Circa, the first from-the-ground-up casino built in downtown Las Vegas in 40 years, was licensed Thursday by the Nevada Gaming Commission.
The property, which embodies everything owner Derek Stevens enjoys about Las Vegas, opens its doors to the public Oct. 28.
The Nevada Gaming Control Board on Sept. 9 recommended approval of the licensing. Thursday’s commission vote was unanimous and expected since Stevens has been licensed nine times in the last 12 years for other properties and is well known to regulators.
Wynn hearing postponed
Elaine Wynn, co-founder of Wynn Resorts Ltd. who is seeking licensing as a beneficial owner as the holder of 8.84 percent of the company’s stock, postponed her appearance before the Nevada Gaming Commission Thursday.
Commission Chairman John Moran gave no reason for the postponement, but said she has rescheduled her appearance for Oct. 22, the commission’s next meeting.
The Nevada Gaming Control Board unanimously recommended approval of Wynn’s licensing.