Setting Up for Football Season

It’s one of the most exciting times of the year. Leaves on the ground, a chill in the air, the names of men on the backs of fans of all different divisions coming together, and an excuse to abandon entire Sundays to sinfully good food and rule the field from a recliner. We’re just shy of the National Football League’s regular season and have so much to do to prepare for the wonderful season that is upon us. Here is how to do the season justice this year.

Have you studied for your Fantasy Football draft? We thought so. Gather up to ten of your favorite friends. We know they’re your favorite, because they’re all football fans, teams aside.  For only $35 a person everyone can enjoy unlimited Bud Light pitchers, wings, hot dogs, flatbreads and kettle chips. The hardest choice outside of the actually drafting is choosing Shady Grove Lounge or Mermaid Lounge. No matter your choice, it’s a sure win for everyone.

Once you’re all set and game day is upon us, it sets in that there is an overwhelming number of choices on where to watch the games. We have you covered. Be ready on Thursday, September 8th as the Panthers take on the Broncos, because no matter who wins on the field, you’ll be a winner at Shady Grove Lounge during Happy Camper Hoppy Hour, which just so happens to coincide with kick off.  So no matter which team you’re rooting for you can enjoy $2.50 on all drafts, 50 percent off of all growler refills and $3 well drinks on top of $5 food specials your taste buds will thank you for.

Now, only one final question remains. Now that you’re armed with the makings of a perfect season, despite your team’s performance on the field, are you ready for some football?

Thoughts We Have During the 2016 Rio Olympics

Every four years the Olympics come and bring along an array of emotions, inspiration and sheer excitement. An exciting time when everyone is glued to their television, and rooting on athletes from all over the world as they unite to compete for the prestigious honor and ultimate demonstration of hard work and dedication, of taking home a medal for their country.

With all that said and done, here are a few things we’ve all thought at least once during the Olympic Games so far.

I could totally do that if I wanted too.

Oh my goodness, I’m so lazy, what am I doing with my life?

Why is the water green?

USA! I bleed red, white and blueee!

I need to take advantage of all the Rio specials; it’s the patriotic thing to do!

That was amazing! Definitely set a record *announcer deems it a terrible dive*

How does someone even get into that kind of sport? Is it a family thing? Were they recruited? I need to know.

Maybe there’s still a chance for me, that gymnast is like 40 something right? I mean, if I start right now…

This is proof there are 16 year olds with better resumes than me.

I wish I could eat as much as those swimmers do. Bring on the carbs!

Why didn’t my mom ever push me to my unrealized Olympic dreams?

Is the human body honestly meant to bend that way? She might break.

Sure fire way to go for gold is by joining us in Shady Grove Lounge to share all these honest thoughts over Happy Camper Hoppy Hour. Who knows we may just have to award a medal for the best mini-bowler in the Airstream or best looking Grove Growler!  See you there, no qualifying necessary!

Dog Friendly Las Vegas

It’s no mystery that we love our four-legged companions, and the number one thing that they love is spending time with us. So show them the love they deserve and don’t leave Fido behind! There are some remarkable places to take man’s best friend all over the town, including dog-friendly businesses, parks and shops.  Where will your pooch join you?

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Bass Pro Shops

The outdoor superstore opens its doors for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels, even those with wagging tails. Feel free to bring along the whole family as you plan your next outing, get a gander at your next boat, or simply get out of the scorching sun for a few hours.

Red Rock Canyon Sign
Red Rock

Pack up the whole family and head over to Red Rock for some hiking or a scenic walk. There are numerous different paths with various skill levels to choose from.  An early morning hike is a great way to get outdoors before the heat gets unbearable, just be sure to bring lots of water for you and your dog.

Town Square Las Vegas
Town Square Las Vegas

If your cardio of choice is shopping, then head to Town Square Las Vegas where pets are welcome, as long as they are on a leash in common areas and with their owner at all times.

Mount Charleston Lodge
Mount Charleston Lodge

Bring your pet along with you for a weekend getaway up at Mount Charleston. The Mount Charleston Lodge is pet friendly and wonderful alternative in lieu of boarding your best friend.

There is one night that is worth leaving your best friend at home for a few hours, Silverton Casino’s 6th Annual One Drunk Puppy Wine Tasting to benefit The Animal Foundation.  Enjoy wine tasting, a silent auction, entertainment and much more to help the dogs of The Animal Foundation.

What Your Beer Choice Says About You

Beer, the most widely consumed alcoholic beverage, rivaled in popularity only by water and tea.  This brewed concoction that most commonly finds itself as the guest of honor at social functions, both big and small. There are numerous options when it comes to our favorite fermented beverage, so what does your go to say about you?
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Bud Family
An American classic, you have red, white and brew in your blood. You’re easy to get along with and always looking for a good time.  Consequently you are probably headed to the Beer Olympics finals on August 6th.

Blue Moon
If you enjoy a wheat beer, you laugh heartily in the face of society’s ever growing gluten intolerance, real or imagined.  You also tend to like things on the sweeter side; this translates into all aspects of your life. You’ve annoyed your friends on more than one occasion asking them if they can pick up oranges  on their way over.

