Two years since it was acquired by local mogul Phil Ruffin, Circus Circus continues to slowly upgrade its facilities and now has some pricey improvements planned for two of its assets.
Early paperwork reveals legendary low-roller destination Slots-A-Fun is scheduled to build a new 330-square-foot daiquiri bar on the casino floor. Yet to provide details, the casino has assigned an estimated $275,000 to the construction budget, according to a recent permit filed with Clark County.
Slots-A-Fun is located in a standalone 16,733-square-foot building that sits on the southern side of the Circus Circus property. Ruffin acquired the fifty-year-old venue as part of an $825 million package deal finalized in late 2019, at the time indicating its remodel would be a top priority.
Famed for its cheap drinks, low-minimum table games, and incentives to entice pedestrians walking along Las Vegas Boulevard, Slots-A-Fun has coasted along for years as one of the last old-school remnants of vintage Vegas. There’s no word yet on a debut date for the bar, nor whether new dining options are also in the works.
On the other side of the resort, five-acre indoor amusement park Adventuredome is also receiving a makeover, with an impressive estimated $1.5 million allocated for a new food court set to move in. The unannounced plans call for demolishing the existing 3,600-square-foot snack bar, kitchen, and bar area. A reopening timetable has not been shared.
In May, the Circus Buffet returned to the property and within Circus Circus itself, an ongoing $9 million food court renovation will eventually feature a full roster of familiar fast-casual tenants, including Popeyes, Pick Up Stix, and Dairy Queen Grill & Chill.