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Downtown Las Vegas Golden Gate Casino Gets Facelift

Renovations Scheduled To Be Completed By July 2012

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Golden Gate CasinoLast week, Card Player reported on the remodeling plans for downtown Las Vegas’ Fitzgeralds Casino, which will change their name to the D Las Vegas Casino Hotel and will feature two gaming floors, two new bars and 638 renovated hotel suites.

This week, the Golden Gate Casino has announced similar plans and the casino’s new look should be ready by July of 2012. The renovations will include a new five-story tower with 16 deluxe suites and 106 remodeled hotel rooms.

The property is also embracing its old-school Vegas vibe by updating the lobby with historical artifacts from its early days and will bring in “dancing dealers” for new high-limit pit games.

The Golden Gate Casino opened in 1906 and is the oldest property on Fremont Street. It is currently owned and operated by Mark Brandenburg and Desert Rock Enterprises, who also owns the D Las Vegas Casino. It was last renovated in 2005.

Downtown Las Vegas has seen a resurgence in the last four years thanks to a $5.5 million streetscape improvement funded by Fremont Street casino owners and the Las Vegas Redevelopment Agency. Additionally, Fremont properties such as Binion’s and the Golden Nugget have undergone recent renovations, drawing more tourists to the once decaying area.