September 7, 1989 |
A fire in a construction area at the Riviera Hotel and Casino forced the evacuation of guests from 2,000 rooms of the Las Vegas Strip resort late this morning. No injuries were reported. The fire blackened a section of the original hotel high-rise, a nine-story structure built in 1953.
June 1, 1988
Circus Circus Enterprises of Las Vegas said it will exercise its option to purchase 117 acres on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip for $43.25 million. It is the company's intention to develop a major hotel and casino complex on this site, with an opening date projected for mid-1990.
January 13, 2009 |
Harrah's Entertainment Inc. says it is delaying plans to open the 665 rooms at a sixth tower it has just built at Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip until there is stronger demand for hotel rooms.
July 15, 2008 |
Casino mogul Steve Wynn says hiring will begin Sunday for 5,300 positions at his new Encore resort on the Las Vegas Strip. Company executives said hiring would be handled online. Encore, with 2,034 rooms, is scheduled to open by the end of the year.
February 2, 1989 |
Grace Hayes, legendary Las Vegas and Hollywood nightclub hostess of the 1940s and 1950s, died Wednesday at a convalescent home. She was 93. Forty years ago, Hayes operated the Las Vegas Strip's most chic nightclub, The Red Rooster. In its day, the nightclub catered to customers such as Howard Hughes, Benjamin (Bugsy) Siegel and a host of Hollywood movie stars. Before that, she owned and operated a movie stars' nightclub hangout called Grace Hayes' Lodge in the San Fernando Valley.
June 29, 2001 |
An explosion on the roof of Caesars Palace hotel-casino Thursday injured three people and sent black smoke billowing over the Las Vegas Strip. Clark County Fire Department spokesman Bob Leinbach said a propane tank on a third-floor roof exploded at 11:24 a.m., igniting a brief two-alarm fire . A construction worker was burned on 20% of his body and received shrapnel-type injuries, and two guests received burns and concussion-related injuries.
June 4, 2008 |
Construction workers building a massive casino complex on the Las Vegas Strip were expected to return to work after a one-day walkout over safety concerns at the site where six workers have died since 2006. The general contractor of MGM Mirage Inc.'s CityCenter project will arrange for worker safety training and allow union and business leaders full access to the site at all times, union officials said.