Bally’s Lake Tahoe is the new name of MontBleu Casino Resort & Spa Casino

Bally’s Lake Tahoe is the new name of MontBleu Casino Resort & Spa Casino

Bally’s Lake Tahoe has been officially renamed from MontBleu Casino Resort & Spa Casino last week. 

Bally’s Lake Tahoe

Bally’s stated in a news statement that the property-wide rebranding will be finished by the second quarter of 2022.

The renovation of the hotel and real-money casino will include new dice, cards, gaming chips, and table game layouts, as well as new interior and external signage.

George Papanier, president of Bally, stated:”We are excited to bring the Bally’s brand to Lake Tahoe, and this is an exciting time for our guests and team members.” I’d want to express my gratitude to the State of Nevada for its cooperation during this process, as well as to our team members for their contributions to this monumental undertaking.”

The third name change for the casino

This is the property’s first name change in the twenty-first century. The casino began in 1978 as the Park Tahoe and was acquired by Caesars in 1980. After 27 years as Caesars Tahoe, the property was renamed as the MontBleu in 2005, earning the nickname “Nomad” for the film “Smokin’ Aces.”

Eldorado Resorts announced in April last year that it will sell the MontBleu and the Eldorado Shreveport Resort and Casino in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Twin Rivers Worldwide Holdings for $155 million. The sale was a condition of the Eldorado-Caesars merger and was reliant upon the conclusion of that $17.3 billion transaction late last year. Twin Rivers obtained the perpetual rights to the Bally’s name from Caesars as part of the transaction and will change its name to Bally’s Corporation in November 2020. Bally’s then requested that the MontBleu be renamed Bally’s Lake Tahoe, which was accepted on July 1st.

Enhancements to Enhance the Tahoe South Events Center

Papanier further stated that capital improvement plans are being developed that would not only enhance the site, but will also complement the Tahoe South Events Center, which broke ground in July 2020 and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2022.

Built on what would become Bally’s Lake Tahoe’s parking lot, the 132,000 square foot site was donated by property owner Edgewood Tahoe for a multi-purpose complex that will host conventions, special events, concerts, as well as professional and 

athletic events.

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