Railroad Pass Casino

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Railroad Pass Casino
Address 2800 South Boulder Highway
Henderson, Nevada 89002 U.S.
Opening date August 1, 1931
No. of rooms 120[1]
Total gaming space 20,000 sq ft (1,900 m2)[1]
Casino type Land
Owner MGM Resorts International
Previous names Railroad Pass Club (1931)[2]
Website www.railroadpass.com/

Railroad Pass, named after Railroad Pass near which it is located, is a casino and hotel in Henderson, in the U.S. state of Nevada.[3]

The property is sited in the far southeast corner of the city of Henderson, where it meets the northwestern portion of Boulder City, and is sandwiched between Boulder Highway (US 93/US 95) and the currently (since 1998) orphaned portion of the Boulder City spur on the Union Pacific Railroad's Henderson branch line. The initial phase of the Nevada Department of Transportation's Boulder City Bypass highway project will reconnect those tracks after relocating and upgrading this portion of the Boulder Highway to full freeway status by 2015, with a new traffic interchange and a dedicated access road maintaining full connectivity to this casino/hotel.[4]

The trailhead for the River Mountains Loop Trail is adjacent to the casino. The original junction of highways 93 and 95 was also once located in front of the property, before the present-day interchange between these two routes was constructed about one mile to the east in Boulder City.

History[edit]

Railroad Pass Club was the third casino licensed in the state of Nevada and holds license number #4 under its latest name.[5]

In September 2014, MGM agreed to sell Railroad Pass to First Federal Realty, a Henderson-based real estate firm.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Railroad Pass Casino". A2Z Las Vegas. Retrieved August 1, 2011. 
  2. ^ "News at 6". KLAS-TV. August 1, 2011. 
  3. ^ Mark Hall-Patton (July 28, 2011). "Mining claims foundation of Railroad Pass". Boulder City Review. Retrieved July 28, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Boulder City Bypass Phase I". NDOT. Retrieved January 27, 2012. 
  5. ^ Jane Ann Morrison (July 28, 2011). "Historic Railroad Pass Casino’s amenities include ghost, safe and profits". Boulder City Review. Retrieved 2011-07-28. 
  6. ^ Arnold M. Knightly (September 5, 2014). "Developer buying Railroad Pass from MGM". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 2014-09-07. 

Coordinates: 35°58′21″N 114°54′43″W / 35.9725°N 114.9119°W / 35.9725; -114.9119