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The Golden Gate Offer Legal Sports Betting In Downtown Las Vegas?

The Golden Gate Offer Legal Sports Betting In Downtown Las Vegas?

Legal sports betting continues to expand in more and more states in the US. Furthermore, this includes land-based sportsbooks in casino and racetrack venues with planned expansion into online betting. Feeling the heat of competition for the first time, The casinos on the Las Vegas Strip continues to raise the bar with its new sportsbook facilities.

Once the only game in town for legal sports betting in the country, Las Vegas along with the whole state of Nevada is upping the ante. The Golden Gate Hotel and Casino recently launched Circa Sports.

The downtown Las Vegas property is the first venue for Circa Sports headed by company CEO Derek Stevens

The kickoff party at this new sports betting venture’s first land-based book was one to remember. Stevens got the ball rolling with the introduction of a $1.5 million pro football contest. He also unveiled a mobile application for betting. A ceremonial first bet was made with many of Las Vegas’s best bookmakers in attendance.

Circa Sports has adopted a “quests first” approach to doing business. This comes with the promise of “top notch customer service to visitors”. The book is looking to appeal to both betting novices and highly experienced sports bettors. The mobile app for betting expands the venues reach beyond the traditional sportsbook setting.

The opening day festivities also featured a ribbon cutting ceremony with Mike Palm as the vice president of operations and sportsbook director Matt Metcalf.

The actual facility was designed by Moser Architecture Studio. Circa Sports offers a 1,297-square-foot sportsbook at Golden Gate with numerous upgrades such as:

  1. State-of-the-art video wall
  2. LED betting boards
  3. Two stand-alone betting kiosks

The headlined promotion is the ‘Circa Sports Million Pro Football Contest’. It runs all season long and offers $1.5 million in prizes. The grand prize is a $1 million-dollar payout for the winning champion. All eligible players must be at least 21 years old. Participants can register at Golden Gate and there is a $1000 entry fee.

Stevens was quoted as saying:

“The bell has rung and we are thrilled to be taking bets of all kinds with Circa Sports. We intend to bring that old-school Las Vegas vibe to the floor. So there was no better place to bring this to life than in Las Vegas’ most historic hotel, Golden Gate.”

Later in June, plans are in the works to introduce a satellite program. Circa Sports will operate another book at D Las Vegas as a sister property. The expansion plans do not stop there. Also in the works for late 2020 is a multi-level sportsbook. Built-in the style of an actual sports stadium, it will be located at Circa Resort and Casino.

This is a new casino property located in downtown Las Vegas. It has already been coined as a “mecca for sports gamblers”. This will be the first casino resort in the downtown area that is being built new from the ground up in nearly three decades.

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West Coast Meets East Coast at Rio’s Las Vegas 172 Live Music Venue

West Coast Meets East Coast at Rio’s Las Vegas 172 Live Music Venue

Owned by Caesars, Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas has earned a reputation for being a bit on the wild side. Considering all the temptations offered by the casino gambling capital of the world, that is saying something. Located on I-15 just off the famous Las Vegas Strip In Nevada, Rio has been able to carve out its own unique piece of the pie when it comes to first-rate entertainment.

How West Coast Meets East Coast At The Rio’s 172 Live Music?

172 Live Music is a new music venue, restaurant and nightlife bar all rolled into one. It has been described as a “Sunset Boulevard rock-n-roll club meets Madison Avenue restaurant and bar” mixing the best of both coasts. Patrons can drink and dine while listening to live bands playing everything from rock, funk, Motown, alternative and Latin. All the music is designed to keep the party going deep into the night.

Bar manager Ahmad Butt and head bartender Chris McDonald were tasked with creating cocktails that fit the theme. Butt was quoted as follows:

“The owner, Tony Sgro, had an idea about serving upscale cocktails with a rock-n-roll atmosphere. So we focused on a craft cocktail program.” Also added to the mix is a whiskey program with the use of over 50 different labels. A few of the noted highlights are:

  1. Blanton’s bourbon
  2. Yamazaki 12-year Japanese whiskey
  3. Basil Hayden dark rye

The signature cocktail menu fits the bill. It features fun rock song names with top-notch recipes. The Smoke on the Water is a mix of bourbon, rye or whiskey with bitters and orange peel along with a drunken cherry. This is modeled after the classic Old Fashioned. However, the presentation includes the drink in a small box filled with swirling smoke.

