Legends Bay Casino has officially swung open its doors via a lavish opening ceremony that saw the property become the first new gaming venue in Northern Nevada in more than 20 years.
The 80,000 square foot casino and dining destination began welcoming guests from August 30, and will be operated by Olympia Companies’ Olympia Gaming division, which also boasts Casino Fandango in Carson City as part of its network.
Never seen anything like this. It’s opening night at the @legends_bay Casino and every slot machine is occupied, the place is at capacity and there are about a thousand people waiting outside to get in. I’m told it’s the first new casino in Reno/Sparks in 27 years. pic.twitter.com/4uiphr7wWj— Joe Asher (@JoeAsher) August 31, 2022
“It has been a long road to reach this day and we couldn’t be prouder to be opening Legends Bay Casino in this great community,” noted Garry Goett, Chair and CEO of Olympia Companies.
“Our team worked incredibly hard, and we look forward to welcoming guests to the newest casino in the region in over 20 years.
“The outpouring of support and excitement to see Legends Bay Casino open has been incredible.
“From the gaming floor to our new restaurants, to the guest service, to the LB Rewards program, our goal has always been to ensure that we are offering a distinctive experience unlike any other.”
Legends Bay last month vowed to be a “players paradise” upon opening, with its gaming floor featuring over 650 slot and video poker machines, 10 live table games, five blackjack tables, craps, roulette, three card poker, pai gow poker, ultimate Texas hold’em, live keno, and a high-limit room.
Furthermore, in addition to a range of food and beverage outlets, the location also boasts a Circa sports betting space that becomes the group’s sixth retail sportsbook location within the Silver State.
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, who was in attendance at the grand opening, noted on social media: “It’s an exciting night in Northern Nevada! I’m proud to be at the grand opening of Legends Bay in sparks, the first ground-up casino in the area in more than two decades. Nevada does it like no one else – with first class service and hospitality and innovative and unique experiences.
“Our iconic casino and gaming industry isn’t just on the Las Vegas strip. This is a great moment for people across the country to see what Northern Nevada has to offer and entice more tourists into the Silver State.
It’s official 🥳 Thank you to all who came to make history with us tonight as we became the first new casino in Northern Nevada in over 20 years. 🖤 pic.twitter.com/vh63CwiZvw— Legends Bay Casino (@legends_bay) August 31, 2022
“The opening of the Legends Bay Casino is helping fuel our economy. It’s already created more than 300 jobs and will continue to support hundreds of jobs as operations get going. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: one job is life changing. That’s what this is all about.
“On behalf of the state of Nevada, I’m proud to recognise the entire team at Legends Bay and Olympia Gaming for this major accomplishment and celebration.”