Grab Your Glasses: Solar Eclipse Viewing

Next Monday all of North America will have their, protected, eyes to the skies to witness one of nature’s amazing sights, a solar eclipse.

Now what exactly does that mean for those of us that aren’t up to date on our celestial events? Basically, a solar eclipse is when the moon passes between the sun and Earth and blocks all or part of the sun for around three hours, dependent upon your location. The last time a solar eclipse was witnessed in North America was in 1979.

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For Las Vegas specifically, it begins at 9:09 a.m. will be at its peak at 10:27 a.m. and ends at 11:52 a.m. At its peak, in Las Vegas we will witness at 70 percent solar eclipse, much like the 70 percent off that will be offered at Seasons Buffet for Silverton Rewards Club members in honor of this celestial occasion.

Be sure to head to the Player’s Club at Silverton Casino beginning at 8 a.m. to claim your free pair of solar eclipse glasses, for the first 1000 guests, before heading out to capture this phenomenon from the perfect vantage point on the fifth floor of the parking garage. As mentioned, afterwards grab a celebratory 70 percent off lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Seasons Buffet after the viewing for Silverton Rewards Club members.

Seasons

Who’s joining us on Monday?

Top Questions Asked by Brides Planning Their Big Day

We sat down with Event Sales Manager, Angie Christenson, also known as the woman that will make your dreams come true, and asked her to address the top questions she gets asked by brides-to-be to help you be one step ahead of the game when it comes to smooth sailing while creating your perfect day.

 

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

A Yes, a coordinator is part of our Veil Pavilion rental package to help you with your onsite ceremony and/or reception planning. The coordinator will also help ensure all your vendors have arrived/set up on the day of the event so the Bride doesn’t have to worry about if the cake has arrived!

 

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 provide can provide shuttles, limos, party busses 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 in two different locations.

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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 of 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: Can I bring in my own wedding vendors, such as DJ and Photographer?

A: Yes, we allow outside vendors for your 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 catering menu that includes appetizers, plated or buffet meals, and bar packages. We also have the ability to customize, 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. Our event staff can even set up your DIY decor for you for a small additional fee.

PRO TIP: Account for tasks to take longer than anticipated on your wedding day. Allot 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. No need to create extra, unnecessary stress on your big day.

Veil Pavilion

Make Your Fantasies Come True This Football Season

It’s about that time, that special time of year when the seasons change…. No, no, no the leaves aren’t changing and it’s not quite fall yet! When we say season we’re talking about arguably the best season of all, football season! It’s that time once more to gather your crew and host the ultimate fantasy football draft party!

You’ve done your research, you have your crew and now it’s time to take on the draft. Why not make it an event? We know just the place to hook up everyone, even if the draft doesn’t go in their favor, if you have 10 or more friends joining everyone gets unlimited wings, hot dogs, meatball sliders, kettle chips and the first pitcher of Miller Lite is on us. Everyone wins with those odds.

The toughest decision has to be Shady Grove Lounge or Mermaid Lounge to host all your friends. Shady Grove Lounge has the perfect set up for a quick game of mini bowling or a game or two of pool, or there is Mermaid Lounge has well, real life mermaids. Who knows, maybe you can convince one of them to join your team, we hear mermaids have quite the instinct for these kinds of things.

Whomever you draft or whichever place you choose to host your draft, we’re sure you won’t be disappointed in at least one of those difficult decisions. How are we so sure about that? Well you see, one of those choices guarantees you free beer, and that is never disappointing.

For all the details and to reserve your spot now, give us a call at 702-914-8569.

Draft Parties

Partying Like It’s 1997!

Silverton Casino is celebrating 20 years in Las Vegas with its guests that made this two decade milestone possible and we’re partying throughout the whole month of July!

Silverton Casino opened its doors in 1997, since then it has changed, grown and had so many memorable moments along the way. It have introduced mermaids to the desert, Bass Pro Shops has joined in the fun and most recently The Green has been erected as a home for new and exciting events for all ages with more to look forward to in the future as the Silverton Village grows!

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Until then, we will be keeping the party going all month long with pop up parties on Saturdays for all of our players, specials on dining and so much more! All you have to do is be a Silverton Rewards Club Member to participate in these Anniversary events, simply print your coupon at the kiosk! Will we see you there?

July 8 – Free Cake from 11am – 2pm
It’s our anniversary and we’re giving you free cake from 11am – 2pm in the Slot Tournament Room (no children under 21 allowed in the room).

July 22 – Free Shaved Ice from 11am – 2pm
Cool off with a free dessert on The Green (located just across from valet in the main entrance)

July 29 – Sway Pool Party & BBQ from 11am – 2pm
We’re grilling some poolside delicacies just for you!

We will also be offering 2 for $20 three course meals at Sundance Grill and Mi Casa Grill Cantina! So stop in, have some fun and celebrate with us all month long!

