Valley of Fire NevadaNevada’s first casino, formerly owned by Frank Sinatra, the famous Cal Neva Resort at Lake Tahoe is set to reopen next year, following a multimillion dollar refurbishment.

Robert Radovan, co-owner of Criswell-Radovan that acquired the Cal Neva in April, said: "The hotel and casino will be upgraded in an effort to revive the property. Our goal is to bring it back to its former glory and to make it what it was like in Sinatra’s day."

The hotel will be transformed into a luxury resort by upgrading rooms with modern amenities, while the casino will be redesigned in a classic style. The resort is scheduled to reopen on December 12, 2014, which would have been Sinatra's 99th birthday.

Meanwhile, the destination is marking 150 years of becoming the 36th state to enter the union of the United States of America with a one-year celebration. More than 150 events will take place over the next year, including local favourites such as the Annual Chili Feed and the Beard Contest on Nevada Day.

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