Legends Bay may have been the first new addition to the Reno-Sparks market in over 20 years, but it took more than a decade of trials and tribulations to finally open its doors in August of 2022. Ryan Walker stepped into the role of general manager earlier this year with decades of operational experience, including stints in Laughlin, Nevada overseeing the Edgewater and Colorado Belle Resorts as well as executive-level roles at Southern California’s Tortoise Rock and Spotlight 29 casinos. Walker sat down with GGB Managing Editor Jess Marquez at Duke’s Steak House inside Legends Bay in June.
The Reno-Sparks gaming market remained largely unchanged for over 20 years before Legends Bay Casino opened its doors in August of last year. The venue took over 10 years to materialize, and industry veteran Ryan Walker (l.) assumed the role of general manager back in February with the goal of bringing the property to its full potential.