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Anyone use or talk to Patty of late? I sent her an e-mail last week and she didnt respond?

I used her 3-4 months back. Initially it took her a couple days to respond. Worth waiting however, as she is every bit the hookup she is described to be in this thread...and then some.
Yeah i have used her twice - thats why I want to get in touch with here again....
Were you able to get in contact with her? Would like to use her mid-March and wondering how far ahead I need to contact her.
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Just booked for Jan 27-29. Mandalay Bay $120 a night on the weekend, AND get $100 resort credit? So $140 total for a Fri-Sun stay? Wow. Booked.

Hate to let the air out of your joy balloon but your math is a little off.
120x2 = 240-100 = 140 :confused:
120x3 = 360-100 = 260
Arrive on the 27th (Fri), depart on the 29th (Sun) - 2 nights. Excited - should be a great weekend. Looking for something to do Friday night though. Not much in the way of Comedy, have done pretty much all of the Cirque shows, no headliners we want to see.
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Anyone use or talk to Patty of late? I sent her an e-mail last week and she didnt respond?

I used her 3-4 months back. Initially it took her a couple days to respond. Worth waiting however, as she is every bit the hookup she is described to be in this thread...and then some.
Yeah i have used her twice - thats why I want to get in touch with here again....
Were you able to get in contact with her? Would like to use her mid-March and wondering how far ahead I need to contact her.
She sent an e-mail back to me yesterday. So She apears to be in business still. I'd get in touch with here ASAP if your thinking Mid-March.
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One of the consistently better deals I have seen for rooms in Vegas is the Signature Suites at MGM Grand.

https://www.luxurysuitesintl.com/e-blast-special/

The rooms have balconies, kitchenettes, and access to a private pool. Usually around hundred bucks a night.

The hotel promo thread at fatwallet still rules, BTW:

http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1036400/?newest=1#last

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One of the consistently better deals I have seen for rooms in Vegas is the Signature Suites at MGM Grand. https://www.luxurysuitesintl.com/e-blast-special/The rooms have balconies, kitchenettes, and access to a private pool. Usually around hundred bucks a night. The hotel promo thread at fatwallet still rules, BTW:http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1036400/?newest=1#last

Not bad, two problems with those1) far from anything walking wise2) gambling does not offset any of the stay, I don't even think you can get a dinner bill comped from the casino unless you work it out with an agent first.
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One of the consistently better deals I have seen for rooms in Vegas is the Signature Suites at MGM Grand. https://www.luxurysuitesintl.com/e-blast-special/The rooms have balconies, kitchenettes, and access to a private pool. Usually around hundred bucks a night. The hotel promo thread at fatwallet still rules, BTW:http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1036400/?newest=1#last

Not bad, two problems with those1) far from anything walking wise2) gambling does not offset any of the stay, I don't even think you can get a dinner bill comped from the casino unless you work it out with an agent first.
Good point. I never thought about it, whenever I go back now, (used to live there), I am just looking for room deals, not even thinking about tickets, or vouchers or so forth.
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One of the consistently better deals I have seen for rooms in Vegas is the Signature Suites at MGM Grand. https://www.luxurysuitesintl.com/e-blast-special/The rooms have balconies, kitchenettes, and access to a private pool. Usually around hundred bucks a night. The hotel promo thread at fatwallet still rules, BTW:http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1036400/?newest=1#last

Not bad, two problems with those1) far from anything walking wise2) gambling does not offset any of the stay, I don't even think you can get a dinner bill comped from the casino unless you work it out with an agent first.
Good point. I never thought about it, whenever I go back now, (used to live there), I am just looking for room deals, not even thinking about tickets, or vouchers or so forth.
And the point about far from anything is an understatement. You are a good 10+ min walk to the strip.
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Will be going out for the first weekend of March Madness :excited: Whats the best place to hunker down and drink beer after beer and bet all day. :banned:

Also noticed St. Patrick's day is that Saturday. This will be epic. Anyone been out to Vegas for St. Patrick's day? What places have the best parties?

