New Circa Resort & Casino to Open in Nevada in Late October

It has been quite some time since a new casino resort opened in downtown Las Vegas. For decades, players have had access to the same gaming venues. However, by this fall, a new face will be located on the downtown streets. The Circa Resort & Casino is a project in the works by developer Derek Stevens that has plans to open partially on October 28th. The casino will not offer hotel stays in the beginning but will feature casino gaming.

Getting Ready to Open

The property was expected to open up in December, but the developer decided to change things up a bit. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, only a certain number of construction employees could be on the site of the new casino at one time. So, Stevens decided to divert workers to the first five floors rather than focus on the hotel.

The new casino will feature several amenities including a tower with guest rooms and suites. The hotel tower will be 35-stories tall. With the change in construction, only the first five floors will open while the remaining hotel section will reopen at a later date.

The hotel tower will be home to 777 rooms with the majority being standard along with some suites. The tower starts at the 8th floor of the property. The hotel will hopefully be ready to open by December. The entire property would have been ready at the same time if the developer had not run into restriction issues due to the coronavirus.

The team easily adjusted to the change and were able to work on the first five floors, which ends up seeing a portion of the property ready before it was expected.

What Will Open First?

On October 28, players who visit the new Circa Resort will have access to certain amenities. The casino will be open of course, offering two levels of gaming. There will be just over 1,300 slot games on the floor including high limit options. As far as table games are concerned, the property will house 49 titles.

The casino will also offer sports betting with a sportsbook featuring a stadium style. There is a seating capacity of 1,000 people and a huge high definition screen with 78-million pixels. Players will be able to view this large screen from anywhere on the property. The third floor of the property will be home to a broadcast studio for Vegas Stats and Information Network (VSiN).

Additional amenities that will part of the opening include dining options, a parking garage and swimming pool. The pool area is actually an amphitheater space that will feature six swimming pools on three different levels. From each pool, guests will be able to view a huge screen that is 40 feet tall. In this area, guests will find cabanas and day beds along with chaise lounges.

Once the property is finished, it will employ around 1,000 people. The opening of the Circa Resort marks the first time a new casino has been built in the area in almost 30 years.


Rebecca lives in Las Vegas and after completing her degree at Reynolds Journalism school joined the USGS team to pursue her journalism dreams.