Another example just in time for summer is the Raspberry Beret. This is a sweet blend of raspberry vodka, fresh raspberries, raspberry gum syrup, Chambord and pineapple, cranberry and lemon juices.

One signature drink is a tribute to funk master Bootsy Collins. The drink is a play on a Tom Collins mixed with gin, passionfruit syrup, lemon and lime juices with club soda. The twist is a Curaco float and a garnish of star-shaped orange peels to represent Bootsy’s famous sunglasses.

When it comes to his bartenders’ limits, Butt went on to add:

“I’ve brought in the mad-scientist bartenders who’ve always wanted to make amazing drinks. And, I’m like ‘this is your playground to do that’.”

When it comes to draught beer, all the selections are from local breweries. A example given was a shandy made with Banger Brewing’s El Heffe jalapeno hefeweizen.

Top-rated executive chef Joe Richardson is co-owner and also in charge of the dining menu. He has over two decades of experience in Japanese cuisine. His menu at 172 offers traditional Japanese offerings with a Latin influence.

His thoughts on the entire presentation 172 Live Music offers Las Vegas patrons are:

“We wanted to do a really cool music venue along with cool food not just burgers and hot dogs. We wanted something that’s a dining experience, cocktails, with amazing entertainment at the same time.”

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MGM Resorts International Has Two More Properties On The Block

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One of the biggest casino resort companies in Las Vegas continues to free up cash by selling off its properties. MGM Resorts International recently sold Circus Circus. It also reached a 30-year lease-back deal with the sale of Bellagio Las Vegas. The gaming giant is now soliciting offers for the following Las Vegas Strip properties:

  1. MGM Grand Las Vegas
  2. Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Las Vegas.

The original report of these potential sales came from the Bloomberg news service earlier this week. The report cited several anonymous sources confirming the company’s plans. In conjunction with MGM Growth Properties, interest in these properties is currently being solicited. No interested parties have been identified. Yet, the shortlist of buyers includes the ones who have historically invested in the gaming industry.

The 3,900-room Bellagio deal followed the sale of Circus Circus for $825 million

The lease-back deal for the 3,900-room Bellagio followed a sale to the private equity firm Blackstone Group LP. The sale price for that iconic Las Vegas Strip property was a reported $4.2 billion. This deal followed the sale of Circus Circus for $825 million. That casino was sold to the same owners of Treasure Island Las Vegas. The principal of that ownership group is Phil Ruffin.

The sale of MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay would be consistent with MGM Resorts International’s new business strategy. Jim Murren is the company’s board chairman and CEO. As the principal architect of this new strategy, it involves an asset-light approach that frees up cash. Speculation on future plans includes expansion into the new Japanese casino industry. The company is also looking to expand its presence in the emerging US sports betting industry.

Underway in bringing an integrated casino resort to the Japanese city of Osaka

Plans are underway to bring an integrated casino resort to the Japanese city of Osaka. That country has approved casino gambling through a very limited number of licenses. More and more states are legalizing sports betting through land-based sportsbooks and online sportsbook sites. This is what is driving the other company initiative.

The MGM Grand has long been seen as the flagship brand in the Las Vegas casino industry. It is directly owned by MGM Resorts International. It is also the largest single hotel in the United States with more than 6,800 rooms.

Mandalay Bay is part of a group of 13 properties that have been leased by the parent company. The leases are through MGM Growth Properties. This entity was once part of REIT( MGM Growth Properties real estate investment trust). This property consists of close to 4,800 rooms and a 155,000 square-foot casino floor.

Paving The Way For Online Casino Site In New Jersey

In other company news, MGM Resorts International recently partnered with Verizon Media. This multi-year deal establishes Yahoo! Sports as the company’s official sports betting partner. Also involved in the deal is GVC Holdings as a London-based online casino operator. This entity would power the online sports betting component for all Yahoo! Sports digital properties.

The joint venture paves the way for a mobile sportsbook app. It would be licensed via the state of New Jersey on the BetMGM platform.

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OJ Simpson Sues a Las Vegas Casino & Hotel Resort?

OJ Simpson Sues a Las Vegas Casino & Hotel Resort

OJ Simpson has been keeping a pretty low profile since his release from prison a few years ago. However, he was in the news recently for an incident in 2017 at a Las Vegas casino & hotel resort. It appears that OJ Simpson is suing the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas for defamation of character.

This all stems from him being ejected from the casino for “drunk and disruptive” behavior in that 2017 incident. The lawsuit was filed last Tuesday. It claims that the report was untrue. He says the charges were derived to keep him out of the casino. They also “painted him in a false light by defaming and embarrassing him.”

