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Not to be confused with El Rancho Vegas. Clark County Assessor's office. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For more information, visit www. With approximately , hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and more than 10 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA mission centers on attracting ever-increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area. The Silverbird opened on January 1, In , Stern was hired again to expand the hotel and casino.

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The casino is owned and operated by Michael Gaughan and it serves as the primary sponsor of Gaughan's son Brendan Gaughan 's race car. Based on advance booking, Coast Casinos announced expansion plans to add additional hotel rooms, with a second tower, for a total of 1, rooms.

The foundation was also poured for a possible third tower during the initial construction phase. The casino received approval to open from the Nevada Gaming Commission on November 17, In mid July , it was announced that Michael Gaughan would sell all of his Boyd stock to Boyd Gaming in exchange for full ownership of the South Coast.

The Nevada Gaming Commission approved the sale on October 19, On August 24, , the South Point announced an room expansion with construction of the third hotel tower, turning the hotel towers into a "T"-shaped facility as seen from above.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved August 3, Las Vegas area casinos. Las Vegas area hotels. In , Stern was hired again to expand the hotel and casino. The new resort would have included a family-oriented theme park with country-style entertainment and attractions. LVEN also planned to construct two story hotel towers meant to resemble a gigantic pair of Western-style boots.

The new towers would have brought the El Rancho up to a total of 2, hotel rooms. By January , LVEN planned to open El Rancho's Countryland USA with its own hour cable television channel based inside the new resort, which would have housed facilities for production and broadcasting.

The channel would have promoted events at the resort, as well as other resorts. LVEN had also planned to add a country-themed shopping mall and a rodeo production facility to the new resort. The resort was to include seven separately owned casinos, with each one being approximately 30, square feet.

ITB hoped to begin construction later that year , with a planned opening date of April ITB was pursuing other possible options for the property at that time. The new resort would have included a 1,room hotel and a ,square-foot casino. By June , a buyer was considering a purchase of the resort. KVBC conducted and aired an investigation of the resort's structures. Asbestos and exposed wiring were reportedly found throughout the buildings, as well as corroding chemicals which covered the floors.

Rats and bugs were found to be inhabiting the resort. While most of the structures were decomposing, another section of the El Rancho was found to have been renovated with working slot machines, which had been lent to the owners by Bally Gaming three years earlier to showcase to potential investors for the Countryland USA project. After the investigation aired, the property's owners were fined for health and safety violations by the local building and fire departments, as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

In February , Turnberry Associates acquired a six-month option to purchase the El Rancho, which Turnberry described as "an eyesore". Turnberry was in the process of developing Turnberry Place , a series of luxury high-rise condominium towers directly east of the El Rancho.

On October 3, , the resort's last remaining structure, the story hotel tower, was imploded with pounds of explosives in front of 2, spectators.

The site of the El Rancho and Algiers was later used for the un-opened Fontainebleau Resort Las Vegas , which began construction in The Casino was also the setting of "Fever", an episode from the first season of the Twilight Zone.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Not to be confused with El Rancho Vegas. Archived from the original on Retrieved September 24, Las Vegas Review Journal.