thecesspit
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June 1st, 2011 at 7:24:46 PM permalink
Quote: HotBlonde

I could be wrong but I thought Slots 'O Fun went out of business.



I think it's merged and rebranded as part of Circus-Circus now...
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HotBlonde
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June 1st, 2011 at 7:33:01 PM permalink
Quote: thecesspit

I think it's merged and rebranded as part of Circus-Circus now...

Well, there you go. ;)
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June 1st, 2011 at 7:43:00 PM permalink
Quote: HotBlonde

Well, there you go. ;)



For some reason Ceasars Corporation split Bally's and Paris into two separate licenses despite running them under one license for 8 years. MGM Resorts eliminated the license for Slots-A-Fun and run them under Circus circus. I am not sure of the reasoning for either decision.
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June 1st, 2011 at 8:21:00 PM permalink
So... what ever happened to Treasure Island? Do you know that was my absolute favorite casino to gamble at, but when they were no longer a part of the MGM group, I dropped them like a hot potato!!
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June 2nd, 2011 at 4:45:29 AM permalink
Quote: pacomartin

For some reason Ceasars Corporation split Bally's and Paris into two separate licenses despite running them under one license for 8 years. MGM Resorts eliminated the license for Slots-A-Fun and run them under Circus circus. I am not sure of the reasoning for either decision.

Just a W.A.G. . . .

I assume that running two casinos under one license saves money. It's easy for the casual observer to see Slots-O-Fun and Circus Circus as a single entity. Heck, they share a common driveway! Wynn and Encore are obvious candidates too.

But to a casual observer, it's very hard to connect O'Shea's to Flamingo.

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Maybe there are rules which state when such an arrangement is allowed, and maybe the rules changed forcing Bally's and Paris to be separated.
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June 2nd, 2011 at 6:39:09 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Just a W.A.G. . . .

I assume that running two casinos under one license saves money. It's easy for the casual observer to see Slots-O-Fun and Circus Circus as a single entity. Heck, they share a common driveway! Wynn and Encore are obvious candidates too.

But to a casual observer, it's very hard to connect O'Shea's to Flamingo.

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Maybe there are rules which state when such an arrangement is allowed, and maybe the rules changed forcing Bally's and Paris to be separated.





Hi DJTeddyBear,

My first post, well here goes.... There have been rumors for several years that Harrahs was looking to spin off Caesars, possibly to MGM becaus they hated to cater to the Caesars High Roller clientle and if they unloaded them they would "toss in" Pairs to boot. Well, since Harrahs changed their Corporate name to Caesars, maybe the license change is they are still contemplating selling Paris.

Just my 2 cents worth.....

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June 2nd, 2011 at 7:05:15 AM permalink
That's a reasonable guess.

Of course, I kinda doubt that a technicality like splitting the license would put much of a roadblock up against any sale of a casino. Whatever.
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June 2nd, 2011 at 7:31:54 AM permalink
My first post, well here goes...
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June 2nd, 2011 at 5:02:03 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Just a W.A.G. . . .

I assume that running two casinos under one license saves money. It's easy for the casual observer to see Slots-O-Fun and Circus Circus as a single entity. Heck, they share a common driveway! Wynn and Encore are obvious candidates too.

But to a casual observer, it's very hard to connect O'Shea's to Flamingo.

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Maybe there are rules which state when such an arrangement is allowed, and maybe the rules changed forcing Bally's and Paris to be separated.



I'd make a guess you are right and it might also allow for easier sharing of "keyman employees" between properties. When I was last at SaF in 2006, premerger, I think they half-advertised they would take your CC cheques. Not sure if they did it the other way around.
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June 2nd, 2011 at 6:09:09 PM permalink
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I'd make a guess you are right and it might also allow for easier sharing of "keyman employees" between properties. When I was last at SaF in 2006, premerger, I think they half-advertised they would take your CC cheques. Not sure if they did it the other way around.

I can confirm this. I was just playing craps at CC, and heard the pit boss telling a dealer about her assignment, and he told her "you are going to be at Slots-a-Fun tomorrow." So, they are basically run as one property now as far as personnel.
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