Which Las Vegas Casino Is OJ Simpson Suing?

TMZ is a popular celebrity gossip sight. They first reported this story with Simpson denying that it happened. Soon after, more and more news outlets ran the story as well. According to TMZ, Simpson was thrown out of the Cosmopolitan on Nov. 9, 2017. He was in the casino’s Clique bar and “hotel staff told us” he was drunk and disruptive”. He was also angry at the bar’s employees and “glasses broke at the bar.”

According to the report released by TMZ, “security showed up and removed Simpson from the hotel.” They added, “We’re told Simpson was nice responding to security guards. Still, we’re told he’s been permanently banned from the Cosmopolitan.”

Part of a group that stole some sports memorabilia from the Palace Station Casino?

Simpson has been a Las Vegas resident since his release from prison. He spent almost a decade behind bars for his role in a robbery. He was part of a group that stole some sports memorabilia from the Palace Station Casino. They items were stolen from guests at gunpoint in one of the hotel rooms.

Drinking to excess could be considered a violation of his parole. If pursued, he could face an additional 24 years in jail. Simpson’s lawsuit against the Cosmopolitan casino in Nevada states that he completed a drug and alcohol test a day after the incident. He also passed that test with his parole officer present.

Determined that the Cosmopolitan’s assertions against Simpson were false?

The Nevada Department of Parole and Probation determined that Simpson did not violate, and of the terms of his parole. That department also “determined that the Cosmopolitan’s assertions against Simpson were false.”

Since that point, the Cosmopolitan has never issued any public statement about their permanent ban. The only claim was “private property the night of the issuance of the trespass notice.” The lawsuit describes the plaintiff as a “well-known public figure” who “has experienced various legal problems.”

The suit also claims that Simpson is a “model” parolee and citizen of Las Vegas. He has received an “extremely warm and positive reception by many.”

In January of 2018, Simpson’s lawyer told various media sources that his client intended to sue the casino for up to $100 million. The claim was defamation and racial discrimination. According to the most recent filing, Simpson is seeking at least $30,000 along with punitive damages. He still owes more than $70 million to the families of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. That was the result of a civil suit against him for their murders.

• Source: O.J. Simpson files lawsuit against Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino From Ktnv.com On November 8, 2019.

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San Manuel Strikes a Las Vegas Stadium Partnership Deal

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The NFL’s Raiders are officially coming to Las Vegas for the 2020 season. As the town continues to put the finishing touches on the brand new Allegiant Stadium, excitement for the move continues to build. The actual team is doing better than expected this season. This has increased the excitement as Las Vegas looks forward to become the latest market with a NFL franchise.

Sam Manuel Is On Board For Las Vegas Stadium Deal

Also on board as a principal stadium sponsor is San Manual Band of Mission Indians. Details of the actual sponsorship deal have not yet been announced. However, this will be the second significant partner along with Allegiant’s naming rights.

The federally-recognized tribe is represented by Chairwoman Lynn Valbuena and Chief Executive Officer Loren Gill. The Raiders’ construction subsidiary, Las Vegas Stadium Co. is building the new complex at a total cost of $1.97 billion. The venue is located on Interstate 15 and Russell Road.

The official San Manuel announcement came on Monday, Oct. 14. There was a gathering of more than 50 people at the Raiders Preview Center in Town Square. Raiders’ President Marc Badain presided over the proceedings. The Las Vegas Review-Journal quoted him as saying:

“We’ve talked often about how this project is going to be transformative. Transformative for the city, transformative to this region, transformative to the Raiders. And transformative for those that chose to be part of this project and part of this building.”

Mr. Badain went on to add:

“We’ve had a long history, we’ve been in multiple markets as everyone knows. We like to say that it’s all a part of our DNA. Our history in Los Angeles was a very significant one, a very successful one and we maintain a very strong base in the Southern California area. So much so that a significant portion of our PSL (Public Seat License) holders are coming from that region. It’s a great tie-in and a great brand. San Manuel does wonderful things in that community.”

The San Manuel Casino is located 60 miles east of Los Angeles. A current renovation project at the site is adding a 17-story hotel with 450 rooms. The cost of the hotel is estimated to be $550 million and it is expected to open next summer. There will also be a 3,000-seat entertainment venue along with state-of-the-art retail spaces and a spa.

