Station Casinos has asserted significant confidence in the current, and future, potential of the Las Vegas gaming market, after celebrating its Durango Casino & Resort with a ceremonial groundbreaking.
The gaming and entertainment operator, which Red Rock Resorts owns an indirect equity interest in and manages, has commenced with the development after receiving permits to begin construction during January.
Anticipated construction will take approximately 18 to 24 months, and, when complete, the facility will include over 83,000 square feet of casino space with over 2,000 slot machines and 46 table games, over 200 hotel rooms and suite product, four full-service food and beverage outlets, a race and sportsbook, 20,000 square feet of meeting and convention space and more.
The groundbreaking ceremony included Frank Fertitta, Red Rock Resorts’ Chair; Lorenzo Fertitta, the group’s Vice Chair, and 200 team members, who viewed a pop-up preview of the casino resort, included hotel vignettes set across the construction site in a bid to provide a glimpse of what guests can expect.
Additional attendees include Scott Kreeger, President of Red Rock Resorts; Bob Finch, COO of the company; and Bill Richardson, Principal of WA Richardson Builders, which has been selected as the project’s construction manager.
“Station Casinos is bullish on the local and overall Las Vegas gaming market, which is why we are investing $750m in Durango Station,” said Kreeger.
“This brick-and-mortar investment will create thousands of construction and permanent jobs, generating tens of millions of dollars in economic impact and tax revenue to the state and county.”