggest progressives, Silverton features the Lightning Link Lounge, with dozens of Lightning Link and Dragon Link slot machines all linked together for big jackpots.  Also, the Buffalo XING Lounge offers the ultimate gaming experience with all Buffalo-themed slot machines corralled in one room.

5 Million Las Vegas Weddings

Las Vegas is world-renowned for being one of the quickest and quirkiest places for couples to say “I do.”   In fact, so many couples have applied for wedding licenses that Clark County recently announced they have issued five million wedding licenses since the county was founded in 1909.

So many couples have tied the knot in Las Vegas, from celebrities to young couples in search of the perfect wedding venue. They’ve walked down the aisle in traditional gowns, vintage jackets, sleek satin dresses, and everything in between. For over half of a century, Las Vegas has been known as the Wedding Capital of the World.

If you’re looking for a unique wedding venue in Sin City, look no further than Silverton Casino.

 

Las Vegas Underwater Wedding
Silverton Aquarium Weddings can be wet or dry.

 

Sheila Kercher, executive director of marketing at Silverton Casino, recently shared her thoughts on why it’s one of the best wedding venues in the city.

While Las Vegas boasts venues to suit any couple, Silverton Casino offers a truly memorable experience.

“Where else can you say you got married while scuba diving in a giant aquarium in the middle of the desert? The answer is Silverton Casino!’’ said Kercher.

Silverton’s saltwater 117,000-gallon aquarium is one of the most breathtaking places to hold your ceremony, and it’s located only minutes away from the Las Vegas Strip.

Her tips for finding the perfect venue for your Las Vegas wedding include holding the ceremony outdoors and keeping the party going.

“The beautiful desert sky at sunset is absolutely stunning,” she said. “The best part is the party never has to end here. The city and its bars are open all night long!”

Veil Pavilion Wedding Las Vegas
Wedding at Silverton’s Veil Pavilion

Silverton Casino offers an array of dining experiences for your guests, including a steakhouse, sushi, or Mexican cantina. Veil Pavilion — named after a bride’s veil — offers plenty of opportunities for a  memorable wedding.

Learn more about Silverton Casino’s wedding options on our venue page.

Were you married in Las Vegas?

If you were married in Las Vegas, your story is a part of the city’s incredible history. Couples are encouraged to upload a picture and share their love story at www.visitlasvegas.com/five-million-love-stories/ or share through Instagram by posting their Las Vegas wedding photo along with their love story and include #5MLoveSweeps to enter. Profiles must be public to participate. One lucky couple each month will win a second honeymoon and vow renewal in Vegas.

 

Also in the blog:  Q&A for Planning a Las Vegas Wedding

Who is Kuh Ledesma?

Kuh Ledesma is sometimes called the “Beyonce of the Philippines.”  It’s no wonder — the Pop Diva has been performing for 35+ years, including some 1,000 international concerts, numerous awards and 20 albums in the Philippine recording industry.

She has triumphantly conquered recording, the concert stage, television, soap operas, advertising, and musical production, is a byword among the elite and the mass public alike, and with her customary brilliance and sophistication, sets styles in whatever area of entertainment she chooses.

Kuh is known for her lavish concept shows, putting up solo concerts in venues  in the ’80s during a time when singers shunned large venues because they were difficult to fill.  The rest is music history.

Want to hear more?  OPM icon Kuh Ledesma performs her signature hit, “I Think I’m In Love” live on morning radio.  The easy-listening tune — which beautifully captures the experience of falling in love — is lifted off her 1984 album of the same name.

Don’t miss your chance to see her at Veil Pavilion on Saturday, June 18.

 

Kuh will be joined on stage by renowned Filipino singer-songwriter Odette Quesada.  Want to hear more?  Here she is performing her OPM classic, “Friend of Mine” on a morning radio show.  This clip features  Odette’s distinctive singing style, and the track spins the story of people falling helplessly in love with their friends.

Don’t miss your chance to see her at Veil Pavilion on Saturday, June 18.

 

In addition, Filipino entertainer Fe de los Reyes adds a bit of humor to the show.  Here’s a sample:

Don’t miss your chance to see her at Veil Pavilion on Saturday, June 18.