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One of the consistently better deals I have seen for rooms in Vegas is the Signature Suites at MGM Grand. https://www.luxurysuitesintl.com/e-blast-special/The rooms have balconies, kitchenettes, and access to a private pool. Usually around hundred bucks a night. The hotel promo thread at fatwallet still rules, BTW:http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1036400/?newest=1#last

Not bad, two problems with those1) far from anything walking wise2) gambling does not offset any of the stay, I don't even think you can get a dinner bill comped from the casino unless you work it out with an agent first.
Good point. I never thought about it, whenever I go back now, (used to live there), I am just looking for room deals, not even thinking about tickets, or vouchers or so forth.
And the point about far from anything is an understatement. You are a good 10+ min walk to the strip.
That doesn't bug me. Everything is far away, including the places that are right next door. Anyone staying at MGM Grand isn't walking anywhere anyway (Maybe over to NYNY for the rollercoaster, I guess). If someone is going for the first time, I suppose they don't know any better, and will get a plastic 75 oz. drink strapped to their neck, and walk the strip, but while there is an advantage to staying at the Cosmo or something dead center of the strip, the advantage to me is minimal. If you are staying at the Bellagio, and want to walk across the street to a restaurant at Planet Hollywood, it'll take 25 minutes to go from your room to the restaurant, anyway.
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Will be going out for the first weekend of March Madness :excited: Whats the best place to hunker down and drink beer after beer and bet all day. :banned: Also noticed St. Patrick's day is that Saturday. This will be epic. Anyone been out to Vegas for St. Patrick's day? What places have the best parties?

Sportsbook at Palazzo and MGM Grand are my favorites. There's some discussion here re: sportsbooks, just do a search. Palazzo, you may need reservatiossn, but worth it.
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One of the consistently better deals I have seen for rooms in Vegas is the Signature Suites at MGM Grand. https://www.luxurysuitesintl.com/e-blast-special/The rooms have balconies, kitchenettes, and access to a private pool. Usually around hundred bucks a night. The hotel promo thread at fatwallet still rules, BTW:http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1036400/?newest=1#last

Not bad, two problems with those1) far from anything walking wise2) gambling does not offset any of the stay, I don't even think you can get a dinner bill comped from the casino unless you work it out with an agent first.
Good point. I never thought about it, whenever I go back now, (used to live there), I am just looking for room deals, not even thinking about tickets, or vouchers or so forth.
And the point about far from anything is an understatement. You are a good 10+ min walk to the strip.
That doesn't bug me. Everything is far away, including the places that are right next door. Anyone staying at MGM Grand isn't walking anywhere anyway (Maybe over to NYNY for the rollercoaster, I guess). If someone is going for the first time, I suppose they don't know any better, and will get a plastic 75 oz. drink strapped to their neck, and walk the strip, but while there is an advantage to staying at the Cosmo or something dead center of the strip, the advantage to me is minimal. If you are staying at the Bellagio, and want to walk across the street to a restaurant at Planet Hollywood, it'll take 25 minutes to go from your room to the restaurant, anyway.
Fair enough, and i would agree with you 100% until the last couple of years. With City Center, Cosmo, PH and Bellagio all somewhat connected now, I find there is actually an urban walkable experience available on the strip in Vegas. I stayed at Cosmo and it was awesome to be able to use the sky bridges to get a different experience at the different hotels. From Cosmo to the PH would be 10-15 min from the far tower and less from the Tower closer to the Strip which is a nice change of pace from the past Vegas experience (basically as noted, 20+ min to get "next store" and a cab for much of anything else)That said, I am not a big gambler - I go to eat, drink, party (and when my wife is there, dance). So I want a varied experience. If you want to go and sit by the pool and/or gamble, then you don't need to be close to anything else.
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Fair enough, and i would agree with you 100% until the last couple of years. With City Center, Cosmo, PH and Bellagio all somewhat connected now, I find there is actually an urban walkable experience available on the strip in Vegas. I stayed at Cosmo and it was awesome to be able to use the sky bridges to get a different experience at the different hotels. From Cosmo to the PH would be 10-15 min from the far tower and less from the Tower closer to the Strip which is a nice change of pace from the past Vegas experience (basically as noted, 20+ min to get "next store" and a cab for much of anything else)That said, I am not a big gambler - I go to eat, drink, party (and when my wife is there, dance). So I want a varied experience. If you want to go and sit by the pool and/or gamble, then you don't need to be close to anything else.

