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Circus Circus Midway Earns International Design Award

For Immediate Release

Wed, Jun 14, 2017


Sara Robbins



RENO, Nev. (June 14, 2017) —The Midway at Circus Circus Reno, a circus-themed game room and live performance venue, was awarded best 2017 Hospitality Retail Design worldwide by Shaw Contract and Design Awards using a Shaw Contract product. The redesign was part of a $50 million renovation to the Eldorado Resorts Inc. Reno properties, elevating Circus Circus as a global leader in aesthetic innovation and family entertainment.

“When you walk into the Midway, you enter a technicolor world of aerialists, trapeze artists and nostalgic carnival games,” said Gary Carano, CEO of Eldorado Resorts Inc. “We wanted to create a whimsical experience for our families—knowing that, for a child, the game room is the best part of the vacation.”


The enriched redesign includes a rebuilt center stage and backstage area for daily circus acts, a fresh color scheme, durable, sound-absorbing floors, wall coverings and a complete reconstruction of the theatrical lighting and AV systems. Wall murals exude nostalgic carnival scenes from the ‘50s, while drapery and ceiling decorations lift the guests’ gaze upward, evoking an atmosphere of a true circus tent.


“I am particularly proud of this project, as it was so much fun to let the color explosions that live inside my brain find surfaces to land on,” said Jennifer Remaklus, Registered Interior Designer at MBA Architecture + Interior Design. “Whether it comes with an award or not, it's always a winning design when there's fun involved.”  


The 28,000 square-foot Midway features over 200 of the most popular modern and classic games, designed for both children and adults.

“We expect to see an increase of guests locally and regionally, as the Midway games and circus acts are one-of-a-kind in northern Nevada,” said Carano.

In addition to the Midway redesign, Circus Circus has added a family food court, including The Habit Burger Grill, Piezzetta Pizza and Panda Express. Two family event rooms will line the exterior of the Midway, creating a premier venue for birthday parties and celebrations.


“We’ve seen our own children grow up in tandem with the Eldorado Resorts, and we know what they like. The Midway offers a piece of energy and magic for everyone,” said Carano.


The Midway was also nominated for a people’s choice award. To cast your vote, visit:

For more information about Circus Circus Reno, visit:

About Eldorado Resorts, Inc.

Eldorado Resorts is a leading casino entertainment company that owns and operates nineteen properties in ten states, including Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. In aggregate, Eldorado’s properties feature approximately 20,000 slot machines and video lottery terminals (VLTs), more than 550 table games and over 6,500 hotel rooms. For more information, please visit:


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