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Pioneer Gift Shop

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels' started by gregluvsvegas, May 26, 2021.

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  1. gregluvsvegas

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    While watching some Fremont Street YouTube vids, it appears that most of the Pioneer Gift Shop has been vacated. Does anyone know what is going on there? Personally I would love to see it turned into a CVS. Just kidding!!! I would however like to see the reappearance of a small slot parlor like Mermaids or La Bayou. I know those places were kind of a rip-off, but you could sit in Mermaids and play minimum bet pennies and the cocktail waitresses would come around about every 5 minutes serving FULL pour drinks. I miss that part of downtown. That old theater (Indian Museum) was supposed to be turned into some kind of food court, but I don't think that has opened either. If a building is just going to sit empty for a long while, wouldn't it make sense to just jam it with slots and generate some revenue?
     
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    The licensing can take a long time and I would imagine fairly costly. So it doesn't make sense for just a short period of time I don't think.

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    So the short version is that in order to maintain their nonrestricted license, they need to have something open for a day or two every few years.

    See, e.g., https://vegasinc.lasvegassun.com/business/gaming/2012/jun/19/pop--casino-opens-8-hours-former-moulin-rouge/

    There's a company that specializes in just throwing a trailer together for VP and some minor slots. It's silly, but so it goes.
     
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    I was there when they did the trailer for the Moulin Rouge, actually was hard to even get to since they were in process of updated the canopy and equipment was everywhere.

    I kind of enjoy those gift shops with the 10 for 10 type deals. Always find some cacti to take home.
     
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    True enough if the gift shop was licensed and kept it up.

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