Downtown Las Vegas welcomes the new Wildfire casino

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gaming customers who were not aware that Station Casinos was the parent company of their local slot spot are now in the know. The newly opened Wildfire , located at 2700 E. Fremont St., opened at noon on Friday, just in time for Super Bowl LVII. This launch marked a new chapter for the neighborhood casino brand.

According to General Manager Jonathan Veltri, the 21,000-square-foot casino has an updated look with modern designs and amenities compared to other Wildfire . It boasts around 200 slot machines, bar-top and electronic table games. Visitors will appreciate that TVs are visible from anywhere on the slot floor and that the bar has 16 stacked 65-inch TVs and a sports betting ticker running above it. Veltri described the bar as “the focal point of the property” and said that it “looks almost like a piece of artwork with the TVs and the sports ticker on top.”

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The new design is part of an effort to tie Station Casinos to its seven other Wildfire properties. The brand’s new logo, “Wildfire by Station Casinos,” makes the connection clear. Other features like the STN Sportsbook and two kiosks, cashless gaming through STN Cash, and the first loyalty program card printing kiosk at a Wildfire add to this goal.

Dining options include Tacos El Pastor and a 24-hour IHOP. The casino’s food court houses the Mexican eatery and another stall for possible future use, while IHOP has a traditional restaurant space and patio that can fit up to 200 people.

The STN Sportsbook at the casino hopes to attract guests during its opening weekend with a special sports betting contest related to the Super Bowl. Contestants in the “Fremont freeroll” select 20 proposition wagers on Sunday’s game, and the contestant with the most points on the card wins $10,000.

Station Casinos officials are excited to expand their presence into the neighborhood east of downtown Las Vegas. They have owned the land, which was formerly the Castaways site, since 2004. They sold some of the site to developers, who built a 344-unit apartment complex, a mini-storage facility, and a building that the Southern Nevada Health District plans to occupy.

“This is a true neighborhood casino. The quality is by far the best on the Boulder Strip,” said Scott Kreeger, president of parent company Red Rock Resorts, during the fourth-quarter earnings call with analysts on Tuesday. “We think it’ll be something that’s fresh and new on the Boulder Strip that we haven’t seen in years.”

Other Wildfire casinos in the valley are expected to undergo remodeling to match the aesthetics of the new location, officials said.