Isleta breaks ground on $40m casino expansion

Isleta breaks ground on $40m casino expansion

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Posted by James Walker
An artist’s rendering of the new Isleta Resort & Casino

On April 21, executives at Isleta Resort & Casino in Albuquerque, New Mexico, broke ground on the first stage of a large-scale, $40 million renovation that will include an expanded and redesigned casino floor, new concert venue, added food and beverage options and increased retail space

Stage One of the renovation will include the development of a new porte-cochère entrance to the resort, which recently marked its 30th year of operation. This will be followed with a range of additional renovations, all of which aim to further enhance the overall guest experience.

According to the casino’s owners, the Pueblo of Isleta Community of Native Americans, the casino floor will be entirely redesigned, with a lighter and brighter feel, including clear sightlines for a more comfortable gaming experience.

The casino’s long-standing tradition of bingo will be updated with an entirely new and exclusive bingo facility, while the entrance from inside the casino will also be redesigned.

Additional future developments will include the creation of a food court, featuring a wide array of dining options. Overnight guests, meanwhile, will be greeted with upgrades to the resort’s hotel and spa.

Guests seeking entertainment will be treated to a redesigned Isleta Showroom, and the Triple Sevens Saloon, which has seen an increasing popularity over the recent years, will be expanded to nearly four times its original capacity.

“We will remain open throughout the 18-month renovation period,” Isleta Resort & Casino CEO, Harold Baugus, told “Because the gaming industry is 24/7, our commitment to quality guest service and being an entertainment destination will not waiver during this time.”

“Our casino floor is jam-packed with the latest and greatest in gaming technology. Our team has been dedicated to making sure we offer the best for our guests. The expanded casino floor will enhance every aspect of the gaming environment we provide.

“We’ll continue to update our machines, as we typically do throughout the year. Significantly expanding the casino floor will help us to better utilise and maximise our current product.”

Baugus added: “As we focus on enhancing our overall product, we anticipate visitors from around the region will look even more to Isleta Resort & Casino as a destination choice. We continue to expand our advertising focus to surrounding areas, and expect that focus to increase as the renovation enhances guest appeal.”

Totally Gaming says: Casinos across the US continue to develop their non-gaming amenities, in order to further enhance their guest experience. While visitors from across New Mexico and beyond will be greeted with a range of new services at the redeveloped Isleta Resort & Casino, it’s clear that the venue’s owners are not losing sight of their core casino offering, as they set out to expand and redesign the existing gaming floor.

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