The History of Railroad Pass Casino and its Casino Chips

This week, we are going to look at a casino in Nevada that has been opened since 1931. This gaming operation is one of the first five casinos to receive a gaming license. The ability to have a legalized casino with a gaming license started on March 19, 1931. Railroad Pass Casino opened on August 1, 1931.

When construction workers were working on the Boulder Dam, now known as the Hoover Dam, the casino became a popular place for hardworking individuals to spend their off time. Over the course of 88 years, the casino gaming property has had numerous owners. Those owners have included Gold Strike Resorts. They also owned the Gold Strike Casino. Another owner was Bob Verchota. He was responsible for upgrades and renovations of the casino.

In 1995, the casino became part of the MGM Resorts International family. At the time, it was known as Circus Circus Enterprises. The current owner is Joseph DeSimone. He is a real estate broker and developer who purchased the casino in 2014. The casino is located at 2800 South Boulder Highway in Henderson, Nevada.

On its website, Railroad Pass says it has 24/7 table games and William Hill Sports Betting. Table games include blackjack, roulette, craps, and three-card poker. The hotel portion has a reported 120 rooms.

On the food front, there is a steakhouse named after the owner called DeSimone’s Steakhouse. They offer a three-course meal for $40. There is also a 24-hour place called the Iron Rail Café. They offer a $1.99 breakfast from midnight to 10:00 AM. On Monday through Thursday, they also offer a $5.50 buffet.

On the casino chips front, please find our collection below from Railroad Pass Casino. You can purchase each chip clicking the picture.






New High-End Chip:

 We have a new high-end $25 Chip from Railroad Pass Casino from the 1960s we just added to our high-end chip collection. The price is $2000 for the chip. You can see the photos below. If you are interested, send me an email to or call us at 702-362-8767. If you would like to see our updated high-end chip collection from June, you can do so clicking here.


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