Here’s What We Know About Station Casinos’ Downtown Casino Plans

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Station Casinos has long been one of the most successful casino operators in Nevada. It seems this company is now looking to expand its presence in Las Vegas. Today, we’ll talk about Station Casinos’ downtown casino plans.

Downtown Las Vegas is home to many popular gambling venues. Many are curious to hear what Station Casinos has planned for this area of the city.

Here’s what you need to know.

Station Casinos’ Downtown Casino Plans are Coming to Light

Station Casinos is well-known amongst most gamblers based in Nevada. This company was founded back in 1976 to cater to local gamblers in the state. It became a hit and quickly opened new casinos around the Las Vegas area.

This major gaming operator has continued to grow over the years. It operates a huge number of popular gambling properties such as Red Rock Casino, Palms Casino Resort, and Mount Rose Station. It now seems that company officials have their eye on expansion into Downtown Las Vegas.

More details on Station Casinos’ downtown casino plans are coming to light. It seems this company is looking to open a small, one-story property around 21,000 square feet on a five-acre plot of land. This news comes shortly after Station Casinos revealed that it plans to open a $750 million resort near Ikea in the southwest valley. Frank Fertitta III, CEO of Station Casinos’ parent company, spoke about these expansion efforts to the media recently.

“We’re going to continue to look at each one of the development sites here in Vegas as we roll forward, try to build out the portfolio, double the footprint here in Las Vegas,” Fertitta said. 

Station Casinos is tackling several projects right now. That includes the highly-publicized Durango Station, set to open in Rhodes Ranch. It’s an exciting time for the entire Las Vegas casino industry and companies are doing what they can to capitalize on the recent surge in tourism and revenue.

2021 proved to be an incredible year for Nevada’s gaming industry. Let’s take a quick look at how Las Vegas is faring heading into 2022.

Las Vegas Casino Companies Continue Seeing Revenue Surges

Most of the world’s most powerful gambling operators are based in Las Vegas. That includes MGM Resorts International, Wynn Resorts, and Las Vegas Sands. These companies have seen solid revenue earnings through their Las Vegas properties and some are looking to expand leading into 2022.

MGM Resorts has been in the headlines quite a bit lately. This company is known for operating a huge number of major resorts on the Las Vegas Strip. It has taken part in several sales and purchases lately and just announced its plans to sell The Mirage to Hard Rock International for $1.08 billion.

Las Vegas Sands has been focusing much of its operations on Macau lately. This has proven to be a somewhat difficult situation for this company. Macau has seen intense revenue drops since the pandemic began and Mainland China continues to set intense travel restrictions to this territory.

Station Casinos is experiencing major revenue surges leading into 2022. As a result, this company is focused on expansion. Station Casinos’ downtown casino plans are starting to come out and construction on this venue could begin next year if all goes according to plan.

The US casino industry is in a fantastic position leading into the New Year. We’ll be sure to offer more updates on this industry as the months go on.

More States Prepare for Casino Expansion

The US gambling industry has already broken revenue records in 2021. The American Gaming Association recently released a report showing how much money this industry has generated. Most states have seen record-levels of casino and sports betting revenue flow in.

2022 is set to be a major year for casino companies. Many states are currently looking to expand their number of regulated casinos. The massive potential for tax revenue from these properties is too much to ignore.

Illinois is certainly looking at expansion. This company is in the process of allowing several new casinos to open. That includes a major new casino-resort in the city of Chicago. Hope is that groundbreaking on this new venue takes place in early 2022.

New York also seems interested in allowing more casinos to begin operating. A huge number of individuals are pushing to allow one casino in New York City. This would be the first Class III gambling venue to ever open in the Big Apple.

What do you think of Station Casinos’ downtown casino plans? How do you think 2022 will be for the US gambling industry? Let us know in the comments section below.

Plaza Las Vegas Officially Opens Wheel of Fortune Slot Area!

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Las Vegas casinos are still in recovery mode. Most of them are working to come up with new ways to increase their visitation numbers. New reports claim that the Plaza Las Vegas has officially opened up a new Wheel of Fortune slot area.

Wheel of Fortune slot games are extremely popular. Many feel they offer the best opportunities to cash out of any slot game available today. Today, we’ll talk about how the Plaza Las Vegas has expanded in recent months.

Let’s get into it!

Las Vegas Casino Revenue Dropped Considerably in November

Over the past ten months, we’ve been reporting on the casino revenue figures in Nevada. For months, casinos here were earning almost nothing. Finally, in June, the casino industry here began operating once again.