IPA
IPA
You love hops.  IPA is the hipster of beers. You more than likely liked it before it was cool and can suggest some wonderful brews that we’ve probably never heard of. You’ve also been known to educate fellow patrons at the bar about their drink, and all the other drinks available.

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Corona
You wish you were on a beach instead of wherever you are this very second. You probably have said the phrase, “I don’t like beer, except Corona” on numerous occasions. You have a countdown to your next vacation on your desk to compliment your beach screensaver.

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Goose Island
You are the one in the group they rely on when it comes to good taste. You will most likely be found at Shady Grove Lounge taking advantage of the 50 percent off growler refills Sunday through Thursday.  You don’t wait until the weekend to start living.

Myths and Misconceptions of Las Vegas

There are a lot of misconceptions that come along with a town the bears the nickname Sin City. So we’re here to put to some of the myths to rest.

Myth: You have to be 21+ to enjoy yourself in Las Vegas.

Truth: While you must be 21+ to drink and gamble, having a good time in Las Vegas has no age limit. There are plenty of things to do, even for families. At Silverton Casino we have mermaid shows, stingray feedings, a pool to enjoy the sunshine, and an ever growing list of all ages shows at Veil Pavilion just to name a few.

Myth: Everyone lives in casinos.

Truth: Absolutely not. Unless you’re a Vegas headliner, you probably live in one of the many wonderful communities that Southern Nevada has to offer. In fact, there are some amazing parks, hiking trails and recreational centers throughout these communities that are worth a visit themselves.

Myth: What happens here, stays here.

Truth: Two words: Social media. What happens here will more than likely end up on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat, or a cocktail of a little of each.  Much like the rest of the world, Las Vegas is not immune to the windows of the Internet peeping in on all the fun being had.

Myth:  Everything worth seeing is on The Strip.

Truth: Any Las Vegas local would strongly disagree with this statement. There are plenty of fun things to do and see all over the Las Vegas valley that doesn’t require a Las Vegas Boulevard address. For example, Downtown Las Vegas has the exciting Fremont Street Experience and the Las Vegas Arts District that are always worth a visit.  Venture away from the hype of The Strip and visit local casinos to get a real taste of Las Vegas.

Summer Celebrations at Silverton

There is quite the party going on at Silverton this summer as we celebrate another hot season where there is always something to celebrate no matter how you choose to keep cool or heat things up.

Speaking of hot, everyone is hitting the streets in attempts to catch ‘em all with Pokemon Go.  Mermaid Lounge, a prime Poke Stop location right next to the aquarium, is a great place for trainers to fuel up with drink specials and pokeballs.  Who isn’t in for $2 Pokedraft?   In fact, there are five Poke Stops alone at Silverton Casino, not to mention two gyms for you to battle it out and claim for Mystic, Instinct or Valor.

All throughout the month of July we are celebrating our 19th anniversary and we want you to join us for all the fun! Check us out on Instagram at @silvertoncasino where we are turning the tables and giving the gifts to you every week in July, from dining credits for our various wonderful restaurants to concert tickets to the latest performers taking the stage at Veil Pavilion!

July also has us celebrating the newest addition to our growing neighborhood, Cracker Barrel! Your Cracker Barrel receipt not only shows you and your friends have just enjoyed a delightful southern style meal and were possibly humiliated by a peg game, but awards you free slot play at our Player’s Club.  Delicious has its perks! Also, don’t miss out on your opportunity to take home a shirt welcoming Cracker Barrel to Nevada!

There is something always happening at Sway, from surprise mermaid meet and greets or their something for everyone drink specials being offered to chase away any hint of summertime sadness. Life is better under a cabana when you sip n’ Sway, so what are you waiting for?

What You Need to Know About Cracker Barrel

Its official, the fan favorite of down-home fixin’s, Cracker Barrel is joining the Neighborhood! Las Vegas locals rejoice that they will no longer have to take a drive to Arizona or Utah to satisfy their buttermilk biscuit cravings! So pull up a rocker and get to know just a little bit more about Cracker Barrel outside of your favorite menu picks!

Locations, locations, locations! Cracker Barrel has over 630 stores throughout the United States, and the latest is not only the first in Las Vegas, but the first in Nevada opening alongside the Silverton Casino and Bass Pro Shops, Monday, July 25, 2016.  In fact, many are conveniently located close to major highway exits because they used to sell gas as well, since the founder was also working for his grandfather’s gasoline business back in the ‘60s.

All of the memorabilia that decorates the walls, and every other inch of the restaurant, are authentic vintage items. No reproductions are allowed, creating a genuine atmosphere that tips a hat to local history and nostalgia at its finest. In fact, the founder’s son is in charge of finding all the unique artifacts for new locations, and runs his own “Decor Warehouse” filled with over 90,000 artifacts in Tennessee.

