The largest of Henderson’s three Water Street casinos is slowly back in operation, closed since last March, but returns with a new look, owner and name.

The Eldorado was founded by Boyd Gaming Corp. last December. sold to DeSimone Gaming for an undisclosed amount.

The Pass is a nod to owner Joseph DeSimone’s other casino property, the 89 year old Railroad Pass Casino. It plans a modern and Art Deco design palette, including an attractive satin finish in shades of blue, bronze, and white, with the neon star popping up above the front entrance and adding an LED display panel above the front door.

The proposed changes will also remove signs of previously promoting “great food” and a “$ 7.77 Steak & Shrimp” deal at Mary’s Diner, the casino’s only retro-inspired dining room.

In 2014, DeSimone took over the Railroad Pass Casino, seven miles southeast, created DeSimone’s Steakhouse and upgraded the 24/7 Iron Rail Cafe.

To be shared if the pass intends to overtake its own dining options, neighbors Rainbow Club & Casino reopened its doors last fall and returned with the successful new Triple B – Brooks Brothers Burgers restaurant from chef Scott Pajak.

An expected opening date for The Pass Casino has not been announced.

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