Things began to improve over the summer. For a time, it seemed as if the casinos in Las Vegas were on the road to a full recovery. As the colder months approached, however, tourism numbers dropped and gaming revenue plummeted.

We recently heard news on the revenue figures for the month of November. This month proved to be one of the toughest for Las Vegas casinos in recent history. Revenue during November of 2020 dropped by an astounding 32.5% when compared to the same month in 2019.

Each casino is dealing with this situation in its own way. Many have been forced to close down during the weekdays. Others are offering unique deals in an attempt to bring in more visitors. Unfortunately, it seems unlikely that things will get back to normal here any time soon.

More games are becoming available in Las Vegas casinos every single month. The casinos here are constantly trying to offer their players more gaming options. That includes the Plaza Las Vegas, one of the most popular gaming venues off the Las Vegas Strip.

The Plaza Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas has been dealing with major issues over the past year. It’s now offering an exciting new gaming area.

Plaza Las Vegas Reveals New Wheel of Fortune Slot Area

Las Vegas is filled with some of the world’s best casino-resorts. Many feel that the best ones are all located on the Las Vegas Strip. Others are adamant that Downtown Las Vegas is home to the best hotels and gambling venues.

The Downtown area has been expanding over the years. It’s here that the Plaza Las Vegas is located. This property is home to an 80,000 square foot gaming floor and a number of world-class restaurants. Like all other casinos, the Plaza has been struggling lately.

The owners of this venue are working to change things around. This week, news broke that the Plaza is set to feature a new Wheel of Fortune-branded slot area. This zone covers 2,900 square feet and is located in the heart of the casino floor.

Casey P. Adras, the Plaza Hotel & Casino Director of Slot Operations, recently spoke about the debut of this new gaming area to the media.

“When Plaza Casino guests enter our new Wheel of Fortune Slots Zone, it is immediately apparent that they’re in Las Vegas’ epicenter of Wheel of Fortune slots fun,” Casey said. “We’ve collaborated with IGT to create a compelling space that delivers an exceptional guest experience, features the most in-demand Wheel of Fortune games and embodies the jackpot-paying legacy of the iconic slots brand.”

The IGT Wheel of Fortune slot game is considered the most successful of all-time. Since the games debuted in casinos around 25 years ago, they have paid over $3 billion in jackpots. The Plaza Hotel-Casino will now be the first to feature an entire area dedicated to this game.

It’s an exciting moment for this property. We’ll be sure to offer more information on this gambling area over the next few months!

Las Vegas CES 2021 is Set to Begin Today

As most are aware, Las Vegas is home to many of the biggest trade shows in the world. One of the most popular ones is CES, hosted in the city every year. Unfortunately, the 2021 CES event in Las Vegas will be unlike any other in the past.

This year’s event is being hosted entirely online. No visitors are allowed at the event in Las Vegas. It’s a major change and one that is already having a major impact. The city has likely lost millions of dollars due to CES being live-streamed online.

The event officially begins today! It will conclude on January 14. Many small businesses are struggling with the lack of visitors surrounding this event. Most are now looking ahead at how things will look at this time next year.

No one really knows when major trade shows and conventions will begin again. Obviously, these are a major part of the Las Vegas economy. The next few months will tell a lot about how things will look over the next few years.

Places like the Plaza Las Vegas are doing everything they can to stay afloat. It will be interesting to see how popular the new Wheel of Fortune slot area becomes. Stay tuned for updates!

Are you excited about the Plaza’s new Wheel of Fortune gaming area? Let us know in the comments section below!

Circa Casino is Opening More Amenities to Guests!

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There have been some fantastic new casinos that recently opened their doors in Las Vegas. Circa Casino might be the most exciting one in decades. New reports claim that this incredible new Downtown casino-resort has finally decided to open some of its amenities for visitors during New Year’s Eve!

It’s exciting news for visitors to this city. New Year’s Eve will be considerably different here this year. There’s still something to look forward to, though. Today, we’ll discuss some of Circa’s big upcoming plans!

Let’s check it out.

Midweek Hotel-Casino Closures Continue in Las Vegas

We’ve seen a huge number of the biggest casinos across the United States shut down recently. Some of this has been state-ordered. Over in Illinois, for example, officials have forced commercial casinos to close their doors until further notice.

In other cases, casinos are choosing to close their doors on their own. Major casino hubs such as Las Vegas have been seeing major drops in revenue over the past nine months. Consistent drops in tourism seem to be to blame here.

Some of the biggest casinos have recently announced midweek closures. That includes The Palazzo, operated by Las Vegas Sands. The owners of this property have been claiming that this venue has seen large drops in visitors recently. As a result, it’s closing its doors from Monday to Wednesday evening.

