Circa Resort & Casino. The newest resort in Las Vegas finally opens Wednesday this week. We have been waiting for this day for a few years now. Actually, to be honest, it been a few decades in the making. The last time a resort was built from the ground up opened in Downtown Las Vegas it was 1980. And that is what we now know as The D! So this ust makes it more important of an event!
For the number crunchers, Circa comes in at 1.25 million square feet of resort space. Owned and operated by Derek Stevens and His brother Greg. They currently own The D resort as well as The Golden Gate resort on the Fremont Street Experience.
This towering beauty sits on land previously occupied by the Las Vegas Club hotel-casino, the Mermaids Casino, and the Glitter Gulch strip club. Otherwise, known as “18 Fremont Street”
The Raw Stats
- 777 rooms and suites
- The hotel portion is scheduled to open on December 28, 2020
- The hotel will have 44 floors
- Some floor numbers will be skipped out of tradition
- The top floor will be the 60th floor
- The top 7 floors will open next year
- The resort is restricted to people 21 years of age and older
- Six Swimming pools
- The worlds largest Sportsbook
- A two-story casino
- A three-story, stadium-style sportsbook
- A nine-story garage Mahall (parking)
Did You Say Sports?
Derek Stevens LOVES sports and He loves sports Betting. So this place is focused on the sporst-aholic. The three Story Sportsbook includes a 78 Million Pixal screen that takes 10 people to operate. The sportsbook can hold 1,000 viewers. Yea, if you need to be told, it IS the largest Sportsbook in the world by cubic feet.
Seating is available for podcasters as well as a full broadcast studio for sports betting network Vegas Stats and Information Network (VSiN). That network will operate daily on-site with in-depth analyses from broadcasters, industry professionals as well as visiting athletes.
To handle the betting side of things. The Stevens brothers have their very own sportsbook (imagine that!). Their own sports betting brand is called Circa Sports. It’s also available at the other two resorts the brothers own, the D Las Vegas and Golden Gate.
Not only is the pool area and sportsbook huge, how about the parking? A nine-story parking garage that is like no other.
Circa’s parking structure has 982-spot parking stalls that is filled with light from a mix of natural and artificial sources. This helps create a more open, well lit, and safe environment.
Rideshare convenience! The new garage was built with Uber and Lyft specifically in mind. Providing space designed and designated specifically for rideshare services next to valet on the first floor. (Take THAT Taxi cab Mafia!)
Beauty in the making! There are lots of murals and cool artwork on nearly every floor. Each floor is assigned a color, number, and an icon, a diamond, cherry, etc. Anything to help you remember where you parked after a long night betting on the ponies while lounging by the pool!
There are escalators that lead to a climate-controlled bridge that crosses over Main Street and put you right into the casino.
The Circa Pool(s)
The tallest escalator in Las Vegas (hope it works) will lead you up what is known as “Stadium Swim”. It even has its own Twitter account “@stadiumswim” The first thing you are sure to see isn’t the pool. It’s the mammoth 143-foot by 40-foot LED screen! This thing was designed to show several games at once, sports book-style, and is bright enough to do so without any issues in the middle of the day.
After gawking at the massive screen, you begin to notice the six pools and two spas that make up the 15,000 square feet of wet space on to levels. There are 337 chaise lounges, 38 daybeds, 30 cabanas and, of course, super cabanas, eight poolside boxes and two swim-up bars. That helps add excitement to Stadium Swim’s capacity of 4,000 guests.
Not for the summer only crowd. NO! this is designed for our snowbirds as well. Those northerners who like to visit Las Vegas in the winter months. This place is designed for year-round use. The water temperature ranges from a low (?) 78 to a nice 94 degrees. There will be a couple of the pools capable of hitting my likable temperature of 104 degrees during the worst of a Las Vegas winter. Yes!
Vegas Vickie Returns
Vegas Vick will have his sweetheart (they were married in 1994) back on Fremont Street. Unfortunately, he will not be able to look at her. She has her own little stage inside the main entrance and even a lounge named for her. She has had a reported makeover from top to bottom, including new neon!
- The 99 – Cent Shrimp Cocktail Returns. Sort of!
- Downtown Circa Resort Taking Reservations – No Kids Allowed