In 2013, Cracker Barrel made its way to supermarket shelves so that everyone may prepare some of the traditional country style classics from the comfort of their own kitchen. Yet you may notice that the products have an alternate label that reads “CB Old Country Store” instead of Cracker Barrel. That would be due to an agreement with Kraft as not to confuse consumers with the Cracker Barrel branded cheese products produced by Kraft.

Who hasn’t been made to feel like an “eg-no-ra-moose” by the notorious peg solitaire game that dawns every table? The same company, Qualls and Sons Novelties, has been making the game for the stores since the very beginning. Also, here’s a little helping hand to help impress your friends when you visit.

Welcome to the Neighborhood Cracker Barrel!

Celebrating America All Month Long

As we enter July many red, white and blue-blooded Americans gather to celebrate the freedom of this great country. But why limit that to only one day out of the year? We think that celebration and especially the fun of the peak of summer should last all month long, and here are a few ways to do just that.

Grab a few friends to create your dream team and show your spirit at Silverton’s Beer Olympics! Every Thursday in July teams gather to take on one beer challenge, one agility challenge, and one trivia challenge that will vary week to week. Bonus points for the most creative team name and team uniform voted by the crowd!

Head out to Fremont Street for free concerts underneath the 1,500 foot long Viva Vision video screen. Their Rock of Vegas free summer concert series last all the way up until Labor Day Weekend. July’s lineup features Cherry Poppin’ Daddies and Robby Krieger of the Doors.

Head to Veil Pavilion to enjoy Best Of My Love, the Eagles tribute band, as they take the stage on Saturday, July 9th at 7:00 p.m. Belt out Hotel California, Desperado and Take It Easy with the best of them to keep the holiday week rolling into the rest of the month.  Also, later in the month Blood Sweat & Tears featuring Bo Bice takes the stage on Saturday, July 30 at 7p.m.

Fireworks, fireworks, fireworks! They’re right up there with baseball and apple pie when you think patriotism. It wouldn’t be July in Las Vegas without scorching temperatures and even hotter firework displays! Different locations throughout the valley are hosting their displays all through the month because there is always something to celebrate in the city that never sleeps.  Don’t want to wait for a show? Seek out local fireworks stand and have a celebration of your own!

Silverton Casino is also celebrating their anniversary all July long! Stay tuned to social for some fun giveaways and offers to help us celebrate another wonderful year!

Silverton Date Night

Las Vegas can be the perfect setting for sweethearts looking to take on the city for the perfect date night.  While Sin City is often used to describe the town, be sure not to let that name have you overlook all the fun and romantic opportunities that are right under your nose.  Silverton Casino has an array of options for lovers looking to stay off the Strip without missing out on a fun and memorable date night.

You simply can’t touch the classic ‘dinner and a show’ when it comes to a putting together the perfect evening!  Twin Creeks is the perfect spot for dinner and drinks to get the night started right, between their wonderful happy hour and delectable menu; also it is OpenTable’s Diner’s Choice of 2016. We personally suggest taking advantage of the house wine, you won’t be sorry!  You are sure to impress your date with the flavor and inviting ambiance before heading off for part two of your night on the town.

There is always something going on at Veil Pavilion no matter what you or your date is interested in, with numerous amounts of singing acts, bands, performers, and events making themselves at home on the Veil stage, the most difficult part will lie in choosing just one to attend, which thankfully you will never have to do! Be sure to keep up to date on all of the fun going on all year round so that you never miss an opportunity!

Just a few extra tips for a seamless date night, be responsible and never drink and drive, your date will appreciate it and you can get the Lyft on us with code SILVERTON. Of course, be sure to relax and have a good time! Let us take care of everything and you focus on enjoying a night out with your date. See you soon!

Summertime in the City

You can beat the heat, whether you are seeking the sun or the shade, there are plenty of options for summertime in the city. We’re sharing some of our favorite places and different ways to mix it up during this scorching time of year.

The obvious choice would be to cozy up in a cabana at Sway Pool, getting the best of sunshine, shade and cabana-side service at your beck and call. If you get a little too much sun, you can always head into Mermaid Lounge for a drink and still be able to capture that tropical vibe, but with air conditioning instead of rays tickling your skin.

Wading in the water not for you? Another option is to head to Mt. Charleston for an early morning hike or for a fun weekend of camping. Something the whole family can enjoy without heading too far from home for a miniature getaway, just a short drive away.

Head to Town Square this summer and enjoy some time cooling down on the splash pads that they have conveniently located in the shopping center.  These areas are a great way to cool down, no matter what age you are. There is a complimentary shuttle that leaves from Silverton so that you don’t even have to burn your hands on the steering wheel getting there!

Head to the lake for the day! Rent jet skis or a boat and take to the waters. There is something pleasantly relaxing about floating along surrounded by water and sunshine.  For the more adventurous, grab a wakeboard or towable tube to kick it up a notch and take the waves by storm!

Feeling REALLY adventurous? Enjoy a jetpack adventure! Fly above the water and into a memorable summertime experience complete with lodging, transportation and dinner as well.