Issue 3
September 1- September15 , 2000
Volume 1
page 1

This Issue

Gaming News
Desert Inn ends chapter in Las Vegas

Mohegan Sun tops-off Connecticut's newest arena

Travel agents name Las Vegas a vacation "hot-spot"

Nevada Gaming Commission spproves Isle of Capri acquisition

Caesar Atlantic City to co-sponsor NJ State Senior Festival

Biggest power bingo installation in N. America secured in Milwaukee

Maitre D'Adolfo Conti spices up the Bicycle Casino

Isle Of Capri rolls out new boat & brand in IW

Gambling Guru Al Krigman tells you how to set your goals before you hit the casino floor

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Desert Inn Ends Chapter in Las Vegas

The 50-year-old Desert Inn, a historic Las Vegas resort once owned by billionaire recluse Howard Hughes who used one of its floors as his own private reserve, shut its doors forever on August 28, 2000 with its new owners planning to rip it down to make way for a mega-complex.

Casino Mogul Steve Wynn bought the Desert Inn for $270 million last June shortly after stepping down as chief executive officer of Mirage Resorts Inc., which was purchased by MGM Grand Inc. in May to form MGM Mirage.

Desert Inn is one of the oldest properties on the Las Vegas Strip. The resort was the fifth Las Vegas Strip property - and one of the largest - when Wilbur Clark completed it in 1950 at a cost of $3.5 million. The fabled resort had 300 hotel rooms, a casino, a spa and two restaurants.

The resort's casino closed at 2:00 am on August 25, and the doors closed to the public for good 12 hours later, said spokeswoman Caroline Coyne. "It's a time of nostalgia and melancholy because it's hard to say goodbye under any

TheDesert Inn was one of Southern Nevada's largest resorts when it opened on April 24, 1950.

circumstances," she said, speaking for the employees and some of the guests who came to pay their last respects.

Wynn plans to demolish the present complex within seven months and build a new 59-story resort on the site. He said the new complex would not be called the Desert Inn, but he has no disclosed a new name.

Dave Koz

Dave Koz will perform at Sunset Station Hotel Casino's outdoor amphitheater on September 23, 2000.

His Sunset Station show will included an electric mix of music, including tracks from his ablum Off The Beaten Path, which includes an arry of "sounds" such as guitar, mandolin, accordion and harmonica.


Saturday at 8:00 pm


$23, $28, $33 plus tax

For more information, call the Sunset Station box office at (702) 547-7777.

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