As the Pioneer Crossing Casino of Fernley prepares to celebrate their 12th anniversary in operation, the gaming venue has been working on a remodel, with major improvements taking place throughout the facility. As much as $1 million has been estimated as being spent on the remodel efforts, a project that has been in the works for many years.

According to the Nevada Appeal, CEO Mike Benjamin stated that the major remodel and expansion have been considered for many years and it feels great to finally see the plans come together. Benjamin stated further that the final decision to make the large investment at this time comes to the growth that is being anticipated for the Fernley area as well as the area where the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center is located.

The facility upgrades include more square footage for the gaming floor with new carpeting being installed as well as a bigger Players Club area. A new sports bar is also being added that will offer lounging space along with a video wall complete with 14 screens.

Within the gaming area, new slot machines are currently being installed which will provide 25% more games to the venue. According to the casino’s Facebook page, such new games being installed include Fast Cash, Money Roll, Drago Victory and Lock it Link.

The former Chuckwagon restaurant is now known as The Branding Iron Café & Steakhouse and includes an updated menu with local favorites plus a new steakhouse menu.

The Nevada casino plans on hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony this Wednesday beginning at 3pm with a schedule of festivities to celebrate the changes.