June 6, 2024 2 min read


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Mesquite Gaming Hints at Plans for Renovations at Two Locations

The company has announced it plans to complete renovations at Virgin River hotel and CasaBlanca which are expected to be completed this fall

Despite the summer season, a couple of casinos in Nevada are about to undergo renovations in an effort to deliver better experiences for their customers. This is the case for Mesquite Gaming, the operator of Virgin River hotel and CasaBlanca, two venues that would undergo revamping, a report released by the Las Vegas Review-Journal suggests.

The recently announced reconstructions came after back in March, the operator confirmed that its CasaBlanca hotel and casino will undergo an extensive renovation with a $6 million price tag.

The overhaul will involve the addition of more than 200 slot machines, a revamp of the venue’s center bar together with the addition of a new sports bar, catering to fans of different sports.

Upon announcing the $6 million renovation, Mesquite Gaming said that it plans to keep the property open for the duration of the works which started in May and are expected to be completed in the autumn.

Per the newly released report, the company will revamp its sportsbook at Virgin River. The existing sportsbook will be moved to the venue’s space that was once a movie theater. This will enable Mesquite Gaming to install large 10-foot by 53-foot LDC screens that sports fans can enjoy. The completion of the reconstruction of the sportsbook at the Virgin River hotel is expected at some point during the autumn.

Katherine’s Steakhouse to Undergo Reconstruction

On the other hand, the newly announced renovations will also affect CasaBlanca’s Katherine’s Steakhouse. The venue’s bar will be extended while new carpets and a new lounge will cater to the visitors.

The renovation of Katherine’s Steakhouse at CasaBlanca is expected to start at some point during the summer and be completed three months later. Mesquite Gaming intends to keep the luxury restaurant open for the duration of the renovations.

The company’s CEO, Justin Moore, commented on the topic explaining that visitors to the restaurant “might want an expedited experience.” He pointed out: “Having a nice lounge area where you go in, grab a couple cocktails, maybe get a small bite or enjoy the traditional menu, might be very attractive to people.”

Moore spoke about the importance of investments in Mesquite, St. George and Las Vegas. Finally, he said that the company has identified a number of requests on social media for different amenities, adding that this is why the renovations are a “little bit overdue.”


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1 Comment

  • norman chad
    June 7, 2024 at 2:10 am

    how does a new carpet cater to visitors?
    does the carpet offer lap dances?

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