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Las Vegas Casinos Closed, Renovated, Sales, Name Changes

Las Vegas is constantly changing and the list below of casino sales, implosions, closures and name changes is living proof.  The following information is listed in alphabetical order, not in date order. 


  • Big Red's Casino: Closed in 1982, turned into Sports World Casino, closed in 2001, is now a shopping center.
  • Boardwalk Casino: Demolished May 9, 2006, will become CityCenter expect completion 2010.
  • Bonanza Casino:  Demolished, opened in 1973 at the MGM Grand, in 1985 changed into Ballys.
  • Boomtown Casino:  Changed name to Silverton in 1998. 
  • Bourbon Street Casino:  Closed in 2005, now vacant.
  • Castaways Casino: Closed and imploded in 2005
  • Continental Casino:  Closed in 1999, remodeled and opened in 2000 as Terrible's Casino.
  • Debbie Reynolds Casino:  Sold in 1998 to World Wrestling Federation, renamed to Convention Center Drive Hotel, sold in 2000 and renamed Greek Isles Casino in 2001.
  • Desert Inn Casino: sold to Howard Hughes in 1967, changed hands a couple more times and then in 1993 sold to ITT/Sheraton, sold again in 1998 to Starwood Hotels, sold to Steve Wynn in 2000, closed in 2001, partially imploded in October 2001, balance demolished in 2004, is now part of Wynn Las Vegas.
  • Dunes Casino: Demolished in 1993, now is the Bellagio Casino.
  • El Rancho Vegas: Burned in 1960, now is the Hilton Grand Vacation Club timeshare on part of the land.
  • El Rancho Casino: Closed in 1992, demolished in 2000, after being sold to Turnberry Associates.
  • Fiesta Casino:  Sold to Station Casinos in 2001, name changed to Fiesta Rancho.
  • Frontier Casino:  In 1967, sold to Howard Hughes, sold to Margaret Elardi in 1988, sold again to Phil Ruffin in 1998 and renamed it New Frontier. The New  Frontier closed its doors at 12:00am on July 16, 2007, and was demolished on November 13, 2007.
  • Gold Strike Casino:  Sold to Circus Circus in 1995, name change to Mandalay Resort Group in 1999, become part of the 2004 Merger with MGM Mirage.
  • Hacienda: Demolished in 1996, is now the Mandalay Bay Casino.
  • Holy Cow Casino Cafe and Brewery: Closed in 2002.
  • Jackpot Casino: Closed in 1977, is now part of the Sahara.
  • Key Largo Casino:  Closed in 2005, awaiting ?
  • Klondike Casino: Closed in 2006, soon to be demolished.
  • Landmark Casino:  Closed in 1991, demolished in 1995 and is now part of the Las Vegas Convention Center Parking Structure.
  • Las Frontier Casino: Opened in 1942 and renamed to New Frontier in 1955.
  • Le Reve Casino:  Was the working name for what is now Wynn Las Vegas.  Never opened under the working name.
  • Lotus Inn Casino: Closed in 1978, is now a Rodeway Inn.
  • Lucky Slots Casino: Closed in 1981, is now retail shopping center.
  • Marina Casino: Closed in November 1991, in December 1993 is now part of the MGM Grand.
  • Maxim Casino:  Sold in 1998, sold several more times and in 2002 sold to Clumbia Sussex Corp, remodeled and in 2003 opened as Westin Casuarina Hotel.
  • Mint Casino:  Sold in 1989 and become part of Binion's Horseshoe. 
  • Money Tree Casino: Closed in 1979.
  • Nevada Palace casino opened in July 1979 and changed hands in 1983. It is now part of the parking lot of the Eastside Cannery Casino, which opened in late 2008.
  • New Frontier Casino:  From 1955 to 1967, then changed name to Frontier.
  • Nob Hill Casino: Closed in 1990, is now Casino Royale.
  • Paddlewheel Casino: Closed in 1991, opened in 1993 as the Debbie Reynolds which closed in 1996 and is now the Greek Isles Casino.
  • Reserve Casino:  Sold in 2001 to Station Casinos and name changed to Fiesta Henderson.
  • Royal Nevada Casino:  Opened in 1955, changed name in 1958 to Stardust.
  • San Souci: Closed in 1962, made into the Castaways, and then demolished in 1987, is now The Mirage.
  • San Remo Casino:  Sold in 2004, changed name to Hooters. 
  • Sands Casino: Demolished in 1996, is now The Venetian.
  • Showboat Casino:  Sold in 2000, changed name to Castaways, sold several times and in 2005 closed and demolished.
  • Silver City Casino: Closed in 1999, is now the Silver City Shopping Center.
  • Silver Nugget Casino:  Name change in 1990 to Mahoney's Silver Nugget. 
  • Silver Slipper: Demolished in 1988, made into a parking lot and now the Desert Inn Road Arterial.
  • Silverbird Casino:  Sold in 1981 and renamed El Rancho.
  • South Coast Casino:  Sold and name change in October 2006, new name is South Point. 
  • Stardust Resort & Casino: Closed November 1 2006, Demolished March 13, 2007, will become Echelon Place, expect completion 2010.
  • Tally Ho Hotel: (Legal name was King's Crown Tally Ho) Sold in 1966, turned into The Aladdin, which now is Planet Hollywood in 2006.
  • Thunderbird Casino:  Closed in 1976, reopened as Silverbird.
  • Treasury Casino:  Sold and renamed as the San Remo in 1989.
  • Union Casino:  Opened in 1970, renamed in 1971 as Union Plaza Casino.
  • Vegas World: Sold in 1994, demolished in 1995, is now the Stratosphere.
  • Westward Ho Casino: Closed in 2005, demolished in 2006.
  • Vacation Village Resort & Casino: Closed in 2002, sold in 1994 to Turnberry Assoc., demolished in 2006.



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