CasaBlanca Resort

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CasaBlanca
CasaBlanca Resort Casino 1.jpg
Location Mesquite, Nevada, Nevada 89027
Address 950 West Mesquite Boulevard
Opening date 1995; 22 years ago (1995)
No. of rooms 480[1]
Total gaming space 27,000 sq ft (2,500 m2)[2]
Owner Black Gaming
Previous names Players Island Resort[3][1]
Website http://www.casablancaresort.com/

CasaBlanca is a hotel, casino, and RV park located in Mesquite, Nevada[4] on 43 acres (17 ha). The hotel includes 480 rooms, 22 timeshare units and a 45 space RV park.[1]

History[edit]

Opened in 1995 by Merv Griffin and Players International,[5] it was Players' first and only land-based casino. The resort featured a spa and luxury hotel, and was unusual in that one of its main marketing efforts was toward casino workers from Las Vegas.[citation needed]

Black Gaming acquired the resort in February 1997 for $30.5 million and renamed it CasaBlanca[1]

On January 22, 2003 the parking lot was the scene of the murder of three-year-old Kristyanna Cowan.[4][6][7]

By 2007, the CasaBlanca was the largest employer in Mesquite.[8]

CasaBlanca Resort began a series of world class events in 2007 to establish Mesquite as a destination resort. ESPN televised boxing from the CasaBlanca Showroon and skeet shooting from their Oasis Gun Club. The $40,000 Smokin' in Mesquite BBQ Championship was established in 2009 and seen on the Pitmasters TV series on TLC. The Golden Gloves National Junior Boxing Tournament was held at the CasaBlanca Event Center in 2010 and televised by the TVS Television Network. The PBA Virgin River Seriors/Regular Doubles Championship was also established in 2010 at the sister Virgin River Casino Bowling Lanes and also televised by the TVS Television Network. In December 2010, the World Arm Wrestling Championships were held at the CasaBlanca Event Center.[9]

CasaBlanca Golf Courses[edit]

The resort includes two 18 hole championship golf courses,the Palms Golf Course and the CasaBlanca Golf Course. at 7,011 yards (6,411 m) par 72.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "FORM 10-K". Retrieved 29 July 2009. 
  2. ^ "CasaBlanca Resort, Casino, Golf, & Spa". Casino City, Inc. Retrieved 2009-07-25. 
  3. ^ "Old Players Island club changes hands, renamed Casablanca". Las Vegas Sun. June 19, 1997. Retrieved 25 July 2009. 
  4. ^ a b Almeida, Christina (2005-05-26). "Surviving Sister Awaits Justice in 2003 Stabbing". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 25 July 2009. 
  5. ^ Fink, Jerry (2003-07-29). "Mesquite's big four casinos". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 25 July 2009. 
  6. ^ "Couple will do time in prison". Las Vegas Sun. 2005-09-28. Retrieved 25 July 2009. 
  7. ^ Trauntvein, Myrna. "On our front page this week". The Times-News. Retrieved 25 July 2009. 
  8. ^ "Mesquite facts". Mesquite Chamber of Commerce. Archived from the original on 29 November 2011. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "World Arm Wrestling Championships exceeds all expectations, puts Mesquite on the map internationally". CasaBlanca Resort & Casino. Archived from the original on 7 April 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 
  10. ^ ". There are 15 golf courses within 30 miles of Mesquite, Nevada. CasaBlanca Resort & Casino". GolfLink.com. Retrieved 2009-07-25. 

Coordinates: 36°48′09″N 114°06′01″W / 36.802619°N 114.100163°W / 36.802619; -114.100163