Durango is the name of a small city in Southwest Colorado renowned for its outdoor recreation, historical railroad and quaint downtown.
But the Durango moniker appears in other places, too: a town in Texas, a town in Iowa, a city in Mexico, a Western boot manufacturer and the model of a popular Dodge SUV.
Durango just got lucky again. It is the name of a new casino scheduled to open in Las Vegas this November.
The Durango Casino & Resort will feature 83,000 square feet of casino space, 20,000 square feet of conference space and a 200-room hotel, according to its website.
So how is it that a Las Vegas casino was named “Durango?”
Did the owners think “Durango” sounded lucky? Did the owners aim for Western nostalgia? Or did the owners visit Durango, Colorado, fall in love with it and decide to name their casino after the town?
Unfortunately, the answer has nothing to do with our small city, said casino spokesman Alex Acuna.
“The backstory is pretty simple – the name was created based on the street it is on – Durango Drive here in Las Vegas,” he said in an email to The Durango Herald.
If Durangoans are feeling lucky, they can put on their Durango boots, hop in their Dodge Durangos and drive to Durango Casino & Resort to test their luck.
– Herald Staff