Sway Pool

We can’t wait to see you!

What’s Hiding in Your Pool Bag this Summer?

While the weather lately might be telling you that it has already arrived, tomorrow’s calendar is marked as the official first day of summer. That means it’s also that time of year to settle into the sunshine and lounging by the pool is considered completely acceptable as a fully packed day. So what do you throw into your poolside bag to make sure you’re good to go until the sun goes down? Guilt Gift Shop has everything you need to get take in the rays while staying cool.

We can’t go without these items tucked away in our bag.

Sunscreen: Start with the obvious and arguably the most important. Be sure to apply often, liberally and without your favorite brand of SPF.

Beach Towel: Be sure to pick up a beach towel with bright colors and a fun design to dry off from a dip in the pool or to lay out on for a quick nap in the sunshine.

Flip Flops: They’re part of the official Vegas uniform when the temperature starts hitting triple digits. A must have whether your just visiting or a seasoned veteran of summertime in the city.

Small Zipper Purse: When you’re toting all your necessities in your pool bag it’s handy to have a little zipper purse to keep all of your must haves together, such as identification, cash or other odds and ends you don’t want bouncing around and getting mixed up with everything else in your tote.

Sustenance: Hydrating is a must during the summer no matter where you are, so grab a refillable water bottle to keep handy on you. What’s lounging by the pool without snacks? Grab some to tide you over before heading out to dinner.

Sunglasses: A year round staple for everyone, whether you use them to keep your eyes safe from the sun or sneakily spy on the cutie across the pool without being caught.

What’s something you can’t head to Sway Pool without?

Pool Bag Guilt

Sunset Cinema Redefines the Silent Movie

Technology has been swiftly changing and growing for quite some time now, changing the way we keep informed, consume entertainment and frankly live our lives. It’s amazing to look back at movies and how far that they have come since the early 1900s when these films were produced without sound, or simply black and white. Since then we’ve quite literally seen a spectrum of inventive ways filmmakers bring stories to life, now with green screens and CG and things so realistic you jump from your seat and sound so pristine that you question if you’re physically present.

Cinema

With all the color and sound that we have demanding attention on the silver screen, one may raise an eyebrow if you saw the listings for a “silent movie” experience today. But as mentioned, technology is constantly changing, and so is the way we harness its possibilities. The traditional outdoor movie experience has been reinvented with an individualized listening experience for each moviegoer, under the stars this summer with Sunset Cinema.

The Green, our outdoor event lawn, doubles as a theater this June featuring films for all ages. Each person will receive a set of headphones with self-controlled volume that will allow them and only them to hear the featured movie, silence to those surrounding them, and direct their attention to the large screen that will be set up with a perfect view for everyone. This will change your perception of silent movies forever, oh, and it’s free!

Sunset Cinema

Join in for the festivities that compliment that night’s feature film at 6 p.m. before the movie screens at dusk.

June 9: Beauty and the Beast – featuring “before the last petal falls” timed challenges
June 16: Grease-featuring a classic dance off
June 23: SING- featuring free karaoke
June 30: Secret Life of Pets and League of Their Own- featuring doggie date nite

Feel free to bring the family, a picnic basket, or grab one on The Green , even a drink at the bar for a fusion of classic fun and budding technology with Sunset Cinema, Fridays in June, beginning June 9th.

Sin City in Springtime

One would think that Sin City’s name may have actually derived from the summertime temperatures that would make Hades himself sweat a bit. But as a local, you know there is a brief time, no more than a few weeks or so, that the weather is arguably perfect. Don’t blink or you’ll miss it. We like to call this short stunt of weather springtime. You know the rarity of this phenomena and that it is your job to make the most of this fleeting moment. We have a few suggestions.

Sway Pool is celebrating all Memorial Day Weekend long with a free DJ pool party, so grab your bikini, your best friends and your Nevada ID, because it is free to locals 21+! Who knows, you might see a mermaid by the pool, some are native to the desert as well. We would also like to note that parking is always free as well.

Sway Pool

The Wailers inside Veil Pavilion, it’s no surprise the international reggae band is headed to Las Vegas to captivate crowds with hits such as “Buffalo Soldier”, “No Woman, No Cry”, “One Love” and so many others. The perfect vibe to follow a day of floating, sipping and swimming at Sway Pool.

Don’t forget to eat to keep yourself going all weekend long. Slip in to Sundance for buy one entree, get one free this Sunday, or on if you’re feeling extra hungry after a weekend in the sunshine, Seasons Buffet will be offering buy one, get one free buffet, or 50% off for single diners in honor of Memorial Day.

Seasons

Need some time out of the sun? Whether you are Picasso, or simply a wine-o, the first drink is on us at Paint Nite inside Veil Pavilion for your chance to create a tranquil beach scene. Perfect to hang in your home and drift off to once the heat of summer is upon us.

