Lake Tahoe's Horizon to Close for Renovations

By: Pat Thomas Email
By: Pat Thomas Email

STATELINE, NV - The Horizon Casino Resort in South Lake Tahoe will close April 1 for renovations.

Northern Nevada businessmen Jon and David Park, managers of the Park Family-owned NevaOne, LLC, recently acquired the property. The Parks will be investing millions in the renovation of the historic Horizon and have engaged Warner Gaming to manage the Lake Tahoe property.

“We are very pleased that our family’s acquisition plans for the Horizon are proceeding on schedule,” said Jon Park shortly after the Nevada Gaming Commission’s approval of an ownership restructuring that had been in the works for several months. “We are also very excited to announce our partnership with the Warner Gaming group for our planned renovations and operations going forward.”

The Horizon originally opened in 1965 as Del Webb’s Sahara Tahoe. The appointment of Warner Gaming as the new manager will require approval by Nevada gaming officials.

“Our family has been active in the Lake Tahoe region for more than 100 years, and we care deeply about the local community,” David Park said. “We have some exciting plans for a substantial renovation of the property. Over the next few months, we will be working on the transition of the Horizon as well as formulating the final redevelopment plans and timelines. We will make additional announcements about the future of this property very soon.”

Renovation on the Horizon Casino Resort will begin April 1 and the property will close on that date. According to a news release, current employees will have the opportunity to meet with Nevada Job Connect regarding resources, training and other employment opportunities in the region. In the coming weeks, an updated timeline regarding the renovation and reopening of the Horizon Casino Resort will be released.

“I could not be more excited to be joining forces with the Park family, and helping to usher in the next chapter of this property’s history,” Bill Warner, president of Warner Gaming, said. “We look forward to the transition process over the coming months.”

Warner Gaming and its affiliated companies manage nine gaming and non-gaming properties throughout the United States, both in operation and under development. The Horizon Casino Resort marks the company’s entry into the northern Nevada market.


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