Mirage Las Vegas is also deciding to take this step. This property has just revealed that it will soon close all of its operations between Monday and Wednesday. This measure will remain in place until further notice.

Downtown Las Vegas is still seeing drops in its visitor rates. This appears to be getting worse as the winter continues. It’s tough news for Circa Casino-Resort, the newest gambling venue to open its doors in this area of the city.

There are some big changes being made at this property recently. It appears the owners are ramping things up for New Year’s Eve weekend!

Here’s a Look at What is Happening With Circa Casino Right Now

There’s a good chance you’ve heard of Circa Las Vegas over the years. This casino has been under construction for years and was expected to be one of the best new venues in the city. Finally, in late October, this gambling venue opened its doors to the public.

It wasn’t the grand opening that the owners had hoped for. Las Vegas continues to see major drops in tourism. Hope was that this venue would immediately bring in massive amounts of revenue and help to bring more tourists to the Downtown area of Las Vegas.

This casino-resort hasn’t completely opened up. In fact, some of the amenities have remained closed to the public since the property began accepting guests. New reports claim that is about to change, though.

Reports have just surfaced claiming that the tallest Circa hotel tower north of the Strip is about to open to the public. This gives guests incredible views of the Las Vegas valley. Derek Stevens, one of the owners of this property, spoke about his excitement with this project to the media this week.

“This project is clearly my largest project that my brother and I have been involved with, and I think it’s even more special with what’s happening in 2020 because we’re in a community that needs jobs and when I had the opportunity to meet some of the different divisions, our table divisions, slot division, bartenders, it’s amazing to see how much emotion is coming out when they can get back to work,” he said. 

Many have been eagerly waiting for Circa Las Vegas to open its largest tower. Soon, the more than 500 rooms here will become available to stay in. The new rooftop lounge will also be open prior to New Year’s Eve. Stay tuned for more news on Circa over the next couple of weeks!

What’s Happening With Resorts World Las Vegas?

For years, there’s been an incredible amount of hype placed on Resorts World Las Vegas. This property has been in the works for years and is now expected to open in the summer of 2021. It’s the most expensive casino-resort ever built in the city.

Interestingly, not many analysts have been talking about this property recently. Resorts World could have never predicted the state of the US casino industry right now. It’s a difficult situation for a brand new casino-resort to be in.

There’s reason to be excited, though. Some believe that 2021 could end up being a very successful year for Las Vegas. With the effective distribution of vaccines, many people around the country are going to want to travel. This could result in an economic boom for major entertainment hubs.

Resorts World would benefit greatly from this situation. This venue cost billions to construct and is expected to be unlike any other casino ever built in the city.

Circa Casino would also benefit from a massive surge in tourism next year. This property could help to transform the way people see the Downtown area.

Are you excited to see more of Circa opening up? When do you plan on visiting Las Vegas next? Let us know in the comments section below!

Plaza Casino Announces Plan to Renovate Greyhound Bus Terminal

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The Plaza Hotel & Casino in downtown Las Vegas announced on Wednesday its plan to redevelop a building that currently houses the Greyhound bus terminal on the Las Vegas casino.

The bus terminal will be vacated in the middle of 2021 and Plaza has started discussions with developers on possible projects to be constructed on the area. With 48,500 square feet and adjacent parking, the Las Vegas casino says that the building is a perfect location for new entertainment, dining, and retail outlets that will revitalize the downtown Las Vegas area.

In a statement, Plaza Hotel & Casino CEO Jonathan Jossel said:

“We are very excited to usher in this new era on Main Street. Main Street is where downtown started, and today, it remains the heart of downtown, connecting a thriving Arts District, a state-of-the-art city hall, popular destinations like the Plaza, Fremont Street Experience, our newest neighbor Circa, and much more. The Plaza is proud to have held the 1 Main Street address for nearly 50 years. With Greyhound relocating, we look forward to transforming the bus station into a new, dynamic downtown destination that will improve the ambiance and sense of community on Main Street. And with Symphony Park achieving its vision as a hub of residential, commercial, and cultural offerings, enhanced connectivity to it will bolster Main Street and downtown overall.”

Pedestrian Pathway

Aside from the renovation of the Greyhound bus station, Plaza Casino will also build a four block pedestrian pathway that will connect the Las Vegas casino with a new elevated bridge which will be constructed by the city over the Union Pacific railroad tracks to the new commercial and residential developments in Symphony Park.

