We wanted to get away for Memorial Day weekend. We usually stay at Red Rock, but they were only offering a comp room and $50 free slot play. Silverton offered three comp nights, $50 F&B credit, and $300 free slot play. So, Silverton it was. We used points and companion fare to fly on SW for free. (Thanks SW RR Premier Visa!) The flight was an hour late getting in on Friday night. We no longer rent cars. I hate the time wasted taking the shuttle to and from the rental car center. We used Lyft all weekend to get around. The total Lyft bill was less than $100 for all of the trips we took over the weekend. The room at Silverton was standard. It was clean and basic, but it had a great bed. I’m a video poker player. My game of choice on Friday night was Ultimate X. I lost about $700 on Friday night before bed. I couldn’t hit a four of a kind to save my life. I finally decided to go to bed at about 2:30. My folks and my brother live in Summerlin (not together). Saturday my folks met us for breakfast at Silverton’s Sundance Grill. Decent breakfast. Used the $50 F&B comp for that. Saturday, Silverton was offering 10x points on reel slots, so I lost a couple hundred more playing those. Then I took a nap to get ready for Saturday night. Saturday night, we met my brother and his wife at Frankie’s Tiki Room. Two fink bombs and two extra shots of Stroh’s rum later, I was ready to party. We Lyfted it to the Commonwealth on Fremont for a couple more cocktails. They were handing out BOGO coupons in front of the bar, so now we were really drunk. My brother and I wandered over to the El Cortez to play some blackjack. We sat at a $10 SD table where I managed to throw down a couple more scotches and my brother managed to have about four Heinekens. Cashed out even at ELCO. We stumbled over to Pizza Rock for some takeaway slices and then Lyfted it back to Frankie’s for a nightcap. Parted ways and Lyfted it back to Silverton. Back at Silverton, I decided to sit at the bar and play some 30-coin triple play and five play VP. I had some decent hits including a royal for $2,000. The machine was hot and I was drunk. I went up to 50-cent five play. Bang! Another royal for $,4000. After playing at the bar all night, I made it to bed at 6:30 in the morning with $7,500 in my pocket. After sleeping for only three hours, I made my way to the host’s office on Sunday morning. She hooked us up with a pool cabana and a generous comp for the day. The pool had a great live DJ and the weather was perfect. I was too hung over to gamble much on Sunday evening and ended up falling asleep in my room at 7 pm. At 2 am, I woke up starving and went to the coffee shop for some steak and eggs. I checked my flight status for my noon flight. It was already delayed by two hours. I was ready to get home, so I called SW and changed my flight to an 8 am departure, which they did at no charge. (Thanks SW A-list!) After pissing away $1,000 in the casino that morning, I packed up, Lyfted it back to the airport and flew home about $4,500 ahead. It was a good weekend. I’ve now got 100,000 points on my Silverton card and the host promised to get us a better room on our next trip. If they give us a suite, I’ll go back when the summer heat is over. Final thoughts: Silverton has always been one of my favorite places to gamble. I’ve never cared much for their rooms and I still don’t. But I’ll go back if the offer is good enough. I like their food choices, the size of their casino, and the pay tables on their VP. Frankie’s Tiki Room will always be my favorite place for drinks. I highly recommend it. The Commonwealth is a pretty good place to hang out. I didn’t realize it was so convenient to the ELCO. I’ve been to the speakeasy there, but didn’t think it was worth the trouble it took to get in. Still, the main room has a pretty good vibe. Since we earned the free companion fare on Southwest, we’ve probably had at least $1500 in free flights. We put everything we can think of on that card and pay it off monthly. If you don’t have their card, you should get it.