Railroad Pass Travel Center Opens 

HENDERSON, NV, May 14, 2018 -- Joseph DeSimone, Jr., owner of the Railroad Pass Hotel and Casino ( and Henderson based real estate firm, First Federal Realty DeSimone ( announced today the opening of the 8,500 square foot Travel Center at the Railroad Pass. 

The Travel Center, built on 24 acres is located south of the Railroad Pass Hotel and Casino. The center includes an 8,500 square foot convenience store with 20 Chevron fuel pumps, 7 diesel Semi-truck gas stations, 12 Tesla super charging stations, a truck scale, and a 2,000 gallon propane dispensing tank.   There is parking for about 100 trucks, 30 recreational vehicles, and an expanded parking lot for cars. 

The Travel Center includes a Capriotti's Sandwich Shop, a wide assortment of snacks, beverages, sundries, souvenirs, and 15 slot machines.  Players from both the Railroad Pass and the Travel Center will be able to earn gas vouchers to be redeemed at the Travel Center with our "Gas at the Pass" promotion. 

The Railroad Pass Hotel and Casino is Nevada's longest running casino and is currently in its 87th year of operation.  The prime location created the need for this significant development project.  It is located on the Interstate 11 Bypass, which is close to completion.  The Bypass is a fifteen mile stretch of Interstate 11, which saves motorists significant travel time between the O'Callaghan-Tillman Bridge and Railroad Pass.  The massive freeway project will cost $320,000,000 and is expected to be connected by July 2018. 

About the Railroad Pass Hotel and Casino 

Historic Railroad Pass Hotel and Casino is the nation's oldest casino.  Continuously operating since 1931, the property has a strategic location between Henderson and Boulder City and is close to Las Vegas in Southern Nevada.  The ideal location is just a few minutes from Hoover Dam, Lake Mead National Recreation area, excellent golf courses, and outdoor adventures including hiking and bike trails.  Locals and visitors alike will find 120 guest rooms and suites with an abundance of RV and boat parking.  The property offers three restaurants:  The Box Car Buffett, the Iron Rail Café and the local's favorite, DeSimone’s Steakhouse.  The casino offers table games, video poker and penny slots, a player's club and a race and sports book.  The property is located at 1500 Railroad Pass Casino Road, Henderson, NV 89002.  

For more information visit the property's website 

Contact: Joe DeSimone Jr. 

(702) 990-8660 

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By Celia Shortt Goodyear Boulder City Review

May 16, 2018 - 4:51 pm


Railroad Pass Hotel and Casino’s brand new travel center is now open.Railroad Pass, located just outside of Boulder City, is Nevada’s oldest casino.The Travel Center is located on the casino’s property and includes an 8,500 square foot convenience store with a Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop as well as 20 fuel pumps, seven diesel pumps for trucks, and 12 Tesla charging stations.

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March 31, 2018 

Jean Widner

We had the chance to sit down and talk to the General Manager Joe Wilcox, along with a few of his staff, Sales Manager Maylen Mosquera and Front Desk Manager Lana Wroblewski. We gotta tell you, they’re a blast! The Railroad Pass Casino as many of you know is the oldest casino in the United States, and has a rich and varied history.


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January 11, 2017

The Railroad Pass Hotel & Casino, the Nation’s Longest Running Casino, located at 2800 South Boulder Highway, Henderson, Nevada 89002 has commenced construction for the Railroad Pass Travel Center, which will serve Southern Nevada and travelers on the new Interstate 11. The travel center will consist of a truck stop, Chevron-branded auto fueling facility, an 8,000 sq ft convenience store with truckers’ facilities and Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, a truck scale, and propane. The project will be built on approximately 16 acres of land adjoining the 85 year old Railroad Pass Hotel & Casino.

December 22, 2016

Railroad Pass Casino Hotel is the oldest operating legal casino in Nevada. It was opened and licensed in 1931. Originally, it served the workers on Hoover Dam in nearby Boulder City, where all gaming was prohibited. It’s had many owners through the years, but its current owner is Joe DeSimone, a commercial real estate developer, who bought the property from MGM Resorts in late 2014.

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November 16, 2016

Volunteers are the lifeblood of any nonprofit and Lend A Hand of Boulder City thanked the 80 volunteers who help keep the organization running by throwing its 27th annual volunteer dinner at Railroad Pass on Nov. 10.

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July 30, 2016

The oldest operating casino in Nevada is about to celebrate its 85th birthday.

When Joe DeSimone Jr. bought Railroad Pass, located at 2800 S. Boulder Highway in Henderson, from MGM Resorts International a little over a year ago, he knew there was some work to do. The hotel rooms were dingy and employees had to bail water from a leaky roof after downpours.

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