The Golden Gate Hotel is one of Las Vegas’ original hotels going back to the early 1900’s. Its 111th year in business will be marked with a major expansion of its casino floor. The renovation will nearly double the casino in size into the casino you may remember as La Bayou. There will be a new grand entry way on Fremont Street Experience. Finally, the casino will extend the outdoor bar, OneBar. The renovations will be revealed to the public on August 25.
“Since opening in 1906 as Hotel Nevada, Golden Gate has played a key role in the growth and success of Downtown Las Vegas,” says CEO Derek Stevens. “We are thrilled to continue Golden Gate’s incredible narrative and evolution, while also contributing to the area’s ongoing revitalization.”
The Golden Gate Will Be Closed From August 20 – August 25
The final touches to the Golden Gate will be vast, so the tiny casino floor will have to close for a few days. This is only the second time in its 111 years in business that the casino-hotel is closing. The Golden Gate will be closed from August 20 through August 25th.
Casino Floor Will Double In Size
Part of the charm of the casino at the Golden Gate casino is the tight quarters. It makes for my favorite craps game in all of Las Vegas. The renovations will allow the casino floor to be larger but not take away from the table games. The new casino space will offer almost 100 new slots for guests.
Golden Gate Gets Fancy
The centerpiece of the new space will be an eye-catching 360-degree, 24-foot tower of televisions. The display will almost make it appear as though the TVs are emerging from a fountain of slot machines. Stepping back to the glam of yesteryear, there will be a multifaceted crystal chandelier, composed of spirals cascading downward in tiers of beveled mirror accents.
New Entrance On Fremont Street
The Golden Gate will have a completely redesigned Fremont Street facade. Keeping with the vintage theme of the property there will velvet drapes intended to create a unique casino entrance on Fremont Street Experience. The drapery will be adorned with exquisite gold medallions that were inspired by the Jazz Age. This will serve as a grand entry to the casino’s marble-floored rotunda.
One Bar Is Growingggggggg
One Bar, the bar located outside at the Fremont Street Experience will expand 20 feet. This will now be one of the longest bars in Downtown Las Vegas. Don’t worry, the flair bartenders and dancing girls will remain with the bar. They’ll just have more room to do their thing.
Bye Bye La Bayou
This will officially be the end of the unique casino that was most recently known as La Bayou. You may remember that Golden Gate Owner Derek Stevens purchased La Bayou along with Mermaids and Glitter Gulch across the street. Those properties will become a part of the expanded Las Vegas Club which is tentatively known as 18 Fremont.
$20 Trick At Golden Gate
We have $20 Trick reports for almost every casino in Las Vegas. The Golden Gate is one of the few without any $20 Trick information. Submit a report if you’ve tried to get a free upgrade at the Golden Gate Hotel and Casino on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas.