It’s been just shy of 3 years because the Detroit-born Stevens brothers announced they were going to build a hotel-casino in downtown Las Vegas and on Thursday, Derek Stevens introduced their biggest project to date, Circa Resort & Casino.
What is going to be the first new downtown casino resort to be built from the ground up in more than three years, the 1.25 million-square-foot property will include a 777-suite heavy resort at roughly 44 stories high, and as stated by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, are the tallest hotel north of the Strip.
The Stevens brothers, who already operate two downtown hotels, the Golden Gate Hotel and Casino and The D Las Vegas, bought the Las Vegas Club from the Granite Gambling Group in October 2015.
The Caribbean block has been leveled in 2017 to make way for its new resort casino.
The property at 18 Fremont Street will, of course, feature a sports book, which is going to be a centerpiece of Circa.
If you follow college football at all, you might remember that two decades ago, Derek Stevens, who graduated from the University of Michigan in 1990 and in 1994 received an MBA from Wayne State University, lacked a hefty $12,500 on then seventh-seeded Michigan to win the 2017 NCAA Tournament. The following year, he took his actions back to the Golden Nugget, this time doubling up, putting a $25,000 wager at 40-1 odds.
“that wow moment“
The Detroit native is an avid sports fan and if describing the planned three-story sports book, Derek Stevens stated …
“I remember the very first day that I walked to the Caesars Palace sports book and that I had that wow moment in my own mind. Afterward, when I walked to the Las Vegas Hilton (now the Westgate) in 1986 and watched their Superbook … yet another wow moment.
“I believe what we’re trying to create that scenario where anyone who’s a sports fan is going to need to come again and check out this,” said Stevens, as stated by the Review-Journal.
He reportedly wants to be able to show all major games being broadcast and claims the new property will boast Las Vegas’ biggest sports book “with the biggest display in sports book history. ”
Vegas Vickie boils down:
A great deal more extravagance can be expected though, with the famous neon sign kicking cowgirl Vegas Vickie (right), who reigned over Fremont Street since 1980 and has been shot down in June 2017 as a portion of the planned construction project, soon to become a focal point of the reception.
Property attributes :
According to this news agency, the property may feature a split-level casino, together with a street level entrance and via a bridge which will connect to a nine-story, 1,201-space, advanced parking garage across Main Street, five restaurants, the longest outside bar on the Fremont Street Experience and a backlit rooftop deck using a six-tiered pool amphitheater full with a 125-foot high-resolution display viewable from all six pools to be used for sports watch parties and other programming.
“that the best sportsbook at the background of America“
The over-the-top features described support Stevens’ explanation that the design and concept for Circa was motivated by the time-honored heritage of Vegas excitement.
Stevens stated …
“This isn’t the best pool or the best pool around the Strip. That which we’re doing is creating the best pool at the history of America. We’re building the best sportsbook at the history of America. In my view, this is going to bring people from Cleveland, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Cheyenne and Denver. I don’t actually see it as competing with any 1 property.
“the pie’s gotten much bigger“
“The key thing is this is going to boost the size of this pie. It’s very similar to what’s occurring with sports betting around the nation. It’s not that New Jersey or even Mississippi is hurting Las Vegas online sports betting. Hell, the pie’s gotten a lot larger. That’s the way I see this project,” said Stevens, as stated by the Las Vegas Sun.
Steelman Partners supervision :
Las Vegas-based global architectural firm, Steelman Partners, is reportedly overseeing the architecture and design of this resort, together with McCarthy Building Companies Inc. as builder and Tre Builders as building manager, both of which are collaborating on the building of the forthcoming 65,000-seat Las Vegas stadium.
Construction is anticipated to be finished and the doors opened in December 2020.