SLS Las Vegas owner Alex Meruelo announced the return of Sahara to the world-famous Las Vegas Strip on a beautiful night in late June. The new Sahara Las Vegas will replace SLS Las Vegas. The hotel is currently being renovated using the bones of the original Sahara Hotel and Casino that opened in 1952.
It’s finally final- Eldorado Resorts and Caesars Entertainment announced their merger today. The company will be called Caesars and together they will have about 60 casinos in 14 states. This is a landmark deal by both national and Las Vegas standards. Together, they will dominate the US casino scene in size and scale.
There’s a new sportsbook operator in Nevada . Derek Stevens, the owner of The D Las Vegas and Golden Gate casinos, launched a new sportsbook operation called Circa Sports on June 1. If the new sportsbook name sounds familiar, it’s because another Stevens-run casino, Circa , is under construction across the street from Golden Gate hotel and casino.
Thanks in part to his sports betting experience, James Holzhauer is crushing all players in his path to becoming the greatest Jeopardy! player of all time. After just 28 games, he’s won more than $2 million from his stint on the nightly game show. He’s just days away from dethroning Jeopardy!
A large part of Las Vegas ‘ appeal is that it’s always changing. Casinos want to keep their attractions and offerings constantly fresh, alluring and exciting so every trip is a bit of a new experience. Unfortunately, new fees and new gaming rules can be a bit confusing and frustrating for visitors that don’t keep up with Sin City happenings on a regular basis.
Stop if you’ve heard this before – Caesars Entertainment may be selling the Rio! This sale has been in the rumor mill for no less than five years. The rumors about Rio being sold heated up again in 2018 with talk about imploding the casino and/or building a Major League Baseball stadium.
Being in Las Vegas for the first weekend of March Madness is unlike any other experience. Last year the Las Vegas Sun summed it up best when they said the first weekend of March Madness is like the Super Bowl Sunday and New Year’s Eve combined into one.”
The Westgate SuperContest, an upcoming pro football handicapping contest at Westgate Las Vegas, is already accepting entries. That’s because this year, the most popular football handicapping contest in Las Vegas (and the US) has moved its opening signup date from July to March.
Eldorado Resorts is becoming a major force in the casino and gaming industry. After a number of acquisitions over the past few years, including Tropicana in 2018, the national casino operator has properties all over the country. Eldorado Resorts now has 27 properties in 13 states and there are plenty of rumors that Eldorado isn’t done expanding their holdings.