New casino breaking ground in Sparks
SPARKS, Nev. (KOLO) - A new dining, entertainment, and gaming experience is coming to The Outlets at Legends in Sparks.
Olympia Gaming announced Wednesday it’s breaking ground on the Legends Bay Casino.
“I’m very excited about actually bringing this project to reality.”
According to Olympia Gaming, it’s the first casino built from the ground up in the Reno-Sparks metropolitan area in 26 years.
“This project is 14 years in the making,” said DeCourcy Graham, Chief Operating Officer of Olympia Gaming. “After successfully completing the first phase of this project with the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton and the Residence Inn by Marriott, we are now in a position to begin the next phase of development. We thank the City of Sparks and RED Development for helping bring this project to reality. We plan to build a project that the community will be proud to call their own.”
The 80,000 square foot facility will include a casino, featuring slot machines, and table games, as well as several bars, dining options, and a sportsbook. The venue will sit between the Galaxy Theater and the Hampton Inn and Suites and Residence Inn hotels.
Graham added, “We just really thought that having a casino experience in the heart of that shopping center would be a great opportunity.”
Olympia Gaming also owns Casino Fandango in Carson City, which took a hit during the pandemic. But Graham isn’t letting that stop him from moving forward to produce more growth, create new jobs, and keep northern Nevada thriving.
“We’ve learned a lot and we’re comfortable operating in this environment and we’re hopeful that the situation continues to improve in Nevada and throughout the country,” Graham said.
It’s expected to open in summer 2022.
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