March 21, 2012
First it was closing, then it wasn’t. Now it is, but it will be back again … or something. All that’s really certain is that O’Sheas, the smallest casino on the Strip, will close its doors on April 30 to make way for the Linq retail project. It’s expected that the casino and garage will be demolished shortly after the closing. Caesars Entertainment says that a smaller version of O’Sheas will be built and incorporated into the sprawling Linq complex.
Playboy Closing: The Playboy Club at the Palms is closing in June. When it opened in late 2006, it was the first new Playboy Club in 25 years. There’s been no announcement of what will succeed it.
Super 8: Las Vegas Super 8, the hotel next to Ellis Island and the largest Super 8 in the world, has just completed a $1.5 million remodel. The makeover includes upgrades to all guest rooms, a remodel of the pool and hot tub area, and improvements to the lobby, plus fresh carpets and improved lighting in the corridors.
Wild Burgers: Station Casinos is introducing a new burger-joint concept for its three Wildfire locations around the city. Wildburger is scheduled to open in April and will serve Angus beef and other burgers, along with 25 types of bottled beer.
Le Thai: A new Thai restaurant in the Fremont East bar district downtown is drawing raves. Le Thai serves about a dozen noodle and curry dishes, all for less than $10, and its pad thai is being heralded as one of the best in the city. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to midnight weekdays and its open till 2 a.m. on weekends.
Question: Is Mike Tyson really performing at one of the big casinos?
Answer: Tyson is scheduled to appear in Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, Live on Stage April 13-18 at MGM Grand. The one-man show will apparently trace the controversial former boxer’s life, and be illustrated by photos and video clips of his more infamous moments. Tickets start at $117.
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