Circus Circus Las Vegas is a hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Winchester, Nevada. It is owned and operated by Phil Ruffin. Circus Circus features circus acts and carnival games at the Carnival Midway. It has 123,928 square feet (11,513.3 m2) of casino space.Circus Circus is the largest permanent big top in the world. The Lucky The Clown marquee at the entrance was provided by Young Electric Sign Company and was constructed in 1976.Previous owners of Circus Circus Las Vegas were Jay Sarno and Stanley Mallin (1968–1974), Mandalay Resort Group (formerly known as Circus Circus Enterprises) (1974–2005), and MGM Resorts International (formerly known as MGM Mirage) (2005-2019).