PT’s Entertainment Group (PTEG), announced on Tuesday the conversion of the former Beano’s Casino pub located on West Lake Mead Boulevard to a PT’s Gold, according to the press release on the company’s corporate website.
The conversion makes the Las Vegas property, which is located near U.S. 95 and has been closed for more than six months during the extensive renovation, the company’s 53rd tavern in Nevada. The transformation will be celebrated with a grand opening party, which the casino will host on December 16th from 6pm to 10pm.
Jay Fennel, the vice president of gaming development for PT’s parent company, Golden Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:GDEN), said the casino, which occupies a 6,000-square-foot building, can operate as many as 35 video gaming devices, more than two times what is allowed in a typical tavern, according to the release. Fennel said the casino currently has 29 games; 11 of which include traditional casino video reel slots from gambling machine manufacturers Konami Gaming, IGT, and Aristocrat Technologies.
One of Golden Entertainment’s most extensive renovations this year, customers will find 18 bar-top video games, 24 high-definition, 55-inch and 65-inch televisions, two of which are located on the newly created heated and air-conditioned outdoor covered patio area; an elevated booth dining area that can accommodate 45 guests, a table-top seating area with seating for 18, and for private functions, a separate dining area with seating for 40. Other upgrades were made to the casino’s parking lot, lighting, sound system, kitchen, bathrooms and overall interior décor.
The opening makes it the fifth new tavern that the Enterprise, Nevada-based Golden Entertainment has opened in Southern Nevada in 2016. Golden Entertainment’s senior vice president of distributed gaming, Blake L. Sartini II, said, “The newest PT’s Gold, our fifth new tavern of 2016, is an outstanding location with excellent access from U.S. 95 and is situated on heavily traveled West Lake Mead Boulevard,” Sartini went on to say, “Beano’s has always been a very popular tavern. We always believed this location would be a great opportunity for our brand. It gives us the ability to continue to offer our guests a unique experience with the addition casino style slot games,” according to the December 13 press release.
The Las Vegas Valley is home to fifty-one of Golden Entertainment’s wholly-owned taverns. Sartini said the company’s ever-expanding footprint there is representative of its “belief in the strength of the recovering Southern Nevada tavern industry and adds to our strong market leading position and our brand recognition,” as quoted in the news release.
Golden Entertainment, Inc. is the largest traditional tavern gaming operator in Nevada; operating nearly 30 table games and more than 12,000 gaming devices in Nevada, Montana, and Maryland. Golden owns more than 50 taverns, four casino properties, and in multiple jurisdictions, it operates approximately 980 distributed gaming locations.