In an unexpected power play, Henderson's Club Fortune Casino wants to move up into the major leagues with an ambitious plan to turn their casino into a resort.
Best known for their very quirky commercials and an appeal to an older-skewed local clientele, the casino was bought last month by gaming operators Nevada Gold for a reported $14.2 million in cash and 1.2 million shares of company stock.
For that chunk of change, they received a 25,000-square-foot casino offering 500 slot machines and 12 table games, Emily's Cafe, two bars, an entertainment lounge, Carl's Deli snack bar and a gift shop.
Still in its earliest, but very detailed planning stage, the proposed upgrades would add a 289-room hotel, a swimming pool, a six-story parking garage, a 150-unit senior condo building and a 140-unit assisted living facility with a medical wellness wing. Five new buildings in front of the casino are designated for retail or dining.
The casino floor would be expanded from 15,472 square feet to 50,178 square feet and include a new high-limit gaming area. The upgrades still only make room for one main restaurant and two 25-seat minimum bars.
Currently, Emily's Cafe offers popular daily specials like their $1.49 breakfast special, featuring "2 eggs your way, hash browns & toast with sausage or bacon!"
In the earliest days of design review approval by the City of Henderson, no costs, funding, or timetable for groundbreaking have yet been revealed.