Nevada is home to many of the world’s best casino-resorts. Station Casinos has been working hard to open a new one in the Southwestern area of Las Vegas. New reports have confirmed that this proposed property, known as Durango Station, has just gained approval from an important city board.
This is an important step to get this casino opened. Officials within Station Casinos are likely pleased to see things moving forward.
Here’s what you need to know about this situation.
Spring Valley Town Board Approves Plans to Open Durango Station
Station Casinos is one of the biggest gaming companies based in Nevada. It launched in 1976 and has since gone to open more than 20 different casinos around the state. For years, officials within the company have been eager to open a new resort-style property in the Southwestern area of Las Vegas.
This venue, known as Durango Station, has faced a number of setbacks. That includes finding a suitable location and gaining approval from various city boards. It seems that there is now some real progress being made in 2021 to get this venue opened.
The Spring Valley Town Board has just announced that it has approved plans to open Durango Station. This property is set to feature 400 hotel rooms. More than 99,000 square feet of gaming space will also be featured inside this venue. Station Casinos released a public statement shortly after news of the board approval was released.
“Station Casinos appreciates the Spring Valley Town Advisory Board and its residents for their input on and support of the Durango project. Our new development will be a great addition and a great community partner, employing thousands of construction and full-time team members and creating tens of millions of dollars in new state and local taxes. The Company looks forward to releasing more information on the project in the weeks ahead,” the statement said.
This is expected to be an exciting property in the Las Vegas area. We’ll be sure to offer more updates on the opening of this venue over the next few months!
Las Vegas Casinos Continue to See Revenue Surges
Las Vegas remains the most profitable gambling destination on the planet. It’s here that many of the country’s top gaming companies are based. Fortunately, the casino industry here has seen a major recovery from the events that unfolded throughout 2020.
There has been a steady increase in gaming revenue over the past eight months. That is particularly true over the summer months. This past July, Nevada set a new all-time gaming revenue record, bringing in $794 million.
August has just wrapped up and many are expecting to see another surge of revenue. Tourism rates into the city are beginning to reach pre-pandemic levels. Certain casinos here are managing to bring in more revenue than others.
Several new properties have recently opened their doors in Las Vegas, too. That includes Resorts World Las Vegas. At $4.2 billion, this is the most expensive gambling venue to ever open its doors in the city. Resorts World seems to be fueling tourism into the city right now.
New reports on Nevada’s gaming revenue for the month of August will be released soon. Stay tuned for reports on these figures.
Station Casinos Remains in a Legal Battle With the Culinary Union
The past eight months have been great for most casino operators in Nevada. That certainly includes Station Casinos, which continues to see increases in its revenue figures. Still, this company has faced its fair share of issues lately.
Not long ago, reports surfaced that the legal battle between Station Casinos and the Nevada Culinary Union was ramping back up. This has been an ongoing dispute for many years and the Culinary Union continues working to enter Station Casinos’ properties.
It seems that the majority of Station Casinos’ employees do not want representation from this union, though. A group of the companies workers recently held a major protest in front of the culinary union’s headquarters. Ultimately, this dispute will need to be settled in court.
Company officials have a lot on their hands right now. They have to be pleased to hear the latest approval for their proposed casino in the Southwest area of Las Vegas. Only a few more steps need to be taken for the construction of this property to begin.
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