The Wild Wild West casino and hotel near the Las Vegas Strip will be closed and demolished by Red Rock Resorts.
Six weeks prior, the company confirmed plans to demolish three permanently closed casinos.
According to Red Rocks spokesman Michael Britt, the casino will close on September 7th, and all employees will be offered positions at other properties owned by Station Casinos, Red Rock’s management subsidiary.
The operator intends to combine the Wild Wild West’s 20 acres of land with an adjacent 80 acres for an unspecified project.
It’s worth noting that the company had plans to build a resort-sized development on the Wild Wild West casino site in the late 2000s, but these plans were shelved due to the Great Recession.
Since 1998, Red Rock has owned the small Wild Wild West casino, which has 164 slot machines but no table games. Day’s Inn, an outside partner, manages its 260-room hotel.
In July of this year, the company announced plans to demolish three Southern Nevada properties: Texas Station, Fiesta Rancho, and Fiesta Henderson. Since March 2020, when the Covid-19 pandemic began, each of these casinos has been closed.
At the same time, Red Rock announced the purchase of a 128-acre site off Cactus Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard South for $172 million. The site is just south of the company’s existing 57-acre holdings.
This transaction, along with a sale agreement for a 67-acre site in North Las Vegas – the land on which the Wild Wild West casino is scheduled to be demolished – suggests that Red Rock has extensive development plans in the works.
Red Rock Vice Chairman Lorenzo Fertitta stated in August that land purchases were “consistent with the strategy we’ve had for a long time.”
Furthermore, Station Casinos President Scott Kreeger emphasized the unique opportunity that combining the location of Wild Wild West casino and its adjoining plot presents.
“Development parcels of this caliber are simply not available in Las Vegas any longer,” he said.
Neither Red Rock nor Station Casinos have provided specifics or a timetable for future development projects.