The entertainment industry may have experienced a slump at the start of the global pandemic, but it’s starting to show signs of life. Companies are finding ways to keep people entertained even as they’re staying at home.
Revisiting business operations is the name of the game for entertainment companies, with many of them proving that a pandemic won’t hold them down. For example, the planned opening of the Circa Resort and Casino is part of a bigger plan to innovate Las Vegas’ entertainment offerings and is slowly gearing up to welcome guests soon.
All about the Circa Resort and Casino
Las Vegas casino mogul Derek Stevens is the man in charge of Circa Resort and Casino. He billed it as the most important project he’s tackled to date, and cites the rapidly changing landscape of downtown Las Vegas as a catalyst for starting it.
Circa will be located on the iconic Fremont Street Experience, right where the Las Vegas Club used to stand. Circa’s casino is set to be open by the end of October, while the hotel will be open in December. This is a pretty rapid timeline, considering that the name of the resort was officially revealed in January 2019.
There’s a lot to look forward to with the opening drawing near. For starters, the adult-only resort boasts 777 rooms and Las Vegas’ very first pool amphitheater. Stevens and his team also made sure to bring world-class food to their guests, from a new steak concept to a classic burger and wings joint from the owners of Detroit’s American Coney Island. Vegas Vickie, the city’s iconic neon cowgirl sign, will also be set up at Circa.
As an ode to guest safety, Building Design & Construction reports that Circa will offer contactless technology throughout the facility, from smartphone check-ins to tablets for ordering room service and making reservations. This is in line with Stevens’ wish that Circa become a place where people hang out and keep their worries at bay.
A brief look into casinos today
The reopening of Circa is certainly good news and a sign that the entertainment industry might be slowly recovering, but we can’t discount the huge blow it’s been dealt by the pandemic. At the moment, Vegas casinos are seeing a decline in the number of casino-goers. While Circa Resort and Casino’s flashy new grounds and luxuries may tempt a few, it may not be enough to attract other casino enthusiasts from the safety of their homes.
In light of this, the Wall Street Journal claims that casinos and investors are betting on people playing from home to amp up revenue. This comes as no surprise, as the various thematic games on Foxy Bingo showcases how online platforms can offer patrons a similar environment to players who are playing from home. The availability of classic games like Slots, Blackjack and Texas Hold ‘Em Poker can appeal to players missing the casino floor, allowing casinos today more opportunity to recover revenue loss through their online platforms.
Such developments might be enough to keep casino-goers playing for now. Hopefully by the time Circa opens towards the end of the year, the need for safety precautions will wane and players can start coming back to enjoy the many amenities of the resort.
The opening of Circa Resort and Casino may just be the breath of fresh air we all need in these turbulent times. Keep reading our Las Vegas stories for more updates on this story, and see you in Circa!