Ibeatyouraces
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November 27th, 2011 at 8:19:51 AM permalink
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Croupier
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November 27th, 2011 at 8:20:16 AM permalink
Nah, It takes a lot to offend me. Just been busting my butt at work.
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progrocker
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November 27th, 2011 at 8:31:58 AM permalink
I'll miss the $5 Craps table that's practically on the sidewalk, draught Guinness, and cheap food court. Won't miss anything else, really, and certainly not the frat boy crowd that are either on their way to or back from Drai's.
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bigfoot66
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November 27th, 2011 at 10:08:47 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

You won't see me shedding any tears over losing O'Shaes. 100% of their blackjack was 6-5. The only merit it had, to me at least, was they often hosted bizarre new casino games, like the recent ones based on backgammon and football. No wonder they are going the way of the dodo bird.



I would not play much BJ there either, but it is nice to have a low end place on the strip. Not all of us can afford to play at the Wynn, Ceasars, and Bellagio the whole trip. They do offer other games as well as Beer Pong!
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Tiltpoul
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November 27th, 2011 at 3:39:09 PM permalink
Quote: bigfoot66

I would not play much BJ there either, but it is nice to have a low end place on the strip. Not all of us can afford to play at the Wynn, Ceasars, and Bellagio the whole trip. They do offer other games as well as Beer Pong!



While I abhor 6:5 BJ, I actually agree with you on this one. O'Shea's is a nice place where the frat guys can hang out and the lowest of low life can feel at home. Now that crowd will spill over into Flamingo and Casino Royale... then make their way into other nicer properties.

The place is an eyesore and needs to be demolished, but every time you lose a place like that you take a part of Vegas with it.
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pacomartin
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November 27th, 2011 at 6:40:29 PM permalink
Quote: Nareed

I've never really played at O'Shea's, but I'll miss slumming there. We'll have to make do with the Casino Royale ;)



They have stated all along that they will bring back the O'Shea's brand. But the physical building is in the path of the development, as it is simply the front of the garage. The Imperial Palace (now Horseshoe) will simply have it's casino cut up into three smaller casinos (Margaritaville, O'Sheas, and Horseshoe).

I suspect that they will end up breaking up the casinos in Flamingo and Harrah's eventually. It provides the illusion of more choice, and allows target marketing.
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November 27th, 2011 at 6:45:40 PM permalink
For what it's worth, O'Shea's is the home of the World Series of Bear Pong.

However, when I was there for G2E , I noticed several beer pong tables at IP. They weren't there last year. So the conversion has been going on, slowly, for quite a while.
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Tiltpoul
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November 27th, 2011 at 6:46:44 PM permalink
Quote: pacomartin

They have stated all along that they will bring back the O'Shea's brand. But the physical building is in the path of the development, as it is simply the front of the garage. The Imperial Palace (now Horseshoe) will simply have it's casino cut up into three smaller casinos (Margaritaville, O'Sheas, and Horseshoe).

I suspect that they will end up breaking up the casinos in Flamingo and Harrah's eventually. It provides the illusion of more choice, and allows target marketing.



Wait, did I miss something? Is Caesars really going forward with Imperial Palace as a Horseshoe?!?!

First, I always thought BALLY'S was a better choice for a Horseshoe... mostly because it's already a smaller boutique casino with a decent area for table games and a popular poker room. It's a better hotel in a decent location.

Second, for some reason, Caesars has worked really hard to keep Horseshoe as "the gambler's casino." Yes, it's still a Caesars property, but they really give more comps and better service overall. Even with an overhaul, I find it hard to think that the site where Imperial Palace is would be good for Horseshoe. Yes, they have to rebrand it, but frankly they need to rebrand Bally's too.
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progrocker
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November 27th, 2011 at 7:03:09 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

For what it's worth, O'Shea's is the home of the World Series of Bear Pong.


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s2dbaker
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November 27th, 2011 at 7:41:35 PM permalink
I enjoyed playing in the O'Shea's poker tournaments. They were always the cheapest and the poker dealers were always nice. Since they're going to shut it down anyway, I hope Harrahs razes the Imperial Palace, O'Shea's and the mother ship and combines the three properties into something more interesting. That would be a nice "Re-invention" of Harrahs.

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