man, I didn't even realize those bridges even exist. Always drive everywhere in Vegas. I guess most travelers don't experience the joy of waking up at noon and saying, "which hotel is our car at?"
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Will be going out for the first weekend of March Madness :excited: Whats the best place to hunker down and drink beer after beer and bet all day. :banned: Also noticed St. Patrick's day is that Saturday. This will be epic. Anyone been out to Vegas for St. Patrick's day? What places have the best parties?

I don't know if things have changed, but I was out there on St. Patrick's Day in 2002 and no one gave a tin #### about St. Patty's Day, it was all tournament. The Rio apparently had corned beef and cabbage at the Carnival World Buffet (got this information second-hand) and the now-defunct Holiday Inn Boardwalk had $2 Guinness pints and shots of Jameson's/Bushmills all day at the front bar. Had a few hundred of those. That was about it on the Strip. I'm sure places like Nine Fine Irishmen at NYNY will have something going on.
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I made reservations at Venetian 28-31 May to play poker, not realizing that is the kick-off of the WSOP. Will they be doing anything differently that may affect the poker room? Or do they not really care about WSOP?

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Will be going out for the first weekend of March Madness :excited: Whats the best place to hunker down and drink beer after beer and bet all day. :banned: Also noticed St. Patrick's day is that Saturday. This will be epic. Anyone been out to Vegas for St. Patrick's day? What places have the best parties?

Some of what I write will assume you've never been to LV before. Apologize if that's not the case.We did first weekend March Madness two years ago. You definitely have alot of options and if you search this thread for March Madness or something like that you'll find some good info.Some casinos set up viewing areas (not in their Sportsbooks) where they plop down flat screen TVs and a bunch of comfy chairs and tables. At the Venetian, for example, they set up one of their lounges (La Scena) as a viewing area with like 3 or 4 TVs. Drink tickets galore for betting there too...some people just hand them to you if they don't drink or they get up and leave. That said, the Venetian SB is awesome, but I've heard they remodeled and it's quite different. If you don't mind laying down some coin, some people would reccommend Emeril's Stadium for the games all day. I can't remember if it's FCFS or if you can reserve there, but regardless if you want a good seat anywhere you have to get there early for March Madness. You can also try to get your own reserved area at a SB like Mandalay...not sure how much that costs. Mirage (drink tickets there as well) also has a great SB...as does MGM. Don't bother with places like NYNY, Luxor, Harrah's (although I stayed there and they have tables in their book)...their books are small and not alot of seating.If you are looking for bar type atmospheres, I'm not much help there. We did watch some games at the bar right by an entrance of the Mirage, called Rhumbar. They have outdoor couch seating with TVs...pretty slick setup. We got there in the middle of the day so they were all filled up...we drank inside the bar area.I'd say if you are interested in those special viewing areas, start looking around now at who has them either by Googling or calling a few places. Some people here will know too.
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I'm here in Vegas for a conference and am all by myself.

What should I do tonight? I was thinking about heading down to O'Sheas for cheap craps rolling late at night and then coming back to Luxor (where I'm staying and playing some 1-2 Hold Em). Maybe I'll play cards tomorrow. I have no idea for dinner though. I can't go too crazy with the expense account, but a decent meal isn't out of the question. Where can I go to meet some people (not losers and not pros)?

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I'm here in Vegas for a conference and am all by myself.What should I do tonight? I was thinking about heading down to O'Sheas for cheap craps rolling late at night and then coming back to Luxor (where I'm staying and playing some 1-2 Hold Em). Maybe I'll play cards tomorrow. I have no idea for dinner though. I can't go too crazy with the expense account, but a decent meal isn't out of the question. Where can I go to meet some people (not losers and not pros)?

