After being sold to DeSimone Gaming by Boyd Gaming in December 2020, the former Eldorado Casino in Henderson, Nevada, is expected to reopen in the near future.
The land, which has since been rebranded as The Pass Casino, is scheduled to open at 7 p.m. on April 1, 2021, subject to Gaming Commission approval.
The facility has been entirely reimagined, with more gaming, dining, and entertainment opportunities, and Joe DeSimone, a long-time Henderson developer and sole owner, expects increased interest in the property as a result of both public and private developments in downtown Henderson and on Water Street.
DeSimone’s gaming portfolio
The casino joins DeSimone’s gaming portfolio, with a shuttle service between the two casinos running seven days a week for customers’ convenience.
A connected rewards programme will also be launched, according to DeSimone: “Our Railroad Pass customers will enjoy the benefits of a linked Player’s Club, giving them the opportunity to accrue and use their points at either property.”
Bill and Sam Boyd’s first foray into co-owning a casino
When it first opened on July 1, 1962, it was Bill and Sam Boyd’s first foray into co-owning a casino. When it was sold last year, the operator characterised it as a “non-core asset.”
The reopening of the building would result in the creation of nearly 100 new jobs in the area, with many former workers returning. Live sports, as well as more than 350 slot machines, will be added to the gaming floor. There are also rumoured to be a host of food and beverage updates.
“We expect the Pass to become an entertainment destination for Henderson residents,” says DeSimone. “Our unique venues and customer service will keep bringing them back.”