It’s been more than three years since Derek and Greg Stevens purchased the Las Vegas Club casino in downtown Las Vegas. In that time, the owners of The D and Golden Gate casino have made some more deals.
The casino had different music and attempted to offer an upscale experience for a budget price. The design was a strange combination of old and modern. The various cuts of vintage looking carpet were sweet. Even though some furniture was like it was from Ikea. The overall environment was fun and almost obnoxious.
The Stratosphere is currently in the middle of a three-year renovation. Much of the $140 million improvement includes updating 1,100 hotel rooms, new bars and restaurants, and upgrading the casino floor. However, there’s at least one major addition happening outside of the Stratosphere hotel and tower.
The Westgate SuperContest is the most prestigious football handicapping contest in Nevada and the United States. The National Football League (NFL) pick contest had 3,123 entrants for the 2018 season, a record that beat last year’s numbers. Eric Kahane AKA “Personal Gourmet” is the winner of the Westgate SuperContest and the record $1.42 million first-place grand prize.
On Thursday night, Derek Stevens introduced his newest casino project in Sin City. Circa Las Vegas will open in downtown Las Vegas in late 2020. The vision for the entire casino sounds great, but the Michigan native and huge sports fan saved the best for the sportsbook.
Caesars Entertainment is rebranding its Total Rewards players’ club as Caesars Rewards. This program continues to be one of the largest and most popular casino loyalty clubs in the US. In 2018, Total Rewards had more than 55 million members. There won’t be many changes to the players’ club when the name changes.
The new rooms at Flamingo are a massive upgrade from the entry-level FAB rooms. They might even be a bit nicer than the GO rooms. The latter has been one of my favorite affordable room options from Caesars Entertainment.
Eataly’s sixth U.S. location opened at Park MGM just as 2018 came to an end. The 40,000-square-foot culinary destination is located directly on the Las Vegas Strip and will serve as Park MGM’s main entrance. Eataly is a vibrant space full of unique food counters, bars, cafés and dining experiences offering traditional, authentic Italian food.
The college football season just ended and it’s time to move on. While multiple sportsbook operators just posted futures for the 2019 college football season, Caesars Entertainment has already moved on to baseball. Caesars is the first sportsbook operator in the US to open betting on 2019 Major League Baseball (MLB) season win totals.