The pathway will boast of a desert landscaping with lighting, and a decorative safety wall that hopes to create and enjoyable and relaxing pedestrian experience.

Revitalizing Downtown Las Vegas

The two projects exemplify the commitment of the Tamares Group in revitalizing downtown Las Vegas. For over ten years, Tamares chairman and CEO Poju Zabludowicz has pushed for the development of the company’s properties in downtown Las Vegas, including the 2015 sale of the Las Vegas Club which paved way for Circa, the first new resort constructed on Fremont street since 1980.

During the previous ten years, Tamares has undertaken several expansion and improvement projects at The Plaza. Most recently, the owners of the Las Vegas casino added a 100-plus premium Luxe room and suites at the Core Arena which is an outdoor equestrian and multipurpose facility on Main street.The improvements and development are expected to continue until next year when Plaza Casino celebrates its 50th year anniversary.

The Opening of Circa Las Vegas is Just a Week Away!

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The Downtown area of Las Vegas is now home to some of the biggest and best casinos in the city. Incredibly, it’s about to get significantly better. The opening of Circa Las Vegas is now less than a week away!

There’s been a tremendous amount of attention placed on this new casino-resort recently. Circa is expected to be one of the best new gambling venues opened in the city for years. Today, we’re going to take a last-minute look at what this property will have to offer its members.

Let’s get into it!

Downtown Las Vegas Casinos Still Struggle to Bring in Players

All of Las Vegas is working hard to get back to normal. It’s become apparent how important the city’s gambling industry is for businesses here. The massive drop in revenue has taken a serious toll on the entire city.

Different parts of Las Vegas are suffering more than others. Downtown Las Vegas has been taking a serious hit over the past eight months. The casinos here are now open, yet all are struggling to bring in new players.

More visitors to Las Vegas are heading to the Strip right now. This area is home to some of the best casino-resorts on the planet. That includes the Cosmopolitan, The Venetian, and the Las Vegas Wynn Casino-Resort.

There are some fantastic hotel-casinos in Downtown Las Vegas, too. Not long ago, one of them found itself in hot water for illegally detaining a patron. This led to several major complaints from Nevada’s Gaming Control Board.

It will likely be years before things completely return to normal here. That doesn’t mean the casinos here are stopping in their effort to bring in new players. Many of the best Downtown Las Vegas casinos are offering great new deals to their members to boost visitation rates.

Soon, a massive new casino-resort will officially open its doors Downtown!

Here’s What We Know About the Opening of Circa Las Vegas!

It’s always fun when a major new casino opens its doors in Las Vegas. There have been several of these properties under construction here in recent years. Next week, we’ll finally get to witness the opening of Circa Las Vegas!

Construction on this property has been underway since February of 2019. As time went on, it became clear that this would become one of the best properties in the city. It features a two-story casino with 1,350 slot machines, 49 table games, and a fantastic new sportsbook.

We’re starting to hear even more details about this property’s new sportsbook. This sports betting area can fit 1,000 people at a time. It features a massive 78-million pixel television with a world-class speaker system. Most analysts claim it’s the largest sportsbook ever opened in Downtown Las Vegas.

Mike Van Ermen, the sports book’s strategic operations manager, spoke about his excitement about this sportsbook to the media this week.

“There’s really not a bad seat in the house, just because this thing is so unbelievably big,” he said. “I love to sit down in the Legends Club [section], the recliners. After you recline, the table pulls in closer to you. So you have your drink and your food right there. And you have to move your neck like an inch and a half at most, and you don’t have to move for the rest of the day. It’s really, really quality real estate.”

As many know, Circa will also feature one of the most impressive swimming pools in the city. It’s a true resort and should help to bring Las Vegas some much-needed tourism once it opens on October 28th.

Resorts World Las Vegas is Still Expected to Open Next Summer

Whenever a new casino-resort opens in Las Vegas, a surge in tourism is experienced in the city. It seems likely that many gambling fans will want to see what’s being offered at Circa Las Vegas. This isn’t the only exciting new property being opened in this city soon, though.

All eyes are on Resorts World Las Vegas. We’ve been reporting on this venue for years. At $4.2 billion, it’s the most expensive gambling property ever built in the city. It is expected to be a one-of-a-kind casino-resort with a number of incredible amenities.

As of now, the plan is for this property to open its doors sometime in summer of 2021. The opening of this property has already been delayed several times. Fortunately, things seem to be aligning for the casino-resort to begin accepting guests by the time next summer rolls around.

Those looking for a new job may want to consider applying to Resorts World. Not long ago, this hotel-casino hosted a massive job fair. According to new reports, this venue is preparing to hire 6,000 new employees.

