LAS VEGAS – The Circa hotel-casino, the latest high-profile resort to grace downtown Las Vegas, recently hit a major construction milestone on its way to its planned December 2020 opening with the pouring of its foundation, courtesy of 2,050 cubic yards of concrete delivered via a whopping 205 transport trucks. The Circa, located at 18 Fremont Street, slated to be a 1.25-million-square-foot, 777-room resort, casino, and spa, is set to hold a variety of immersive culinary, entertainment and gaming experiences.
“Today marked one of the first of many incredible moments in the story of Circa,” said Downtown Las Vegas developer Derek Stevens. “We are literally and physically laying the foundation for what’s to come and can’t wait to introduce Circa’s exciting new offerings to the 24 million people that visit Downtown Las Vegas every year.”
In addition to a plethora of amenities for guests and tourists to take advantage of, the Circa will also boast the largest sportsbook in the country. A sportsbook (or a race and sports book, sometimes abbreviated simply as book) is a place where a gambler can wager on various sports competitions, including golf, football, basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer, horse racing, greyhound racing, boxing, and mixed martial arts.
Experts are predicting that the action in Las Vegas in the near future will eventually evolve, moving away from pure gambling and gravitating towards more sports-related betting; the growing sports industry in Las Vegas is certainly one of the catalysts for this change, mostly due to the move of the NLF Raiders football team to Vegas in 2020. This changing landscape is being spearheaded by Circa’s focus on the sportsbook aspect of its business.
In addition, experts note that, as Vegas continues to grow, it will attract more and more tourists that are budgeting their dollars to rooms and experiences outside of gambling; people are visiting the city more for the attractions and sporting venues, and less for the card tables and slot machines.
Stevens, owner of the Circa, has retained the services of architecture and design firm Steelman Partners, in conjunction with contractor McCarthy Building Companies Inc. and construction manager Tré Builders. The hotel-casino, initially announced at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center in January 2019, also holds the distinction of being the first downtown Vegas resort to be built from scratch – as opposed to the renovation or re-purposing of an existing structure – since 1975.
Derek Stevens is also the owner of several other Las Vegas properties, including the Golden Gate and the D Las Vegas hotel-casinos.
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