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Hawaiian Places $66,200 Roulette Bet, Cashes In

Hawaiian Places $66,200 Roulette Bet, Cashes In

 

A Hawaii man tested his luck Wednesday with an odd bet on even at the roulette table at Binion’s.

A few tense seconds later, he walked away with more than $132,000.

The 31-year-old man contacted Binion’s casino director Glenn Casale in advance to ask if he would take the unusual, one-shot $66,200 bet.

“It’s not every day you get a call from a guy who’s asking about that kind of wager,” Casale said. “After a few conversations I realized that this man was serious.  I discussed the situation with (owner) Terry Caudill, who said he would book the bet.”

Dancing Dealers Audition for the D Las Vegas

Dancing Dealers Audition for the D Las Vegas

 

The D Las Vegas held auditions Friday for its new dancing dealers attraction.

The casino is looking to fill 100 spots. The addition of dancing dealers is part of the property’s transformation from the Fitzgeralds Casino and Hotel. The high-energy party pit is the focal point of the casino floor, featuring girls, gambling and easy access to the longest bar in the state.

“I think we are starting to see some turn with people coming to Las Vegas. I am glad gas prices are coming down. Hopefully, that affects some of the flight prices. It is great to see the new terminal open, and I think this is all part of what we have expected from Vegas coming back,” Chief Executive of The D Las Vegas Derek Stevens said.

The D will feature live daily entertainment, and it is one of the only properties in town with a two-level casino.

Fitzgeralds Sign Comes Down as New Identity Emerges

Fitzgeralds Sign Comes Down as New Identity Emerges

Somewhere over the rainbow is no longer a place to be found at the Fremont Street Experience.

Crews began removing the rainbow sign leading to the entrance of the casino formerly known as Fitzgeralds on Tuesday, the latest step in changing the identity of the stalwart downtown building into "the D." Property officials announced the rebranding in March, along with a $15 million renovation plan.

The transformation of the property should be complete by fall 2012.

 

Fresh Name and Fresh Start for the Old Fitz

Fresh Name and Fresh Start for the Old Fitz

A longtime hotel-casino in downtown Las Vegas is undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation. Fitzgeralds Hotel and Casino is getting a new name and a new look. The Fremont Street property is now known as "The D Las Vegas."

The hotel opened in 1979 as the Sundance. It has been known as Fitzgeralds, or the Fitz, for the last 25 years. Now, the Irish-themed casino is counting on its luck to get a total transformation, starting Tuesday with a new name. "The D Las Vegas" is a nod to several things, including the owner's nickname, but the hotel's name is mainly a reference to downtown Las Vegas.

The property will be renovated extensively, including all 638 hotel rooms. One of the hotel’s new features opened Saturday. The Longbar is billed as the longest bar in Nevada. The goal is to keep up with the energetic attitude and fun atmosphere that is now synonymous with a vibrant downtown.