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O'Sheas Closes Doors To Make Way For Entertainment District

Parking Garage Imploded To Make Space For 550-Foot Ferris Wheel


At noon on Monday, after urging their patrons to “drink them dry,” O’Sheas Casino officially closed to the public. The property, which is located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip across from Caesars Palace, is being closed to make way for a brand new $500 million entertainment district, complete with casual dining and a collection of retail shops called The Linq.

On Tuesday morning, the O’Sheas parking garage was imploded to make room for a 550-foot observation tower Ferris wheel. Caesars Entertainment has announced that the existing O’Sheas structure will be worked into the Imperial Palace to create a larger resort, which will be named later this year.

O’Sheas popular beer pong tournaments will now be moved to Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall and the casino’s theme will be incorporated into a new pub in The Linq. The 300 employees at O’Sheas have been offered jobs at other Caesars properties.

The Irish-themed casino was opened in 1989 and was even featured in the 1997 movie National Lampoon’s Vegas Vacation.

There hasn’t been any indication that the new casino will spread poker, but both O’Sheas and the Imperial Palace did have small poker rooms.



over 9 years ago

An absolute favorite. You could play 50 cent blackjack. What a fun place.