Sparks, Nev.’s long-awaited Legends Bay On line casino is sweet to go. On Wednesday, the $120 million venture, which has been 15 years within the making, obtained a advice for licensing from the Nevada Gaming Management Board. The venture is predicted to obtain remaining approval from the Nevada Gaming Fee on June 23.
As deliberate, when it opens in August, it is going to be the primary from-the-ground on line casino property within the Reno-Sparks metropolitan space in 17 years. The final was the Silver Legacy in downtown Reno in 1995.
The 80,000 spare-foot growth may have a 40,000 square-foot on line casino flooring with 660 slot machines, 10 desk video games, and a sportsbook operated by Derek Stevens’ Circa Sports activities.
Legends Bay will probably be built-in into the prevailing The Shops at Legends buying middle, an open-air buying, eating, and leisure vacation spot subsequent to Sparks marina.
Well worth the Wait
Developer Garry Goett of Olympia Firms advised the management board the event may have 5 eating institutions, together with a “meals truck corridor.” The property will make use of round 300 staff.
Goett stated he plans to convey the favored Duke’s Steak Home idea from On line casino Fandango, which Olympia owns and operates in Carson Metropolis.
The Shops mall attracts 12 million guests a 12 months, making certain footfall into the Legends Bay On line casino, in response to Goett.
Ready has been an impressive factor for us as a result of we had been presupposed to be the anchors with Scheels [sporting goods store],” he stated. “As an alternative, all people else constructed. The buying middle is stuffed out and the [adjoining] resorts are massively profitable.”
Goett conceived of the venture in 2007 when his firm bought the on line casino’s land. Nevertheless it was shelved through the Nice Recession, then once more through the pandemic. It will definitely broke floor in March 2021.
Within the interim, the Legends Bay has gone via a whole redesign, whereas Olympia pressed forward with setting up two resorts, a 104-room Residence Inn by Marriott and a 102-room Hampton Inn & Suites.
We went 5 years and counting and we began to rethink the entire venture,” Goett advised the board. “We got here up with a extra cost-sensitive venture. So, the place we had a perhaps $500 million venture that went to $350 (million) after which we went all the way down to $120 (million). That’s the place we ended up.”
“We had been very cautious to not be a Las Vegas on line casino,” he added. “This can be a northern Nevada on line casino, and we used northern Nevada inside designers for the venture. I believe they’ve accomplished a beautiful job in bringing the modern and complex to the on line casino, on the identical time retaining a powerful feeling of Northern Nevada.”