Part of the sponsor package with the new stadium is expected to include signage along with a luxury box. San Manuel Chairwomen Lynn Valbuena added:

“We look forward to giving our guests more access to thrilling sports and entertainment through this new partnership with Allegiant Stadium and the Raiders.”

Allegiant Travel Co. secured the stadium naming rights in early August of this year as part of a 30 year deal. Allegiant Stadium will also be home for the UNLV Rebels’ football team. It will also serve as the sight for the Las Vegas Bowl and the Pac-12 Championship Game. To date, 95 percent of the available PSL’s have been sold. The team hopes to have the remaining 3,000 seats sold by the end of the year.

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Vegas Police Take Woman Who Drove Her RV Into The Cannery Casino & Hotel To A City Jail

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The Cannery Casino & Hotel in Las Vegas Nevada is usually filled with fun and awesome betting action. People from all over the world come to visit, stay, play and gamble at this retro-themed casino hotel. After all, it is only ten minutes away from Downtown, and you can get the full Fremont Street Experience.

That said, a few nights ago, the Cannery casino saw some very different action. Women was kicked out of the resort for trespassing (according to North Las Vegas police officer Eric Leavitt). It seems she was so angry that she got in her RV the next morning and drove it through the front entrance of the Cannery casino resort. To make matters worse, it seems that she hit a janitor with her RV. According to a news video on Fox news, the janitor worked at the resort. As a result, angry women may be charged with attempted murder.

According to the news report, when the casino employes tried to get her out of her RV, was not very cooperative. After a while, the police finally got her out and brought her to the Las Vegas City Jail. To add insult to injury, Las Vegas PD seems to be booking her on an attempted murder charge.

According to a casino employee, Mrs. Sitt is sixty-six years old woman. It appears she was so angry she was kicked out for trespassing, she kept her foot on the gas pedal. If that isn’t bad enough, it seems Mrs. Sitt kept trying to push the gas pedal even after she hit the custodian. The casino employees were able to remove Mrs. Sitt from her RV before the police arrived on the scene. Luckily, the custodian is okay and is said to make a full recovery.

The Las Vegas Police Officer, Leavitt said that the NLVPD was already at Cannery resort casino for something completely different. While the employees acted swiftly, the cops were able to respond quickly and efficiently. Unfortunately, the custodian was littery found underneath Mrs. Sitt’s RV and was in critical condition.

According to the Las Vegas police department, they shit down the entrance portion of the Cannery casino to investigate this crime further.

• Source: Woman arrested after RV crash into Cannery Casino in North Las Vegas From Fox5vegas.com On October 25, 2019.

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Ranchos, Nevada Man Accused & Arrested for Jimmying Slot Machines With Tire Iron?

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There have been some bold attempts to rob casinos in the past. Most have failed given the high level of security at any real money casino gambling establishment. Some of the schemes have been elaborate, requiring highly technical equipment. Some attempts are subtle robberies utilizing slight of hand and other diversion tactics.

The boldest robbery attempts have been pulled off by thieves with masks and weapons. The latest attempt could be put at the top of the list for stupidity. The Record-Courier in Carson Valley, Nevada relayed the event. A male suspect from Gardnerville Ranchos was accused of jimmying slot machines at an area Harrah’s casino. The incident was reported on Tuesday, Oct. 16 in the morning hours. Apparently, the suspect was caught using a tire iron to jimmy open the machines.

What Nevada Man Got Arrested for Attempted Slot Machine Break In?

Casino security detained Reece J. Lindahl, age 29 for allegedly trying to break into more than one slot machine. The security officers told deputies at the scene that the suspect came into the casino with the tire iron. He was not identified trying to break into the first machine. They were able to detain Lindahl when he was caught using the tire iron to pry into a second slot machine .

Area deputies responded to a call by Harrah’s for a damage report. They then arrested the suspect and he was taken into custody at 10:45 a.m. He has initially been charged with felony burglary and possession of burglary tools.

The Nevada casinos’ security staff was also able to provide the authorities with actual footage of the event. The suspect is seen using the tire iron to pry open the slot machine. It was not mentioned in this report if he actually had any stolen money in his possession. Further proceedings will take place in the Tahoe Township Justice Courts.

This failed casino burglary attempt is hysterically funny on its own merit. Yet, the comment section of the actual post added some even more humor to this story.

John Hefner Sr. stated:

“Really, you walk into a casino with a tire iron and think you can just pop open a machine without consequence? He must have had some good meth”

Also unidentified in the report was the actual Harrah’s property. Given that the court proceedings are in Tahoe Township, you could assume it is Harrah’s Lake Tahoe. An online search revealed that there is a Harrah’s New Orleans and a Harrah’s Reno in the general area.

