Western to close January 16, 2012 as owners consider re-development options.
That's a damn shame. Now I am afraid the panhandlers will take their money to the El Cortez!
Great more unemployment here, I know the place was bad but it did provide jobs for some and now those people are screwed.
Yeah, I hate seeing anyone losing their job in this economy (except, of course, crappy employees--but that is another story!!).
I was wondering if this was coming because they had recently announced something about shortening their hours. I have heard stories about the place, but I kind of wanted to see it for myself. We were at the El Cortez the last time and I just didn't want to make the walk down there with my wife--it just looked seedy once you left the main area.
Its unfortunate dealers will be on the streets for awhile but casinos are not known for good attitudes.
Its good you hesitated to go to that neighborhood with your wife, even in daylight.
Now in a matter of months there may be an annoucement of some sort ... who knows. Those who just get out of the House of Detention will have to find somewhere else to go.
Its unfortunate dealers will be on the streets for awhile
There's always been dealers on the streets there between ElCo and Western....oh wait. You mean BJ dealers, I guess.
I once was playing blackjack at the Western (before they went 6:5) and the pit boss came over to tell me that they were closing the table in five minutes because the dealer was going on a break. Yup, only one dealer on, and nobody to take his place.