LAS VEGAS - The Silverton Casino Lodge has been named Best Locals Casino in AOL CityGuide's City's Best®2007 Las Vegas awards.

AOL CityGuide's City's Best® program features the best entertainment options Las Vegas has to offer -- everything from Best Burgers and Best Pizza to Best Dance Clubs and Best Happy Hour. The Silverton Casino Lodge's recent renovations, upgrades, rewarding players club, intimate poker room, 165,000 square foot Bass Pro Shop and unparalleled dining options all played a big part in winning locals' vote for Best Locals Casino.

"Being awarded the title of Best Locals Casino in a city packed with such stellar competition is a major compliment," said Craig Cavileer, president of the Silverton Casino Lodge. "We work very hard to provide locals with the best possible gaming, entertainment and dining experience without having to travel to the Strip, and we are honored that they have recognized us for our efforts."

The AOL awards also honored two of the Silverton Casino Lodge's themed lounges. Hootie & the Blowfish's Shady Grove Lounge won third place in the Best Cocktails category, while Mermaid Restaurant and Lounge placed high in the list for Best Conversation Bar. For Mermaid Restaurant and Lounge, this is not the first time to be recognized for its intimate atmosphere. The lounge was one of only seven locations in Las Vegas named the Best Place To Have A Quiet Conversation in a major 2007 Las Vegas nightlife survey compiled from more than 4,000 diner and clubber surveys.

Consumers' votes ultimately determine which venues are chosen as winners in their categories. All City's Best® establishments are nominated based on recommendations from AOL CityGuide's local correspondents who live and work in Las Vegas, the editorial insights of the CityGuide programming team and user feedback.

The Silverton Casino Lodge is located three miles south of Mandalay Bay at I-15 and Blue Diamond Rd/Dean Martin Drive. The renovated property boasts a revamped interior and exterior, and offers all-inclusive amenities characteristic of an upscale, contemporary luxury lodge-themed property.Silverton's attractions include the new, world-class Seasons buffet, Sundance Grill, a terrific 24-hour restaurant/grill, the delicious, Epicurean award-winning Twin Creeks Steakhouse, the 2007 Zagat Las Vegas Nightlife rated Hootie & the Blowfish's Shady Grove Lounge, and Mi Casa Grill Cantina as well as 300 newly renovated deluxe rooms and suites that offer luxurious amenities. In addition to the 165,000 square foot Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Silverton offers 60,000 square feet of gaming with 1,400 slot machines and 30 table games, an intimate Poker Room and the Mermaid Restaurant & Lounge, featuring a 117,000 gallon saltwater aquarium with more than 4,000 tropical fish. For more information, please call (702) 263-7777 or visit