Las Vegas-based sports betting brand Circa Sports revealed Wednesday new details for its first northern Nevada sportsbook, coming to Olympia Gaming's new Legends Bay Casino in Sparks this summer. An opening date for the gaming venues is set to be announced in the coming weeks.
"Circa Sports will bring an ultramodern and technology-forward sportsbook to the city, as well as a leadership team consisting of the industry's top oddsmakers and a menu featuring some of the best odds in the country," the company stated in a press release.
Upon opening, bettors in the area will also be able to enter Circa Sports' pro-football contests Circa Million IV and Circa Survivor, promising its largest guaranteed payout ever of $12 million, no rake.
CEO of Circa Sports Derek Stevens commented: "Our team searched for a long time to find a great location for our first northern Nevada outpost, and we have found the perfect fit with Legends Bay. The Circa Sports team is honored to be a part of Legends Bay and the exciting new concepts it is bringing to the area. We're proud to become a part of the community and eager to introduce our brand of hospitality to the market."
The betting brand is now available to bettors in five properties across Southern Nevada – including the brand's flagship location with the world's largest sportsbook at Circa Resort & Casino in Las Vegas – and via mobile betting offerings in Colorado and Iowa. It will also soon be available in a temporary book in Waukegan, Illinois.
Garry Goett, Chairman and CEO of Olympia Companies, added: "We are so proud to partner with Derek Stevens and the entire Circa Sports team to bring a sports betting experience that will be unlike any other in town. Circa Sports at Legends Bay Casino will offer the highest limits, the best odds, and the biggest contests. Bettors will enjoy the modern, immersive technology, the largest crisp hi-def screens, and reserved booths. We can't wait to open the doors."
Circa Sports at Legends Bay will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and will boast a 10-by-15-foot Daktronics video board displaying live odds and six of the day's games. The biggest events in sports will always be broadcasted, including the full Sunday football lineup.
With a capacity of nearly 140, the venue will feature multiple 60-inch TVs and a variety of seating options, which include 18 stadium-style seats in the front rows of the sportsbook; six banquette booths with capacity to fit up to 24 people; 10 high-top tables can hold two people each plus two ADA style tables; and additional seating behind the high-top tables will feature video poker machines and overlook the sportsbook.
Each seat will include USB and power outlets for guests' convenience. During their visit, guests can order a variety of gameday bites or libations. Three ticket counters and an ADA window will be open for bettors to place bets, register for the sports betting app, make deposits/withdrawals and more.
Circa Million IV and Circa Survivor will take entries through September 10 at Legends Bay, either in person or via proxy beginning the opening day of the book. Circa Million IV will deliver $6 million in guaranteed total prizes, with a $1 million first place prize that comes with a Circa Sports blue jacket. The contest includes no rake, and any extra fees go into the quarter and full-season prize pools.
Circa Survivor will offer a $6 million payout for the last entry standing. A $1 million undefeated bonus prize will be gifted for any entry that goes 20-0. To be eligible for this bonus prize, an entrant must not choose either of the teams that played in the 2022 Big Game.
After the Nevada Gaming Control Board's unanimous recommendation of a license in early June, the Nevada Gaming Commission gave the necessary final regulatory approval for Legends Bay Casino late last month. In the meantime, Olympia Gaming CEO Garry Goett told commissioners the $120+ million casino was in the process of hiring some 300 employees ahead of the opening, marking the first all-new, from-the-ground-up casino development in the Reno-Sparks metropolitan area in more than two decades.