Las Vegas has welcomed its latest edition, Circa Resort and Casino, which boasts the largest sportsbook in the world.
It is hoped the property will become the go-to sports betting facility in the city known widely for its gambling industry.
The sportsbook itself is three-stories high and contains a 78-million-pixel screen for up to 1000 viewers to enjoy at any time.
The adult-only resort, which opened on Wednesday (October 28), is the first opening of a resort built from the ground up in downtown Las Vegas since 1980.
The sportsbook has a number of different areas for bettors to occupy:
· The Dugout: An area with VIP cushioned chairs placed front and centre of the screen.
· The Legends Club: Just behind The Dugout but fitted with plush recliners.
· The Champions Club: Set up for larger groups of people, with booth-style seating
· Circa Club Upper and Lower sections
· North and South stands
50 hours of live coverage will be provided to offer an in-depth analysis on the sports via the VSIN studio, from broadcasters, athletes and industry professionals.
The Circa hasn’t stopped there with its dedication to sport. Six pools across three different levels have been set in front of a 143-foot screen, called the Stadium Swim. The pools will be heated, meaning that they will be accessible 365 days of the year.
Matt Metcalf, Circa sportsbook director said: “We’ve really had to work hard to build what we think is a really quality product to get people downtown and to get them to give us a chance.
“I think (the new sportsbook) will get a lot more people in the room just once and give us a chance. And then it’s up to us to show those people who we are and get them to come back.”
Industry experts have claimed that the Circa sportsbook will likely apply pressure on other properties in Vegas invest in their sportsbooks.
The sports betting industry has expanding significantly across the US, especially in Las Vegas, with the Nevada Gaming Control Board stating that in 2019, the total handle of sportsbooks in Clark County was $299.2 million, six times greater than the amount made five years earlier.
Author: Jake Wilkin