When this development was being planned five years ago, town officials and residents weren’t all that enthusiastic about the idea. Even the mayor, Michael Montandon, said his “initial reaction was no”. Now that the hotel/casino complex is almost complete, the townspeople have come around to welcoming the development.

Between the casino, hotel and the tenants in the complex, there will be about 1,400 jobs created at the site. Nearby businesses are looking forward to the new traffic that the casino is expected to draw to the area. This is welcome news to a town that doesn’t naturally attract a lot of tourism.

The complex is only 15 minutes drive from the Las Vegas Strip and less than half an hour from the McCarran International Airport. It also doesn’t hurt that they are only a few minutes away from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and the renowned Aliante Golf Club.

The development doesn’t lack for luxury or amenities even if its not on the traditional casino strip. The hotel itself offers 202 units with internet, 24-hr dining, concierge service and round-the-clock fitness access. There is a large pool area with 6 private cabanas for meetings and space for up to 700 people for any outdoor events.

Entertainment and dining needs are easily met with 6 dining establishments that cover everything from fine Italian dining to grabbing a cup of joe at Dunkin’ Donuts in the food court. A Regal movie theater featuring 16 screens with IMAX and an arcade for the kids will keep everyone happy while the adults enjoy the magnificient casino facilities. With 40 table games, a 12-table poker room and over 2,500 slot machines, the gamblers will find plenty to do. Sports fans will love the 170-seat Race and Sports Book with dozens of plasma TVs throughout the space.

Evening entertainment has also been taken care of with a classic Las Vegas showroom called Access. No matter who is performing, guests will enjoy the old fashioned atmosphere with the plush seating no more than 75 feet from the stage at any point in the room. Smokey Robinson will be performing during the opening weekend to be followed in time by such artists as Kenny Loggins, Merle Haggard, Jerry Tiffe and Herman’s Hermits.