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Palace Station opens new Race and Sports Book and Poker Room as part of $192 million modernization project

(LAS VEGAS, August 23, 2018) – Palace Station, the original Las Vegas locals’ casino, has debuted its all-new race and sports book and poker room as part of the property’s $192 million modernization project. Located adjacent to each other, both the poker room and race and sports book are staples at the historic Palace Station property, which opened in 1976.

The new race and sports book encompasses more than 8,000 square feet just off the main casino floor where fans can place a bet, watch their favorite event on Palace’s LED screens and grab a drink with friends. Twelve betting terminals line the front of the race and sports book, and the counters are finished with new stone tops and millwork. The large center screen is flanked on both sides by a total of 36 TVs. The race and sports book offers fans almost 200 seats, including guests’ choice of high top tables, armchairs or the traditional race carol seating with 72 TVs.

For the first time, Palace Station’s race and sports book features a bar, raised VIP lounge and special VIP booths with eight TVs. The new race and sports book bar encompasses a large footprint inside the space, making it easy for guests to grab a drink while never missing a moment of the game, and 16 bar-top machines allow guests to play their favorite game too. Twenty-two seats surround the bar, and the adjacent lounge provides 30 seats, along with 16 additional seats in VIP booths. Nine flat-screen TVs hang above the back bar beneath a ticker tape, which displays live sports scores and wraps around the perimeter of the top of the bar.

Race and sports fans will enjoy the new luxe contemporary design of the book and bar, which features stools with antique bronze and dark walnut finishes along with a pop of burnt orange faux leather on the seats. The bar countertops are a rich, dark polished marble with blue gray paneling and antique bronze accents. The floors are a dark porcelain tile to contrast pinstripe carpets. The raised lounge has seats that are upholstered in light-brown faux leather, and the tables are the same dark polished marble as the bar, with matching rosewood and antique bronze hardware. To finish the space, the ceilings were refreshed with angular tiles and pops of blue to tie everything together. 

Just in time for the new sports book and the return of football season, comes the return of Station Casinos’ longtime football contest, the $2 Million Great Giveaway, which is still only $25 to enter. Plus, the contest offers several great ways to win, including the most wins or losses each week or for the season, and Fiddle in the Middle for selecting the closest equal number of wins and losses for the entire season. New this year is the chance to win $1 million for 225 winning selections.

Poker Room

The renovated six-table poker room at Palace provides card players an intimate setting for their game in a fresh environment. A new host desk features dark stone, wood paneling and metal trim, and the room’s walls were refreshed by adding a light wall covering and a curved accent wall made from wood veneer panels. Flat screen TVs and several pieces of bright abstract art are highlighted by geometric ceiling tiles, and new carpets with a hounds tooth pattern give the space texture. The poker room remains smoke-free. 

The newly renovated poker room and race and sports book join other new offerings including three restaurants, a newly expanded casino floor, a new resort-style pool area, renovated guest rooms and suites and the arrival of a new nine-screen luxury movie theatre by Regal Cinemas opening later this year.

About Palace Station

Palace Station, the original Las Vegas locals’ casino in Southern Nevada, is located at 2411 W. Sahara Ave. It was opened by Frank Fertitta, Jr. as The Casino on July 1, 1976 and later named Bingo Palace before becoming Palace Station. The property is in the midst of a large-scale renovation with a grand reopening slated for Labor Day weekend. Among the new additions are a new casino floor and pool area, restaurants, bingo room and race and sports book. Palace Station offers hotel rooms and suites, meeting and event space, more than 1,700 slot and video poker machines and a selection of restaurants including the famed Oyster Bar, Little Tony’s, Charcoal Room Steakhouse, Grand Café and Feast Buffet. Palace Station is owned and operated by Station Casinos. For more information visit www.palacestation.sclv.com.