Silverton Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas – The Oldest Casino in Las Vegas
One of the best kept secrets about the Silverton Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas is that it’s one of the oldest operating casinos in the city. With so many people, tourists, and new businesses trying to figure out how to get into this amazing gambling center, I wanted to take a look at this legendary casino’s history. So, I asked one of the casino’s managers, John Robertson, about the history of the Silverton Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
I first heard about the Silverton in the mid-1990s when I was living in Southern California. It had recently opened in the city, and since I didn’t know much about gambling, I decided to check it out for myself. What I found was one of the most historic places for gambling in Las Vegas.
I walked up to the front desk and introduced myself to the desk clerk, John. He looked at me for a second, then told me that his name was John. I asked him what his name was and he told me it was John. The next day, I went back to the Silverton and asked the desk clerk, John Roberts, how long the hotel had been in business. He told me that the Silverton had been around since 1953.
From what I gathered from the clerk, the Silverton Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas have been in operation for more than 50 years. That gave me an idea. I knew that the odds were that this famous gambling center was an old casino that had been around since the 1950s. So, I decided to check out the Internet to see if any of the old Silverton casino listings were available online.
Within a few seconds, I had hundreds of pages of information for the casino that was just two blocks from the Mandalay Bay hotel. The Las Vegas Sun had posted the casino’s full name, the names of the owners, and even a photograph of the casino. But, when I tried to find a link to a person’s personal website, the search engine returned no results. This led me to believe that there was a website, or at least some kind of database, of information about the Silverton.
After getting frustrated that I couldn’t find any links to information about the Silverton casino, I began doing some research on the casino. At first, I did find many videos and photos, but my eyes kept getting drawn to the words, “leave now”, which stood out to me as something I would probably recognize if it was a sign or signpost directing people away from the casino.
When I had finally found what I was looking for, I made my way to the Silverton’s website and looked it up. There was a sign, that was different from the ones posted around the town, and it looked like the type of signpost you might see in a rural town. I started reading the page and was pleasantly surprised to find out that the Silverton was one of the oldest Las Vegas casinos, having operated since the 1930s.
The Silverton might be old, but it still manages to draw in all kinds of new and old gamblers. The Las Vegas Sun says that this casino is so popular that its pool hall gets booked solid in the summer months.