In the western American state of Nevada and local casino operator DeSimone Gaming Incorporated reportedly re-opened the former Eldorado Casino property yesterday afternoon as the new-look The Pass Casino.
According to a Thursday report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper, the facility with its 17,756 sq ft casino was originally opened in the Clark County community of Henderson almost 60 years ago and eventually came to also feature a sportsbook and a trio of food outlets. However, the landmark venue was purportedly sold to its new owner by Las Vegas-headquartered Boyd Gaming Corporation in December after being temporarily closed some nine months earlier owing to the threat of the coronavirus pandemic.
The newspaper reported that DeSimone Gaming Incorporated went on to spend approximately $7 million on refurbishing the enterprise via a complete overhaul of its previously slots-only casino that added six gaming tables offering blackjack, roulette and craps. The firm purportedly divulged that 80% of the machines in this space are new with patrons moreover able to enjoy a pair of refreshed restaurants in addition to a Circa Sports-branded sportsbook.
DeSimone Gaming Incorporated reportedly told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that its new-look The Pass Casino furthermore plays host to two bars in the Silver Bar and Pass Bar as well as The Venue events space. The operator’s real estate magnate owner, Joe DeSimone, purportedly divulged that all of this could be complemented within 18 months via the addition of a small hotel.
DeSimone reportedly told the newspaper…
“We are going to put our own touches on it, as we have, but hopefully we’ll always be able to look back to the time when Boyd Gaming Corporation owned it and, with our customers, have good memories. But in our judgment, it was time to put a facelift on it and bring it into the 21st Century and with a bang.”
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that a slew of local dignitaries including United States Representative Susie Lee, Nevada State Senator Carrie Buck and Henderson mayor Debra March joined around 200 patrons yesterday at a special The Pass Casino opening ceremony held prior to the property’s 7pm unveiling. One of these, 64-year-old local resident Sherman Wright, purportedly stated that he is pleased with the venue’s ‘new atmosphere’ and complimented the design team for doing ‘a hell of a job’.
Finally, the newspaper reported that patrons at the new-look The Pass Casino can additionally utilize the operator’s exclusive Player’s Club loyalty program so as to earn points that can be redeemed for a wide variety of benefits including reduced rates on accommodation, food and gasoline. This scheme has purportedly been offered at the nearby Railroad Pass Hotel, Casino and Travel Center for years with DeSimone Gaming Incorporated now set to run regular shuttle services between the two sister properties.