The D Las Vegas, one of downtown’s hottest new casinos, will be giving their patrons more to be excited about with the reveal or their original new bar concept, BarCanada. According to an announcement made by the D Casino & Hotel, a hockey-inspired tavern-style bar will be included as part of the expansions being made to the downtown property.
The casino’s new bar will be an “ode to Canadian sports and culture,” according to the D. It will be located on the casino’s second floor as part of their second-floor expansion.
Set to debut this March, it will feature modern design, serve up specialty cocktails, and provide an intimate game-day viewing space that hockey lovers will be sure to love.
Back in November, the D Las Vegas closed its showroom to make way for the new expansions. The showroom was home to the popular, longstanding downtown shows “Defending the Caveman” and Adam London’s “Laughternoon,” and more recently the Ivory Star Productions “Marriage Can Be Murder” and “FRIENDS! The Musical Parody.”
In addition to BarCanada, more renovations are being made to refresh the 9,000 square foot second floor space. Another big update will be made to Circa Sports, the D’s sportsbook, by expanding it by 800 square feet. The Keno and high-limit slot areas will also be getting revamped. Lastly, new programming will be added from VSiN, The Sports Betting Network.
The City’s Transformation as a Sport’s Destination
The revolution that sparked Las Vegas’ transformation from an entertainment city to a true sports town all started with the birth of the city’s very own imagined team, the Vegas Golden Knights.
Las Vegas went from being a city that didn’t have a professional sports franchise to their name for over 100 years, to being a town buzzing with electric fan energy that can be felt all the way from the T-Mobile Arena, the Golden Knights’ home stadium, to downtown LV viewing parties, to any given bar in the city during game nights.
This year is another momentous year in morphing “Sin City” into “Sports City,” with the official induction of the Las Vegas Raiders that happened in January. They’re Las Vegas’ first-ever NFL sports team, with a brand new billion-dollar stadium built in their honor. Allegiant Stadium, the Raider’s home stadium, is scheduled to open this August.
To further capitalize on all sports momentum happening in the city, Las Vegas was even selected to host the 2020 NFL Draft, scheduled to happen on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip from April 23-25.
“There’s no denying that Las Vegas has transformed into a sports destination, and the D’s casino and sportsbook expansion is a direct response to that growth,” said Derek Stevens, CEO of the D Las Vegas. “As a hockey fan, I know where you watch a game can be just as important as the game itself. We are excited to debut a high-energy space where locals and visitors alike will want to grab a drink, place a bet and cheer for their favorite teams.”
When it comes to the new Las Vegas sport’s scene, Stevens is striking while the iron is hot. He owns three downtown properties, with his highly-anticipated new Circa Resort & Casino, located on the same Fremont block as the D, scheduled to open its doors by year end.
Circa, which will be the tallest building north of the Vegas Strip, will feature a world-class pool that will be available for use year-round, thanks to a innovate temperature control system that will be implemented. The pool will also include a massive 134-by-41-foot video customizable screen, making for the perfect watch-party atmosphere for sports fan.
About D Las Vegas
First opening in the fall of 2012, the D Las Vegas is a modern-day casino and hotel experience in the heart of vintage Downtown Las Vegas. Since opening, they’ve helped infuse an exciting new atmosphere into the Downtown scene.
From their on-site sportsbook, to the variety of bars and dining options, there’s no shortage of fun to be had at the D. Locals rave about the casino offering some of the best drinks and drink experiences downtown, courtesy of their skilled and flashy flair bartenders.
Announced in January, the D recently revealed their exciting new cashless gaming system.