Circus Circus – History


Circus Circus was opened on October 18, 1968 by Jay Sarno, becoming the flagship casino for Circus Circus Enterprises.

At its opening, the $15 million facility only included a casino. Architects Rissman and Rissman Associates designed a giant circus tent shaped main structure, which was built by R.C. Johnson Construction of Las Vegas.

In 1974 ownership changed with the sale of the casino to William Bennett. The facility was expanded with hotel tower additions in 1972, 1980, 1985 and 1986 and 1996 with additional tower renovations following. The hotel’s West Tower rooms were renovated to look similar to Excalibur’s Widescreen Rooms. The other towers will be receiving a renovation soon.

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