Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010 | 3:05 p.m.
Each year, the day after Halloween marks a special time for the world male population: the beginning of Movember. This celebration of facial hair lasts all month, giving gentlemen 30 days to sport their sweetest ’staches in support of men’s health issues. This year, the Silverton Casino Lodge joins the unconventional observance by hosting its inaugural “Mustachio Bashio.”
Patrons can partake in beer pong and live-band karaoke, listen to live mariachi music and enjoy dollar brews all night long. Celebrity judges will eye every upper lip to determine who goes home with the “Best ’Stache” title and an iPhone or iPad. Showing up both hairy and hungry is recommended, as a mashed-potato-eating contest is also planned for the furry fete.
Buy limited-edition “Mustachio Bashio” T-shirts while you’re there—all proceeds benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Plus, they’ll remind your friends of the hilariously hairy party they missed.
Reminiscent of a rustic lodge, this off-the-Strip casino offers something for everyone, including affordable rooms, an array of dining options and family friendly features.
Silverton Casino Hotel is decorated in earth tones, stone and wood, and accented with amber-tinted lighting. The 90,000-square-foot casino includes more than 30 tables games, 1,900 slots, a high-limit lounge, a newly renovated poker room and the Cantor Gaming Sports Book.
One of the resort's most unique features is its 117,000-gallon saltwater aquarium, which houses more than 4,000 sharks, stingrays and tropical fish — and an occasional mermaid. Just steps away from the aquatic wonderland is the flagship 165,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, with everything from hunting, boating, fishing and camping gear.
Surrounding the casino floor is a vast array of dining options, such as the upscale-steakhouse Twin Creeks or the unique Mexican restaurant Mi Casa Grill Cantina.