A new sportsbook is coming to downtown D Las Vegas very soon. This means that the venue will close its curtains on its stage shows to make room for its new sports betting operations.
The five shows closing at the D include; Marriage Can Be Murder, Laughternoon, Friends, The Musical Parody, Jokesters Comedy Club, and Defending the Caveman.
According to KTV, “the new sportsbook is set to open up just in time to cater to March Madness and the thousands of sports bettors who will be in Las Vegas to bet on the NCAA basketball tournament.”
D Las Vegas is joining on the sports betting hype by attracting visitors from all over the globe. “A lot of people are profiting on that out here,” said Las Vegas local Daeshawn King. “There’s a lot of sportsbooks and a lot of sports bars. I used to work at a sports bar so that’s where I first started betting.”
In a recent survey conducted by Deloitte Global, they found that “of millennial men who watch sports found that 43% of them bet on a game weekly.”
And according to Forbes, a Bleacher Report study found “that millennials are twice as likely to bet on sports as people older than 35.”
Along with The D, other sportsbooks are seizing the opportunity and planning to open in the area including Circa which is set to open by next year.
In a statement released by The D, they say “we look forward to elevating out exceptional hospitality and gaming experiences with the expansion of its second level sportsbook. We are grateful to Ivory Star for a wonderful partnership over the years and will continue to support the show as they find a new home.”
The D along with the Golden Gate and the under-developed Circa Las Vegas resort are owned by the Stevens brothers.
During the summer of 2015, brothers Derek and Greg Stevens purchased the Las Vegas Club, which is located on Fermont Street in downtown Las Vegas. The Stevens decided to demolish the club, with plans to build a new resort instead.
Originally from Detroit, Stevens first invested in Las Vegas back in 2006, when he bought shares with his brother in the Golden Gate.
Stevens made several purchases ever since that and he currently owns the D Las Vegas, the Downtown Las Vegas Events Centre, and the Circa Sportsbook.
Later in 2016, the brothers purchased the Mermaids Casino and the Glitter Gulch strip. And both have been closed with plans to be demolished to make room for the new resort.
In statements to GlobeNewsWire, Derek Steves says:
“We’re ready to go…The final details are being worked out and we’re really excited. We’re going to make everyone feel welcome. Whether you’re a big bettor or a small bettor, doesn’t matter. We want you to come in, place a bet, catch the games, have some fun.”