First five floors will open early
The Circa Resort & Casino, the first completely new, built from the ground up resort in downtown Las Vegas in 40 years, will open two months ahead of schedule.
Revealing the news earlier this week on Twitter, Circa owner Derek Stevens said the first five floors of the property will open on October 28, well ahead of the originally anticipated date of December 28.
Work has so far been focused on the initial few floors, with the hotel rooms and suites to be finished later, though online reservations will be available starting next week.
Home to the world’s largest sportsbook
The 1.25 million-square-foot integrated casino resort will be home to the world’s largest sportsbook. Built over three stories, it can be viewed from both floors of the casino thanks to its 78-million-pixel high-definition screen. It will be able to welcome up to 1,000 guests with its stadium-style seating.
The third-floor of the sportsbook will also house the Vegas Stats and Information Network (VSiN) which will provide in-depth analysis to visitors.
Meanwhile, a second 14-million-pixel screen will be outside in the pool amphitheater, set against a backdrop of six leisure swimming pool facilities and two spas which will be open 365 days a year.
In the main two-story casino, guests can enjoy 1,350 slot machines and 49 table games, together with a number of original food and beverage concepts to enjoy throughout the resort. There is also a state-of-the-art parking structure known as the Garage Mahal. Once the resort is complete, it will employ around 1,000 people.
In a statement, Stevens said:
Sometimes life throws you curveballs, and 2020 has been an unpredictable year for the entire world.”
Explaining the decision to accelerate work on parts of the resort in order to open early, Stevens said COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on the number of workers who could ride construction lifts slowed progress on the hotel tower, so they decided to shift resources to the bottom five floors. Thus, most of the casino, dining, and entertainment portions of Circa could open earlier.
He added: “We are excited to see what the future holds and to give visitors and locals something to celebrate.”