Late last week, William Hill revealed that they are taking over the sports betting operations at the Circus Circus Casino. The announcement was made at the same time as Phil Ruffin closed on the purchase of the property, with a $825 million deal. Ruffin bought the property from MGM Resorts International.
After the Super Bowl, the sportsbook at the casino will undergo a complete renovation. The betting area will have new video screens and odds boards as well as seating for guests. Hill plans on having the new facility up and running before March Madness and hosting a grand opening celebration before the tournament begins.
In a recent press release, Hill’s US CEO, Joe Asher, commented on taking over the sports betting operations at Circus Circus, calling the venue a landmark in Las Vegas, with more than 50 years of history in Sin City. Asher stated that Phil Ruffin has been a great partner and Hill looks forward to working with him as he makes changes to the property.
Hill was the first company Ruffin thought to work with when it came to the sports betting operations of the facility. Ruffin is excited to see the changes made to the sportsbook next year and recognizes the brand as one of the most trusted operators in the industry.
Closing on Circus Circus:
Ruffin has been working hard to complete the deal with MGM Resorts to acquire the Circus Circus Las Vegas property. He inched closer to ownership after he was awarded a license by the Nevada Gaming Commission.
Ruffin already owns the Treasure Island Las Vegas and the Casino Miami in Florida. Now that the new deal is closed, Ruffin plans on investing in the Circus Circus property by spending around $11 million to create a new theater for the casino, with 2,000 seats.