O'Sheas Casino officially closes its doors; garage implosion planned
The last hands have been dealt and the doors are now locked at O'Sheas on the Las Vegas Strip. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The last hands have been dealt and the doors are now locked at O'Sheas on the Las Vegas Strip.
Many people will remember O'Sheas by its old-Vegas feel. Massive resorts have popped up all around it, but O'Sheas has remained largely the same for the past 23 years, until Monday's final goodbye.
Chants of "O'Sheas!" broke out at the bar as people bought their last drinks and gambled their final dollars before the casino shut its doors for good at noon.
Caesars Entertainment has big plans for the property. They'll be tearing down parts of O'Sheas to construct the LINQ Project, an outdoor food and retail district centered by a giant observation wheel.
All of the 300 employees at O'Sheas are being offered jobs at other Caesars properties, and the president of Caesars says 90 percent of them have already been placed.
Now that O'Sheas is officially closed, they are wasting no time with the demolition.
The 7-story parking garage is set to be imploded at 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Some streets will begin closing at 1 a.m. in preparation, including Las Vegas Boulevard in front of Caesars from Flamingo to the Mirage.
Winnick Avenue and Audrie Street behind Imperial Palace and the Flamingo will be also close.
Streets are scheduled to remain closed until 6 a.m. but could reopen sooner, depending on the implosion and cleanup.