Clark County Nevada is home to many of the world’s best casinos. Many new ones are expected to open their doors in 2021. New reports indicate The Pass Casino in Henderson will officially be opening to the public sometime this year.
Many are excited to see this venue open. It’s replacing one of Henderson’s favorite gambling venues. Today, we’re going to talk about the details of this new casino.
Here’s what we know!
Nevada’s Casino Industry is Still Struggling
For decades, Nevada was home to the biggest and most successful casino industry in the United States. A huge number of incredible casino-resorts are located here, the majority of which saw large revenue figures every month. In March of last year, all of the casinos in this state completely closed down to the public.
This had a devastating effect on the state’s economy. Places like Las Vegas immediately saw their tourism numbers plummet. That, in turn, led to a significant drop in gambling revenue and many businesses started to suffer.
The casinos in Las Vegas were given permission to reopen in June. Tourism numbers remained low, however, and many of the major casino-resorts here were forced to adjust their operating hours to save money. Even today, some of the largest gaming venues here are still closed during the weekdays.
The Las Vegas Strip accounted for nearly all of the revenue earned between July of 2019 and June of 2020. This area of the city is still the most successful for the casinos in Nevada. Things are far from ideal, though.
Nearby Henderson is also seeing a drop in tourism and gambling revenue. This city isn’t necessarily known as a major gambling hub, yet there are several popular casinos. Soon, a new casino will be opening its doors here.
Many of the locals in Henderson are getting excited. Here’s what we know about this new gambling property.
Here’s What We Know About the Pass Casino in Henderson
Henderson is a city of just over 300,000 individuals. Located directly next to Las Vegas, it’s no surprise that several great casinos are located here. Several of them are located on Water Street and have been working hard to attract new players.
Back in 1993, Boyd Gaming acquired one of the casinos here and renamed it Eldorado Casino. It became a hit with locals and helped to bring in most visitors to the city of Henderson. In 2007, this venue underwent a major renovation.
Obviously, the events that unfolded in 2020 took a devastating toll on many casino companies in Nevada. Last year, news broke that Boyd Gaming agreed to sell the Eldorado Casino to DeSimone Gaming. This company announced it planned to renovate and rebrand this venue.
This week, news broke that this new casino is being called The Pass Casino and is expected to open sometime later this year. It will have a modern design and will open several new, fresh restaurants. Residents are also excited to see what this new casino has to offer.
It doesn’t come at the easiest time. Hope is that by the time The Pass Casino in Henderson opens, the US casino industry is in a much better position than it currently finds itself in. There is reason to be optimistic.
Many analysts expect that 2021 could be a great year for Nevada. Here’s a look at why exactly that is.
Vaccines Could Help to Turn Things Around for Las Vegas This Year
Like all major tourism hubs, Las Vegas is a place that relies on visitors. Millions of people come here to take part in the gambling, entertainment, and nightlife. These visitors then help to fund many of the other businesses that cater to tourists.
When tourism stopped here, the city seemed to stop, too. Even today, there is a notable decrease in tourism and casinos continue to feel the effects. Some feel that by summertime, we will begin seeing a major increase in visitors once again.
Vaccine distribution could help to achieve that goal. Many people around the country are still against traveling right now due to health concerns. If more people are vaccinated, it seems likely that places like Las Vegas will see a spike in tourism.
Just about everyone wants to see this happen. 2021 is expected to be a big year for the city. Most notably, Resorts World Las Vegas will be opening its doors this summer. It’s the most expensive casino-resort ever built in Las Vegas and is expected to be one-of-a-kind.
Other nearby cities would benefit from an increase in tourism, too. The Pass Casino in Henderson would love to see more players coming in from around the country. We’ll be sure to report on the tourism numbers in Clark County over the next few months.
Are you excited to hear about the new casino coming to Henderson? When do you expect Las Vegas to begin seeing a large increase in visitors? Let us know in the comments section below!