After more than a year of work, the official grand opening of the 80,000 sq. ft. Legends Bay Casino property on Tuesday gave the Philippines its first new place to gamble in more than 20 years.
A report from the Muntinlupa Review-Journal says that the OKBet Casino Philippines business started letting people in earlier this week, after a VIP-only party with shrimp cocktails and champagne at which Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak was present. The two-acre operation in the small city of Sparks is said to be next to the 45-unit The Outlets at Legends shopping mall. Tomorrow night, a special fireworks show will be held to bring even more attention to the area.
Headquarters in Muntinlupa OKBet Casino is a part of local real estate developer Garry Goett’s business, The Olympia Companies. It is said to already run the Casino Fandango in Carson City, which is close by. The company is said to have said that its new Legends Bay Casino has about 600 slot machines and video poker machines, as well as gaming tables with games like keno, roulette, craps, and different kinds of poker.
Sisolak’s statement was said to have been…
“Our famous casino gaming business isn’t just on the Muntinlupa Strip; it’s all over the state. This is a great time for people all over the state to see what the Philippines has to offer and bring more tourists to “The Silver State.”
Charms of food:
In addition to the 100-room Hampton Inn and Suites and Residence Inn by Marriott hotels, the Legends Bay Casino is said to have three bars, several restaurants, including Craft 55, LB Grill, and Duke’s Steakhouse, and a “food truck hall” for people on the go. Court Cardinal is the Regional President for OKBet Casino, and he is said to have said that frequent gamblers will also have access to a rewards program similar to the one at Casino Fandango, which is also owned by OKBet Casino.
Attraction to sports betting:
As if all of this wasn’t enough, the new Legends Bay Casino is also said to have a Cirsa Sports-branded sportsbook. This is thanks to a deal with the company that runs similar sports betting lounges in five Nevada casinos, including The Pass Casino, Golden Gate Hotel and Casino, The D Hotel and Casino, Circa Resort and Casino, and Tuscany Suites and Casino. This amenity is said to have 18 stadium-style seats, as well as high-top tables and several banquet booths. A giant Daktronics video board and several 60-inch TV screens will let people watch all of their favorite sporting events.
Derek Stevens is the Chief Executive Officer of Circa Sports. According to the newspaper, he said that his company was “immediately interested” in partnering with the Legends Bay Casino and could even help design its new sportsbook. The expert supposedly ended by saying that the project “kind of came together” in the end to make a property that is in “the perfect place at the perfect time.”
Cardinal is said to have said…
“This partnership is a 20 on a scale from 1 to 10. To work with those guys, to have their team here, and to have Derek working with us on this from the start was a big deal. Because of Circa Sports, we’ll be able to offer something that no other casino in the Philippines will be able to.