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October 13th, 2009 at 2:25:20 PM permalink
This thread is to be used to discuss entertainment available at MonteLago.
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March 1st, 2011 at 5:15:55 PM permalink
The Casino Montelago at Lake Las Vegas closed on March 14, 2010. Story

The Lake Las Vegas website indicates that they hope to reopen the casino sometime in 2011.
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July 1st, 2011 at 6:02:57 PM permalink
The casino is open again. Has anyone had a chance to check it out in person? If so, is it worth the drive?
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July 30th, 2013 at 11:04:37 PM permalink
I drove out to Lake Las Vegas on 7/25/2013 and checked out MonteLago and the surrounding areas. The time was around 1-2PM.

Everything was running and functional, but the place was a ghost town. It probably didn't help that temps up in that area were showing about 110*F on the thermometer in my car. There had to have been something going on, because the casino parking garage was being used, but I probably counted only 20 people during my entire walk around the place. Many of the license plates on the cars in the garage were California, so I imagine this place gets a lot of visitors who want to "get away" in the direction of LV, but not actually stay in LV?

The casino was small. Mostly slots, a few GameKing machines, and video roulette and BJ in the middle of the gaming floor. There is a player's club program, but I cannot imagine anyone playing there long enough to actually gain from it. The sports book is up the stairs and is multi-level with about 6-10 flat screen TVs. There is a small OTB kiosk and there was a note that any OTB stub would get you a free draft beer.

There was a "cantina" type bar where maybe 4-5 people were casually sitting and drinking, and then a little restaurant off to the side that seemed to have some non-gaming-patron business.

I really cannot emphasize how small the gaming floor is. I tried taking some escalators up to the 2nd floor with the expectation that there would be more gaming, but it turned out to be the valet entrance. On the opposite end on the main floor are some very large doors that open out to the little "village" where you can do your eating and shopping.

Players club members have free access to the "Cart" area, which is a soda fountain and I guess at times they may have popcorn and snacks. I was able to grab a cup of Cola and nobody seemed to mind.
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November 15th, 2013 at 11:32:00 AM permalink
Quote: desertair

I drove out to Lake Las Vegas on 7/25/2013 ... but the place was a ghost town.



I see that they suspended operations again. When did this happen?
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February 9th, 2014 at 5:00:21 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I see that they suspended operations again. When did this happen?



How surprising can it be that mr. I know everything, aka axelapwolf, has no clue about this? What a fake ap. But because he's able to slick-talk a very inexperienced Mission, the wool comes down so easily.
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February 9th, 2014 at 5:02:51 PM permalink
Story on closing here

Closed in October 2013.
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February 9th, 2014 at 6:28:01 PM permalink
I'm not surprised they didn't make it. There just is nothing out there. We considered buying a place out there just because of the value but the only time it would have value to us is if the future value of the place is guaranteed to at least keep ahead of inflation which is extremely doubtful.

I like the property and I think if you have money to live on the South Shore you could carve out a very nice niche for yourself there but honestly how many people have that type of money.

Vegas would have to show one heck of a turnaround with space at an absolute premium before Lake LV becomes a viable option and a casino out there cannot work without the place being at 90% occupancy in my opinion.

Get all the golf courses back up and running, sell outt he units you have available and give the people some nice restaurants to stay at.....and pray, boy will they have to pray!
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May 23rd, 2014 at 1:52:15 PM permalink
Here is a video of what it was like before they closed down.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdlEbrw5R7g
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May 23rd, 2014 at 2:17:39 PM permalink
What about the little shops near the casino, did they go down the rat hole as well?
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