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Hoover Dam Lodge

formerly Hacienda Hotel & Casino


"Where good friends meet" was the casino's motto when it was the Hacienda.  Located between Hoover Dam and Boulder City on Hwy 93, the Hoover Dam Lodge is the first casino the traveler encounters when entering Nevada from Arizona.  Originally the Gold Strike Inn, and then Fort Lucinda, the casino opened in 1958 but was destroyed by a fire in 1998.  The property re-opened the following year after $30 million in construction and renamed the Hacienda.  During the Fall of 2013, the property was sold to Nevada Restaurant Services, which operates eighty Dotty's Taverns across Nevada.  The name of the hotel was changed to Hoover Dam Lodge during a renovation period.

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The lobby entrance to the Hacienda.  The hotel and casino are located three miles west of Hoover Dam and about 27-miles from Las Vegas. 


The hotel has a 17-story tower with 372 rooms.   


A bar near the entrance to the casino. 


The casino is 19,000 sq feet in area and features 390 slot machines, nine table games, three poker tables and a sports book. 



Railroad Pass Hotel Casino


Railroad Pass Hotel Casino (named for an area where it is located) is in the southest corner of Henderson, where it meets with the northwest section of Boulder City, on South Boulder Hwy. 


The casino is owned by MGM Resorts International.  The highway in front of the casino will be upgraded to freeway status by 2015 with a new traffic interchange built to allow access to the casino. 


A look inside the casino of the Railroad Pass Casino.  The casino opened in 1931 as the Railroad Pass Club; it was the third casino in Nevada to be licensed. The casino offers 1900 sq feet of gaming space.  The trailhead for the River Mountains Loop Trail is located nearby. 


Lake Mead

Lake Mead from Boulder City.  The man-made lake, created by Hoover Dam, has suffered from drought since the year 2000. 

Las Vegas is heavily dependent on the lake for its water supply.  If the drought continues, predictions have the lake

 going completely dry by 2021.


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