Station Casinos Drops Hawt New Durango Casino Renderings

Station Casinos has released renderings of its planned Durango casino (officially, “Durango, a Station Casinos Resort”), and the resort is a beauty.

Durango casino, the way humans will refer to it, will be built in southwest Las Vegas, off the 215 beltway and Durango Drive. (See map a few paragaphs from now.)

Durango casino Las Vegas
“Durango” comes from Basque word “urango” which means “water town,” a great fit for Las Vegas, except for the water part.

In other words, if you visit Las Vegas twice a year from Minnesota, you’ll never go there, but we’re sharing the renderings, anyway.

The new Durango casino will have all the amenities which have made Station Casinos so popular with Las Vegas locals, and none of the amenities that tanked Palms (like a $60 million contract with Marshmello).

Durango casino
Fun fact: The current site has approximately zero percent of the foliage pictured. Or anything pictured, really.

Durango casino will have an 83,000-square-foot casino, which provides us the opportunity to point out how difficult it must be to buy shoes if you have square feet.

The resort will have a hotel tower with 200 rooms and suites.

This might help you get your bearings. Google, define “closed.”

Durango will have four restaurants, a food court (sorry, “food hall”), a sportsbook, pool and event lawn and more.

This sounds the official death knell of perfunctory buffets at locals casinos, in case that weren’t obvious.

Come on, rendering artists. Do they carry Captain Morgan?

Durango casino has echoes of the company’s Red Rock Resort in Summerlin, and has design flourishes that remind us of the newly-renovated Virgin Las Vegas.

Station Casinos also owns other go-to spots for Las Vegas locals, including Palace Station, Green Valley Ranch, Boulder Station and the former gem, Wild Wild West. (It was a gem until they booted the table games.)

Several of the company’s casinos haven’t reopened since the March 2020 shutdown: Texas Station, Fiesta Henderson and Fiesta Rancho.

It’s great to see Station Casinos is putting the money from its $650 million sale of Palms to the San Manuel tribe to good use.

Durango Station casino is expected to cost $400-500 million.

Durango casino
The pointy part comes from Virgin, the rest comes from Red Rock.

These Durango casino renderings look great, and Station Casinos is sticking to what it does best, delivering a gambling-focused experience for Las Vegas locals seeking a decent value.

While we don’t venture into this part of Las Vegas too often, we’ll go anywhere for that new casino smell and a $1 chip from the craps table for our collection.

Construction of “Durango, a Station Casinos Resort” begins in early 2022.

Let’s go, Station! Give those construction workers more coffee and we’ll get this puppy live long before the anticipated opening in late 2023.