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PROPERTY PREVIEW: Inside Circa hotel-casino in downtown Las Vegas ahead of grand opening

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Posted at 6:51 AM, Oct 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-27 17:22:15-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Circa Resort & Casino is opening on Fremont Street on Wednesday at 12:01 a.m.

The property is the first ground-up casino to be built since 1980.

13 Action News Reporter Alicia Patillo has a behind-the-scenes sneak peek ahead of the opening. Below are some highlights.

STADIUM SWIM TO OFFER HEATED POOL EXPERIENCE

Stadium Swim has six pools, including two spas, and can hold about 4,000 people. It's open every day of the year from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. -- and the pools are heated for cooler weather. There are also two swim bars.

FIRST LOOK: Stadium Swim at Circa hotel-casino to offer heated pool experience

INTERVIEW | VISION BEHIND WORLD'S LARGEST SPORTSBOOK

Brian Musburger, CEO (VSiN) at VSiN Booth, explains the vision behind the sportsbook at Circa, which is being dubbed "the world's largest sportsbook."

FIRST LOOK: Brian Musburger describes vision behind world's largest sportsbook at Circa

MEGABAR TO BE LONGEST BAR IN NEVADA

Circa will knock The D down to second place when it comes to having Nevada's "longest bar." MEGABAR will officially take over the top spot when the property opens on Wednesday.

FIRST LOOK: Circa's MEGABAR to be longest bar in Nevada

INTERVIEW | CIRCA DESIGN THEME, IMPORTANCE OF 'TIME'

Alice O'Keefe, the director of design and architecture at Circa, answers the question, "What do you want people to feel like when they enter Circa?" O'Keefe also talks about the importance of time and how they've incorporated elements of multiple eras into the design process.

FIRST LOOK: Alice O'Keefe, Circa dir. of design and architecture, talks design theme

CLOSER LOOK AT THE SPORTSBOOK, MASSIVE SCREEN

The Circa sportsbook has a screen so massive it takes 10 people just to operate it. It has about 78 million pixels. The area has a viewing capacity of around 1,000 people.

FIRST LOOK: Inside the world's largest sportsbook ahead of Circa opening

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