Hard Rock center bar in the casino or if you want a more nightlife scene Lavo at Venetian, or maybe the chandeliers at Cosmo just for the eye candy. Edited by Jojo the circus boy
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I'm here in Vegas for a conference and am all by myself.What should I do tonight? I was thinking about heading down to O'Sheas for cheap craps rolling late at night and then coming back to Luxor (where I'm staying and playing some 1-2 Hold Em). Maybe I'll play cards tomorrow. I have no idea for dinner though. I can't go too crazy with the expense account, but a decent meal isn't out of the question. Where can I go to meet some people (not losers and not pros)?

Hard Rock center bar in the casino or if you want a more nightlife scene Lavo at Venetian, or maybe the chandeliers at Cosmo just for the eye candy.
First of all let me just say you poor poor soul....If you want to keep it tight for the expense account, take the duce down to old vegas and drink for free while you play low limit Craps and 21. Plenty of places to eat for reasonable money to boot. Tomorrow take the monorail and walk over to the MGM poker room. You will have no isues finding as decent 1-2 game.
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I'm here in Vegas for a conference and am all by myself.What should I do tonight? I was thinking about heading down to O'Sheas for cheap craps rolling late at night and then coming back to Luxor (where I'm staying and playing some 1-2 Hold Em). Maybe I'll play cards tomorrow. I have no idea for dinner though. I can't go too crazy with the expense account, but a decent meal isn't out of the question. Where can I go to meet some people (not losers and not pros)?

Hard Rock center bar in the casino or if you want a more nightlife scene Lavo at Venetian, or maybe the chandeliers at Cosmo just for the eye candy.
:wub: The Cosmo
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Anyone tried to get concert tickets from Patty in the past? Not sure if she is strictly "Vegas Show" driven or if she branches out...

She said she was going to check with her broker for the show I'm looking for a few days after I posted above. I emailed her back last Thursday and have not heard from her yet. :shrug:Any people book using Priceline lately? We're not really locked down where to stay so I was thinking of maybe giving that a try. Wondering if you still just alternate North/South strip five stars, upping price only, and worst case you get 5* Trump?
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Haven't been to Vegas in a while, last few trips have been the same old stuff. Headed down for Final Four Weekend with one other guy. Looking for suggestions on things to do, maybe new places to check out, anything.

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I'm here in Vegas for a conference and am all by myself.What should I do tonight? I was thinking about heading down to O'Sheas for cheap craps rolling late at night and then coming back to Luxor (where I'm staying and playing some 1-2 Hold Em). Maybe I'll play cards tomorrow. I have no idea for dinner though. I can't go too crazy with the expense account, but a decent meal isn't out of the question. Where can I go to meet some people (not losers and not pros)?

Love O'Shea's!
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Anyone tried to get concert tickets from Patty in the past? Not sure if she is strictly "Vegas Show" driven or if she branches out...

She said she was going to check with her broker for the show I'm looking for a few days after I posted above. I emailed her back last Thursday and have not heard from her yet. :shrug:

Any people book using Priceline lately? We're not really locked down where to stay so I was thinking of maybe giving that a try. Wondering if you still just alternate North/South strip five stars, upping price only, and worst case you get 5* Trump?

I know this is a little late to help you but maybe someone else can use this info. I'm here now through Sunday at the Tropicana. Got is on Priceline for $104 a night. PL has it as a 4 star.

If you check out betterbidding.com and hoteldealsrevealed.com you can get a better idea of what hotels you will get based on stars and areas.

The nice thing is they both show Trump as Strip North Vicinity for Priceline. This puts it in its own area separating from the other North Strip 5 stars. So you need not worry about "winning" the Trump.

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Anyone tried to get concert tickets from Patty in the past? Not sure if she is strictly "Vegas Show" driven or if she branches out...

She said she was going to check with her broker for the show I'm looking for a few days after I posted above. I emailed her back last Thursday and have not heard from her yet. :shrug:

Any people book using Priceline lately? We're not really locked down where to stay so I was thinking of maybe giving that a try. Wondering if you still just alternate North/South strip five stars, upping price only, and worst case you get 5* Trump?

I know this is a little late to help you but maybe someone else can use this info. I'm here now through Sunday at the Tropicana. Got is on Priceline for $104 a night. PL has it as a 4 star.

If you check out betterbidding.com and hoteldealsrevealed.com you can get a better idea of what hotels you will get based on stars and areas.

