After buying the shuttered Eldorado Casino late last year for an undisclosed amount and DeSimone Gaming Incorporated has now reportedly returned to announce that it is to re-open the southern Nevada property from early next month under a new name.
According to a Thursday report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper, the local casino operator revealed that the venue located in the Clark County community of Henderson is to be revived as the new-look Pass Casino from the afternoon of April 1 following the completion of an extensive refurb.
The newspaper reported that the original Eldorado Casino opened in 1962 complete with a 17,756 sq ft gaming floor and eventually came to additionally feature a sportsbook and a trio of food outlets. However, the landmark facility was purportedly sold by Las Vegas-headquartered Boyd Gaming Corporation to DeSimone Gaming Incorporated in December after being temporarily closed some nine months earlier owing to the threat of the coronavirus pandemic.
DeSimone Gaming Incorporated has now reportedly detailed that the redeveloped Pass Casino is to open to the public next month featuring 300 slots and two bars in the Silver Bar and Pass Bar alongside a pair of restaurants including the around-the-clock Emilia’s Café, which has been named for the daughter of its real estate magnate owner, Joe DeSimone. The firm purportedly explained that the venue will furthermore offer a plethora of upgraded entertainment, dining and gaming options and create full-time employment opportunities for approximately 100 people.
DeSimone reportedly used an official Thursday statement to assert that the opening of his company’s new Pass Casino should stimulate wider interest in downtown Henderson and could lead to even more private investment along the community’s tourist-friendly Water Street corridor. The executive purportedly proclaimed that he expects the revived property to moreover ‘become an entertainment destination’ for the city’s population of around 258,000 people owing to its focus on customer service ‘bringing them back.’
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that DeSimone Gaming Incorporated is additionally responsible for the 120-room Railroad Pass Hotel, Casino and Travel Center in the nearby community of Boulder City and now intends to operate a regular shuttle service between the two properties. The newspaper finally revealed that patrons at the new-look Pass Casino are to also be given the ability to access the operator’s 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.
Read the statement from DeSimone…
“Our Railroad Pass Hotel, Casino and Travel Center customers will enjoy the benefits of a linked Player’s Club, giving them the opportunity to accrue and use their points at either property.”