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The Linq “High Roller” Wheel Taking Shape

by , Aug 17, 2013 | 10:00 am

Just somebody please tell Caesars the idea of hosting a WSOP poker event on this thing ... please, no, puke. [photo: Jeff Scheid / Las Vegas Review-Journal]

Somebody please tell Caesars to not even think of hosting a WSOP sit-n-go on this thing … ack, no, puke. [photo: Jeff Scheid / Las Vegas Review-Journal]

Caesars Entertainment Corp. [recently] showed off its $550 million vision of urban renewal.

The casino operator is still seven months from finishing The Linq, which was designed as an eclectic urban streetscape suggested by New York City’s trendy Meatpacking District.

The project transforms an eastside Strip area between The Quad and Flamingo that until last year housed a dilapidated parking garage, an underused alleyway and a tiny casino favored by the beer pong crowd.

When it fully opens in February, The Linq’s open-air promenade will encompass 300,000 square feet of stylish retail offerings, trendy restaurants and hip entertainment venues, all anchored on its east end by a 550-foot-tall observation wheel.

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