CEO and developer Derek Stevens has announced that his newest Downtown Las Vegas property, Circa Resort & Casino, will debut on October 28, 2020, signalling the opening of what he describes as the world’s biggest sportsbook.

Previously slated for a December 2020 launch, the 1.25 million-square-foot integrated casino-resort will open with its first five floors of amenities and state-of-the-art parking hub – Garage Mahal – ahead of schedule. Upon completion, the resort will have approximately 1,000 employees.

Talking about how the abbreviated timeline to launch was achieved, he said: “Sometimes life throws you curve balls, and 2020 has been an unpredictable year for the entire world. 

“However, thanks to the creativity and ingenuity from our partners at McCarthy Building Companies Inc and Tré Builders, we can move forward on this accelerated path and have an opening unlike Las Vegas has experienced. We are excited to see what the future holds and to give visitors and locals something to celebrate.”

Of key interest is Circa’s three-story, stadium-style sportsbook which will boast a 78-million-pixel high-definition screen – viewable throughout its two-story casino with a capacity to host up to 1,000 guests.

Operated by Stevens’ sports betting venture Circa Sports, the third floor will have a dedicated broadcast studio for Vegas Stats and Information Network (VSiN).  

The two-story casino itself will feature 1,350 slot machines and 49 table games, offering a modern casino experience that is founded, said the firm, on the original principles of old-school hospitality.