Many of these positions are still open. Feel free to check out what’s available today!

We’ll finally get to see the opening of Circa Las Vegas next week. Hope is that this property can help to boost tourism rates in the Downtown area of the city. Make sure to stay tuned for updates over the next couple of weeks!

Are you excited to see Circa open its doors? Do you plan to visit this property anytime soon? Let us know in the comments section below!

Nevada Gaming Revenues Decline By 22.1% in August 2020

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The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to plague the gambling industry in Nevada as the gaming win for August was down by 22% from the same month one year ago and below the July 2020 figures.

According to a Wednesday report from the Nevada Gaming Control Board, Nevada casinos reported a gaming win of $743M for August 2020 which is way below the $954M they collected from gamblers in August 2019. It also fell short, but not by much, of July 2020’s $756M gaming win.

Strip Takes Biggest Hit

The Last Vegas Strip took the biggest monthly hit as the gaming revenues fell to $317.M of 39.2%. Strip gaming wins decreased by 99% in April and May but improved to a 61% decline in June and 39.2% in July. For the month of August, the Las Vegas Strip contributed 97.1% of the state’s total decline.

Properties in Downtown Las Vegas also experienced a 22% decline in gaming wins. Revenues also fell 14% in Reno, 9.5% in Laughlin, and 7.6% in South Lake Tahoe. However, there were some bright spots like the Boulder Strip in Southern Nevada which saw an increase of 29.6% and North Las Vegas which had an increase of nearly 2%.

Record Sports Bets

Nevada sportsbooks were also a bright spot in August as they wrote a record number of sports bet for the month. With the NBA and NHL playing in a month where their season would’ve been over in previous years, sportsbooks in Nevada took a total of $475.1M in bets or a 64.9% increase from 2019.

64.3% of the total sports bets were made via mobile betting apps where casinos won $11M on a total of $305.5M in bets. Overall, revenue from sports betting totalled $17M which was a 9.3% decline from a year ago. The decrease was attributed to the cancellation of college football games and the lack of an NFL preseason.

Lifting Ban on Gatherings

Gov. Steve Sisolak said on Tuesday that the state would lift the 50-person cap on public and Private gatherings beginning Thursday. Venues with a capacity of more than 2,500 can submit proposals to operate at 10% capacity while smaller venues will be allowed to have a crowd of up to 250. The state is hoping that the move will kick-start conventions, concerts, sports events, and trade shows that not only power the state’s economy but help bring people to casinos as well.

August was the second full month of operations for Nevada casinos. The state’s gambling industry was shut down for 78 days starting March 18th due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. They have since been allowed to reopen but subject to health, safety and cleaning protocols. Guidelines like social distancing and limited operating capacity have hampered their operations, thus affecting revenues.

Planet Hollywood’s Opening Date is Finally Revealed!

It’s been more than six months since all of the casinos in Las Vegas shut down. Most of them have since reopened. New reports surfaced this week that finally reveal Planet Hollywood’s opening date.Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Casino Logo

This is one of the last major casino-resorts on the Las Vegas Strip to open its doors. Many are excited to see this property operational again. Today, we’re going to talk about when this venue will start accepting guests again.

Let’s get into it!

Las Vegas Casinos Struggle to Attract Tourists

Our team has been covering the fluctuating tourism rates in Las Vegas for months. It’s been a real struggle for the city’s gambling venues to bring in new players. Even with almost all casinos now reopened, the city is still seeing huge drops in overall tourism.

There are many reasons why that is. Obviously, the pandemic has made crippled the travel industry around the country. Most people around the US are unwilling to fly and gamble in Las Vegas at a time like this.

Many are also concerned with the rise in crime on the Las Vegas Strip. There have been a number of shootings in this area of the city over the past few months. Once took place this weekend directly next to The Flamingo Hotel-Casino.

All casinos now open in this city are implementing strict safety measures. Masks are required, plexiglass barriers separate players and dealers, and slot machines are now places farther apart from each other. These measures have also contributed to a drop in tourism.

No one knows when things will completely return to normal here. Some feel they never will. That isn’t stopping the major casino-resorts in this city from opening back up, though. Soon, one of the most popular venues on the Strip will finally open its doors again.

Here’s what we know about this situation.

Here’s an Update on Planet Hollywood’s Opening Date

There are a huge number of world-class gambling venues in Las Vegas. Most of the best ones can be found on the Las Vegas Strip. It’s in this part of the city that visitors will find The Bellagio, The Cosmopolitan, and The Venetian.

