Ellis Island Casino Renovations • This Week in Gambling


Everyone else is doing it, so now there are plans for Ellis Island Casino renovations. The off-Strip property is making plans to expand their gaming floor and install a brand new sports book area. The resort will increase the property by more than 6,400 square feet, as indicated in the planning documents submitted to Clark County.

Those planning documents indicate that Ellis Island Casino has eliminated the 2,800-square-foot microbrewery to facilitate this expansion. The forthcoming structure will be positioned much closer to the sidewalk, and it will incorporate rooftop access upon completion. Officials anticipate the project’s conclusion within eight to ten months, as reported by the Review-Journal.

The Ellis family has overseen operations at the Koval Lane site near Flamingo Road since 1967, initially as a modest enterprise, gradually expanding the casino space and acquiring the neighboring hotel over time. Their most recent venture, the Front Yard, debuted in 2019, featuring a beer garden and on-site brewing facilities.

Christina Ellis, Vice President of Development for Ellis Island Casino, stated that “This renovation gives us the opportunity to create an elevated gaming and entertainment experience while honoring our history and legacy.” The Ellis family has run this site on Koval near Flamingo as a small operation since 1967.