Las Vegas Advisor: New upscale resort planned with Wild Wild West closing


Another Las Vegas casino has closed and is set to be demolished.

The Wild Wild West Gambling Hall & Hotel, located on Tropicana Avenue less than a mile west of the Strip, closed its doors last week on just three days notice after operating since 1974, at the originally as the King 8.

Owner Station Casinos has announced plans to raze the casino and adjoining 260-room motel to make way for an upscale resort, although no timetable for the new project has been revealed.

Mirage Promo: Previously slated to close before the end of the year to begin its Hard Rock transformation, the Mirage has released a press release about its Rodeo National Finals promotions. The promotions run until December 10, giving a bit more credence to recent talk that a December disappearance is no longer in the cards. Still no word on the closure of the volcano.

Long term: After 55 years, 78-year-old Benny Figgins has finally retired as the last original employee of Caesars Palace. Benny was hired on April 17, 1967, four months before Caesars opened. He worked as a porter, dishwasher at the original Bacchanal restaurant, busboy in the Circus Maximus showroom and finally as a blackjack dealer, crossing paths with Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Diana Ross, among countless others. celebrities.

Damn good deal: The Salsa Cantina, in the Miracle Mile stores at Planet Hollywood, serves a $5.99 breakfast daily from 8 a.m. to noon. It’s a bargain that’s enhanced by the 99-cent Bloody Marys that are also available. Yes, they come in little plastic cups, so get two.

Question: How much money do casinos make on unredeemed slot tickets?

Answer: Damage to non-redeemed ticket-in ticket-out (TITO) systems amounted to more than $22 million last year. Customers either forget to cash them in or just don’t want to bother with loose change and leave them in the machines. The manna goes to 75% to the State and 25% to the casinos.

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