Phoenix Casino Spreads Wings
NV - Hundreds of local and visiting gamblers showed up on Nov.
27 for the opening of the Golden
Phoenix Hotel Casino & Resort, formerly operated as
the Flamingo Hilton.
like when you throw a party and you say, ‘Gosh, I wonder
if anyone’s going to come?’” said Director
of Marketing Jo Ann Cady, pointing at the casino floor swarming
with guests. “Look around, (it’s) a lot of people
just walking around having a good time.”
Some early-bird locals
even showed up before the noon opening, donning complimentary
hats and strands of Mardi Gras beads while being the first to
try out the 750 slot machines and 32 table games.
been waiting for it to open,” said Angie Saldana, 27,
of Reno, who came to the grand opening with her parents. “They
have a lot of machines that I don’t see other places.”
the hotel-casino has been operating its 604 rooms, coffee shop
and Benihana Japanese Steakhouse while awaiting approval of
its gaming license by the state Gaming Control Board and the
Nevada Gaming Commission. The control board gave its approval
Nov. 6, and the gaming commission gave the Golden Phoenix the
final go-ahead Nov. 21.
to Open Latest Casino
Echo/ - LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - The lavish new $9.3 million
(£6 million) Leo Casino at Queens Dock will open
to the public on December 12th. Around 120 jobs have been
created at the glass rotunda-fronted casino, owned and
operated by French champagne magnate Amaury Taittinger.
His family owns the nearby Dolby and Campanile hotels.
Taittinger, 52, said: "I see this as a leisure attraction,
not simply for serious gamblers to meet in a windowless
have created brightness and lots of light to ensure the
casino meets the standards that new Liverpool expects."
is an exciting project I am very proud of. This is my
first casino and it was very important to do it right,
so it has taken time," said Taittinger.
He is already planning to expand the casino and create
a three-star hotel on the site of the Dolby.
Leo Casino has a 60-seat restaurant and a European chef
will be on duty until midnight, when a Chinese chef takes
over. Downstairs, the casino will offer club-style environment,
with bar, slot machines, TV and a card room. It
will have 16 tables for roulette, black jack, stud poker,
dice and ponto banco.