s2dbaker
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February 5th, 2014 at 4:56:55 PM permalink
The Saraha is back. Reopening as the SLS Las Vegas (I guess "The Quad" was already taken) on Labor Day Weekend. Somebody get me a souvenir chip.
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February 6th, 2014 at 3:19:29 AM permalink
Quote: s2dbaker

The Saraha is back. Reopening as the SLS Las Vegas (I guess "The Quad" was already taken) on Labor Day Weekend. Somebody get me a souvenir chip.



I missed all the old "theme" casinos from the 90s and before. Was the sahara set in an Arabian era? What were their target market? Any good AP stories from there?
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February 6th, 2014 at 5:30:48 AM permalink
Quote: djatc

Quote: s2dbaker

The Saraha is back. Reopening as the SLS Las Vegas (I guess "The Quad" was already taken) on Labor Day Weekend. Somebody get me a souvenir chip.



I missed all the old "theme" casinos from the 90s and before. Was the sahara set in an Arabian era? What were their target market? Any good AP stories from there?



The theme was Morrocan. I'm not quite sure how NASCAR and roller coasters fit with that but, hey, it's Vegas. No AP stories but when the Rat Pack performed there Sammy had to enter through the kitchen. The guy still didn't gain a pound.

When I saw Svegas in the thread title I wondered if it was about a new casino in Sveden. :-)
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February 6th, 2014 at 7:04:23 AM permalink
Quote: djatc

Quote: s2dbaker

I missed all the old "theme" casinos from the 90s and before. Was the sahara set in an Arabian era? What were their target market? Any good AP stories from there?



There was good VP with promotions going way back. A friend of mine was working a major cashback promotion there as late as 2009, that is, until he got the boot.
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February 6th, 2014 at 7:22:28 AM permalink
Quote: s2dbaker

The Saraha is back. Reopening as the SLS Las Vegas (I guess "The Quad" was already taken) on Labor Day Weekend. Somebody get me a souvenir chip.



Well, that's the second casino that rises from what everyone was sure was the grave (The Plaza would be the first). So not too bad, eh?

Now, if they could repopulate the North end of the Strip...
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February 6th, 2014 at 8:20:23 AM permalink
Quote: Nareed

Quote: s2dbaker

The Saraha is back. Reopening as the SLS Las Vegas (I guess "The Quad" was already taken) on Labor Day Weekend. Somebody get me a souvenir chip.



Well, that's the second casino that rises from what everyone was sure was the grave (The Plaza would be the first). So not too bad, eh?

Now, if they could repopulate the North end of the Strip...



What about Lady Luck to Downtown Grand? Not sure the Plaza or Imperial Palace/Quad qualify because neither closed. They were just renovated while still operating. Lady Luck, Sahara, and now Bill's gambling hall, were closed for a long period, gutted, and basically rebuilt.
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February 6th, 2014 at 10:54:02 AM permalink
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What about Lady Luck to Downtown Grand?



I forgot about that one.

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Not sure the Plaza or Imperial Palace/Quad qualify because neither closed.



I think the PLaza closed, and the death knell tolled very loud, as it did for the Sahara.

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Lady Luck, Sahara, and now Bill's gambling hall, were closed for a long period, gutted, and basically rebuilt.



I don't think there was ever any question that Bill's would re-open in some way. For one thing it's very well located, though so were many casinos to the North, and for another Caesars is a going concern.

What I now think I'm seeing is a trend where older casinos are refurbished or remodeled, in large or small ways, and then re-opened with a different name and even for a different market. That would be as opposed to the 90s/2000s when older casinos were demolished and grander ones went up instead. I suppose the unfinished projects along the northern Strip, as well as the rather poor showings by some completed ones. Not to mention that remodeling is a lot cheaper than building.
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February 6th, 2014 at 12:17:31 PM permalink
How to say SLS correctly? S-L-S? SiL-S? too many syllables..
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July 6th, 2014 at 7:14:36 AM permalink
Quote: djatc

Quote: s2dbaker

The Saraha is back. Reopening as the SLS Las Vegas (I guess "The Quad" was already taken) on Labor Day Weekend. Somebody get me a souvenir chip.



I missed all the old "theme" casinos from the 90s and before. Was the sahara set in an Arabian era? What were their target market? Any good AP stories from there?



As I recall they had bad VP and lousy BJ.
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July 6th, 2014 at 8:05:56 AM permalink
Quote: Greasyjohn

Quote: djatc

Quote: s2dbaker

The Saraha is back. Reopening as the SLS Las Vegas (I guess "The Quad" was already taken) on Labor Day Weekend. Somebody get me a souvenir chip.



I missed all the old "theme" casinos from the 90s and before. Was the sahara set in an Arabian era? What were their target market? Any good AP stories from there?



As I recall they had bad VP and lousy BJ.

This was one of the best places for VP and all around promotions. Probably the first place I was involved in a 2 to 1 BJ promotion.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪

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