This week's gambling news looks at all the new Las Vegas casinos coming in the next few years. That includes two from Station Casinos, one with an NBA arena, another themed after video games, and a big blue eyesore that's been sitting empty on The Strip for years.
It’s been a mystery on The Strip for fifteen years, but finally we have an opening date set for the Fontainebleau Las Vegas. The doors of the 67-story luxury resort and casino are now set to open in 2023… late 2023. Located at the north end of The Strip, the building sits 25 acres of prime real estate, and the facilities will consist of nearly nine million square feet. And although the project has been stalled for over a decade, the building is still about 75% complete. As a resort, there will be over 3,700 guest rooms, along with upscale restaurants, a pool, and night clubs.
Also, an Atari Casino and Hotel will be coming to Las Vegas. The company announced plans for an Atari-branded hotel in Sin City. Atari, a trailblazer in the gaming industry, is pioneering an exciting new concept: a unique lodging experience combining the iconic brand with a one-of-a-kind video game-themed destination. Atari Hotels level up hotel entertainment with fully immersive experiences for every age and gaming ability, including the latest in VR and AR (Virtual and Augmented Reality). Select hotels will also feature state-of-the-art venues and studios to accommodate esports events.
Plus, the owner of the Golden Nugget Casino looking to buy a 6 acre parcel on Las Vegas Boulevard, speculation of a new Strip casino has begun. The property is located at the corner of Harmon Avenue across from the City Center. Tilman Fertitta seems to be planning a new resort at the location. He forked out about $200 million for the property, where there is currently a retail location and a restaurant. The City Center location, next to the Aria Resort & Casino and Vdara casinos, is also adjacent to 9 acre property planned for retail development.