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Changes on the strip since December 2012

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by urbanphotos, Dec 17, 2014.

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  1. urbanphotos

    urbanphotos Tourist

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    I just returned from my 23rd Las Vegas trip yesterday, hadn't been there for 2 years.

    Mandalay Bay has rebranded THEhotel as "Delano". I remember when they first built the tower, it had the Mandalay Bay logo on it and was simply a second room tower.

    A shopping center is being built in front of Bally's. The color changing neon rings are gone.

    Aria has a big sign right on the strip instead of hiding way back there in CityCenter.

    Bill's is now Cromwell and Imperial Palace is The LINQ.

    That whole block between Flamingo Rd. and Harrah's has been renovated and made to feel more upscale than it was.

    There's a new place, Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville Casino, next to Flamingo.

    The "High Roller" is a giant ferris wheel behind The Linq. It changes colors at night like the neon rings at Bally's used to.

    Leading up to the High Roller is a row of shops and restaurants. There's a place serving a Fuku burger in there.

    The Westward Ho and Frontier lots are still empty.

    The Stardust lot, which was going to be Echelon Place, is now going to be Resorts World; but it's still barely begun construction.

    Fontainebleau is still not open.

    The Sahara is now the SLS.

    A convenience store inside Harrah's was selling 25 ounce cans of Foster's Lager for $7 while the Walgreens a few blocks north was selling them for $2.99.

    Beers at Slots a Fun are 2 for $5.

    Video poker machines are almost gone. Silly slot machines based on movies and TV shows are the newest fad.
     
  2. cjohnson202

    cjohnson202 VIP Whale

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    hmmm...lets see what I can add to your list!

    New York New York now has the hersheys store and the brooklyn bridge has been re-done. Monte Carlo now has a brand new entrance at the front. Area between NYNY and Monte Carlo still under heavy construction building the new NHL arena.

    O'Sheas is back! (about 1/12th of the size however, located inside the Linq)

    Even more escalators are broken on a regular basis!

    Casino Royale has a new players club that gives $20 free slot play for every $100 you lose.
     
  3. Dentastic

    Dentastic Tourist

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    And sadly, 6 to 5 blackjack has appeared all over the strip.
     
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