Veteran video-game company Atari has announced a licensing agreement with Phoenix developer True North Studio to build Atari-branded hotels in eight U.S. cities, including Las Vegas. Indications are that the Las Vegas version will be a non-casino hotel aimed at families and business travelers, as well as the esports market, but that’s not known for sure. The first Atari-branded hotel is planned for Phoenix; no timetable has been announced for the Las Vegas resort.
Ahern Hotel: Another non-gambling hotel has opened just west of the Strip. The former Lucky Dragon Hotel-Casino is now receiving guests as the Ahern Hotel (no casino). The rooms have been renovated, though the convention center and restaurants located in the former casino space won’t be completed until the official grand opening on July 4.
Wynn win: Non-gambling hotels are fine, but they don’t produce million-dollar winners. A slot player at Wynn Las Vegas hit last week for $1.73 million on a $1 Wheel of Fortune Spin Triple Gold machine.
Nobu moves: After being forced to close along with the Hard Rock earlier this month, Las Vegas’ original high-end sushi restaurant, Nobu, made a quick move to Bally’s. Nobu has a second restaurant across the Strip at Caesars Palace.
Discount nog: Ellis Island ended up with a surplus of its holiday eggnog this year and is selling it at a $10 discount. You can buy it by the bottle at the EI bar for $25.
Dollar oysters: Greene St. Kitchen at the Palms has $1 oysters on Thursdays. Oysters are $40 a dozen ($3.33 each) on other nights, so this is a big discount in one of Vegas’ hottest new dining spots.
Question: Are the Las Vegas casinos taking bets on the XFL?
Answer: Absolutely, and not just in Nevada. XFL wagering has also been approved in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Iowa and Indiana. Additionally, unlike NFL broadcasts, the XFL broadcasters made several mentions of the lines during the inaugural games played last week.
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