Boulder City Podcast

Nevada's most interesting small town


Podcast With Joe DeSimone, President & CEO, DeSimone Gaming and Owner, Railroad Pass Casino Hotel

Railroad Pass is the oldest casino in Nevada, just celebrating its 90th birthday this year. Joe DeSimone bought Railroad Pass several years ago from MGM Resorts and has spent that time improving the property while maintaining its friendly, hometown feel. Last year, DeSimone completed the purchase of his second casino, The Pass in Henderson, formerly the Eldorado, owned at the time by Boyd Gaming. He’s sunk millions into that property to revive it and has big plans for both his properties. At Railroad Pass, DeSimone recently broke grounds on a new Holiday Inn Express hotel adjacent to the casino, and he hopes to add a hotel at the Pass on Water Street. He spoke with Roger Gros, the host of the Boulder City Podcast at the Pass in June.