7outlineaway
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March 11th, 2011 at 8:49:59 AM permalink
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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-03-11/sahara-hotel-casino-oldest-on-las-vegas-strip-will-close-amid-downturn.html

Another piece of old Vegas bited the dust.



Very sorry to see this, though the place has seen better days.
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dudestupid
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March 11th, 2011 at 8:55:49 AM permalink
Oh God, that's so sad!
Although it got progressively less cool every time I went back, I have more sentimental attachment there than anywhere else. It's where I learned to blay BJ and VP. :-(
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March 11th, 2011 at 9:13:00 AM permalink
Wow, this is the first I heard of it. While I didn't play there much, I'm still sorry to see it go. It was the victim of a very bad location. After Wet-N-Wild closed there was not much reason to do anything between Circus Circus and the Stratosphere.

I hope they tear it down, rather than let it turn into a vacant eyesore.
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March 11th, 2011 at 9:13:13 AM permalink
I'll def be hitting up Sahara for a couple more of their well-run poker tournaments before the end. Only place in town that gives free sandwiches with entry.

Too bad it couldn't be the Riviera to fold. Hooters or Gold Spike next.
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March 11th, 2011 at 9:14:13 AM permalink
Yup, I have sentimental attachments as well. My first three trips to Vegas were at the Sahara, partly because it was cheap and partly because I didn't know any better at that point. I will have to stop by in April and grab a souvenir (I think I have enough comp dollars left on my Club Sahara card for a shot glass).
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March 11th, 2011 at 9:14:37 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard


I hope they tear it down, rather than let it turn into a vacant eyesore.


Naw, that only happens in Reno.
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March 11th, 2011 at 9:16:33 AM permalink
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Naw, that only happens in Reno.



Touche!
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March 11th, 2011 at 9:27:26 AM permalink
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I hope they tear it down, rather than let it turn into a vacant eyesore.



I hope they don't. It's easier to revive a closed hotel than to build a new one. As it is, there are too many empty lots on the former north end of the Strip.

And so much for the Great Burrito event for WoVCon. Maybe we can work something out with McNuggets? :P

Edit: what does this mean to the monorail? Sahara was the North terminal. I assume the Deuce will still stop on/near the corner of Sahara and the Strip, but what about the ACE's stop at the back of the property?
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March 11th, 2011 at 9:41:04 AM permalink
Quote: Nareed

what does this mean to the monorail? Sahara was the North terminal. I assume the Deuce will still stop on/near the corner of Sahara and the Strip

I thought the Hilton was the last stop?!
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