O’Sheas Casino Closing
O’Sheas Casino has been operating in Las Vegas for well over two decades. However, this little bit of Sin City history will become a thing of the past because Caesars Entertainment, which owns O’Sheas, gave workers a notice that the Irish-themed casino will close down in 60 days.
The impending closure comes after Caesars announced summer plans to demolish O’Sheas to make way for their $550 million Project Linq development. As for the O’Sheas workers, Caesars Entertainment Senior Vice President Jan Jones initially said that the 285-person staff would all be let go when O’Sheas Casino was closed. But so far, 180 employees have been reassigned to other Caesars Entertainment properties, while the remaining 105 workers have an opportunity to be rehired.
The aforementioned Project Linq is an effort to build a dining and entertainment district near the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino and Flamingo Casino. Once the project is completed, the street will become Caesars’ private property. It’s also worth mentioning that Project Linq will include the world’s tallest observation wheel at 550 feet.
Going back to O’Sheas Casino, this establishment always had a heavy connection to drinking and partying. In fact, O’Sheas became very well known for their beer pong tournaments, which effectively attracted a lot of lower roller casino players. Most of the visitors at O’Sheas were in their 20’s and 30’s, and just looking to party. This being said, O’Sheas Casino was able to get away with offering some of the least advantageous casino games in Las Vegas.
As it stands now, there will soon be no more unfavorable games or beer pong tournaments since Caesars is closing down the party casino in May. The next closest thing to O’Sheas Casino is its neighbor, the Flamingo, which will probably get a lot of O’Sheas’ business.