$192 Million Dollar Palace
July 31, 2018 3:01 AM
by H. Scot Krause
It’s not your grandmother’s “Bingo Palace!” The “new” Palace Station (known as Bingo Palace in the 70’s and early 80’s) combines the heart of where it all began in 1976 with a completely modernized entertainment destination experience.
Palace Station (originally called The Casino then renamed Bingo Palace in 1977) opened as a 5,000-square-foot casino, offering 100 slot machines and a snack bar, designed to cater exclusively to locals. It quickly became a locals favorite.
The $192 million full modernization of Palace Station began in fall 2016 and will be completed later this year.
What’s new at Palace Station? Just about everything!
• A 220,000 square foot addition joins the existing Palace Station.
• A complete renovation of the existing casino floor as well as additional gaming in the expanded space.
• New bingo room (completed).
• Renovated race and sportsbook and new sportsbook bar (opening in August).
• Renovated poker room (opening late summer).
• 500 slot machines installed in the expansion area and additional table games added to the existing gaming pit.
In total, Palace Station now offers approximately 1,800 slot/video poker machines and 43 table games.
Besides gaming, look for:
• A new resort-style pool area featuring a raised bar, dining area, event lawn, private cabanas and daybeds (now open).
• Renovated hotel guest rooms and suites (in progress).
• Regal Entertainment Group will offer a boutique nine-screen luxury movieplex featuring all luxury recliner seating and its Cinebarre restaurant concept serving food, beer and wine before and during movies delivered right to your seat (opening later this year).
• The Feast Buffet, first introduced at Palace Station 30 years ago, will debut its next generation this week with an all-new look and eclectic menu featured throughout six unique stations, including The Hearth, Wok This Way, Blazing Grill, Health Favorite, The Carvery and Just Desserts.
Three additional new restaurants will be joining the existing lineup that includes the Oyster Bar, Charcoal Room steakhouse, Grand Café and Little Tony’s. New restaurants include:
• bBd’s (Beers Burgers Desserts): Paying homage to America’s beloved burger, Chef Ralph Perrazzo brings his New York-based restaurant offering burgers prepared either steamed, cooked over embers of charcoal or on a hot griddle. An extensive vegan and vegetarian selection, expertly curated craft beer program and indulgent desserts such as handcrafted milkshakes will also be featured in its 193-seat venue, opening Labor Day weekend.
• Boathouse Asian Eatery: The popular Northern California outlet offers an eclectic mix of Japanese and East Asian cuisine and will serve up fresh seafood, sushi rolls, noodles and traditional Chinese fare in its 180-seat venue, opening in early-August.
• Mumfresh Asian Eats: From the creators of Boathouse Asian Eatery comes a casual, quick serve teppanyaki-inspired menu including banh mi sandwiches, noodle soups and boba teas (opening later this year).
Palace Station is part of the Boarding Pass slot club, one of the most popular slot clubs in Las Vegas. It is a comprehensive player’s club card, valid at all Station Casinos, Fiesta and Wildfire Gaming properties.
Highlights include one point per dollar on video poker, slots and video keno with the availability to immediately multiply points by three via swiping at any Rewards kiosk. Points can be used for free slot, bingo and sports play, free meals, cash back, hotel stays, salons, bars, bowling, movies and more.
To help celebrate the Grand Re-opening of the newly-modernized Palace Station, legendary disco and funk band KC and The Sunshine Band with special guests the Village People, will perform in concert on Saturday, Sept. 15. Tickets are $40 plus tax and applicable fees and are now on sale at any Station Casinos Reward Center and The Fiestas, by logging onto www.stationcasinoslive.com or through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.