“Time. There’s simply nothing more valuable. This is the truth that drives us to make the most of every moment. Rooted in the neon glow of the past, we celebrate living large in the now, and keep our eyes wide open to the future. Drawing on the best that has come before us, we are building a new legacy: one that turns the good times up to eleven and burns bright with the original spirit of Vegas. In a city where time disappears, we are the masters of these fleeting moments, creating experiences that electrify the soul and memories that will last forever. We go big. We go all night. And here, everyone is on the guest list. So get loose and get loud. This is Circa. The time of your life.”
Derek Stevens has been building bits of buzz and excitement in downtown Las Vegas since he and his brother Greg bought a stake in the Golden Gate on Fremont Street in October 2006. On Thursday night, Stevens unveiled his biggest project yet, the first new casino resort to be built downtown in decades.
Circa Resort & Casino is slated to open in December 2020 in the space formerly occupied by the Las Vegas Club where Fremont Street meets Main Street. As displayed in a flashy video played across a huge screen for an audience of hundreds inside a tent at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, Circa will have 777 hotel rooms, a two-story casino, a range of restaurants, a spa and the longest outdoor bar on Fremont Street, as well as a state-of-the-art parking structure and “transportation hub,” a rooftop pool amphitheater and a multi-level, stadium-style sportsbook Stevens called the largest in Las Vegas history.
Those latter features support Stevens’ explanation that Circa was conceived and designed as a new attraction inspired by a grand tradition of Las Vegas-style excitement.