kewlj
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September 16th, 2014 at 3:52:28 PM permalink
Rode by today and it appeared to be closed. Not a single car in the parking lot. When I got home, I did a search for Klondike Casino news and the only recent article I found was from June concerning a dispute in the proposed sale of the property involving the escrow account and the new owners getting a license. Has anyone heard what happened to the property and why it is closed?
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EvenBob
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September 16th, 2014 at 4:07:14 PM permalink
It closed about 8 years ago because it was
old and run down. It's the only casino I was
ever banned from for playing BJ. It closed
about six months later.
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kewlj
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September 16th, 2014 at 4:11:49 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

It closed about 8 years ago because it was
old and run down. It's the only casino I was
ever banned from for playing BJ. It closed
about six months later.



Perhaps we aren't talking about the same casino. I am speaking of the Klondike casino or Klondike sunset casino at 444 sunset road. It was open just a few months ago. We had a previous thread about it where some members were fantasizing about a group purchase. Perhaps that discussion was during your 'hiatus'. :) By the way, the price mentioned in the June 2014 article was 3.5 million.
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EvenBob
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September 16th, 2014 at 4:15:17 PM permalink
I'm talking about the one on LV blvd that
opened in the 50's and closed in 2006.
They were famous for their 24hr 99 cent
buffet.
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AxiomOfChoice
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September 16th, 2014 at 4:27:15 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

It closed about 8 years ago because it was
old and run down. It's the only casino I was
ever banned from for playing BJ. It closed
about six months later.



Couldn't keep afloat without your losses, huh?
EvenBob
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September 16th, 2014 at 4:37:48 PM permalink
Quote: AxiomOfChoice

Couldn't keep afloat without your losses, huh?



I only played there once and won $400
in about 20min and got a tap on the
shoulder and was 86'd. When we tried to
eat at the buffet because my wife had
a free coupon, the same pit guy came over
and ripped the coupon into pieces and
kicked me out again.
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AxiomOfChoice
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September 16th, 2014 at 4:39:22 PM permalink
Sounds like spectacular customer service. I am surprised that they are not thriving.
EvenBob
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September 16th, 2014 at 4:40:48 PM permalink
They knew they were going under and were
sweating every nickel.
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FleaStiff
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September 16th, 2014 at 5:17:26 PM permalink
The thread that I started about the Klondike still exists from long ago.
It did morph briefly into a thread about a group of us buying it buts its value is NOT in its current operations but its existing license.

I think someone saw "elderly owners'' and wanted to take advantage or a woman. Bad move.

Its general state is disrepair: duct tape on carpets (in what little area is carpeted). Cheap bargains. Grass in parking lot.
All that really exists is an entity that is maintained to keep the license going.
Wizard
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September 16th, 2014 at 5:34:53 PM permalink
The Klondike casino I'm familiar with was near the Welcome to Las Vegas sign, about a half mile south of the Mandalay Bay.

Wikipedia link.
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.

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