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Golden Gaming to build $100M resort/casino

Sep 30, 2008 7:00 PM

By GT Staff |

Las Vegas-based Golden Gaming has received approval of plans to build Sierra Gold, a $100 million resort and casino in Carson City. The plans, which were approved by city planners last week, include an eight-story, 220-room hotel and 100,000-square-foot casino. The project is earmarked for a 4.5-acre site at the corner of Highway 50 East and the Carson City freeway. When completed, Sierra Gold will become the city’s largest hotel. Carson City’s board of supervisors has to also approved the project before work can begin. Amy Sances, director of business development for Golden Gaming, said the casino will be “iconic” and a “perfect project” for Carson City, employing about 1,000 full and part-time workers. Sances said the company, which runs casinos in Pahrump and Colorado and taverns throughout Nevada under the PT’s and Sierra Gold brands, will start on design and engineering work, but she doesn’t know yet when construction will start. The company has been working with the city for about a year and half now, she said.