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Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by shokhead, Feb 27, 2013.

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  1. shokhead

    shokhead I'm no big spender!

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    What are 2 or 3 of the biggest casino's downtown? Anybody expanding?
     
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    I cant say for sure with the square footage, but Golden Nugget, Binions, and either 4Queens or Fremont are probably the 3 biggest. I know there is a website that has squaqre footage of casino floors but cant remember what it one it is. The D has a second floor which probably adds into that as well, so its right up there too.

    Found these on another vegas website...

    Golden Nugget 38,000 sq. ft. casino

    Fremont 32,000 sq. ft. casino

    4Queens 32,000 sq. ft. casino

    Binions 80,000 sq. ft. casino

    The D 42,000 sq. ft. casino

    suprising to me Plaza 87,000 sq. ft. (but they have alot of unused space)

    El Cortez sq. ft. 60,000 sq. ft.
     
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    Downtown Casino Square Footage:
    1. Stratosphere Tower Hotel & Casino - 80,000.
    2. Binion's Gambling Hall & Hotel - 78,800. *
    3. Plaza Hotel & Casino - 57,436.

    4. Golden Nugget - 47,796.
    5. El Cortez - 45,300.
    6. The D - 43,241.
    7. The Downtown Grand - 40,000. (SQF of Lady Luck - scheduled to open 2013).
    8. California Hotel & Casino - 35,848.
    9. Fremont Hotel & Casino - 30,244.
    10. Four Queens Hotel & Casino - 27,389.
    11. Main Street Station Hotel & Casino - 26,918.
    12. Las Vegas Club Hotel & Casino - 21,080. *
    13. Golden Gate Hotel & Casino - 12,243.
    14. Western Hotel & Casino - 11,972. (Rest in Peace)
    15. Gold Spike - 7,175.
    16. Mermaids - 7,000.
    17. La Bayou - 3,200.

    (Source - State of Nevada Gaming Control Board - PDF File
    measured by space provided for Pit Games, Slots, Keno, Bingo, Race & Sports and Poker).

    Downtown Grand is the only "new" (former Lady Luck) casino in the works.

    The company which owns The Western (and Plaza / Las Vegas Club) is looking to sell The Western, and the buyer will likely not be a casino (rezoned for retail and or residential).

    The only planned not completed are the planned new Golden Gate Five Story Tower for new rooms and suites. The Golden Gate is working with BeeJay, Gaggles and crew to coordinate a future trip with their grand opening.

    * - Both of these hotels have a lot of dead space / unused space counted within their totals. The footage is based on each casino's licensed space.
     
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    Awesome reference guide. Thanks.
     
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    Cool! Thanks!:beer:
     
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    What other hotel is The D by and what is The D like?
     
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    The D is right next to the 4 Queens, it is totally revamped from floor up. Party atmosphere, throwback to old vegas 2nd level, Sigma Derby machine and old coin dropper slots.
     
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    Sounds like fun.
     
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    ive yet to get up to see the Sigma derby, but a month from this Sat, I will be up there! Cant wait, the D was nice when I was there last April, but alot of it has been upgraded since I was there. Gonna be fun!
     
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    Excellent reference! Thanks for sharing. I always thought that Binions was the biggest downtown
     
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    Binion's might be considered the "largest" DT casino according to the square footage based on the casino's "licensed space" .... but there is a lot of empty dead space. It might be more accurate if the casinos were measured by the number of "gaming stations" ... i.e. number of gaming machines and gaming tables.
     
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    True.
    Doesn't the strip casino's have more of the newer machines then DT does?
     
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    The way it's been the last couple years, I would have to think the GN has the most available machines and tables in use. by far. Most Other casino's DT have too much dead space like others said, the Elco and Four Queens being perhaps the only exceptions.

    I like that most casino's have a good mix of new and old Machines, especially Four Queens. I hope that never changes.
     
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    I am quite sure that whole back area of Bininons by the old Porte is part of the estimated casino floor space. Nothing back there anymore except bathrooms and candy machines!
     
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    Is the Strat really considered "downtown"?
     
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    Yes, it is considered Downtown.
     
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    I consider it to be in the DMZ or No Mans Land. Because of its location, I think I have been there maybe once or twice in all my trips to Vegas. It just seems isolated..
     
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    I've never considered it part of DT.
     
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    Seems strange that some people would consider the Strat as a "downtown" property, when basically just a block away is the Sahara, which was always considered a Strip property.

    After all, the Strat's address is on Las Vegas Blvd. South, right before you can branch off onto Main Street.
     
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    The Stratsophere is within Las Vegas city limits. All other casinos on the Strip built outside of city limits for tax and other reasons.

    The Nevada Gaming Commission includes the Stratosphere results when they report Downtown gambling results.

    The Gaming Commission has many interesting reports.
     
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