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Downtown Las Vegas’ Fremont Casino Completes Expansion And Refresh

Written By Marc Meltzer on October 24, 2023
A Man Walks By Fremont Casino Downtown Las Vegas

Boyd Gaming recently finished expanding and refreshing the Fremont Hotel and Casino. The changes to the casino floor at the downtown Las Vegas property started in early 2022.

Guests this year may have already noticed many of the changes. The casino floor update was completed in phases over the past 18 months.

The $50 million budget covered updating and expanding the gaming floor. The Fremont has a new food hall with a patio, a new sportsbook and bar, and more gaming space.

Space for the changes comes from removing the popular buffet and building out an old parking lot.

The result is a refresh of a casino that feels fresh but familiar and more comfortable.

More gaming space at Fremont Casino

The expanded gaming space is the final piece to the update to the Fremont. It might also be the most noticeable change to the property

The expansion includes:

  • Updated carpeting
  • Higher ceilings
  • Adding 10,000 square feet of gaming space

The larger footprint adds 120 slot machines. These changes also allow for games to be spaced out wider making the space feel roomier.

There are now more than 700 slot machines and 22 table games at the Fremont. The Fremont also has almost 20 electronic table games with a minimum bet starting at a quarter for roulette and $1 for craps and blackjack.

The large gaming bar was also updated and now has a name. It’s now called “The Bar.”

New FanDuel-branded sportsbook

Boyd Gaming has a national partnership with FanDuel Sportsbook. This deal does not include operating Boyd Gaming’s Nevada sportsbooks at this time.

Even though the new sportsbook at the Fremont carries the brand name, Boyd Gaming operates the sportsbook. The odds are different than FanDuel’s offerings around the country.

FanDuel has a Nevada gaming license and offers assistance to Boyd Gaming for this sportsbook. However, the FanDuel app does not work in Nevada.

There are two sections to the Fremont sportsbook. The main betting space has 12 tables and seating for 60 people. There are also Boyd Sports betting kiosks as well as a betting counter.

The other section has 12 multi-game bartop machines with video poker, keno, and slots. There are also a handful of cocktail tables, chairs, and TVs to watch the games.

Tables at the Fremont sportsbook might require a minimum bet or a Boyd Rewards Emerald card or greater.

What to expect at the Fremont’s new food hall

The new six-stall food hall is 13,500 square feet. The Fremont’s food hall officially opened in Dec. last year.

This addition includes ample seating indoors along with a new patio and entrance to the casino on Third Street. The new dining options are unique to the area and include:

  • Steak ‘n Shake
  • Huey Magoo’s
  • Roli Roti
  • CRAFTkitchen
  • Tomo Noodles
  • Dunkin

Food halls have been replacing buffets in Las Vegas since many closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

About Boyd Gaming’s downtown Las Vegas properties

Boyd Gaming is a national casino operator with 28 properties in 10 states. Nine of those casinos are in Las Vegas.

The company separates its properties into two sections – local and downtown. The Las Vegas local properties are the neighborhood casinos located throughout the Las Vegas Valley.

Boyd operates the following three downtown Las Vegas casinos:

  • California (AKA The Cal)
  • Fremont
  • Main Street Station

The Fremont is the only one of three Boyd Gaming’s downtown Las Vegas casinos located on the Fremont Street Experience. Main Street Station and The Cal are located a block away from the mall of casinos under the canopy.

Boyd Gaming quietly renovated the hotel rooms at Main Street Station this year. While the casino doesn’t have a sportsbook, it’s home to the only buffet in a downtown Las Vegas casino.

Photo by John Locher / AP Photo
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Marc grew up on the mean streets of the South Bronx. He's the rare combination of Yankees and Jets fan which explains his often contrarian point of view. Marc is a freelance writer and social media consultant. Writing about steak, booze, gambling and Las Vegas is a tough job but somebody has to do it.

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