Five US Openings and Expansions of Casinos For Early 2020

Time flies! It seems like we celebrated the New Year a week ago, and the reality is that March is around the corner. However, the casino industry keeps to its “business as usual” routine, with openings and expansions taking place all over the US.

Some of these were more important than others, and that’s why we decided to make an overview of the essential ones that took place in the US. Read on!

Grand Falls Casino Gets a New Sportsbook

On January 30, the state of Iowa officially received its first sportsbook. It was part of Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort, and it was supported by Betfred USA Sports. The sportsbook has 3,500 square feet and a total of 80 screens where bettors can watch results and games of their favorite sports. Moreover, there are 10 recliners, as well as 22 lounging chairs.

For VIP bettors, there are two VIP areas that can be reserved. On top of that, punters will be able to enjoy five high top tables, as well as food and bar services.

New Suites, Italian Restaurant Open as Part of MGM Springfield

MGM Springfield upgraded its hospitality service with 12 amazing king and queen suites that you can now officially book. These suites further upgraded the guest experience in this property that is already great.

At the moment, the resort includes a total of 240 rooms that are part of a six-story hotel and a total of 28 suites.

Some of them that are worth checking out include Deluxe Garden Suites, Deluxe Spa Suites, and Rotunda Suites. However, those who really want to experience the best of MGM Springfield will go for the Presidential Suite that has 1,600 square feet.

Apart from the suites, MGM also introduced an Italian restaurant under the Costa brand. The official opening of the restaurant is reserved for Feb. 28.

Yellow Brick Road Casino Expansion

The amount of money spent on the expansion of Yellow Brick Road Casino was approximately $10 million, which was invested in a huge entertainment venue that sits on 19,400 square feet. Part of it is reserved for “The Lanes,” which is a huge bowling center featuring six lanes.

Moreover, the venue will include pool tables, sports-betting desk, shuffleboard, and even two latest Topgolf Swing Suite bays. On top of all that, 65 more slots were added, as well as 20 LED screens.

Those who enjoy having multiple dining options will be able to go to the full-service bar and dining area, which is also added to the resort.

SAHARA Las Vegas Adds a New Poker Room

After being rebranded back to SAHARA, the casino introduced a new poker room, putting smiles on faces of poker lovers who visited this property. The new room will have a total of seven tables that include 16×9 feet LED video wall.

Moreover, it features five more screens located throughout the room. Apart from the tables and the technology, poker lovers will have an opportunity to enjoy 24/7 food service available in Northside Café.

A 30$ Million Expansion Announced by Island Resort

Island Resort, which is located in Harris, Mich., received official approval by the Hannahville Indian Community Tribal Council to start the planned $30 million expansion of the property. The expansion will focus on more hospitality options, as 100 new rooms will be added to the offer.

On top of that, Island Resort will get a dining venue and a convention space. Kids will also love the fact that a pool with some water park features is part of the plan.


A sports enthusiast, Ryan helps cover sports betting news from around the country, highlighting some of the more interesting events going on in the USA.