The D Las Vegas opened on Fremont Street in 2012. It took less than a decade for the casino-hotel to become a favorite for revelers in downtown Las Vegas. The good gaming rules, clean and modern hotel rooms at affordable prices, and party atmosphere draw all kinds of visitors to the property.
The D recently announced a major renovation of its second-floor casino. Construction is already underway and all of the renovations will officially debut this March.
The D will refresh its 9,000-square-foot second-floor casino. The renovation will add 800 square feet to its current Circa Sports sportsbook. There will also be new keno and high-limit slot areas.
A new bar, BarCanada, will be an ode to Canadian sports and culture. The hockey-inspired tavern will occupy 2,0000 square feet and merge modern design, specialty cocktails, and another place to watch the games.
The 2,000-square-foot space will have a 20-seat bar that spans 60 feet. There will also be communal tables with up to 38 seats with food service from the D-Grill.
Sports Fans Flock To Downtown Las Vegas
“There’s no denying that Las Vegas has transformed into a sports destination, and the D’s casino and sportsbook expansion is a direct response to that growth,” said Derek Stevens, CEO of the D Las Vegas. “As a hockey fan, I know where you watch a game can be just as important as the game itself. We are excited to debut a high-energy space where locals and visitors alike will want to grab a drink, place a bet and cheer for their favorite teams.”
The other new addition to the second-floor casino will be a new location for programming from VSiN, (Vegas Sports and Information Network).
Stevens is helping to make downtown Las Vegas a destination for sports fans. This started with the opening of Circa Sports and continues into his existing casinos and still under construction property – Circa Resort and Casino.
VSiN at The D
Derek Stevens, the owner of The D Las Vegas, is a big sports fan. In 2018, he announced plans to bring more sports betting to downtown Las Vegas. Golden Gate was home to the first Circa Sports location. The D is home to the second Circa Sports location. In December, Stevens will open Circa Resort and Casino which will be home to a massive multi-level sportsbook.
Stevens also owns 10% of VSiN – The Sports Betting Network. VSiN currently broadcasts live from the Longbar on the first floor at The D. Those broadcasts will move upstairs to the second-floor casino.
Brian Musburger, CEO of VSiN, said, “We’re thrilled to expand our partnership with Derek and the D. Everyone loves VSiN’s hits from Longbar, but as we continue to bring our unique sports betting content to a rapidly growing audience, it will be amazing to broadcast our expanded programming from this exciting venue at the center of Downtown.”
Second Floor Casino Upgrades at The D
The second-floor casino at The D will see a rather large refresh. There will be new keno and high limit slots spaces. There will be a new 600-square-foot keno area that features booth seating, individual seats for 16 people and modern technology. The new high limit slots room will feature 1,340 square feet of games with an opulent VIP lounge.
The keno space the high-limit slots and lounge will become a focal point of the second floor casino at The D. The renovation will include thoughtful wall design and décor, including artistic light sculptures. In addition to the new keno and high limit areas, 9,000 square feet of the casino floor will be refreshed with new carpet, ceiling design, lighting, and modern wallcoverings.
Growing by 800 square feet, Circa Sports at The D will introduce additional betting stations and one self-serve kiosk for convenience. It also boasts the first two-sided futures odds for major professional sports leagues, as well as competitive wagering menus and higher app limits. The sportsbook will continue to give spectators quality offerings, such as vast TVs and bar-top games that make betting more accessible.
Marc Meltzer covers Las Vegas, gaming and men’s lifestyle for various outlets. Check out his blog at Edge Vegas.