O'Shea's casino on Vegas Strip shutting its doors

AP News
Posted: Apr 30, 2012 12:11 PM
O'Shea's casino on Vegas Strip shutting its doors

A 23-year-old Irish-themed casino on the Las Vegas Strip is going dark to make way for a major entertainment district.

O'Shea's Casino is set to close at noon Monday after urging patrons to "drink us dry" over the weekend. Officials plan to implode the casino's parking garage early Tuesday.

The casino's parent company is making way for a $500 million Linq Project, which will include an outdoor shopping and dining area and a giant observation wheel.

Caesars Entertainment executives say they'll bring back the casino's distinctive casual atmosphere, live music and beer pong in a reinvented O'Shea's within the Linq project.

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O'Shea's employs about 300 people. Casino officials say they've been trying to place them in other jobs within the company.