The D Las Vegas holds live auditions for Dancing Dealers
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A renovated casino downtown is making some big changes and they have "Las Vegas" written all over them.
The D Las Vegas on Fremont Street put the spotlight on dancers Friday and held live auditions to hire 100 Dancing Dealers.
They were held right on the street, so people walking by could watch the action.
"It was really fun. It's really hot out here but it was really fun; I'm really excited about it, so hopefully I do well," said Dancing Dealer contestant Angie Hastings.
The Dancing Dealers will fill The D's new party pit. The concept is just one part of The D's transformation from its former identity as Fitzgeralds Casino and Hotel.
"As part of that and part of the renovation, we're hiring more people. So today is just a unique, fun aspect of having a large audition, but we're looking to hire about 100 Dancing Dealers," said owner of The D, Derek Stevens.
Dozens of dancers came out to audition Friday, with hopes of being hired on the spot. They learned a short routine, then had about an hour to get it perfect and perform in front of a live crowd and judges.
"I moved here about three months ago, so I've done a lot of auditions in LA but never a live audition like this, and I love to perform. So it was kind of like a mini performance for me," said Hastings.
The D is one of Las Vegas' only two-level casinos featuring modern and vintage floors, and features daily live entertainment and more than 600 remodeled rooms and suites.
"With the two levels, it does attract two different crowds. Everybody likes to see both, but generally everybody finds their spot where they feel comfortable and really that's what we're trying to do," said Stevens.
The D will undergo many renovations over the next couple months and officially open with the renovations this fall.