Thursday, July 31, 2014

New issue Tropicana $1 Las Vegas chip

The Tropicana in Las Vegas has issued a new $1 casino chip.  It was released in July of 2014.  They added the words "The New" in front of Tropicana and changed the font size on "Las Vegas"

Previous Issue - October 2013

Monday, July 21, 2014

Moulin Rouge $5 chip sold for $425.82

A Moulin Rouge $5 Las Vegas casino chip sold for $425.82 on July 21st of 2014.  The chip was issued in 1955 and the casino was located at 900 West Bonanza Road

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Argosy Sioux City Riverboat closing?

The Argosy Sioux City Riverboat was to close July 22nd of 2014.  The Argosy license was not renewed because it doesn’t meet state gaming license requirements.  A land-based Hard Rock is slated to open in late July or August of 2014 in Sioux City to take it's place.

The high court granted an emergency stay of a district court order requiring the casino to close July 22nd.  The stay will be in effect while the state Supreme Court considers whether to hear Argosy’s appeal of the district court’s order to close.

Update 7/30/14: Argosy lost its appeal and closed on July 30th of 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Horizon Tahoe rebranded as Hard Rock Casino

The Horizon Casino Resort in South Lake Tahoe which closed on April 1st of 2014 for renovations will reopen in late 2014 or early 2015 as a Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Quad renamed the Linq Hotel & Casino

Caesars Entertainment announced that it would invest $223 million toward revamping the 2,256-room Quad Resort & Casino and rebrand it as the Linq Hotel & Casino.  The transition to the Linq brand is scheduled for completion on October 30th of 2014

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

LVH renamed Westgate Las Vegas

The LVH in Las Vegas was sold on June 30th of 2014 and will be renamed the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino.  Westgate is considering pursuing a gaming license, but for now will keep management of the casino in the hands of the Navegante Group, which specializes in the management of casinos in transition.

On January 3rd of 2012 the Las Vegas Hilton was renamed The LVH (Las Vegas Hotel & Casino).  They lost the Hilton franchise after being foreclosed upon