The nice thing is they both show Trump as Strip North Vicinity for Priceline. This puts it in its own area separating from the other North Strip 5 stars. So you need not worry about "winning" the Trump.

I noticed that about Trump on Betterbidding after I posted that. I've been trying Priceline every few days...and checking Hotwire daily. For some reason, maybe "spring break", the weekend after Easter is higher priced than the surrounding weekends. I've got a free night at Rio (getting into Vegas late so I don't really care) followed by a $50 night at The Palms (where the concert is), so I'm looking for the Thurs-Sun on those websites. Currently have Harrah's booked for a decent rate, I actually like Harrah's location, but hopefully I'll hit on a 5* PL bid or on Hotwire before I leave. I've read that Trump, Trop, etc will drop off Hotwire once they fill...so that's sorta what I'm banking on in the short term. I also noticed if you add a child or two to the Hotwire search the results will change slightly adding additional places.
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Can someone post or pm pattys info? Ill edit this when I receive it.Also, Make your pick for best 1st time Cirque du Soleil show.

pcllas@yahoo.comtifwiw, I found myself nodding off during "O" and that will be alot of people's favorite. The only other one I've seen in "Zumanity" and I enjoyed that more. Alot of info in here regarding the CdS shows, I'd try some in thread searches. If I was going to another one this go around, I'd probably hit the Beatles show, if it's still running.
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Can someone post or pm pattys info? Ill edit this when I receive it.Also, Make your pick for best 1st time Cirque du Soleil show.

pcllas@yahoo.comtifwiw, I found myself nodding off during "O" and that will be alot of people's favorite. The only other one I've seen in "Zumanity" and I enjoyed that more. Alot of info in here regarding the CdS shows, I'd try some in thread searches. If I was going to another one this go around, I'd probably hit the Beatles show, if it's still running.
Love is an awsome show. Cant go wrong even if you like the beatles a little bit.Suprised this thread isn't humming along like it used to. Seemed like someone from the FFA was headed to Vegas every week going back just a year or two even when times were far worse then now.
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Goodbye, old friend. You'll be missed. I cut my teeth in this dump on many of my early 20s trips to LV.

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We Come to Bury O'Shea's Before We Raze It

By Bill Barnwell on March 28, 2012 5:22 PM ET

BILL BARNWELL

O'Shea's Las Vegas Casino has been a bizarre contradiction for its entire existence, so it is no surprise that the casino's impending shuttering on April 30 seems both too soon and not soon enough. Anachronistic and out of place from the day it opened in 1989, O'Shea's will exit the world with the slightest of whimpers, but it will leave with one important question: Will the property replacing it be any more relevant?

But first, a proper epitaph for O'Shea's. It's tempting to be sentimental when older, cheaper casinos close on the Strip so that new investments can sprout up in their place, but O'Shea's deserves no such appreciation. It lacked the class of the Desert Inn and the smoky history of the Sahara, casinos that were worth missing upon their closure; O'Shea's was the brainchild of some miserable marketing machine looking to capitalize on the lowest common denominator. The tagline for the MGM Grand was recently "Maximum Vegas"; O'Shea's was and is Minimum Vegas, a half-assed version of what you can find in much better shape everywhere else in the city in one big room. There are cheap outlets selling $3 T-shirts and $10 handbags, a food court featuring exotic dining options like Burger King, and small pits with slots and a limited selection of table games. It eventually developed a small niche by becoming the first casino (to my knowledge) where you could actually play beer pong on the casino floor. My friends and I longed so much to play the Great American Sport on our first trip to Vegas that we stole cups from the Starbucks at MGM, laid them on a pair of ironing boards, and used the tiny wrapped bar of facial soap as a replacement ball to play beer pong in the adjoining door between our rooms. That marketing machine wasn't all that dumb.

