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Weddings / Silverton / Off Strip / → All Tags
Vegas offers some unusual ways to tie the knot, from drive-thru chapels to ring-dispensing gumball machines, but an Austrian couple plans to partake in perhaps the town’s most unusual ceremony: an underwater wedding in a 117,000-gallon aquarium at the Silverton on April 18.
Donning a weighted bridal gown and tuxedo along with full scuba gear, the couple will exchange vows underwater as friends and family watch and listen via microphone. The sharks, stingrays and tropical fish that call the tank home round out the guest list.
Talk about a wet and sloppy first kiss.
Off Strip / Silverton / Resort Fees / WiFi / WTF / → All Tags
When we stayed at the Silverton a couple weeks ago, we noticed a lot of strange things for the first time. Our special room rate was booked before Caesars Entertainment and South Point announced their resort fees so, at the time, finding that there was a $4.95 resort fee attached to our reservation was a bit surprising for a mid-tier, off-Strip hotel. Like most resort fees there is no mention on the hotel website until you click to reserve a room and, even then, there's no detail on what you get for the $4.95.
When we checked in, the desk agent informed us that WiFi was not included in the resort fee and that we could purchase it for an additional $11.95. WiFi is free throughout Silverton... except for the rooms. We were also advised that we could come to the lobby and use the WiFi on one of their couches or chairs. So, we grabbed a cup of Starbucks and took them up on that offer. No big deal.
Vegas Observations / Coffee / Venetian / Palazzo / Silverton / Starbucks / → All Tags
Coffee is a vital part of our day at a casino. In the morning, it warms the soul and prepares us for the day. Coffee in the afternoon can give the push to get us past the post-lunch drag and a late night cup may offer the punch we need to see the sun rise.
Venetian and Palazzo have at least six coffee shops to buy Illy, Coffee Bean and Lavazza coffee and there are Starbucks popping up quicker than CeeLo's puppets. That's great when we're walking around, but not so helpful when in the zone at the blackjack table or while having a mega video poker session.
For months we've gone on and on about our crush on the Silverton casino. It seems there's something new to love every time every time we visit. Unfortunately, the hotel part of Silverton didn't live up to our lofty expectations. We booked a $35 Winter Bounceback deal and the room was even less spectacular then we could have imagined a $35 room could be. Yes, that's possible in this competitive market. After taxes and a $4.95 resort fee, the room was closer to $45.
The theme of the room kept with the overall property's rustic lodge vibe, but it showed its age. It was easily visible in the very dark room. Maybe it should have been a sign when booking the room that the Deluxe Queen accommodation isn't even shown or listed on the website unless you book the special. That's a bit shady, but not a big deal besides possibly being bait and switch. These Winter Bounceback sale rooms must be leftovers that have yet to be renovated because age was very apparent.
Silverton / Cantor Gaming / Sportsbook / NBA / NHL / Gambling / → All Tags
It was bound to happen. We found a blemish on our most recent casino crush, the Silverton. It's something we can look past but we'll always know it's there.
Part of the Silverton ownership is a man name Edward Roski Junior. Roski also owns part of the NHL's Los Angeles Kings. The Nevada Gaming Commission doesn't take too well to casino owners who also own sports teams. Not only can you not bet on any Los Angeles Kings games at the Silverton but you can't bet on any NHL games at the Silverton. Roski also owns part of the Staples Center in Los Angeles and you can't bet the Los Angeles Lakers at the Silverton either. Furthermore, he is part of a team trying to bring an NFL team to Los Angeles. If this happens you can expect that you won't be able to wager on their games. One NBA team and the entire NHL aren't a big deal to most people but one NFL team would be a big deal.
The new Cantor Gaming sportsbook at the Silverton will show the games on TV, but you can't place a wager on them. If you open a Cantor Gaming online account at the off Strip casino, you will be forbidden to bet on the NHL or Lakers games. Have no fear, if you have a Leroy's or Station sports betting app, you can place wagers on these games while at the Silverton.
Silverton / Free Wifi / Internet / Off Strip / → All Tags
On our last trip, we discovered that this off Strip hotel-casino has free WiFi across the property. Using WiFi at Silverton isn't the best for those looking to work since there isn't a food court to camp out in all day. That said, there is seating by the aquarium for you to sit with your laptop or tablet.
Openings / Silverton / Cantor Gaming / Sportsbooks / Poker Rooms / Off Strip / Gamblling / → All Tags
Our crush with Silverton has grown a little more. Our most recent trips reminded us about the sweet aquarium and turned up the surprise of airstream bowling. Yesterday, we decided to check out the brand new Cantor Gaming sportsbook and see what we could find out about the, yet to re-open, poker room. We found what we expected and that's a good thing.
The new sportsbook is located just off the garage parking structure. If you're not staying at Silverton, the walk is about 60 seconds from your car to placing your bet. If you are staying at the hotel, it's on the opposite side of the property from the hotel rooms. This walk will take about two minutes. No big deal.
Off Strip / Bowling / Silverton / Shady Lounge / Cheap Vegas / Drinking / → All Tags
Roseanne, on her namesake TV show, once said “I love bowling! It is the perfect workout. Six seconds of exercise… drink beer half an hour!” Who can’t appreciate that logic? Every once in a while, a night at the lanes over pitchers of cheap beer is exactly what the doctor ordered.
Silverton / Aquariums / Off Strip / Mermaids / → All Tags
Silverton is one of the less spoken about casinos in Las Vegas. The off Strip property is about three miles south of the action near South Point and M Resort. While the TV show "Vegas Stripped" dubs South Point "The Cowboy" casino, we think that Silverton can be dubbed the "Hunters Casino."
Silverton has a log cabin feel with a decor that includes dark colors and wood. Silverton also has a large Bass Pro Shop. Just past the table games in the casino towards the Bass Pro Shop, there is a beautiful aquarium located inside what appears to be a tree.
Silverton / Cantor Gaming / Poker / Poker Rooms / Closings / Openings / → All Tags
Cards were in the air at Silverton Casino just this past January, but the poker room folded soon after due to low demand. But, it appears poker at the woodsy lodge is back on the table again. Pokerati reports that Cantor Gaming, which already operates the casino's sports book, will be bringing back the poker room under its wing.
NFL / Football / Contests / Palms / Boyd Gaming / Silverton / → All Tags
After what seems like an eternity, football season has finally returned to us with the college football season kicking off this week and the NFL season beginning next week. The Giants and Cowboys have the first night of the NFL season all to themselves on Wednesday, September 5. This leaves us with only nine days to prepare for the football contests being held at the sportsbooks in Vegas this season.
The SuperContest at LVH has received almost twice the entries it had this time last year while William Hill and Station Casinos also got their football contests underway a little while ago, too. But, wait there's more!
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This is what happens when we brainstorm story ideas before eating. For those about to eat, we're sorry. For everyone else that can't wait to eat, we salute you with an all almost (actually not even close if you can believe it) encompassing upcoming Las Vegas foodie event wrap-up.
LAS VEGAS' FIRST FOODIE FEST
Silverton Casino Hotel
Saturday, April 28 (noon to 11 p.m.) and Sunday, April 29 (noon to 9 p.m.)
Family friendly food and fun with over 30 gourmet food trucks, 15 food vendor booths, a farmer’s market, eating contests, beer garden, carnival rides and games, live chef demos, a tequila party tent, live bands, DJs, and after parties. Trucks you may know include White Rabbit Truck, Fuku Burger, Vizzi Truck, Devilicious and Mangia Mangia. Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at the event. To buy said tickets or more info, visit Las Vegas Foodie Fest.