The Plaza Hotel and Casino reopens bigger and betterAugust 30, 2011 3:07 AM by Mark Mayer
The Plaza Hotel and Casino returns bigger and better than ever with a grand re-opening for the media and invited guests this Wednesday. The hotel/casino has been a fashionable stop downtown since first opening its doors in 1971.
As part of the Fremont Street Experience, the Plaza sits on 16.5 acres of land with more than 1,000 guest rooms and suites, making it one of the largest hotel/casinos in downtown Las Vegas.
The Plaza began an extensive renovation project last year that included brand new guest rooms, suites, all new bars, restaurants and entertainment options. The renovations used contemporary furnishings from the Fontainebleau resort, which suspended construction on the Las Vegas Strip several years ago.
The official public opening of the Plaza will be Thursday, Sept. 1 – in time for college football.
Macau appears to be headed for a loosening of the proposed ban on smoking in casinos that will allow the continued presence of smoking lounges. There had been a lot of behind-the-scenes conversations aimed at achieving this compromise.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady vowed to fight his four-game suspension Wednesday, and team owner Robert Kraft opened training camp by saying he continues to “believe and unequivocally support” the three-time Super Bowl MVP.
Gaming revenue along the Las Vegas Strip corridor fell 16.31 percent to $445.5 million during June and the statewide win was off 8.4 percent to $830.9 million.
Florida’s top gaming regulator has written a letter to the Seminole Tribe of Florida asking for a meeting at which Seminole leaders are expected to provide a timeline for closing the table games that the tribe operates at most of its seven casinos.
The proportion of VIP gaming revenues in Macau casinos continued to shrink in the second quarter. It was 55.5 percent of casino revenue. VIP revenue is down by 42.2 percent from a year ago.