Las Vegas saw the opening of its latest sports betting facility at the weekend when casino owner and developer Derek Stevens officially launched Circa Sports within the all-new sportsbook at Golden Gate Hotel & Casino. The launch was marked with a $1.5m pro football contest, a mobile app and a ceremonial first bet with many of the city’s best bookmakers.

“The bell has rung, and we are thrilled to be taking bets of all kinds with Circa Sports,” said Stevens. “We intend to bring that old-school Las Vegas vibe to the floor, so there was no better place to bring this to life than in Las Vegas’ most historic hotel, Golden Gate.”

To celebrate the camaraderie of the Las Vegas sports betting community, Stevens invited a variety of the resort’s top bookmakers to place the first official bets at Golden Gate on opening day. This included a ribbon cutting presentation featuring part of the Circa Sports executive team, including Vice President of Operations Mike Palm and Sportsbook Director Matt Metcalf.

Designed by MOSER Architecture Studio, the 1,297-square-foot sportsbook features a state-of-the-art video wall, LED boards displaying betting odds and two betting kiosks. On June 19, Circa Sports will introduce a satellite program at sister property the D Las Vegas. Its next stop will be at the highly anticipated multi-level, stadium-style sportsbook at Circa Resort & Casino in December 2020.