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Circa Resort announces San Diego Padres sponsorship by KTNV Las Vegas

Circa Resort & Casino has been announced as an official sponsor and Proud Partner of the San Diego Padres Major League Baseball (MLB) team for their 2021 season. Opened in October 2020, Circa Resort & Casino is the first ground-up casino-resort in downtown Las Vegas since 1980. Built with sports fans in mind, Padres fans can catch games at dozens of spots in the property..

 

Circa Resort in downtown Las Vegas announces partnership with San Diego Padres by Caitlin Lilly of Fox 5 Vegas

Circa Resort in downtown Las Vegas has announced it is an official sponsor of the San Diego Padres Major League Baseball (MLB) team. The partnership will be for the Padres’ 2021 season, according to a news release. ‘The Padres are one of the most exciting teams in baseball right now,’ said Circa CEO and Owner Derek Stevens. ‘We couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of their upcoming season and to bring a piece of the Vegas action to San Diego.’

 

7 Reasons You Should Book Your Trip to Las Vegas Today by PureWow

“Let’s be honest: Staying anywhere that’s not our house—full of dirty dishes, laundry and the explosion of kids’ toys on the living room floor—is a godsend. But Vegas’s offerings are unmatched, whether it’s the replica of Florence’s Ponte Vecchio Bridge at Hilton Lake Las Vegas, the swanky Bellagio on The Strip or the brand-new Circa, with its five floors of amenities like the sportsbook, rooftop cocktail lounge and pool amphitheater.

 

Circa Las Vegas strikes sponsorship deal with San Diego Padres by Matthew Seeman of 3 News Las Vegas

Circa Las Vegas is reaching the big leagues. The new downtown property announced Wednesday that it has become an official sponsor of the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball.”

 

40 Under 40: Angela Ciciriello, Director of Advertising & Public Relations, Circa Resort & Casino by Vegas Inc

“It is no easy feat to launch a major casino-resort in the middle of a pandemic—not to mention executing a grand opening two months ahead of schedule. But with an intricate and well-positioned campaign, Ciciriello was able to build excitement and a steady buzz to position Circa Resort & Casino as one of the most highly anticipated projects in Las Vegas in 2020.

 

From swimming pools to showgirls, here’s how you can tell Las Vegas is revving up by Christopher Reynolds of LA Times

One of the biggest optimists in town might be Chris Ihle, a former Iowa banker who ditched that career to make art with Lego bricks. He sells celebrity portraits and other works from his gallery in the Circa hotel, including a plastic-brick reproduction of the late Eddie Van Halen’s red guitar (about $2,500) and busts of Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Biggie Smalls (a.k.a. the Notorious B.I.G.), Tupac Shakur and others.

‘Two months ago, 85% of the people coming through that door were from Las Vegas,’ Ihle said. And on weekends now? ‘It would be 50-50.’ The Circa, which opened in late October, is one of three new and increasingly busy major venues in town.

 

As Las Vegas shows reopen, here’s what will be different for audiences and performers by Melissa Yeager of AZ Central

Derek Stevens owns the downtown Las Vegas hotels Golden Gate, The D and Circa, a dazzling new property boasting Stadium Swim, a cluster of six rooftop pools staggered in height to offer unobstructed views of a 40-foot-tall high-definition video screen. March Madness drew the anticipated crowds, but Stevens noticed more visitors to his properties long before that weekend tipped off. ‘We’ve certainly seen an uptick in visitation that really, really started taking place in January,’ Stevens said. ‘Every week since then it’s really kind of gone up from there. I would say we’re getting pretty close to pre-pandemic levels on weekends.’

 

Raiders Rumors: 5-Time Pro Bowler Spotted in Las Vegas by Austin Boyd of Heavy.com

“Richard Sherman looked like he would be a top target for the Raiders heading into the offseason. He and Jon Gruden shared a lot of kind words with each other on a podcast. Sherman even said that he planned to meet with the team when free agency started. There haven’t been any reports that he’s met with the team but he was just recently in Las Vegas. The Twitter account for Circa Las Vegas posted a picture of Sherman with CEO/Owner Derek J Stevens.

