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We may have to wait until August 23 to step foot inside SLS Las Vegas, but we didn't have to wait that long to get some of our 'must know' questions answered.
SLS COO Rob Oseland held a Facebook chat on Wednesday and answered a host of queries on everything from whether the renovated resort would be gay friendly (it will) to whether guests will be able to opt out of the resort fee (they won't). Here are a few more responses you should know:
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One of the things about having a great vocal community is that people listen. Wednesday, we revealed more details about gaming at SLS Las Vegas and you voiced concerns about what blackjack games will actually be offered when the renovated resort reopens August 23. SLS was listening and offers up more information to interested fans.
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SLS Las Vegas opens in a month on August 23 and this gambler gets more and more excited with each bit of news he hears about the casino. And, now I'm hearing SLS could have the most player friendly gaming on The Strip!
Last May when SLS Las Vegas (formerly the Sahara) shared that it wouldn’t open with a poker room (execs will reconsider if there is demand) or a traditional sportsbook, I was slightly concerned about the kind of gaming that might be offered. A combination sportsbook-slash-restaurant sounds like a very modern way to extract revenue as opposed to offering an amenity to guests.
Earlier this year, however, promising details were revealed about the SLS Las Vegas casino itself. I became cautiously optimistic given the tagline, "generous pay tables you love." When details were revealed on Bazaar Casino (an evenings only gaming concept), I was pleased to learn there would be some very playable blackjack games available.
The grand opening of the SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino is just a mere month away and the property is kicking off the final countdown in a very social way -- with a Iive Facebook chat.
On Friday, we told you how Sahara Las Vegas Corp., owners of the acreage that once hosted a Wet 'N' Wild, were seeking use permits for everything from a recreational facility and restaurants to a nightclub, offices, shops and even a grocery store. What we didn't know at the time is that this all seems to be connected to a December announcement by former NBA and UNLV basketball player Jackie Robinson in regards to a privately funded $1.3 billion All Net Arena and Resort project. The plan would install a 22,000-seat arena on the land (totaling 27 acres, in all) as well as a casino-less resort (which our eagle-eyed readers noticed was conspicuously absent from our list of permits on Friday). A VegasChatter tipster tells us he was told last month that the resort would be a 500-room luxury five-star hotel and spa and would stand 45 stories tall.
The north Strip is officially awakening from its slumber. SLS Las Vegas debuts in just over a month (August 23) and may soon be bracketed by construction to the north, west and south. A Walgreens is already underway to the north (on the other side of Sahara Avenue) and will open next year. (Admittedly, not that exciting, but hey, we'll take it.) A City of Rock will soon rise on the west side of The Strip with a debut of 2015, too. Now, it looks like that long abandoned plot of land to the south of SLS -- you know, the one that once held the hottest place to cool off in town? -- may see some action of its own.
Once the site of Wet 'N' Wild, the 27 acres between SLS and the husk of Fontainebleau is owned by Sahara Las Vegas Corp., a subsidiary of Archon Group. Earlier this week, executives approached a local government board seeking use permits for everything under the sun. And, we're not exaggerating. Check it out for yourself:
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Can't wait for future Vegas to arrive? Sate your thirst for Vegas new-ness with ten shots of construction porn. All were snapped today as we travelled from Luxor to Sahara. Erm, SLS!
Delano Las Vegas (Debuting September 1)
Don't call it THEhotel, anymore. It's almost Delano now -- just check out the sign below! -- so we might as well get used to it. Officially making its Vegas debut September 1, some folks are already enjoying the new rooms. A rep tells us about 40 percent of the tower's accommodations have been remodeled so far. For more on what to expect from Delano, click here.
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With its grand opening just over two months away, SLS Las Vegas will be here before we know it. When you head there to visit or to stay awhile and you're driving yourself, don't automatically pull into the Las Vegas Boulevard entrance.
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Being one of the first to walk into a newly opened casino is one of the most thrilling things you can do in Las Vegas. This writer remembers doing just that for the debuts of Treasure Island, Monte Carlo, Venetian and Palms. In August, we'll all have a new chance to reminisce about the time we walked into a just-opened resort when SLS Las Vegas comes online.
Already a member of the Preferred Hotel Group (along with Wynn, Red Rock Resort and Green Valley Ranch), SLS Las Vegas is now partnering up with Hilton Worldwide as part of the brand's new Curio collection.
SLS Lights Sign.
SLS Las Vegas has flipped the switch on its 153-foot-tall, Strip-front marquee. VegasChatter staff photographer Greg Clarke swung by earlier today when the digital display was monkeying around with a few different images. It was clearly, however, a 'monkey see, monkey do' production. Exhibit A: