A timetable for Paradise Park, the Wynn Resorts project that will be built on the Las Vegas Strip at the site of the old Desert Inn golf course, has been announced. Work will begin in December or January. The first part of the phased project is to be completed by early 2019.
There have been some changes in the project, with a planned hotel tower apparently being delayed in favor of building out a lagoon and beach element along with the convention space.
Crazy winner: A San Diego visitor hit for a $1 million payday last week when he made a six-card diamond royal flush playing Crazy 4 Poker at the Flamingo. It was the first million-dollar jackpot this year in Caesars Entertainment’s “Millionairemaker” bonus program. There were eight million-dollar winners in 2016.
Book moved: Changes continue at downtown’s California. After many years of being on the second floor, the sports book has been relocated to the main casino floor where it includes a new bar.
Hours cut: The Aria Cafe coffee shop at Aria is no longer open 24 hours. New hours are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., leaving Jean Philippe Patisserie as the only 24/7 food option at the giant resort.
Elton cancels: Upcoming performances for Elton John’s “The Million Dollar Piano” have been canceled through Friday. The cancellations are due to illness, and tickets are being refunded. Elton returns to the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in October.
Question: Is it true that a brothel themed for the Oakland Raiders is being planned to coincide with the team’s move to Las Vegas?
Answer: Nevada brothel king Dennis Hof says he will build a Raiders-themed establishment called Pirate’s Booty in anticipation of the move. The brothel will be about 90 miles from Las Vegas in Nye County, where prostitution is legal. Hof says Raiders players and staff will get 50 percent off services and other VIP treatment.
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