In the late 1990s, Las Vegas began to cultivate an image of a family-friendly destination. The marketing campaign didn’t last very long into the new millennium, but there are still plenty of places that successfully balance fun and family.
For sports bettors, Silverton is an idyllic alternative to what can be incredibly loud and crowded casinos on the Las Vegas Strip. Located at I-15 and Blue Diamond Road (south of the city lights) and home to a CG Technology Sportsbook, the outdoor-themed Silverton is where locals and tourists go to escape from Las Vegas.
The sportsbook is one of the first things you’ll notice when you enter from the parking garage or The Berkley Las Vegas tower. With a 53-foot Tekumi 4mm LED video wall and multiple rows of private viewing booths, you can see the action whether you’re sitting or standing, or even if you’re 40 feet away at a slot machine—the screen is that large.
If your visit is truly a family affair, it’s OK to step away and follow the game action on your CG app while you’re treating everyone to breakfast at Seasons Buffet or dinner at Twin Creeks Steakhouse. Also conveniently located, Johnny Rockets is right next to the book and the Flare Bar is only a few steps away.
Pro tip: If you’re taking the family to Silverton, go on a Saturday or Sunday. Not only will you be able to catch your favorite college or pro football teams, but you can also treat the kids to a “Meal With a Mermaid.”
If you’re unfamiliar, Silverton is home to one of Las Vegas’ most popular aquariums, where mermaids swim with tropical fish in a 117,000-gallon reef tank. Every Saturday and Sunday, you can dine in front of the aquarium and interact with the mermaids, with reservations available at 11 a.m. and noon.
When you’re finished, you can make a quick stop at the sportsbook on your way back to the easy-access parking garage or outdoor parking lot and collect your winnings.
This way, everybody goes home happy.