Casino Player December 2022


M Resort Spa Casino, operated by PENN Entertainment, recently announced a $206 million expansion adding a second tower to the award-winning Henderson resort. The M Resort expansion project will add approximately 384 rooms, bringing its total to 774 rooms and suites. Along with the additional guest rooms and suites, M Resort will also expand its meeting space, update amenities, and announce additional local partnerships later. Designed by Marnell Architecture, the M Resort Spa Casino expansion and second resort tower project is slated to begin construction in 2023. In anticipation of the holiday season,Snow Carnival Holiday Forest

welcomes guests of all ages with a one-of-a-kind winter-themed attrac tion celebrating the holiday season.A gentle flurry of snowflakes greets visitors as they are welcomed into a world of more than 350 tons of real snow both falling from above and coating the ground in an inviting blan ket. To keep the magic of the picturesque winter wonderland alive, 50 tons of fresh snow is added throughout the indoor Snow Carnival engagement each day. From snowball throwing to snowman building, this celebratory attraction offers a variety of seasonal favorites.Coast down the snowy inclines of the “Mini Matterhorn” snow slide, visit the Candy Cane forest, or stop by a snow play area for winter games and more.

S ahara Las Vegas celebrated its historic 70-year anniversary in October with the official debut of “70 Years of Extraordinary Images: Sahara’s History in Photographs,”an exhibition spanning the resort’s history and noteworthy milestones from 1952 to the present day.The collection of iconic images sourced from the Las Vegas Convention andVisitorsAuthority (LVCVA) archive includes vintage images of dazzling entertainers and global superstars, including Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Elvis Presley,The Beatles, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra, among many other notable guests at Sahara. Since developer Milton Prell opened the property on Oct. 7, 1952, Sahara has undergone several expansions and trans formations. The property’s first expansion to add additional hotel rooms took place in 1954 and two new hotel towers were built in 1960 and 1963, and a third tower was added in 1988. In 2011, the property underwent a redevelopment as SLS Las Vegas before reopening in 2014. In 2017,Alex Meruelo and his company,Meruelo Gaming, announced the purchase of the SLS Las Vegas and its rebranding to Sahara Las Vegas. Since its grand reopening in 2019, Sahara Las Vegas has been completely reimagined thanks to a $200 million renovation. Sahara Las Vegas Celebrates 70-Year Anniversary

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