Circa Resort & Casino is unveiling its “Vegas Vickie" NFT collections, which will offer holders distinctive digital collectibles designed by prolific artist Jason ‘Borbay’ Borbet. Vegas Vickie is among his most famous works, a painting of a 26-feet kicking cowgirl Las Vegas iconic neon sign.
Each of the four NFT collections will draw inspiration from Vegas Vickie, showcasing her in different styles. One will be in the style of Borbay’s 30”x40” original painting, created over eight days, with an additional glass print of the work. The original currently resides on Circa’s rooftop lounge.
A second collection comes in the form of a 54-card deck, a third was inspired by 250 versions of a slot machine icon, and a fourth displays 2,500 works representing a poker chip.
In addition to the NFTs, Circa Resort will offer benefits such as VIP experiences at the Circa and an invite to Vegas’ first exclusive event for NFT holders – the Vegas Vickie NFT Summer Bash (from August 1-3rd).
Circa Resort & Casino Vice President of Operations Jeff Victor stated: "When Borbay approached us about turning Vegas Vickie into an NFT, we knew we wanted it to go beyond the digital space and have real-world benefits.
"We're excited to host the first major Vegas event exclusively for the NFT community. Our first Summer Bash is an opportunity for us to bring Vegas Vickie NFT owners together for the time of their lives and create a space where they can network and learn more about downtown Las Vegas."
Artist Borbay is excited for the Circa’s release of his four collections: “This Vegas Vickie NFT has been years in the making, and it's exciting to finally have a mint date secured.
“The Circa team has been incredibly supportive every step of the way, and to provide this level of utility in the NFT space is unparalleled. As a lifelong fan of downtown Las Vegas, I'm thrilled to be a part of this historic moment for both the NFT space and the city."
Originally designed by Charles F. Bernard in 1980, Vegas Vickie is now a prominent feature of the Fremont Street Experience. In 2016, the sign went through a multi-year refurbishment. Through research including Mr. Bernard's original drawings, great care was given to put her back to her original paint and neon color scheme. The sign now lives as a signature art piece in Circa's lobby.