Railroad Pass Hotel & Casino

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Opened in 1931, Railroad Pass was the fourth casino in Nevada history to be given a gaming license, and it's the oldest casino in the entire country that's still active. Originally built for the workers at the Hoover Dam, it remains the closest casino to the populated area of Boulder City -- one of the few cities in Nevada where gambling is technically illegal. This place is a favorite of locals and travelers alike, and for good reason -- the prime rib dinner is locally famous, and the freakishly cheap all-you-can-eat buffet changes its theme daily, varying between Chinese, Mexican, Italian, and all-American cuisines.

Railroad Pass Casino
Las Vegas

Railroad Pass Hotel & Casino

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Opened in 1931, Railroad Pass was the fourth casino in Nevada history to be given a gaming license, and it's the oldest casino in the entire country that's still active. Originally built for the workers at the Hoover Dam, it remains the closest casino to the populated area of Boulder City -- one of the few cities in Nevada where gambling is technically illegal. This place is a favorite of locals and travelers alike, and for good reason -- the prime rib dinner is locally famous, and the freakishly cheap all-you-can-eat buffet changes its theme daily, varying between Chinese, Mexican, Italian, and all-American cuisines.