5 Casino Openings and Expansions That Happened Recently

New casinos open and the old ones expand every once in a while. The industry is moving forward so fast that it is sometimes difficult to pay attention to every possible opening and expansion. Therefore, our team of experts decided to narrow down all the upgrades and openings that took place in a previous couple of months and present you with five of the most important ones. Let’s take a look.

High-Limit Experience at San Manuel Casino

A Californian casino called San Manuel Casino opened their newest high-limit gaming experience which is dubbed The Vault Gaming & Provisions. The entire area consists of 18,000 sq ft gaming floor that has a total of 185 high-limit slots where denominators can go up to $500. Furthermore, there are eight table games where you can also play blackjack and EZ Baccarat with upper limits set to $10,000.

Peter Arceo, GM of San Manuel Casino, stated that they always strived to provide “the most innovative gaming and entertainment experiences” to all people who visit the venue. Furthermore, he added that The Vault Gaming & Provisions offered best high-limit gaming for VIP guests in an “unrivaled, sophisticated space.”

Expansion Starts at Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort

Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort officially started their expansion which was first announced in November 2018. The entire thing will cost approximately $100 million. Furthermore, this venue officially became the first one in Arkansas to offer sports betting.

Back to expansion, the venue is planned to be expanded for more than 28,000 sq ft, which will also include a gaming space. Furthermore, the project also includes building an event center, as well as a luxury hotel. Both buildings will overlook the racetrack. One of the latest additions to the casino is also live craps and blackjack.

A New Conference Center at Casino Del Sol

Arizonian Casino Del Sol has finally completed their expansion to the Conference Center, making it larger for more than 9,600 sq ft. The existing convention space was enlarged by another ballroom and more breakout rooms. The center is designed in such a way so as to allow a wide variety of events to take place. Therefore, the venue now has two ballrooms and a lot of pre-function space, making it a total of 110,000 of meeting space which consists of both indoor and outdoor spaces.

CEO of Casino Del Sol, Kimberly Van Amburg, stated that the expanded space would enable them to host a wide variety of events and accommodate basically all types and sizes of gatherings.

New Hotel Announcement for Rivers Casino

Rivers Casino from Pittsburgh announced on June 18 that they would start building a new hotel called North Shore Hotel. The building process is set to commence this summer, and the entire project will cost approximately $60 million. The hotel will have seven stories and four starts, with a total of 219 guest rooms. The building will be attached to the east facade of the casino and will look at the Carnegie Science Center.

$15 Million Upgrades at Plaza Hotel and Casino

One of the biggest upgrades in Downtown Las Vegas will be on the legendary Plaza Hotel and Casino, which was renovated and had 100 hotel rooms and suites added. The new rooms will feature an energy-efficient design followed by a variety of technological upgrades. Furthermore, they will have certain décor upgrades and will be available for reservations starting August 1 via online booking.

All rooms will offer USB charging ports, 49-inch flat-screen TVs with premium cable, a refrigerator, and a coffee maker machine.


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