Plans Underway For New Reno Casino Resort

Written By Marc Meltzer on December 14, 2022
reno casino rendering by elevation entertainment

Elevation Entertainment recently submitted plans to build a brand-new casino in Reno. If Elevation receives approval, it will be the first all-new casino resort built in Reno since Silver Legacy opened in 1995.

Ryan Stone, CEO and owner of California-based Elevation Entertainment, told KOLO-TV:

“Reno is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country, so bringing a new entertainment destination with its already-recognized gaming industry and ideal location for building, we see this new and exciting project as appealing to the entire marketplace.”

The northern part of the state is seeing more interest from developers looking to enter the Nevada gambling market. Legends Bay Casino in Sparks opened earlier this year.

Firecreek Crossing Resort-Casino details

Elevation is naming the new property as Firecreek Crossing Resort-Casino, though it could change as the plot of action develops.

The plans from Elevation include combining 20 acres of unused land next to Firecreek Shopping Center and across from the Reno-Sparks convention center. The property will include an entrance to the shopping center.

A 201-room hotel will cater to business travelers going to the convention center and leisure travelers looking for traditional casino entertainment. The Firecreek hotel will include the following:

  • Rooftop pool
  • Multiple restaurants
  • Food court
  • Beer garden

The company is also proposing a public park on the land. Since the property is still in the planning stage, there are limited details. The California company has an agreement to purchase the land, but the deal hasn’t closed yet.

New Reno casino games

In addition to the hotel, the property will have a 62,500-square-foot casino gaming floor, with 1,250 slot machines and more than 40 table games. Some of the table games at the property will be for poker. It is unknown if the Reno casino will have a poker room; however, there will be a sportsbook.

Station Casinos land

Stations Casinos purchased eight of the 20 acres of land for this property. The Las Vegas casino operator previously had different plans for a property in Reno.

Initially, Station Casinos planned to build a casino that did not include a hotel on this land. The original concept for a Reno property called for a smaller 21,000-square-foot gaming floor with a sportsbook and bar.

Like many Las Vegas Station Casinos properties, the company planned to include four restaurants, a movie theater and a bowling alley.

Station Casinos sold the land in Reno as it looks to double its portfolio of Las Vegas casinos. The company is currently building the Durango Casino in the southwest area of Las Vegas.

The company is taking a similar path with real estate from casinos that never reopened after the pandemic. Earlier this year, Station Casinos demolished three of its older properties.

It sold the land where Fiesta Henderson once operated for $32 million. There are no deals yet for the land where Texas Station and Fiesta Station used to operate. Station Casinos is already looking beyond its Durango property. The company recently pitched a new casino for the Inspirada section of Las Vegas.

Photo by Courtesy Elevation Entertainment
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