- Circa Sports is taking over operation of the sportsbook at the Tuscany Suites & Casino in Las Vegas later this month.
- The Tuscany sportsbook will be Circa’s first retail presence outside of downtown Las Vegas.
- Circa launched a mobile betting app in Colorado in mid-2020.
Last September, Las Vegas based Circa Sports announced that they would be taking over the operation of the sportsbook at the off strip Tuscany Suites and Casino in March 2021. It looks like they’ll make good on that date–a blurb in the Circa Sports email newsletter for March indicates that it will open ‘around the start of March Madness’. Signage at the property indicates a March 15 opening date.
The Tuscany Suites & Casino has long had a reputation as one of the ‘best kept secrets’ in Las Vegas. Located just two blocks away from the ‘fabulous Las Vegas Strip’ at 255 East Flamingo Road the Tuscany has all of the bases covered–all suites lodging, decent food and beverage options and a first rate casino. They’ll now have an equally first rate sportsbook thanks to Circa Sports.
Tuscany’s sportsbook was previously managed by William Hill but the property wants to become a bigger player in the Las Vegas sports betting ecosystem. This is what Brett Heers, CEO of Tuscany, said about Circa and having them run the property’s sportsbook:
“We are excited about this relationship, with the level of product that Circa provides and second to none customer service, partnered with our ease of access location we believe we can be a top sportsbook destination.”
The move is significant as it is Circa’s first satellite location outside of downtown Las Vegas. In fact, it’s their first retail location outside of a Derek Stevens owned property–the other three Nevada locations are at the Circa Resort & Casino, the D Las Vegas and the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino. They also operate a mobile app in Colorado in partnership with the Century Casino Cripple Creek. There has been talk that they will open a retail location at that property but as of yet it hasn’t happened.
Here’s what Derek Stevens said about the deal with the Tuscany:
“We’re thrilled to welcome Tuscany as Circa Sports’ first satellite location in Las Vegas. This will open a lot of doors in the market to provide wider sports betting opportunities for customers.”
Matt Metcalf, Circa Sports sportsbook director, said the move beyond downtown is a key moment for his company:
“Tuscany does a wonderful job of combining ease of access for players with an overall great casino atmosphere. We view this partnership as a key moment for Circa Sports as we work toward it becoming one of the premier sports betting brands in the Las Vegas valley.”
There appears to be some more expansion afoot–check out this Tweet from Circa Sportsbook operations manager Jeffrey Benson:
New @CircaSports Locations:@TuscanyCasino ✅— Jeffrey Benson (@JeffreyBenson12) March 3, 2021
The Pass on Water Street (Henderson) ✅
Mobile in the State of Iowa ✅
Bringing “sports betting the way it should be” to as many bettors as possible! The expansion and growth of a sportsbook that welcomes everyone continues 📈📈📈 https://t.co/IdPOHkfwqu
The Pass Casino is the new name of the property formerly known as the Eldorado Casino on Water Street in Henderson. It was purchased by DeSimone Gaming last December–they own the Railroad Pass Casino–and is currently undergoing renovation. VegasInc gave an update on the status of the remodeling in mid-February suggesting that a Spring 2021 reopening is likely. They also noted that there will be a dramatically improved sportsbook (emphasis added):
He points to a bay of outdated slot machines and says they will be replaced. He looks over blueprints showing more changes, including an $800,000 sports book upgrade and new banquet room. They will also bring back table games to become the only downtown Henderson property with a casino pit.
Iowa would be a great fit for the Circa Sports app which has done very well in Colorado. Looks like big things are forthcoming from Circa Sports in 2021. Stay tuned!