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Top 10 casino openings and expansions for September 2023

25 September 2023

Many gamblers tend to have their go-to casino or two. When they visit those properties, they may have a routine they tend to follow. Play at the same tables, eat at the same restaurants or stay in the same kind of hotel room.

While all that is good, it is even better when the casinos and resorts that you visit add new things to expand that routine, or on a larger scale, an entirely new property opens up in your area that you can add to your gambling portfolio.

Here, we take a look at 10 new casino openings and expansions since our last edition.

10. Lady M Confections opens at Resorts World Las Vegas
Near the end of August, Resorts World Las Vegas announced Lady M Confections as the newest addition to the property.

With cake boutiques worldwide, the new Lady M at Resorts World Las Vegas is the brand’s first Las Vegas location and is located at The District where Craig’s Vegan old residing spot.

The confections brand is known as the creator of the famous Mille Crêpes, a cake coupling 20 alternating layers of soft cream and lacy French crêpes. Guests can find a variety of signature flavors, seasonal cakes and an assortment of Bon Bon candies.

9. Caesars Sportsbook opens at Red Mile Gaming and Racing
Caesars Entertainment, in partnership with Keeneland and Red Mile Gaming & Racing, celebrated the grand opening of Caesars Sportsbook at Red Mile on 7 September as Kentucky welcomed retail sports betting earlier this month.

The more than 4,600-square-foot sportsbook in Lexington is the only retail sportsbook in Central Kentucky.

Caesars Sportsbook at Red Mile features five betting windows and an elevated bar area complete with wall-to-wall flatscreen televisions on the first floor and 14 self-service betting kiosks throughout the gaming floor and simulcasting areas. The second level of the venue includes a variety of seating arrangements for larger sporting events, views of the racetrack, and full food & beverage service throughout the space.

8. Foxwoods Resort welcomes new casino
On 29 August, Foxwoods Resort Casino celebrated the grand opening of the new Pequot Woodlands Casino.

Notable features of the new Connecticut casino include over 430 new slot machines, a 40-seat slot bar named Truth Searcher, 24 table games, a new High Limit Slot room with 130 machines, a public bar, and a casino cage.

“We are proud to open our Pequot Woodlands Casino, one of the most significant property updates we have made in recent years,” said Jason Guyot, President and CEO of Foxwoods Resort Casino.

7. Boulder Station’s Game On opens in Las Vegas
Just in time for football season, Boulder Station Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas opened its sports bar and grill, Game On.

Game On offers fans a sports-viewing experience boasting bar top gaming, a menu, draft beer options, a multitude of screens for viewing, beer pong and much more. With a spacious 8,000-square-foot floor plan, plenty of seating, and nearly 60 screens (including a 138-inch television), every seat in the house offers unobstructed views.

The center bar, featuring 16 seats, serves as a hub for bartenders and bar top games, while the nine-seat side bar offers additional seating, dedicated screens, and a selection of beer options.

6. Rock and Brews restaurant hits Potawatomi Carter Casino
The Forrest County Potawatomi Community partnered with Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS and their rock-inspired restaurant group, Rock & Brews, to bring their nationally recognized restaurant concept and live music to Potawatomi Carter Casino Hotel.

The first Rock & Brews Restaurant in Wisconsin opened on 1 August at the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee. The 250-seat restaurant was an integral aspect of the property's extensive $190 million renovation.

5. Potawatomi Hotel and Casino unveils stage two of renovations
On 7 September, the public got its first look at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino’s latest round of renovations, which includes two new gaming areas, a new bar and restaurant, and over 300 new slot machines located on the second level of the Wisconsin property.

The 114,000-square-foot project began in May 2022 and is expected to be completed in 2024, with the grand opening of the much anticipated sportsbook.

The casino will introduce its largest gaming area, ElevenHundred, which includes 633 slot machines, 16 gaming tables, a new dual-wheel roulette game, and electronic blackjack and craps games.

ElevenHundred Bar & Lounge will seat 78, and guests to the area will enjoy “slot seats” on the granite bar surrounded by customized LED lighting.

4. Bay Mills Resort and Casino breaks ground on expansion
Last week, the Bay Mills Executive Council and Enterprise team celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony on an $85 million Bay Mills Resort & Casino expansion project in Michigan.

The project plans include a three-story waterfront resort expansion, adding 134 additional rooms with balconies, a deli, spa with massage therapy rooms, pool with splash pad, hot tubs, nail salon, fitness center, arcade, conference space, and storefront.

Exterior plans include new fishing piers, gardens, gazebos and outdoor patios, as well as marina upgrades.

The project is slated to be completed in fall 2025. The resort casino will remain open to patrons during construction.

3. Red Deer Resort and Casino opens in Alberta
The Red Deer Resort and Casino celebrated the grand opening of its casino on 8 September. The resort features 241 guestrooms, 15 modern meeting rooms, a conference center that covers 53,000 square feet, and now a groundbreaking casino.

The expansion of the casino and upgrades to the hotel are expected to increase employment by up to 20% with an increased need for dealers, servers, and housekeeping professionals.

2. Bally’s Kansas City unveils expansion
Ten days ago, Bally's Kansas City officially opened its land-based property expansion featuring over 35,000 square feet of new gaming and retail space.

As part of the expansion, Bally's reimaged its casino floor and added new gaming products, including 200 new games and a dedicated high-limit slot area. The second floor has additional games and provides guests with a more relaxed, comfortable gaming experience.

The new commercial center is also home to Chickie's & Pete's Crabhouse and Sports Bar, with space for Bally's to incorporate additional dining and retail establishments.

1. Opening date announced for Fontainebleau Las Vegas
Fontainebleau Las Vegas, the luxury resort and casino brought to life by Fontainebleau Development, announced it will open its doors to the public on Wednesday, 13 December.

The 67-story Fontainebleau Las Vegas – the tallest occupiable building in Nevada -- is the first western expansion for the iconic brand.

As they plan their visits, guests can also get a glimpse on the resort’s website at Fontainebleau Las Vegas' 14,000-square-foot fitness center and 55,000-square-foot Lapis Spa.

In addition to over 3,600 rooms and suites, Fontainebleau’s website provides a look at the 36 first-to-market restaurant concepts from around the globe opening in December 2023 and throughout 2024.
Dan Ippolito

As Casino City's associate editor, Dan produces and edits all of our weekly newsletters, and writes about the gaming industry for our websites and the GPWA Times Magazine. Dan graduated from Marist College in 2017 with a degree in Communications and a concentration in Sports. Email him at, or follow him at @casinocity_dan on Twitter.
Dan Ippolito
As Casino City's associate editor, Dan produces and edits all of our weekly newsletters, and writes about the gaming industry for our websites and the GPWA Times Magazine. Dan graduated from Marist College in 2017 with a degree in Communications and a concentration in Sports. Email him at, or follow him at @casinocity_dan on Twitter.