As reported several days ago, the main gaming and gambling regulatory body for the state of Nevada, the Nevada Gaming Control Board recommended that the Herbst IS Holdings LLC company be approved for submitted licensing concerning its casino facility located in the community of Indian Springs. Indian Springs is a census-designated place near Route 95 and Creech Air Force Base in Clark County, the state of Nevada.
As estimated in 2010, the population of Indian Springs was 991. The entire community was named after Indians who had settled near the town. Back in 1906, the unincorporated town became a watering place and way station for the entire Las Vegas and Tonopah Railroad. Indian Springs Field or Indian Springs Auxiliary Airfield was constructed by the US Army Air Forces following the Pearl Harbor attack. At the time, the entire town of Indian Spring became a massive training camp for gunnery training for Army Air Force.
Moreover, Indian Springs also became a divert training field for Army Airfield Las Vegas. Back in 1948, Indian Springs was reactivated as the US Air Force Base which was used for new aircraft testing and research. Back in the 1950s and 1960s, Indian Springs housed some of the most technologically advanced air weapons and aircraft systems globally. This leads us to the Indian Springs Hotel and Casino which closed down its doors back in 2014 after being open since the 80s.
The Original Indian Springs Hotel and Casino
At the time, Belle and George Lattimer owned a massive ranch that hosted the Indian Springs Hotel and Casino until the 1st of October 2014 when the venue was shut down by the United States Air Force that wanted to expand its security buffer around Creech Air Force Base at the time. Today, the Herbst IS Holdings LLC firm is looking forward to reviving this facility and it is definitely one step closer to making this come true after the Nevada Gaming Control Board has granted some of the necessary licenses.
Just like the original facility, the new Indian Springs Casino would be located forty-five miles from the gambling capital very close to the Creech Air Force Base. The vote regarding licensing this venue was unanimous by the Nevada Gaming Control Board which held an online meeting due to the entire state struggling with the coronavirus outbreak and being on lockdown.
When it comes to the original casino venue, it features sixty slot games with several more slot machines located on its store on-site. When the United States Air Force took over this land, the casino floor alongside the gas station, restaurant, and trailer park were demoed. Nonetheless, the owner of the venue retained the necessary gaming license alongside being granted the necessary permission to relocate back in 2016.
The Nevada Gaming Commission Meeting on the 22nd of April
The main gaming and gambling regulatory body for the state of Nevada, the Nevada Gaming Commission will meet again on the 2nd of April to discuss the following steps related to the Indian Springs casino project. More specifically, the Nevada Gaming Commission will discuss whether to approve the project of not.
All in all, if the project is approved, Herbst Family Trust can have a casino facility fully ready to run by Memorial Day. According to officials of Herbst Family Trust, the new casino will feature seventy-five slot games alongside a restaurant, convenience store, and charging station for electric cars.