Harrah’s Lake Tahoe is located on Highway 50 in Stateline, Nevada. It is part of Caesars Entertainment based in Las Vegas. The casino floor offers over 1300 different slots and video poker machines. Some of the most popular slot machines include:

  1. Jackpot Party
  2. Penny Train
  3. Blazing 7’s

There are multiple video poker variations, including progressive machines at various denominations. There are a number of progressive slots that are linked all across the state of Nevada. Players can also try their luck on numerous table games and mobile sports wagering kiosks.

• Source: Ranchos man accused of jimmying slot machines at casino From Recordcourier.com On October 16, 2019.

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Nevada Gaming Control Board Moves to Permanently Ban Steve Wynn

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Steve Wynn and Las Vegas were once synonymous with one another, but that was then. Multiple complaints against former casino mogul became too hard to ignore. From sexual misconduct to claims of outright sexual assault, he already stepped down from Wynn Resorts as CEO. He later sold all of his holdings in the company but never accepted blame for his behavior.

Wynn currently resides in a $43 million Palm Beach oceanfront mansion in Florida. Any remaining association with Nevada gaming may be coming to an end. The Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) filed a five-count complaint against Wynn earlier the month. The purpose was to permanently ban the billionaire’s ability to work in the state’s gaming industry.

The three-member NGCB stated that Wynn’s reaction to the claims against him was part of their decision. These actions joined claims he violated state licensing suitability regulations. Wynn still maintains that he did not act inappropriately despite overwhelming evidence to contrary.

Quoted in the NGCB was the statement:

“The Gaming Commission should revoke Mr. Wynn’s Finding of Suitability. Mr. Wynn has repeatedly violated Nevada’s gaming statutes and regulations. Bringing discredit upon the Sate of Nevada and its gaming industry.”

In a more damning statement, the NGCB complaint added:

“He is unsuitable to be associated with a gaming enterprise or the gaming industry as a whole.” Wynn Resorts was fined a record $20 million by the Nevada Gaming Commission in February. Yet, the company did retain licensure. The casino operator was also levied a $35 million fine in Massachusetts. That fine did not impact its $2.6 billion Encore Boston Harbor project.

The gaming board justified its stance to revoke Wynn’s suitability with five specific alleged wrongdoings:

  1. Count One requires a person to be of “good character”.
  2. Second Count requires a person’s prior activities, reputation and habits to not pose a threat to the public interest of Nevada.
  3. Count Three was a specific $7.5 million payment to a women he allegedly sexually assaulted
  4. Fourth Count covered Mr. Wynn’s attempt to cover up a $975,00 payment to a Wynn Resort’s employee
  5. Count Five was Mr. Wynn’s failure to respond to a NGCB hearing request. This covered the grounds for revocation or suspension of Findings of Suitability.

Also added in the complaint is the statement:

“The Gaming Control Board’s investigation found evidence of multiple instances of sexual conduct by Mr. Wynn involving subordinate employees. By engaging in this conduct, whether consensual or not, Mr. Wynn disregarded Wynn Company’s policies and procedures.”

The Board’s complaint went on to add:

“Mr. Wynn serially disregarded his company’s policies and procedures. By doing so, Mr. Wynn exposed Wynn Company to potential legal liability and put the reputation of the gaming industry and the State of Nevada at risk.”
The Nevada Gaming Commission as a whole will give Wynn 15 days to respond to this complaint. If the commission agrees with the NGCB’s complaint, it should officially end Steve Wynn’s career in Las Vegas and the Nevada casino industry.

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Las Vegas Casino Pays Off Big on New Madonna Slot Machine

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Themed real money slots are big in Las Vegas. They have a tendency to attract play because of a familiar name. Popular entertainers have been the source of inspiration for many of these designs. Pop music sensation Madonna is one of the latest celebrities to adorn a slot machine.

Lucky Winner Gets Big Payday From Playing The New Madonna Slot Machine

In a news report on a local Las Vegas NBC affiliate site (www.3lv.com) the original Material Girl payed off big. According to the post, a slots player from Hawaii was the big winner. The woman hit the $931,640 jackpot on the new Madonna slot offered by Aristocratic Leisure Limited. The win came on Monday, Oct. 7.

