If you were once a regular at Fiesta Henderson, Fiesta Rancho or Texas Station casinos in Nevada, you’ve unknowingly already made your last play there. In short order, all that will remain from those Red Rock Resorts properties are memories. It’s part of the continual shift in US casinos to devote resources to the most successful locations.
Red Rock announced late last week that it will not reopen any of those Nevada casinos. The announcement comes as the company has focused its attention elsewhere in terms of competing for entertainment dollars in the state.
Red Rock Resorts announces plans for closed Las Vegas casinos
A Friday press release from Red Rock Resorts named its Fiesta Henderson, Fiesta Rancho, and Texas Station casinos, “which have been closed since the beginning of the pandemic,” as fated to be “demolished to reposition the land for sale.”
Scott Kreeger, president of Station Casinos (the Red Rock subsidiary that operated the properties), said in the release that 1/3 of the former employees of the facilities “are already working at another Station Casinos property.”
Kreeger also stated:
“Action will enable the Company to continue to reinvest (sic) in our open properties and move more quickly to develop and deliver the next generation of Station Casinos. …”
The three properties closed in March of 2020. Fiesta Rancho was the oldest of the three properties, opening in 1994. Texas Station opened in 1995, followed by Fiesta Henderson the following year.
There is already a project ongoing that can now get the resources that Kreeger referred to.
Red Rock expands Wildfire concept in Las Vegas
Earlier this month, Red Rock announced it is constructing a new Wildfire Casino on Fremont Street in Las Vegas. The new property will expand the Wildfire portfolio beyond the existing two locations in Vegas, plus five locations in Henderson.
The decision to open the new casino in downtown Las Vegas builds on Wildfire’s concept of intimate venues. It’s also a continuation of marketing focused on attracting Las Vegas locals. The new casino will cover just 21,000 square feet, and the Wildfire brand’s slogan is “convenient, local.”
After the demolitions and land sales, Red Rock may divert those funds to even more new projects in the area. For those who frequented those properties, the time to get one last glimpse is running out.