FleaStiff
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November 15th, 2011 at 4:09:47 PM permalink
Western to close January 16, 2012 as owners consider re-development options.
bigfoot66
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November 15th, 2011 at 4:54:49 PM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

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!
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NicksGamingStuff
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November 16th, 2011 at 2:38:30 AM permalink
Great more unemployment here, I know the place was bad but it did provide jobs for some and now those people are screwed.
RonC
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November 16th, 2011 at 3:37:20 AM permalink
Quote: NicksGamingStuff

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.
FleaStiff
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November 16th, 2011 at 9:34:17 AM permalink
Yes, they had recently cut back on the hours... a sure sign of trouble brewing.
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.
zippyboy
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November 16th, 2011 at 5:45:16 PM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

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.
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MrV
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November 16th, 2011 at 5:58:58 PM permalink
Ah, down memory lane ... western
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AlanRRT
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November 16th, 2011 at 6:33:51 PM permalink
I used to live in an apartment that was across the street from a dairy. It wasn't a problem at all until the dairy left, and the flies didn't have the cow manure to feed off, and swarmed over to the apartment complex. I get the feeling that the human vermin will find new homes along Fremont Street or El Cortez.
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.
miles
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November 17th, 2011 at 1:35:08 AM permalink
I go to the Western every time I'm in Las Vegas, love it. I brought my girlfriend once around 1:30am and she had a great time, everyone was very nice and polite to her. She had never played black jack at a table before and didn't care to learn basic strategy so it was a great place to let her play without losing a lot of money. Drinks were so cheap I bought everyone at the table shots while I watched her play. On another trip I brought a female friend and she cleaned everyone out playing poker, the old men weren't happy about being beaten badly by a young girl. Once I gave a bum a dollar and he walked us up the street to the El Cortez and made all the other panhandlers leave us alone. I'm sad to hear it's closing.
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January 16th, 2013 at 12:55:31 PM permalink
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