I went to O'Shea's on Monday to see if it lived down to my memories, and it was every bit as crummy as I remembered. The beer pong games were still going: For $23.50, you got cups, Ping-Pong balls, and two pitchers of beer. The lines of teams waiting to play that I remembered from five years ago were replaced, though, by empty tables short one group of mid-forties men who were calling it Beirut. (That's the Great American Argument.) The LCD boards at the roulette tables that trick passersby into thinking that their number is due had been turned off, even at the two active tables taking bets. One had a girl screaming "SEVEN!" at the board in the hopes that her number would come up, horrifying the superstitious bettors at the craps table 10 feet away. The casino was already using the $1 chips from its sister casino, the Flamingo, in lieu of its own currency. The poker "room" did have a one-table tournament going, but the satellite tables sitting at the front of the casino remained mostly empty. I sat there once in a chair that was literally outside of the casino, with its hind legs sitting on the Las Vegas Strip; anybody with even the slightest bit of gall could have grabbed my chips and run into the crowd without any fear of repercussions, but that was just the sort of place O'Shea's was. When I read a month before my move in August that a man was killed in a fistfight at a Strip casino, my initial reaction was "O'Shea's." I wasn't wrong.

That Vegas would have a frumpy casino is not news. The weird thing about O'Shea's, though, was how valuable it really could have been. If you took a pin and put it directly in the center of the Las Vegas Strip, you might hit O'Shea's. Nobody in their right mind would put a terrible property in the heart of the Strip in 2012, but 1989 was a different world for Vegas. When O'Shea's was being planned and constructed, its owners likely saw it as a quirky boutique casino that would appeal to Vegasgoers' seemingly endless love for tacky kitsch. Unfortunately, during that same year, the Mirage opened up on the other side of the street and began Vegas's mega-casino era. O'Shea's was almost an instant eyesore. As enormous resorts began to sprout up around the strip, kitsch was replaced by opulence and the demographics of the average Vegas visitor changed dramatically. O'Shea's had been born at exactly the wrong time and spent its entire existence as nostalgia for an age yet to come.

It didn't take geniuses to recognize how valuable the O'Shea's property could be if the building was razed, which is where the casino's current owners come in. Harrah's has spent the past decade preparing for this exact moment … and can't help but be disappointed. Over that time frame, the company has spent billions of dollars to collect a gigantic strip of property in the center of the Strip. In addition to O'Shea's and its adjoining namesake property, which opened in 1972, Harrah's bought the similarly woebegone Imperial Palace in 2005 and then acquired the Flamingo when it bought Caesars Entertainment a year later. In 2007, the company finished its land grab by trading 24 acres of undeveloped land elsewhere on the Strip to Boyd Gaming in exchange for the casino equivalent of an expiring contract, the deed to the aging Barbary Coast, which Harrah's rebranded as Bill's Gamblin' Hall. That final move gave Harrah's a mammoth block of property stretching all the way from Flamingo Road to the Venetian, a half-mile of land directly across from its marquee property (Caesars Palace) on one of the world's most expensive avenues. And furthermore, the properties they had acquired had been open for an average of nearly 34 years; with the rest of the Strip having seemingly been rebuilt in the prior decade, it seemed natural that Harrah's would tear down its aging casinos and build a gleaming, modern property that would serve as the company's answer to CityCenter, the multi-billion-dollar destination built by rival casino magnates MGM.

And then the economy happened. The mega-casino era ended overnight, with the unluckiest buildings literally left standing in mid-construction on the Strip, waiting to be finished. There was — and is — no way that Harrah's could or would scrounge up the $10 billion or so in financing it would take to create their real dream mega-casino across from Caesars. So instead, after years of hemming and hawing on what to do with their huge chunk of land, they decided to raze O'Shea's, re-brand the Imperial Palace, and create the Linq, a $550 million outdoor shopping and dining district that will exist in what was previously O'Shea's and a walkway between two casinos. Its centerpiece will be an enormous Ferris Wheel, which could have a great view of a second Ferris Wheel being built simultaneously by an independent developer across from Mandalay Bay. Other properties designed to show off wondrous views of the Strip, like the observation towers at the Paris Las Vegas and Stratosphere, already exist and aren't regarded as essential experiences. Maybe this will be an incredible addition to the Strip, but this sure smells like an NBA team acquiring a bunch of expiring contracts before using those contracts to acquire Larry Hughes. Harrah's will likely retain the Linq as part of whatever monstrosity it eventually builds on that end of the Strip, but it's unlikely to become an important destination for Vegas visitors, even if it offers beer pong.

