The former Eldorado Casino in the Nevadan city of Henderson is to imminently host its grand re-opening, after being divested to DeSimone Gaming by Boyd Gaming in December 2020.

Subsequently rebranded to The Pass Casino, the property is slated to light-up its Water Street home from 7pm on April 1, 2021, subject to Gaming Commission approval.

The facility has been completely reimagined with increased gaming, dining and entertainment options, with long-time Henderson developer and sole owner, Joe DeSimone, anticipating renewed interest in the property due to both the public and private investments that have been made in downtown Henderson and on Water Street.

The casino joins the Railroad Pass in DeSimone’s gaming portfolio, with it said that a shuttle is to run between the two casinos seven days a week for customers’ convenience.

Furthermore, a linked loyalty scheme is to also be introduced, with DeSimone stating: “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.” 

First opened on July 1, 1962, marking Bill and Sam Boyd’s first venture into co-owning a casino, the operator had described the establishment as a “non-core asset” upon news of a sale last year.

The building’s reopening represents almost 100 new jobs for the city, with many former employees returning. Among the enhancements to the gaming floor will be live games along with over 350 slot machines. A number of food and beverage upgrades are also said to be evident. 

“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.”