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Pioneer Crossing celebrates remodel

Robert Perea, The Fernley Reporter

Pioneer Crossing celebrated the expansion and remodel of its Fernley property with a ribbon cutting ceremony and Open House on May 24.

The estimated $1 million remodel of the first of Pioneer Crossing’s three Lyon County properties was completed around the beginning of May. It includes new carpet throughout the entire property, a remodeled and expanders Players Club, a remodeled cashier’s cage, a remodeled and rebranded restaurant, the new Roaring Camp Sports Bar & Lounge, replacing the old stage area, and a new gaming area.

“We couldn’t be happier with the outcome,” owner Mike Benjamin said at the May 24 ribbon cutting. “We believe in Fernley, Nevada. We believe in Fernley’s can-do spirit, we believe in Fernley people and we’re invested in Fernley’s future.”


The new gaming area includes an additional 1,600 square feet of gaming floor, replacing what had been offices along the northern portion of the building. With 42 new state of the art slot machines, the casino increased its slot capacity by 25 percent.

The restaurant is renamed the Branding Iron Café & Steakhouse, and includes new tables featuring reclaimed wood and chairs, a new steakhouse menu featuring California-grown, Harris Ranch angus beef and an updated café menu.

The lounge includes a 44-fot long, high definition video wall with surround sound, a new poker bar featuring Superstar video poker, a new sports bar food and drink menu and 16 beers on tap.

Pioneer Crossing Casino Fernley was built and opened in 2005. Pioneer Crossing added properties in Dayton in 2009 and Yerington in 2013. The three locations employ more than 200 people in Lyon County, 76 of them at the Fernley location.

Photos by Robert Perea, The Fernley Reporter

Mayor Roy Edgington talks during the celebration.
Pioneer Crossing owner Mike Benjamin thanks the casinos Fernley clientele and employees.
Pioneer Crossing owner Mike Benjamin cuts the ribbon, while surrounded by City of Fernley and members of the Fernley Chamber of Commerce.

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