Stations Casinos, which dominates the Las Vegas locals gaming market, has plans to build a casino in the Reno-Sparks area.
The company cited better economic conditions in the area in announcing plans for a new casino and entertainment facility on land it owns on South Virginia Street across from the Convention Center. The company wants to use a non-restricted Reno Turf Club license to be grandfathered into gaming for the site.
The project will cost up to $70 million and will included an 84,000-square-foot building that will feature a bistro-style cafe with outdoor dining and two quick-serve dining outlets. There will also be a state-of-the-art sports book and sports bar.
Stations Casinos says it has not yet determined when it will build the facility, which will employee 350 workers while being built and 150-200 jobs upon completion.
“We are extremely excited about the Reno market and look forward to working with the city and state to secure the approvals necessary to build a high-quality gaming facility,’’ said Lori Nelson, a Station Casinos spokeswoman.