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Fireworks Mark Casino MonteLago's Reopening

HENDERSON, Nev. - A spectacular show in the sky marked the return of Casino MonteLago. The dazzling fireworks over Lake Las Vegas signaled a rebirth.

"Tonight is a big night for all of Lake Las Vegas," said Lake Las Vegas store owner Don Saunders. "Having Casino MonteLago here is going to be an amazing entry into what's about to come for Lake Las Vegas."

Casino MonteLago went dark after the recession. Now, it's back and newly-renovated. The property is designed to be elegant, but not arrogant.

Tony Henry handed out samples from the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory on the casino floor. Her Lake Las Vegas business suffered when the casino closed 14 months ago.

"We've had a huge decline, but we've been doing everything we can to keep business coming in," she said. "It's beautiful. They've redone it. It's absolutely fantastic."

Casino MonteLago Gets Ready to Reopen Doors

Casino MonteLago Gets Ready to Reopen Doors

The new Casino MonteLago at Lake Las Vegas will open its doors to the general public Thursday night.

The resort reopens at 9 p.m., before that there will be a party on the streets of the Village at Lake Las Vegas with live entertainment. When the resort opens there will be a fireworks display over head.

The casino closed in March of 2010 because of the economy. It is now under new management and has under gone a transformation. Earlier this month the resort hired more than 100 people to fill open positions.

Jobs Available as Lake Las Vegas Casino Reopens

Jobs Available as Lake Las Vegas Casino Reopens

Close to 100 restored jobs will open for interviews Monday as Casino MonteLago at Lake Las Vegas readies to reopen.

Casino MonteLago is scheduled to reopen Memorial Day weekend under the new ownership of Intrepid Gaming, pending approval by the Nevada Gaming Control Board and Commission.

The announcement was made today by Intrepid Gaming CEO Jon Berkley.

“We are excited to be a part of the resurgence of Lake Las Vegas,” Berkley said. “Our immediate focus is on hiring approximately 100 experienced team members who will fulfill our goal of providing personalized, concierge style service for our guests. We are currently under construction, upgrading the property with stunning design and architectural details.

Eastside Cannery "Lights It Up Blue" for Autism Awareness

The iconic Eastside Cannery building will attract even more attention on April 1st and 2nd, especially during the nighttime hours.  That's because the structure will be illuminated in blue. "Light It Up Blue" is a nationwide effort to encourage businesses and residences to light up their structures in blue light in recognition of those families affected by autism.  The Eastside Cannery, on Boulder Highway is able to change the colors displayed on the building quite easily.  There are roughly 16,000 LED lights on the exterior of the building which can be programmed to change colors or illuminate one particular shade of color.  The blue lights will be visual Friday, April 1st and Saturday April 2nd, which is World Autism Awareness Day.  Every 1 in 110 children is affected by the autism disorder.  More information on Light It Up Blue can be found at www.lightitupblue.org and www.autismspeaks.org.

 

Las Vegas Rotary Poker Tournament at the Aria March 13th

Las Vegas Rotary Poker Tournament  at the Aria March 13th

The Las Vegas Rotary and the Aria Resort & Casino have partnered together to host the Las Vegas Rotary Poker Tournament on March 13th at 2pm. The tournament will benefit the Las Vegas Rotary Foundation, which provides grants and charitable activities throughout southern Nevada.

The tournament will be held in the Poker Room at the Aria, and entry to the tournament is $125. Re-buys are $50 and available the first hour, after which time players will be able to purchase an add-on for $50. Prizes will depend on the number of entries, and the tournament is expected to last between four and six hours. Registration will begin at noon on March 13th.

BREAKING NEWS: Wind Advisory and Freeze Watch Issued

LAS VEGAS -- A wind advisory has been issued starting at 3 p.m. and lasting until midnight for Clark County and southern Nye County and a freeze watch will be in effect Wednesday night.

Winds are expected to be gusting between 20 to 30 mph and with gusts possible to 50 mph. There is also a slight chance of rain. The temperature will drop Wednesday and is expected to be in the 40's on Thanksgiving Day making it one of the coldest in recent years.

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A freeze watch is in effect from Wednesday night to Friday morning. Some neighborhoods could see temperatures in the 20's.

 

Judge Approves Auctioning Station Casino Hotels

RENO, Nev. -- A federal bankruptcy judge in Nevada has approved a plan to auction 11 Station Casinos properties on the open market.

U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Gregg Zive in Reno said Friday that he'll supervise the Aug. 6 sale. The judge says he wants to control disentangling what he called a complex set of relationships with "legal issues and questions at every step of that separation."

The proposal would spin off the Red Rock Resort, Palace Station, Sunset Station, Boulder Station and Wild Wild West properties into a holding company owned by company lenders, real estate investor Colony Capital, and members of the casino company's founding family.

The holding company would offer $772 million for the remaining 11 casinos, land holdings, and American Indian casino contracts as one entity.

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