For months, all of the casinos here were shut down. Beginning in June, these properties were able to open their doors again. One that has remained closed since March is Planet Hollywood Las Vegas, one of the most popular properties in the city.

It’s now been confirmed that Planet Hollywood’s opening date is scheduled for October 8th. Starting on this day, the hotel will accept reservations during weekends. The gaming floor at this property will remain open 24/7.

Many gambling fans are happy to hear that this property will soon be up and running again. It’s interesting to hear that the hotel will only accept guests over the weekends. That is likely to change as the weeks go on.

Many of the restaurants inside this hotel-casino will open on October 8th. All guests here will be required to wear masks and social distance as much as possible. We’ll hear more about the specific safety measures set in place here over the next couple of days.

Circa Las Vegas is Just Weeks Away From Reopening

As we already mentioned, the Las Vegas Strip is home to some of the best casino-resorts in the world. In recent years, however, Downtown Las Vegas has grown to become a major tourist destination, as well. There are some great, new casinos now operating in this area of the city.

Circa Las Vegas is expected to be one of the best new properties in all of Las Vegas. It features a massive gaming floor and a number of luxury suites. Circa will also feature perhaps the best resort-style gaming floor in the entire city.

Many felt this venue would have already opened by now. For obvious reasons, its grand opening has been delayed for months. New reports have finally surfaced that show this new casino-resort will open its doors on October 28th.

The owners of this property hope its opening will help to boost tourism rates in the city. It does seem that more people are slowly beginning to flock to the city. Some fear that things could regress as the winter months approach, though.

Many health experts predict cases of Covid-19 will begin to surge when the colder weather approaches. That already seems to be true in certain areas of the country. That could spell trouble for the casinos currently operating in Las Vegas.

Planet Hollywood’s opening date has been confirmed for October 8th. Are you excited to hear this venue is opening? Let us know in the comments section below!

Circa Las Vegas Gains License to Open Casino Next Month

There are several incredible new hotel-casinos scheduled to open in Las Vegas over the next 10 months. One that many are excited about is Circa las Vegas, located in the Downtown area of the city. New reports claim this property has officially received a license from the Nevada Gaming Commission to open next month.Circa Resort & Casino

It’s exciting news to hear. Many believe that Circa could quickly transform Downtown Las Vegas into one of the hottest areas of the city. It’s easy to see why. Now is the perfect time to look at what this hotel-casino has to offer its guests.

Let’s get into it!

Downtown Las Vegas is Working Hard to Boost Tourism

When most people think of Las Vegas nowadays, the image of the Strip comes to mind. It’s easy to see why, as this area is home to many of the biggest and best casino-resorts in the world. Downtown Las Vegas has always been a popular gambling destination too, and seems to be improving right now.

There are many great casinos in this section of Las Vegas. Many are owned by the Stevens brothers. Of course, all of the Downtown Las Vegas casinos were forced to close their doors back in March and didn’t reopen until late June.

The focus for these casino owners is now bringing in new players. Casinos have taken many different measures to achieve this goal. Not everything is running smoothly for them, though. News recently came out that the Fremont Hotel-Casino was facing official complaints for unrightfully detaining one of its patrons.

It’s been a difficult year for all of the casinos in Las Vegas. Revenue earnings are considerably lower right now than they were in 2019. That seems unlikely to change anytime soon and may even get worse as winter rolls around.

One of the most exciting new properties scheduled to open here is Circa Las Vegas. Gambling fans around the country have been eagerly awaiting news on when this hotel-casino would open its doors. It now appears we have an answer.

NGC Finally Grants Casino License to Circa Las Vegas

There are a number of large casinos being constructed in Las Vegas. To the surprise of many analysts, Circa Las Vegas has been one of the most-anticipated hotel-casinos in the city. It’s owned by the aforementioned Stevens brothers and should prove to be the most impressive venue ever built in Downtown Las Vegas.

There’s a lot of exciting features of this property. Most of the attention the media is giving this property is on its swimming pool. This is a multi-level resort pool featuring one of the largest television screens in the entire city.

Everyone knew that Circa would be opening its doors sometime in 2020. With the events unfolding around the world, however, no one seemed to know exactly when this property would begin accepting guests. One of the main delays was obtaining a casino license from the Nevada Gaming Commission.

This process is now officially complete. News has just surfaced that this property has finally obtained its elusive license from the NGC. That guarantees the casinos opening on October 28th. It’s important to note that the hotel won’t open up until December.

Circa Las Vegas may help to significantly boost tourism in Las Vegas. The casino floor here features nearly the same number of gambling options as the Golden Gate and D Las Vegas combined. It will be interesting to see how many tourists flock to this new venue once it finally opens its doors.

