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Boyd Gaming Sponsors Las Vegas Elks Helldorado Days May 14-18

Annual Whiskerino Contest
For the sixth year, Boyd Gaming will sponsor the Las Vegas Elks Helldorado Days, May 14-18 (Photo credit: Michael Couch)

Boyd Gaming’s downtown properties California Hotel Casino, Fremont Hotel and Casino and Main Street Station Casino Brewery Hotel are the exclusive host hotels for the Wild West Weekend, offering special rates and food/beverage deals, while also hosting the annual Whiskerino Contest.

Annual Whiskerino Contest
Annual Whiskerino Contest

Photo credit: Michael Couch.

Whiskerino Contest
A Helldorado Days tradition since inception, the Whiskerino Contest will be held at Pullman Grille inside Main Street Station on Friday, May 16 at 6 p.m. Whether entrants sport a full beard, mutton chops, goatee or handlebar moustache, there is a fitting category for contestants to enter to showcase their facial locks.

Categories for the Whiskerino Contest this year include: longest beard, best groomed beard, most unique beard, longest moustache, best moustache, best goatee, best overall and audience favorite.

Annual Whiskerino Contest
Annual Whiskerino Contest

Photo credit: Michael Couch.

Whiskerino contestants are encouraged to dress up in western, pioneer, cowboy or 1880’s period attire. For contest rules, criteria and registration, visit

Food & Beverage Deals
Triple 7 Restaurant & Microbrewery, located inside Main Street Station, offers a signature Helldorado Days brew – the “Cowboy Breakfast Stout” ($3.77), a traditional oatmeal coffee stout – during the event weekend.

The restaurant and microbrewery will also offer a special “Helldorado Shootout Burger” ($6.99, available 11 a.m. until 11 p.m.) – a juicy burger topped with Jack Daniel’s® Whiskey BBQ sauce and “Whiskerino” onions. A signature Triple 7 brew can be added for $2.

Tony Roma’s, located inside the Fremont Hotel Casino, will offer a meal that is sure to satisfy the hungriest of cowboys. Aptly named the “Hungry Cowboy’s Dinner” ($23), the hearty meal includes a 16oz rib eye steak, baked potato and green beans, along with a small salad. Diners 21 and older will receive a complimentary draft beer with the purchase of the special.

Special “Bulls Milk” cocktails ($4), made with Cruzan Velvet Cinn and Jim Beam Honey, will be available throughout Helldorado Days at all casino bars at the Fremont, California and Main Street Station (excluding Triple 7).

Book a Room at Fremont, California or Main Street Station
Locals looking to “rodeo-up” for the entire Helldorado weekend can book a room at one of the three Boyd Gaming exclusive host hotel properties. Rates start at $33 for midweek bookings and $65 for weekends.

For further information about Boyd Gaming’s involvement with Helldorado and to book rooms, visit