As a local, you know your city, so I guess the only choice left is where to start first?

The People You Meet at a Wine Tasting

You don’t have to look far to find a study stating that a glass of wine now and then can be good for your health. With that being said many more people who may have been reluctant to try wine have come around to simply try and enjoy its… health benefits. With the numbers growing, you’re bound to meet many different types of groups of oenophiles, especially this Wednesday and many to follow into June, such as….

The Color Blind
Reds, whites, pink- color doesn’t matter and they’re game to try any type that you may have on you from Pinot Noir to Rosé. They live for wine tastings to grow their ever expanding palettes and learning from fellow goers, especially the…

Sommelier Sampler
They are the professors of the wine world. They take their hobby, no, lifestyle very seriously and can break down the complete science of what you are sipping, not to mention what it pairs well with and mention the words body, notes and aroma more than the average wine tasting participant. There is no over swirling going on here.

Flight Pilots
The graduates of color blind crowd, without losing the curiosity of trying something new and more in the educated wheelhouse of already knowing what they enjoy. They have preferences and know why, but love being adventurous from time to time, hence why ordering a flight is their go-to so they never miss out on something but just choosing one.

Cork Congregators
This specific type is usually already part of a preexisting group of friends, co-works or family members that have dubbed the consumption of wine as their hobby as a way to enjoy each other’s company out of the everyday tasks they usual get to spend together or a way to get together when it seems difficult to do regularly. They are very similar to a “brunch crew”, but for those looking to slip away later in the evening or after work instead of morning to midmorning to be with friends.

Which group do you fall into or which ones are we missing?

All groups, individuals, wine lovers or those looking to try something new are invited to join us out on The Green every Wednesday for Wine Down Wednesday with free wine. Yes, free wine!

Wine

How to Be Favorite on Mother’s Day

Sunday is the big day for the very special women in your life, so be prepared, or better yet, be prepared to be the favorite with a few our tips to make it one of the best Mother’s Days yet.

First and foremost, don’t overlook the little things. No matter what else is going on that day, always grab a card and take the time to sign it, bonus points if you add a hand written message before that signature. These things mean more than you may realize at the time.

Mothers Day Card

Make plans to go straight to her, and honestly anyone’s heart, as we know, is through their stomach. Give mom the choice between a three course meal at Twin Creeks Steakhouse where you get to choose each course, tailoring it specifically to her taste buds. Sundance Grill offers a choice between the ever popular Surf n Turf, or Pepper Crusted Filet of Beef, served with her choice of soup or salad. If you simply can’t decide, Seasons Buffet has just what everyone needs whether it is brunch between 10am-3pm, or all the favorites that she craves until 9pm, and don’t forget that includes bottomless red or white wine Bellini’s!

Bellini Bar

Above all listen. Listen to what she really wants, listen to her stories, listen to what her favorite kind of flowers, or favorite kind of Bellini’s are and listen when she chooses where she wants to go for dinner.

Bonus tip, come early or stay late for 8x points on all reels for everyone, not just your favorite lady!

These few tips are sure to land you as favorite for at least the next 24 hours, only children have the advantage here, or at least share an amazing meal, good times and unforgettable memories with someone dear to you.

Can’t wait to see you and mom on Sunday!

Common Questions from Travelers

There is a lot to think about when it comes to traveling and we know you have a lot of questions before you even reach your destination. Here are a few more common questions we receive for those making Silverton Casino their travel destination.

Are dogs allowed in the Casino or Hotel?
We have many guests curious if Fido is allowed to stay with them in the hotel during their visit, but in fact our hotel is currently, strictly human. But Fido is more than welcome to take a stroll through Bass Pro Shops with you, you may even want to pick him up one of the awesome, durable chew toys they have!

What is a resort fee and do you have one?
A resort fee is a daily supplemented charge that is not included in the initial booking cost. These supplementary fees allow access to the many features on a property. Our hotel does have a resort fee, which is currently at $16.99, generously below the average of $24.38, and well below the likes of $40 resort fees that you will find on The Strip. Resort fees are very common and almost all Las Vegas hotels and resorts have them.

Is there anything to do for families on property?
Yes! In fact our aquarium was named “Best Free Attraction in Las Vegas” and is home to hundreds of fish, stingrays, sharks and even mermaids. Thursday through Sunday you can catch live, interactive mermaid shows for kids of all ages, or kids at heart. Also, you can catch stingray feedings twice a day, at 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. with the chance to ask questions and learn more from our aquarists live from the tank!

How much does it cost to park?
Free! It is free to park in the parking garage or you can also enjoy complimentary valet. We’re not jumping on the paid parking bandwagon.

If you have any more questions, we encourage you to reach out to us through any of our social media outlets so we can help you make the most of your stay!