Circa, Las Vegas’ Newest Resort & Casino, Aims to Have the Greatest Pool in the World

Rectangle Pool, Two Palm Trees, Beige UmbrellasFremont Street’s exciting new Circa Resort & Casino is slated for a 2020 opening, but will it have the world’s greatest new pool, too?

Casino developer Derek Stevens introduced his latest casino project, Circa Resort & Casino, in January of 2019. After several years of purchases, Stevens now owns and operates The D Las Vegas and Golden Gate casinos. Circa will be his third downtown Las Vegas property when it opens in December 2020 in downtown Las Vegas.

Circa Resort & Casino is his biggest project to date, by a long shot. Here are his plans for the innovative and massive multilevel pool deck amphitheater:

 “We’re trying to build what I would consider to be the greatest pool in the history of the world. Hopefully it’s something that adds into the Vegas allure to bring more people.”

A “Destination” Pool

The heart of Steven’s pitch is the proposed multi-tiered pool amphitheater, that includes six separate pools and a 134-by-41-foot video screen that will allow for a variety of customized experiences. The massive screen will create an enticing watch-party atmosphere for sports fans.

“This is going to be a great venue to watch sports, a great place to catch sun, a great place to listen to music,” Stevens said, “and a great place for product launches.”

What makes the pool so different than any other pool not only in Las Vegas, but the world, is the temperature control system that will allow the pool area to remain open 365 days a year. Other Las Vegas Resort & Casino pools close down during the winter, which would effectively remove any competition for Circa in that respect.

Steven is referring to the aquatic center as a “destination pool,” as he predicts it will top tourist’s destination lists of must-see places when they visit Sin City. They expect to host 4,000 people a day at the multilevel pool.

Other Winning Features to Set Circa Apart

Circa Resort & Casino will be the tallest building north of the Vegas Strip. The property will be unlike any other in downtown Las Vegas. The innovative pool and sportsbook will make the property a destination instead of a property visited just because it’s in a mall of casinos.

Other plans for Circa are massive. There will be 1.25 million square feet of amenities including:

  • A three-level sportsbook with the world’s sportsbook video screen and broadcast studios
  • A rejuvenating Spa
  • Casino on two floors
  • 777 hotel rooms and suites
  • 9-story parking garage for guests
  • Numerous restaurants

Another difference between Circa and other “new” Las Vegas casinos is that this is a completely new construction project. Park MGM is the newest casino in Las Vegas. It’s the updated version of the Monte Carlo, which announced its exit from the Las Vegas Strip in 2016. Circa will be the first new casino actually built from the ground up in Downtown Las Vegas since 1980.

And Stevens does a great job of combining classic Las Vegas service with modern amenities. Circa should be the pinnacle of this experience with great dining, gambling, drinking, a spa, and hotel rooms:

“There is a lot of unmet demand for fun in Las Vegas,” said Stevens. “At Circa, our goal is to create a destination resort in a historic part of the city, while showing guests the time of their lives. We plan to double down on the world-class service Las Vegas has always been known for while bringing personalized experiences to a new level.”

Derek Stevens Gives Update on Circa Resort & Casino

Some locals and visitors to Las Vegas claim the downtown area is where the city really comes to life. Others feel it’s the shadier, less attractive part of the city compared to the Strip. Several companies have been working to make downtown LV just as exciting as the area on South Las Vegas Boulevard. This week, Derek Stevens gave an update on Circa Resort & Casino.Circa Resort & Casino

This new property is one of the biggest and most impressive ever built downtown. It’s expected to draw in a huge number of tourists once it’s finally opened. Here’s what we’ve just learned about this massive casino-resort.

Construction Continues on Downtown LV’s Circa

Downtown Las Vegas is home to many popular casinos. In fact, this is where the real Las Vegas was born. Some historic gambling venues are located here, such as the Golden Nugget, which first opened to the public in 1946.

Unfortunately, some still have an unfavorable opinion about the downtown area. Most of the venues are smaller and less visually appealing than the biggest hotel-casinos on the Strip. Gambling revenue in this area is also significantly less than what it is on the Strip.

Some see an opportunity here. Derek and Greg Stevens currently own several hotel-casinos in the downtown area. In 2015, these brothers purchased the Las Vegas Club. A year later, they bought the Mermaid Club, both located downtown. In 2019, the pair announced they were constructing Circa Resort & Casino.

Construction on this property officially began in April of 2019. In June, reports showed there were more than 600 construction workers on the project. It’s likely the most ambitious casino-resort ever built in downtown LV.

As of now, this property is slated to open in December of 2020. Its owners believe that Circa will completely change the way downtown Vegas is thought about.

Derek Stevens Offers Update On Circa Resort & Casino

As we just mentioned, Derek and his brother Greg Stevens own several major properties in downtown Las Vegas. This includes the D Las Vegas and the Golden Gate. Both men believe that Circa will be their crowning achievement.

This week, Derek Stevens spoke with the media and offered a major update on Circa Resort & Casino. Based on what he’s saying, this is going to be a truly incredible venue.

One of the most interesting things that Stevens revealed was that the casino-resorts’ pools will be open 24 hours a day.

“These pools are going to be heated in a way similar to what you would have in Vail or Aspen (Colorado), you have an outdoor pool product in the middle of the winter, so we’re going to be using these pools year-round,” Stevens said. 

It’s an impressive piece of news, especially considering there will be six different pools located on the resort’s roof. Stevens also commented on the “Garage Mahal,” a massive nine-story parking garage for guests.

“It’s the very first fully integrated ride-share hub designed into a new hotel-casino resort,” Stevens said. “The whole first floor of Garage Mahal is the ride-sharing area. It’s going to be very important for Uber, Lyft and everybody else who comes in after them.”

It’s always fun to receive an update on Circa Resort & Casino. Soon, we’ll begin to get a glimpse of what the inside of this new venue will look like.

Las Vegas Gambling Revenue Fluctuates in 2019

Las Vegas is having an interesting year. At first, competition from Atlantic City seemed to be taking a toll here. Over the past several months, however, things have been improving considerably. 2019’s third-quarter brought a major increase in gambling revenue in Las Vegas.

Several of the biggest casino operators here, including Caesars Entertainment, saw their revenue earnings increase significantly between July and September. Caesars’ experienced a revenue increase of 2.3% during this time period.

The majority of money still comes from the Las Vegas Strip. Downtown Las Vegas is beginning to generate more money in recent months. With the addition of Circa, this area of the city may soon begin competing with the Strip.

Derek Stevens has just given a major update on Circa Resort & Casino. More information on this gambling venue will come out over the next few months.

Make sure to stay tuned for more Las Vegas casino news over the next few months!