O'Shea's ended up being anachronistic till the very end. It's the first casino in several years to close down and be replaced by a new development, as the Sahara remains standing with its signage intact after being shuttered last year. Most of the closings in Vegas these days revolve around the endless cycles of ultralounges and entertainment options being moved in and out of assorted properties. The MGM Grand, which once had visitors walk in the front door through a lion's mouth, closed its lion habitat over the winter. The Tropicana one-upped them, though, by replacing its Nikki Beach day-club brand after one summer with an in-house pool club named "SPF." Although they produced billboards and signage advertising SPF for this upcoming pool season, the casino recently announced that they would be re-branding their pool experience as Bagatelle, meaning that "SPF" closed before it ever actually opened. O'Shea's deserved such a fate.

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Goodbye, old friend. You'll be missed. I cut my teeth in this dump on many of my early 20s trips to LV.

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We Come to Bury O'Shea's Before We Raze It

By Bill Barnwell on March 28, 2012 5:22 PM ET

BILL BARNWELL

O'Shea's Las Vegas Casino has been a bizarre contradiction for its entire existence, so it is no surprise that the casino's impending shuttering on April 30 seems both too soon and not soon enough. Anachronistic and out of place from the day it opened in 1989, O'Shea's will exit the world with the slightest of whimpers, but it will leave with one important question: Will the property replacing it be any more relevant?

O'Shea's was the first casino I ever gambled in in Vegas. I had just graduated from college and went on a road trip with some friends. We liked the $1 BJ and Craps tables. The first night, a woman gave me her wedding ring. :lol: (I returned it.)

I try to return on most trips to Vegas. This past trip I took $2000 from them in craps. The table gave me a standing O for my roll even though they were already standing. The trip before was better--I took all of their $100 chips and apparently didn't have anything bigger. :lol:

I will miss O'Shea's.

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I'm here in Vegas for a conference and am all by myself.What should I do tonight? I was thinking about heading down to O'Sheas for cheap craps rolling late at night and then coming back to Luxor (where I'm staying and playing some 1-2 Hold Em). Maybe I'll play cards tomorrow. I have no idea for dinner though. I can't go too crazy with the expense account, but a decent meal isn't out of the question. Where can I go to meet some people (not losers and not pros)?

Love O'Shea's!
It closes its doors forever on April 29th :(I'll be in Vegas the 26th to the 29th. I'm sure I'll visit O'Sheas once or twice. Staying @ THEHotel.
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Flight leaves in about 6 hours. :thumbup:

2 nights at Planet Hollywood and 3 nights at Caesars. Have yet to stay at either so looking forward to it. Getting in so late tonight and leaving early Sunday...so really it's four solid days in Vegas, just about perfect.

Definitely planning on hitting O'Sheas to say goodbye and maybe dabble in some low limit craps.

Sorta sucks that the weather looks crappy when we'll be at Caesars...mid 60's. My concert was postponed til November as well. Hopefully I'll have better luck on the tables. :unsure:

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Yeah I'll stop by O'Shea's, shame they are closing it. I think the "old Vegas" is the best part of the experience.

Going to the Tim Allen show on Saturday, my first ever Vegas show. Should be good, only reason I'm going is someone has an extra ticket and it's after all but one hockey game is over.

Staying at the Riviera again, this time in a "Luxury" room. I thought the regular rooms were decent enough last year but this is in the remodeled wing so I'm expecting something pretty nice. Near my convention, near the Hilton sportsbook, near the Peppermill Lounge, lots of $10 tables and they have a pretty awesome pool and outdoor area. I stay in fancy hotels in places like New Orleans, for me the Riviera is just fine in Vegas (work counterparts at Treasure Island which is too far from Hilton Sportsbook for me). Will report back on the upgraded room situation and the $9 buffet. :pics:

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anyone been to the las vegas hotel and casino (formally hilton) since they lost the hilton franchise? Was a huge fan of the hilton sportsbook (free drinks as long as you're tipping $1, tons of seats, good deli)...and we're looking to go back during football season this year.

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