Silverton is a locals casino. It is located at the Blue Diamond exit on I-15 just south of the Las Vegas Strip. Silverton caters mostly to locals but also attracts tourists from Southern California. That is because it is along the highway before getting to the Las Vegas Strip from California. This makes it more convenient and visible to California tourists.
Its lodge feel provides a unique setting for Las Vegas. The resort is also home to a massive Bass Pro Shop. Silverton is not as family friendly as other Las Vegas locals casinos. It does not offer much for kids to do other than a pool. There is no arcade, movie theater or bowling alley. It offers an aquarium with a mermaid show that runs several times a day.
Silverton was once known as Boomtown. It opened on May 27, 1994. It was renamed Silverton on December 2, 1997 after a change of ownership.
Silverton Tables and Games
There are two blackjack pits at Silverado. The main pit is open 24 hours a day. A second pit is only open on weekend nights. There are 13 blackjack tables between the two pits, along with craps, double zero roulette, Ultimate Texas Hold’em and Pai Gow Poker. All table games are on the main casino floor. The high limit area only offers slots and video poker.
There are eight $5 to $1,000 six-deck shoe games. Players may double down on any two cards and after splitting. The dealer hits soft 17. Blackjack pays 3-2. The house edge for this game is 0.65%.
There are four double deck blackjack tables. The limits are $10 to $1,000. Players may double down on any two cards and after splitting. The dealer hits soft 17 and blackjack pays 3-2. The house edge is 0.4%.
There is one single deck blackjack table. Double down before splitting is permitted only on 10 and 11. Double down after splitting is not allowed. The dealer hits soft 17. Blackjack pays 3-2. The bet limits are $10 to $1,000. The house edge is 0.5%.
Silverton Rewards for Frequent Blackjack Players
Silverton uses the Silverton Rewards card for its players club. Blackjack players that give red chip action for three hours should expect free meals. Green chip action should get an immediate hotel offer. Other players should get mailers that include free rooms.
Silverton also takes great care of players at other table games. It only takes about $10 bets to get noticed. Video poker players get great offers. Unfortunately, the video poker at Silverton is atrocious when compared to other locals casinos. It more resembles a Las Vegas Strip casino. Video poker players at least get 0.3% cash back and decent free play mailers.
There are no 6-5 blackjack games at Silverton. Every blackjack pays 3-2. This is unusual for a Las Vegas locals resort. These typically pay only 6-5 on a blackjack, but not Silverton. This is one of only four casinos in Las Vegas where there is single deck blackjack that pays 3-2 on a natural. Three of these – Hooters, Binion’s and Silverton – only permit double down on 10 and 11. You must go to El Cortez to get a single deck that allows double down on any two cards.
The Inside View
Silverton offers great games to players. All pay 3-2 on a blackjack. The double deck has a $10 minimum and permits double down before and after splitting. The $5 shoe game allows double down before and after splitting. Even the single deck pays 3-2, as well as double down on 10 and 11 on any two cards. Low limit players will love blackjack at Silverton.
Comps at Silverton are very easy to receive. A $10 player will get free meals and hotel rooms. Video poker players will get free play mailers. Silverton is a great option for players in the southwest part of the Las Vegas Valley along Blue Diamond Rd. It spreads far better gambling than any other casino in the area. The Alamo truck stop across the street once offered better blackjack games, but it changed the rules in 2014.