Downtown everything is open and has been since June 4 with the exception of the Boyd owned Main Street Station.
And then there is the Station Casinos, with Palms, Texas Station and both Fiesta's (Henderson and Rancho) still closed.
Seems strange that Texas Station and Fiesta Rancho which sit right next to each other are both still closed now 4 months after casinos reopened. I would have thought they would have opened one of them, but perhaps Stations wants out of that North Las Vegas area. There were rumors a while back of the Dotty's group buying Texas Station, but that has not materialized. I guess the one that makes the least sense to me is Palms. Stations dumped a lot of money into the Palms. There were rumors even before Covid came along that Palms wasn't fitting in to what they had planned and that the property was on the market. I don't know, just having it sit there deteriorating doesn't seem like it does much for property value.
Speaking of Palms, I almost forgot about Rio in the same area. Rio is still closed. That one doesn't surprise me. That too had been rumored long before Covid came along. That one may be for good.
Thoughts or info that I may not know?
Keeping Rio closed doesn't make any sense unless they are trying to get money together to renovate that place. Therefore waiting for better times to get better financing. Also since it was sold with a lease agreement for Caesars to operate it, maybe cheaper for them to keep it closed at moment until they know business will be better when Covid under control.
Think I read Planet Hollywood hotel portion only open Thurs-Sunday. Werenít COVID shutdowns but Circa opens end of this month I believe casino but not hotel yet, Virgin the old Hard Rock set an opening date for January.
Not on the strip anyway
I forgot about Eastside Cannery. I believe it is still closed. What a fun little local casino until Boyd bought it and destroyed it. I just don't get why?
Consolidate business to Sam's Town is my guess. May well just use EC for hotel overflow when it's really popping.
Total shame. Really fun little property when CCR was running it. Great value for casual gamblers and LV visitors.
It's definitely become way more diverse, especially at some of the higher-end locations.Quote: Keyser
The Vegas demographics have changed dramatically. It's becoming an inner city ghetto. People aren't coming here to gamble as much. They're just coming here to get high. Even after the international flight restrictions are eased, foreigners won't feel safe here. I know I don't.
It's definitely become way more diverse, especially at some of the higher-end locations.
Axel, can you clarify what you're saying. Are you saying there is a wider spectrum of demographics at higher-end properties than mid and lower?
Also, on the note of Vegas becoming a bit "rougher" A friend of mine got mugged near TI early morning after the Stage Door drive-by shooting. I know Stage door was flooded with cops investigating. I wonder if the mugging was random, or an opportunistic mugging knowing half the cops were elsewhere. Anyhow, my friend escaped unscathed other than his wallet (credit cards, around $500) and phone taken from him. He said the biggest pain in the butt was trying to call all the CC companies to cancel his cards, and replacing his ID. Luckily his wife was asleep in the room and had her credit card and cash to use for the rest of the trip. He said he's done with Vegas until it's "back to normal." He doesn't think the current Vegas state, the vibe and the offerings are worth it to risk his life. I don't blame him. I also got a lot of similar sentiments from other friends who frequent Vegas. I hope things turn around soon.