 

The Pass opens in Henderson, gets passing grades from guests by Mike Shoro of Las Vegas Review-Journal

“Live gaming proved popular in its return Thursday to Water Street: four blackjack tables, a roulette table and a craps table. Circa CEO Derek Stevens sipped a Budweiser while sitting at a blackjack table with other Circa representatives. Stevens, whose Circa Sports company operates The Pass’ new sportsbook, let out a ‘Hey-oh!’ and pumped his fists at a favorable draw. The sportsbook will begin taking bets upon regulatory approval in the coming weeks. It’s the second satellite location for Derek Stevens’ sportsbetting company.

 

From swimming pools to showgirls, here’s how you can tell Las Vegas is revving up by Christopher Reynolds of LA Times

One of the biggest optimists in town might be Chris Ihle, a former Iowa banker who ditched that career to make art with Lego bricks. He sells celebrity portraits and other works from his gallery in the Circa hotel, including a plastic-brick reproduction of the late Eddie Van Halen’s red guitar (about $2,500) and busts of Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Biggie Smalls (a.k.a. the Notorious B.I.G.), Tupac Shakur and others.

‘Two months ago, 85% of the people coming through that door were from Las Vegas,’ Ihle said. And on weekends now? ‘It would be 50-50.’ The Circa, which opened in late October, is one of three new and increasingly busy major venues in town. The other two are the Virgin resort off the Strip and the Area 15 entertainment center.

 

Casino Opening Helps Revive Historic Southern Nevada District by Larry Henry of Casino.org

“In addition to more than 350 gaming machines, the casinos will have four blackjack tables, a craps table, and a roulette table. A Circa Resort sportsbook has been installed inside the casino.

 

The time is right to dive into the Las Vegas pool scene by Paul Szydelko of Travel Weekly

Las Vegas’ newest hot spot is Stadium Swim at Circa Resort and Casino. Under a 143-foot-by-40-foot, 14 million-megapixel LED screen are six temperature-controlled pools with state-of-the-art filtration, two swim-up bars, live music and 50 cabanas. ‘We expected demand for the Stadium Swim attraction to be high. And it’s been spectacular,’ Circa owner Derek Stevens said back in February, at the height of winter in Vegas. ‘People want to get outside. The pool’s heated to 94 degrees. It’s a great place.’ Even when the sun goes down, the party atmosphere prevails, he says. ‘One surprise at Stadium Swim is that we’re doing more bookings in the evening than we are during the day,’ Stevens said.

 

Post-Eldorado Era Begins With Grand Opening of The Pass Casino in Henderson, Nevada by Mark Pearson of VegasSlotsOnline.com

Bettors wanting to place wagers at The Pass’s new Circa Sports venue, meanwhile, will have to cool their jets for a few weeks longer, as Circa CEO Derek Steven’s second satellite sportsbook is waiting regulatory approval. It took no time for DeSimone to take to the Circa CEO though. ‘I met Derek Stevens, and in five minutes, I decided I wanted to do business with him,’ DeSimone told the LVRJ. ‘It was that simple.’

 

Circa Resort in downtown hiring events hope to fill more than 160 jobs by Caitlin Lilly and Joe Vigil of Fox 5 Vegas

Circa Resort in downtown Las Vegas is hosting another drive-thru hiring event on April 27 following its event on Tuesday. The hiring events are held at its sister property, the Golden Gate Casino, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Circa is hiring for all positions, including housekeeping, porters, security and more. All candidates are interviewed on the spot and qualified candidates will receive a verbal offer, the company said.

 

Friends With Benefits: Landon Besherse at Circa by Kiko Miyasato of Publication

Those results include a successful food and beverage career in Las Vegas, where he is currently the front-of-house and beverage manager for 8 East at Circa Resort & Casino… He met some star movers and shakers in the industry, and last year was approached to help open and run the pan-Asian restaurant and bar. When it comes to 8 East, it’s almost a culmination of all of Besherse’s hard work and pride in what he does, and it shines through. ‘It’s a multitude of great service, great beverage program, great culinary program,’ he says. ‘We’re putting it all together as one full package. I don’t think you’re going to find a better food, service and beverage program in the whole city.’

 

$132K hits on keno machine in downtown Las Vegas by Tony Garcia of Las Vegas Review-Journal

“Play big, win big does not apply to video poker games alone. Wagering $80 on a Four Card Keno machine, a guest at Circa won $132,160, according to the casino’s Twitter account. The numbers fell into place just before 3 p.m. Sunday, according to a spokesperson for Circa Resort and Casino.

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