CasaBlanca Resort


CasaBlanca Resort

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

History

Opened in 1995 by Merv Griffin and Players International, 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.

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

On January 22, 2003 the parking lot was the scene of the murder of three-year-old Kristyanna Cowan.

By 2007, the CasaBlanca was the largest employer in Mesquite.

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.

CasaBlanca Golf Courses

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.

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