Stay tuned for more updates on Circa over the next few weeks.

The Las Vegas Virgin Hotel Will Open in Early 2021

As we already mentioned, there are a number of exciting new casino-resorts scheduled to open their doors in Las Vegas over the next few months. This week, we officially received news that the Las Vegas Virgin Hotel will be opening up in early 2021.

This is Virgin’s first foray into the land-based gambling industry. The company’s new casino will open in the same location as the former Hard Rock Hotel. Company officials have been working hard to make this one of the best new gambling venues in the city.

Virgin Hotel’s project was delayed several times this year. The initial hope was for this hotel-casino to begin accepting guests sometime late into 2020. That proved impossible with the delays in the renovation.

Las Vegas will soon be treated to a wave of new casino-resorts. Most of the owners of these venues could never have predicted how things look the way they do now. The gambling and tourism industry in Las Vegas is still struggling and may remain that way for years.

These casino owners aren’t letting that slow them down, though. Hopefully, these new properties help to stimulate Nevada’s tourism industry and bring casinos some much-needed revenue.

Are you excited to see Circa Las Vegas open its doors? Do you plan to visit Las Vegas this year? Let us know in the comments section below.

The Dress Code at D Las Vegas is Changing Once Again

Casinos in Las Vegas are back up and running! That includes the gambling venues in Downtown Las Vegas, where the D Las Vegas is located. News is now beginning to surface that the dress code at D Las Vegas is changing.D Las Vegas

Many are happy to see this change being made. Today, we’re going to look at how the dress code inside this hotel-casino is shifting. We’ll also look more into what this massive venue has to offer its guests.

Let’s get into it!

Most Casinos in Downtown Las Vegas Are Now Open

Nowadays, most people think of the Strip when someone mentions Las Vegas. This isn’t much of a surprise. This small area of the city features a huge number of incredible casino-resorts including The Bellagio, Aria, and The Cosmopolitan.

In March, Governor Steve Sisolak ordered all of Nevada’s casinos to close down. This proved devastating to the local economy. The tourism industry in Las Vegas came to a screeching halt and casinos started losing revenue rapidly.

In early June, many of the casinos on the Las Vegas Strip started to reopen. As time has gone on, more casinos in this city began to open back up. Today, nearly all of the gambling venues in Downtown Las Vegas are accepting guests.

Tourism rates are still much lower than they were at the beginning of 2020. The fact that rates of Covid-19 continue to increase certainly isn’t helping. Many are unwilling to visit Las Vegas while the pandemic continues to get worse.

Many casino companies are being forced to lay off their employees. Las Vegas Sands is taking a different route, paying all of their workers through October 31st. Hope is that as time goes on, tourism and gambling revenue will begin to increase again.

One major hotel-casino in the Downtown area of Las Vegas is now changing its stance towards certain guests.

Here’s How the Dress Code at D Las Vegas is Changing

As everyone knows, the city of Las Vegas features some of the most impressive casino-resorts ever built. Nowadays, most of the new properties are built on the Las Vegas Strip. Prior to 2012, it had been many years since a major venue was given a modern renovation in the Downtown area of the city.

Derek and Greg Stevens, two brothers with several casinos in Las Vegas, realized something needed to change. They finally began construction on a brand new casino-resort in Downtown Las Vegas called The D. This new property replaced the Fitzgeralds Hotel-Casino and officially opened to the public in the Fall of 2012.

This new hotel-casino instantly became a major hit. The remodeling helped to bring in a huge number of new guests. Many, however, took issue with the fact that The D prohibited anyone with neck or face tattoos from entering the property.

It was an unusual “dress code” for a casino to implement. This week, casino officials announced that the dress code at D Las Vegas has changed. This popular venue no longer bans those with neck and face tattoos.

The casino released an official statement to the media about the situation.

“Upon reopening, in an effort to keep both our guests and employees safe, we implemented several strict door policies, including ID scanners, extra police officers on property, temperature scanning and a more restrictive dress code. In evaluating our policy, we determined that limiting face and neck tattoos was overreaching and we have since rectified.” 

It’s good to see this change being made. The D is looking for whatever revenue it can generate right now. Hopefully, this rule change results in an increase in visitation here.

Circa Las Vegas is Open to the Public

The D Las Vegas may be the most popular hotel-casino in Downtown Las Vegas right now. In many ways, it represents a new wave of casinos in this part of the casino. It’s a true “resort-style” property with one of the most impressive pools in the city.

