Palace Station is getting makeover

Palace Station is getting a makeover. Built in 1976 as the first Station Casino, it has not undergone renovations since 1991

The first phase of construction for the casino, located at 2411 W. Sahara Ave., began last fall. It features a redesign of the casino entrance, including a redesigned valet area, new lighting and landscaping in the parking lot, updated wall coverings, carpet on the casino floor and a new bingo room.

Palace Station will finish the first of its two-stage upgrade by late spring. Its original train designs will be removed from the building’s exterior to give it more of a contemporary appearance.

Phase two will begin once the first-phase additions wrap up. It includes a new Feast Buffet and two additional restaurants on the first level.

Built in 1976, Palace Station was originally called The Casino and then Bingo Palace with the addition of a bingo room. Worried that the name Bingo Palace didn’t highlight the full-range of gaming and amenities on offer at the expanded casino, founder Frank Fertitta Jr. held an open contest to rename the casino later that year and the name “Palace Station” was chosen.