The lucky winner knew she hit the jackpot, but thought the total win was just over $9,000. You can imagine her reaction when being told it was actually 100 times that amount. The new machines were recently unveiled at Main Street Station Hotel, Casino and Brewery. The grand jackpot was triggered by getting four Madonna symbols plus a Wild on the five-reel machine . The women has been a long-time player at this casino and her loyalty paid off in a big way.

Boyd Gaming is the owner of Main Street Station as one of its Las Vegas casino properties. The company has been in the news lately after a lucky player won a $935,000 jackpot last month. The big win was recorded at Aliante Casino in North Las Vegas. Main Street Station is located in the downtown section of Las Vegas.

A Six Figure Jackpot

The six-figure jackpot at Aliante was won by a Southern Nevada resident who is relatively new to the area. Known only as Clint, he was taking in a movie when $1.25 spin on the Wheel of Fortune progressive slot turned into a $935,176 payday. The actual identity of either winner was not released in this News 3 report.

Main Street Station is one of the more iconic properties in the downtown section of Las Vegas. It is also one of the first casinos to offer a craft brewery as one of its amenities. Advertised as one of the best-kept secrets in all of Las Vegas, large six-figure jackpots will help spread the word.

The central theme is Victorian with dozens of rare antiques on display. One of the site’s more unusual artifacts is a piece of the Berlin Wall. Main Street Station also offers award-winning restaurants along with first-class entertainment. One of the most popular area attractions is the Mob Museum. It is located just a few blocks from the casino on Stewart Avenue.

Boyd Gaming is located in Paradise, Nevada in the general Las Vegas area. It continues to expand its presence in the casino gambling industry. The company owns and operates 12 different casino properties in Las Vegas alone. It also has operations in nine other states across the country.

Joining the Main Street Station in the downtown section is the California Hotel Casino Las Vegas and the Fremont Hotel & Casino. Boyd Gaming has played a major role in the whole revitalization of this part of town.

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Casino Mogul is Bullish On Business in Las Vegas

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Derek Stevens has already made a name for himself in Las Vegas. He first invested in the casino gambling capital of the world in 2006. This is when he bought Golden Gate on Fremont Street. Since that point, he has added D Las Vegas, the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center and Circa Sportsbook to the list.

Derek Stevens’s outlook on Las Vegas was featured. He obviously remains bullish in the midst of his biggest project to date. As construction continues, Stevens is the principal behind Circa Resort & Casino. This is a new 511-room hotel-casino set to open its doors towards the end of next year.

Why Is Casino Mogul, Derek Stevens Bullish On Las Vegas?

This will be the first new casino resort to be built in the downtown area of Las Vegas in decades. The Circa will definitely stand out among the crowd with its highly contemporary design. This area of town has become known for casino action reminiscent of old-school Las Vegas. The downtown area is still a night-and-day comparison to the glitz and glamour of the Las Vegas Strip. The Circa will add some cutting-edge flair to that part of town.

Some of these new property’s features include the longest outdoor bar. It will be located beneath the Fremont Street Experience canopy. There will be a multi-level, stadium-style sportsbook with a massive screen for sports fans. This will all be highlighted by a multi-tiered pool amphitheater.

Stevens commented on that final feature by adding, “This is going to be the best pool in the history of the world.”

He was recently interviewed by the USA Today Network. The main topic of the discussion centered on the changing business climate in the Las Vegas downtown corridor. Right off the bat, Stevens sees professional sports teams as the driving force.

Recent Development Of The Freemont East

He also pointed out the recent retail development of Freemont East. Not long ago, nothing existed in this area. Now, it is filled with bars and restaurants to create a highly energetic atmosphere. On the casino front, the California was recently renovated. A new tower is being built at the Downtown Grand. Stevens’ D Las Vegas already has a new fresh look and the Circa is set to be the crown jewel.

Nevada’s lack of income tax was one of the initial draws for Stevens from an investment standpoint. He first started with the Golden Gate to see how this area would evolve. The recession of 2008 actually created quite a bit of investment opportunity. It helped to bring a new wave of entrepreneurs to fuel the resurgence.

Stevens is a big sports fan. This was one of the reasons for his Circa Sportsbook project. He wanted design a bar that could air every single game he wanted to see. The property was also designed around his past experiences visiting Las Vegas for business and pleasure. He wanted to make the Circa a place where sports fans love to hang out.

Stevens is hoping the area can attract additional professional sports franchises. Las Vegas is currently home to the NHL’s Golden Knights. The NFL’s Raiders are set to take up their new residency in time for the 2020 season.