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Sunset Station Turns 20 in June, celebrates with special promotions all month long

Guests invited for free cupcakes and champagne on June 10 from noon-6 p.m.

Henderson, NV (May 26, 2017– This June, celebrate Sunset Station’s 20th birthday with great promotions and a refreshed property.  As one of the first full-service, hotel-casinos in Henderson, Sunset Station is known as one of the top entertainment destinations for visitors and Henderson residents alike.

In the past year, Station Casinos reinvested in Sunset Station and recently unveiled a new look throughout the property with remodeled hotel rooms, a refreshed café and renovated race and sports book. In early summer, guests will have a chance to experience the property’s award-winning steakhouse, Sonoma Cellar, in a completely new way when the restaurant’s remodel is unveiled with an elegantly appointed dining room, an expanded bar and all-new menu.

And on June 10, the public is invited to celebrate Sunset’s 20th birthday with free cupcakes and champagne from noon to 6 p.m. The property originally opened to the public at 9:30 p.m., June 10, 1997. In honor of its milestone birthday, several events have been planned throughout June, including:


96.3 KKLZ Junefest: Sunset Station hosts 96.3 KKLZ Junefest at 5 p.m., June 3, featuring REO Speedwagon, Don Felder formerly of the Eagles, and Martha Davis and the Motels. Tickets start at $29, and everyone with a Junefest ticket gets in to the pre-concert pool party from noon-4 p.m.

20th Birthday Celebration: On Sunset’s 20th birthday, June 10, there will be cupcakes and champagne stations set up throughout the property for all to enjoy from noon-6 p.m.


Birthday Cash Boxes: Sunset Station’s table games’ department invite guests to earn entries from May 28-June 25 for a weekly drawing to be held every Friday-Sunday throughout the earning period at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. There will be 64 guaranteed winners and a chance to win up to $2,500 each.

20th Birthday Bingo Bash: Win up to $2,017 at Sunset Station’s 20th Birthday Bingo Bash at 2 p.m. on June 10. Guests at the special session will play 20 games for a $40 entry. There will be a warm-up session at 1 p.m. where guests play 10 games.

Bingo’s 20th Birthday Car Giveaway: Earn entries now through June 3 for a chance to win a 2017 Ford Fusion or free bingo play. Drawing will be held on June 3 after the 7 p.m. bingo session.

20th Birthday June Bowling dealBowl 1 ½ hours on one lane for $20 on Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. for up to four people, including shoe rental.


  1. June 10, 1997: Sunset Station opens to the public.
  2. Sunset’s popular Gaudi Bar was named after Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi, who eschewed right angles, which is reflected in the bar’s design.
  3. Sunset Station was created to replicate a Southern European adventure, and its design drew from Spanish cities such as Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Segovia and Madrid.
  4. Sunset Station sits on 100 acres of land.
  5. Sunset Station’s main building is 360,000 square feet.
  6. It cost $198 million to build the property.
  7. There were only four properties under the Station Casinos banner when Sunset Station opened. Today there are 20 properties under the brand.
  8. The VIP opening party included 3,000 guests. Las Vegas dignitaries in attendance on opening night included Dema and then-future Governor Kenny Guinn, Claudine Williams, Kitty Rodman, then-UNLV basketball coach Bill Bayno, Most Rev. Bishop Daniel Walsh from the Las Vegas Diocese, Lorraine Hunt, Corrine and J.A. Tiberti, Sandee and Tito Tiberti, and then-Governor Bob Miller and Sandy Miller.
  9. In 1998, Sunset Station tested “Pedal ‘N Play” slot machines, where guests worked out on stationary bicycles while playing.
  10. Strike Zone, Sunset Station’s bowling alley, opened in April 2005 with 72 lanes. It was a $25 million project.
  11. Many musical greats have played at Club Madrid, including Clarence Clemons and Nils Lofgren from the E Street Band, The Monkees, and Gladys Knight and Friends featuring Patti LaBelle, Dionne Warwick,  Sinbad, Jamie Foxx, and Morris Day and the Time.
  12. Sunset Station’s outdoor sign stands 28 feet tall and 76 feet wide. It sits 150 feet above Sunset Station’s parking lot, weighs 622,060 pounds and has 94,916 light bulbs.
  13. Once upon a time, Sunset Station’s spokesperson was “Soleil,” a character invented to match the property’s branding.
  14. In 1998, Station Casinos announced a $45 million expansion to add 20,000 square feet to bring the total square footage of Sunset Station’s casino to 100,000 square feet. Also added were 11 movie screens, bringing the property total to 24 screens; a steakhouse; food court and meeting rooms; and a parking garage.
  15. Sunset Station opened with 2,800 slot machines, 48 table games and a 208-seat race and sports book.
  16. There are currently 1,249 team members at Sunset Station. Of the total current team members, there are 117 who started at Sunset Station when it opened and still work at the property today.
  17. In late 2016, Sunset Station unveiled a multimillion hotel tower renovation that included 54 junior suites, 384 king and queen rooms, 19 king suites, guest corridors, hotel tower elevator lobbies and elevator cabs.
  18. In early 2017, Sunset Station’s Grand Café received a refresh, giving guests an updated experience.
  19. Sonoma Cellar is undergoing a complete renovation and once finished in summer 2017, will feature an elegant dining room, expanded bar area and all-new menu.
  20. On June 10, 2017, Sunset Station turns 20 years old.


About Sunset Station

Sunset Station Hotel & Casino, with a AAA Three-Diamond rating, offers more than 450 deluxe rooms and luxury suites in the heart of Henderson. The property has a wide variety of dining options, including the Sonoma Cellar steakhouse, Pasta Cucina, Cabo Mexican Restaurant, Oyster Bar, Grand Café, the Feast Buffet. Entertainment venues include a live outdoor poolside amphitheater, Club Madrid for concerts, and additional bars and lounges. Other amenities include Strike Zone, a bowling center that hosts national bowling tournaments; meeting and convention space; and Kid’s Quest, a supervised child care facility. Sunset Station is owned and operated by Station Casinos. For more information, please visit sunsetstation.sclv.com.


Laura Carroll, Station Casinos

(702) 495-4244 or laura.carroll@stationcasinos.com