These times may be uncertain but, as ever, Las Vegas continues to set the pace as a world-class tourist and gaming destination. Look no further than late October when Circa opens as the first downtown hotel and casino erected in over four decades. Running at 1.25-million-square-feet, this property will set new records for grandeur.
Circa will feature lucky 777 rooms and a 35-story hotel tower, the tallest building north of the Strip, that promises tremendous views of the Strip and beyond. While the hotel is not planned to open until late December, its three-story sportsbook opens for business on October 28.
As with so much of this property, the sportsbook’s opening is much expected and promises gaming on a grand scale. How grand? Once open, it will be the world’s largest sportsbook with seating for 1,000 patrons who can watch all the action on a mammoth 78-million-pixel high-definition screen. Bettors will also appreciate the venue’s in-house broadcast studio, the Vegas Stats and Information Network, offering-to-the moment, expert analysis from athletes, broadcasters, and industry professionals. It doesn’t take much imagination to envision the sportsbook becoming the 2021 destination of choice for super-fans of the Super Bowl, March Madness, fantasy football draft parties and more.
The property was designed with the glamor of old-school Vegas in mind. The hotel will feature rooms that — while sleek and modern — also boast retro touches reminiscent of the 1970s and 1980s. Another, and greater, nod to the past lies in its noteworthy decision to limit most of the property — including the sportsbook — to adults 21 and older. This suggests that Circa is actively reaching out to a selective clientele, one enamored of the spirit of the Vegas of decades past when the city was a Disneyland for adults—dressed up and headed out to place bets at the Hilton Superbook.