Friday, December 27, 2013

O’Sheas reopens on December 27th of 2013

O’Sheas Casino in Las Vegas reopened on December 27th of 2013 as part of the $550 million Linq project built by Caesars Entertainment. The 5,000-square-foot space is filled with six beer pong tables, 11 table games and two bars featuring 60 different beers.  No new chips were released as they are using the same chips that were used when they closed on April 30th of 2012

Monday, December 23, 2013

Atlantic Club to close Jan. 13th of 2014

The casino, which opened in 1980 as the Golden Nugget, will shut its doors on January 13th of 2014.  Two rival casino companies with a presence in Atlantic City, Tropicana Entertainment and Caesars Entertainment, will buy the casino for $23.4 million, essentially strip it for parts and shut it down. The Tropicana will take the 1,641 slot machines and 48 table games for $8.4 million, while Caesars will get the property and its more than 800 hotel rooms for $15 million.  Neither has any interest in operating the business in Atlantic City’s now diminished market.  Caesars has said it has no plans to operate the property as a non-gambling hotel. A spokesman said it intends to distribute some of the building’s equipment among its four Atlantic City casinos (Caesars, Bally’s, Harrah’s and the Showboat) while considering what to do with the rest.

Friday, December 20, 2013

MGM wins license for Maryland casino

MGM Resorts International won a license for a new casino near the nation’s capital in Maryland.  A state commission voted 5-2 in favor of Las Vegas-based MGM Resort’s proposal to build a $925 million resort near the Potomac River at National Harbor with a 300-suite hotel, casino and seven restaurants. The nonsmoking casino plan includes 3,600 slot machines and 140 table games.

The license is the sixth granted in five years in Maryland and four casinos have already opened. This casino could not open until July 2016, or two years after a casino being built in Baltimore opens.

Artist Rendition

Thursday, December 19, 2013

New issue Beau Rivage $1 casino chip

Beau Rivage Casino in Biloxi Mississippi has released a new $1 casino chip.  It looks similar to the previous issue except that it no longer has the BR initials on it.  It was issued in December of 2013

 Their previous issue $1 chip

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Pioneer Crossing in Yerington NV has Grand Opening

The Pioneer Crossing Casino in Yerington Nevada had their Grand Opening on December 7th of 2013. They took over what used to be the Casino West Casino on October 1st of 2013.  Same center inlay designs were used on all denominations.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Hacienda renamed to Hoover Dam Lodge

The Hacienda in Boulder City, Nevada is closing on December 23rd of 2013.  When it reopens several days later on December 28th it will be called the Hoover Dam Lodge.  The new owners, Nevada Restaurant Services Inc., operate more than 80 Dotty’s taverns statewide.

The Hoover Dam Lodge will offer up to 380 slot machines. The live table games would be replaced by electronic versions of blackjack, craps and roulette.