CEO and developer Derek Stevens recently announced that his newest Downtown Las Vegas property, Circa Resort & Casino, will open on October 28, 2020. Well, most of the new property will open in October. The initial opening in October will include the first five floors of amenities and state-of-the-art parking hub – Garage Mahal.
The hotel is on track to open by December 28, 2020. When Circa opens it will be the only 21+ casino in Las Vegas. No guests under 21 will be allowed to enjoy the first casino built from the ground up in downtown Las Vegas since in 40 years.
Stevens also owns The D Las Vegas and Golden Gate casinos. The move to open in phases fits with how Las Vegas casinos have been reopening this year.

“Sometimes life throws you curveballs, and 2020 has been an unpredictable year for the entire world,” said Stevens. “However, thanks to the creativity and ingenuity from our partners at McCarthy Building Companies Inc. and Tré Builders, we can move forward on this accelerated path and have an opening unlike Las Vegas has experienced. We are excited to see what the future holds and to give visitors and locals something to celebrate.”


Circa Casino Opening Amenities

The first five floors of Circa Resort & Casino will open on October 28. The available amenities will include the two-level casino, three-level sportsbook, massive pool amphitheater, four restaurants, and five bars.
Here’s a look at some of the Circa offerings that will be available on October 28:
Two-Level Casino: The casino will feature a variety of modern and traditional gambling. There will be 1,350 slot machines and 55 table games. Bar-top gaming machines will be spread throughout the casino. The sportsbook will be home to more than half of the 138 bar-top gaming machines. There will al be 18 electronic table games where guests can play traditional games without a dealer.
World’s Largest Sportsbook: This will be one of Circa’s signature features. The massive 3-level stadium-style sportsbook will have a capacity of 1,000 people with 350 individual seats and spaces for large groups to reserve. There will also be two bars and a broadcast studio for Vegas Stats and Information Network (VSiN). The centerpiece of the sportsbook will be the 78-million-pixel high-definition screen that will be viewable throughout Circa’s two-story casino.
Pool Amphitheater: This will also be one of the other signature venues at Circa. The rooftop pool deck will feature six pools, a 14-million-pixel video screen, gaming, cabanas, and super cabanas which can hold up to 50 people. Circa’s temperature-controlled pools and two spas will be open 365 days a year. The pool amphitheater will feature its own food & beverage venue as well as music from DJs and special guests.
Restaurants: Four of Circa’s five restaurants will open in October. Saginaw’s Delicatessen, Barry’s Downtown Prime, Victory Burger & Wings Co., and Project BBQ will all open with the rest of the casino. The cuisine for each restaurant is what you’d expect from the names. The Asian-fusion restaurant, 8 East, will open in December when the hotel opens.

Circa Resort Now Taking Reservations

The resort tower will house Circa’s 777 rooms and suites starting on the eighth floor. Circa Resort room reservations are available now. The first date that can be booked is December 28. The minimum reservation at the time of this writing is two nights.
Circa Resort will have a variety of hotel room styles for guests of all sizes. There are different standard rooms with location and view options. There are bunk bed rooms and suites, studios, and multiple suite styles.


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