Wendy Rush

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Three Las Vegas casinos that have been struggling since the Coronavirus pandemic are scheduled to be demolished. If you’re a Las Vegas local, you’ve probably driven by one of these and seen the lack of life. Empty parking lots and dark marquis signs were a tell-tale sign that something wasn’t right. Stations Casinos announced on Friday that Texas Station, Fiesta Rancho and Fiesta Henderson were the three to be demolished. With these shut-downs, locals are wondering what is in store for the properties and what is to become of other station casinos.

Fox 5 reported that Station Casinos is planning to sell the land after the three casinos are demolished. The profits of those sales will actually be poured into the remaining properties for needed improvements. Profits will also go toward new properties for Station Casinos in the future. It’s not unheard of for Las Vegas casinos to be demolished once they come “of age”. Texas Station, Fiesta Rancho and Fiesta Henderson are all over thirty years old. And have not been in use for two years. Since the first shutdown of the Coronavirus pandemic, the properties have solely been used as Covid testing sites.

According to Fox 5 news, Station Casinos President, Scott Kreeger, commented on the company’s move. “While the decision was difficult,” said Kreeger, “throughout our 46-year history, Station Casinos has adapted and grown with the Las Vegas valley. This strategic focus will create new and exciting amenities for our customers and job opportunities for our valued Team Members and the community”.

Stations Casinos is already looking to the future. The company broke ground earlier this year on a new Las Vegas casino property across the 215 from IKEA, on Durango. The new casino will appropriately be called Durango Station. And Station Casinos will keep the Fiesta Ice Arena open, as the junior ice skating community is a growing population in Las Vegas.

Wendy Rush, 96.3 KKLZ Las Vegas

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