Mermaids Casino

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Mermaid's Casino
Location Downtown Las Vegas
Address 32 East Fremont Street
Opening dateMay 25, 1956
Closing dateJune 27, 2016
Total gaming space7,000 sq ft (650 m2)
Casino typeLand-Based
OwnerDerek and Greg Stevens
Previous namesSilver Palace
Gamblers Hall of Fame
Sundance West
Sassy Sally's

Mermaids Casino was a casino located on the Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada.

The casino's only gaming options were slot and video poker machines.[1][2]


Silver Palace (1956-64)[edit]

When the Silver Palace casino opened in the summer of 1956, it was the first two-level club in Las Vegas, and the escalator, connecting the casino with the lower-level restaurant, was the first in Southern Nevada.[3]

Various name changes (1964-1980)[edit]

The Silver Palace gave way to Carousel Casino in July 1964, followed by Gambler's Hall of Fame Casino in 1974. In 1976 the property became Sundance West, followed by Sassy Sally's in 1980.[4]

Mermaids Casino (1999-2016)[edit]

In 1999, owner Herb Pastor decided to move ahead with a renovation plan to transform it into Mermaids, and renovate his nearby Coin Castle casino into La Bayou, for a total of $6 million.[5][6]

In 2006, Pastor sold the two casinos and his neighboring strip club to his son, Steve Burnstine.[7][8]

Closing (2016)[edit]

In April 2016, Derek and Greg Stevens, owners of the neighboring Golden Gate and Las Vegas Club casinos, purchased the four properties, (Casinos: Mermaid's & La Bayou, the Gentleman's Club: Glitter Gulch plus the corporate office, located at 111 N. 1st Street) and announced that the businesses would close on June 27.[8] It was demolished over the course of 2017 along with the Las Vegas Club and the Glitter Gulch strip club to make way for a new resort (Circa) expected to open in 2020.


  1. ^ "Mermaids Casino". Casino City. Retrieved 2008-03-02.
  2. ^ "Mermaids". World Casino Directory. Retrieved 2008-03-02.
  3. ^ "Silver Palace Opens". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 2009-02-05.
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  5. ^ Dave Berns (June 14, 1999). "Ex-problem gambler criticizes federal gaming report". Las Vegas Review-Journal – via NewsBank.
  6. ^ Peter O'Connell (August 27, 2000). "Lawsuit seeks to silence two casinos' speakers". Las Vegas Review-Journal – via NewsBank.
  7. ^ Valerie Miller (May 14, 2007). "Girls of Glitter Gulch cleans up club, tries to revamp image". Las Vegas Business Press.  – via EbscoHost (subscription required)
  8. ^ a b J.D. Morris (April 21, 2016). "Stevens brothers purchase more property on Fremont Street". Vegas Inc. Retrieved 2016-04-24.

Coordinates: 36°10′17″N 115°08′42″W / 36.1714°N 115.1450°W / 36.1714; -115.1450