Vegas Isn’t Dead Yet

by , Feb 23, 2009 | 6:47 am

Interesting article about how the Golden Nugget is pushing forward with expansion — new tower and all — despite economic woes. I had forgotten GN was a Texas-run joint … no wonder it’s one of my favorite places in town. And though it’s my preferred downtown cash game venue, when someone recently asked me to put together a list of the 10 best most noteworthy poker rooms in Vegas, it didn’t make the cut. (Would come in #11 or 12.)

And lastly, speaking more generally about downtown and economy … though I haven’t seen any numbers, I was on Fremont St. on a recent Saturday night, and it was busier and more packed than I have ever seen it. Ever. And yet the Strip, different hotels and the street itself … noticeably quieter than in months and years past.

Take that for whatever it’s worth.

One Comment to “Vegas Isn’t Dead Yet”

  1. Poker Shrink

    Hotel towers are all about financing. If you are mid-tower on an existing hotel like the Nugget, you gotta finish but City Center lopped 40 stories of condos off the top of the Harmon Tower and just put the roof on it down lower. Echelon Place just stopped with those iron works just hanging there in the air but the Nugget was just too far along to stop their construction.

    Bankers: can live with ’em; can keep them from robbing us blind.