Golden Gate is back in action again with some dramatic changes and a new casino expansion.
We took a peek behind-the-scenes at what were, until recently, walled off areas of Golden Gate’s casino floor.
The casino’s floor is expanding into the space previously occupied by Du-Par’s restaurant.
Du-Par’s made an abrupt exit from Golden Gate when the restaurant’s owner got into hot water with the I.R.S. for tax evasion. There are no plans to have a restaurant at Golden Gate anytime soon.
The new floor space will accommodate an additional 50-60 slot machines, a significant number for a casino with a very small footprint.
Here’s one more look at the work-in-progress. The area will be accessible to the public in a few days, and slot machines will be brought in within a week.
Golden Gate regulars will notice another big change to the casino floor, a move of the casino cage.
It’s moved closer to the hotel’s registration desk and valet entrance. Don’t forget to check out the old-timey slot machines on display nearby.
Next up at Golden Gate, an expansion of the high limit room.
Currently, high limit is table games only, but with a move into the previous cage space, the high limit room will now include high limit slots.
Here’s a look at the current high limit room.
Our favorite part: The fringe on the walls was inspired by the fringe on the uniforms of the casino’s dancing dealers.
The high limit room revamp is set to include some intriguing elements inspired (and necessitated) by the building’s original design features.
Here’s a look at the other side of the construction wall. Golden Gate’s original arches will play a part in the design of the new high limit room. Now you know.
The latest changes at Golden Gate follow on the heels of another recent, multi-million dollar expansion that integrated the former La Bayou casino space.
That expansion also included a new entrance, loyalty club desk and beer distribution room. Of course, we got photos. Do you know this blog at all?
Golden Gate has managed to do a lot with a little, and we hear there are still more surprises in the works.
Update (7/11/18): Golden Gate owner Derek Stevens has shared one of the “surprises,” a new sports book. We got a look at the space.
The future sports book space sits behind a temporary wall at the south side of the recent casino expansion into the former La Bayou space.
While we’re providing updates, here’s a look at the most recent casino expansion as slot machines were being installed.
There’s more to come.
Update (7/12/18): We said there was more to come!
Here’s a look at the expanded Golden Gate casino, complete with shiny new slot machines.
Oh, all right, just one more.
See you at Golden Gate.