The Railroad Pass Casino in Henderson, NV
Posted On May 12, 2020
Situated en route to the famous Hoover Dam in the city of Henderson Nevada, the Railroad Pass Casino is a hotel and casino resort popular with both tourists and locals residing only a few miles away in Las Vegas and Boulder City.
The Railroad Pass Casino, named after the nearby railroad pass, is famous as America’s oldest running casino and features 120 luxury guestrooms and suites, three restaurants, a 20000-square-foot casino, banqueting hall, and more.
Here’s a closer look at what’s on offer at this 84-year-old gaming venue.
The Birth of the Railroad Pass Club
Although the Railroad Pass Casino is, indeed, America’s oldest running casino, it didn’t go by that name when it first opened way back in 1931. At that time, the original proprietors, MGM Resorts International, introduced it to the Nevada gaming community as the Railroad Pass Club.
That name, however, proved to have very little staying power and was replaced with the present title, the Railroad Pass Casino, within a year of the resort opening.
In 2014, MGM Resorts International sold the Railroad Pass Casino to local developer real estate broker, Joseph DeSimone, who remains the property’s owner to the present day.
Rooms and Suites in the Southwest Desert
As mentioned, there are 120 guestrooms and suites in the hotel at the Railroad Pass Casino and their simple yet elegant décor and layout are clearly inspired by the venue’s setting in the Southwest Desert.
Special amenities included in all Railroad Pass Casino rooms and suite are free Wi-Fi, swimming pool access, in-room coffee machines, and cable television. Notably, the Railroad Pass Casino hotel is a pet-friendly establishment.
Railroad Pass Casino hotel guest may choose either smoking or non-smoking rooms, which come as standard rooms, mini suites, and large suites. Note that, at the Railroad Pass Casino hotel, CDL rates apply but there are no resort fees.
Slots, Table Games, and Sports Betting
As touched on at the start of this article, the Railroad Pass Casino gaming area spans 20 000 square feet. Included in this area are a wide range of slot machines, table games, video poker, progressive jackpots, cash cabin bingo and other casino games.
The Railroad Pass Casino also features its own sports lounge – a William Hill Race and Sportsbook – which allows players to wager on sporting and other markets from within the casino.
Buffet, Café and Steakhouse
To cater for as many tastes as possible, the Railroad Pass Casino houses three different restaurants, each with its own unique offerings:
- The Box Car Buffet serves quality cuisine at an affordable price and the menu’s theme changes daily.
- The Iron Rail Cafe is situated within the gaming area, for light meals and easy access to games.
- DeSimone’s Steakhouse serves a variety of multi-course means and chef’s specials.
Railroad Pass Casino Banqueting Facilities
The Railroad Pass Casino is also available for private events for up to 125 people. These are hosted in the resort’s banquet hall and available services include a full bar, TV screen and projector, dance floor, buffet or sit-down catering, live entertainment, a DJ service, and more.