Much like The D, this venue is owned by Derek and Greg Stevens. These brothers have invested a huge amount of money making Downtown Las Vegas an appealing part of the city for potential visitors.

The opening of this new venue didn’t come at the most ideal time, though. It’s currently unclear when tourism rates in this city will return to normal. That puts many casino companies in a precarious position.

Las Vegas Sands recently revealed that the company’s revenue for 2020’s second-quarter is down 97% compared to 2019. One official told the media that Las Vegas was “in a world of hurt.” Even exciting new venues like Circa may struggle to bring in guests right now.

The new dress code at D Las Vegas is certainly a good move. Will this help the hotel-casino bring in more players? That remains to be seen.

Stay tuned for more Las Vegas casino news over the next few weeks!

We’re Learning More About Circa’s New Swimming Pool

Circa Casino & Resort is the newest hotel-casino built in Las Vegas. For months, the owners of this new venue located in Downtown Las Vegas have told the media that it will feature the largest and most impressive swimming pool in the city. This week, several new details about Circa’s new swimming pool were revealed.Circa Hotel & Casino

It’s been a tough past few months for the city of Las Vegas. Many residents here are excited to see Circa open up. Today, we’re going to look at some of the new details about this venue that have just been announced.

Let’s get into it!

Circa Resort & Casino Will Reopen On October 28th

There are always new venues being constructed in Las Vegas. For years, Derek and Greg Stevens have been working on Circa Resort & Casino, a brand-new venue being built in Downtown Las Vegas. The Stevens brothers have continued to claim that this new property would feature the most impressive pool ever built in Las Vegas.

This adult-only venue will officially open to the public on October 28th. It’s not coming at the most ideal time, of course. The casinos in Las Vegas have only been open for a few weeks and tourism into this city is still much lower than it was at the start of 2020.

The months between March and early June were some of the toughest in the history of Las Vegas. Never before have all the casinos here been forced to completely close down. Most of these casinos have now reopened, yet they look considerably different than they did at the start of 2020.

Masks are now required inside these venues. The number of table games inside these properties is down considerably. There are even plexiglass barriers that separate players and dealers at table games.

Many now hope that the opening of Circa Resort & Casino will help to boost tourism in this city. Derek and Greg Stevens have worked hard to breathe new life into the Downtown area of Las Vegas. These casino owners continue to offer new and exciting updates about this property and the pool here sounds incredible.

Here’s Another Update on Circa’s New Swimming Pool

Downtown Las Vegas has always been a popular spot in Las Vegas, particularly for locals. Many felt that this part of the city was in need of a new, state-of-the-art venue. That’s exactly what the city is getting with Circa Resort & Casino.

We’ve been hearing about this new property for many months. Much of the focus has been on the pool here. This week, Derek Stevens officially revealed the new pool, called “Stadium Pool,” and it’s just as exciting as many predicted.

This new temperature-controlled pool features a massive 135-foot television screen featuring major sporting events. It will be open 365 days a year and features several stories. Swim-up bars are featured on the pool’s lower decks that allow guests to order drinks without getting out of the water.

It’s clear that this is going to be a game-changer for Downtown Las Vegas. It’s the first true resort-style property built in this part of the city. Most feel that Circa will help to draw in a significant number of new tourists.

Does this mean the Las Vegas gambling industry is back on track? Probably not. Things are still far from normal here and it may be a long time before a real sense of normalcy is back. The same can be said for other gambling hubs around the country.

Atlantic City Casinos Struggle to Draw in Players

Las Vegas began to reopen its casinos on June 4th. Many felt it had taken too long. Over in Atlantic City, casinos were not allowed to reopen until Fourth of July weekend. This city is having a difficult time drawing in players and casino companies are seeing low revenue figures.

This isn’t entirely surprising. Many are unwilling to visit a crowded casino under the current scenario. Drawing in players is now even more difficult for the casinos here now that eating, drinking, and smoking is prohibited on all casino floors.

It represents a massive turn of events for this city. Prior to the casino shutdown in March, Atlantic City was growing extremely quickly. Many felt that Atlantic City is growing to become one of the true gambling hubs of the United States.

Hopefully, things begin to turn around soon. There are still thousands of casino workers here that have not been able to return to their jobs due to the current regulations. State leaders are trying to protect public safety while getting the economy back on track.

Based on what we’re hearing, Circa’s new swimming pool will help to draw in many more visitors to Downtown Las Vegas. This may grow to become one of the largest and most popular casino-resorts on the planet. We’ll keep offering updates on this venue leading up to its opening date in October.

Are you excited to see Circa open to the public? Let us know in the comments section below!