O'Sheas Casino

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O'Sheas Casino
Osheas-las-vegas-logo.jpg
Address 3555 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Opening date 1989 (reopened in December 27, 2013)
Closing date April 30, 2012
Theme Irish
Signature attractions Vince Neil Ink
Casino type Land-Based
Owner Caesars Entertainment
Operating license holder Flamingo
Previous names O'Sheas Pub & Casino
O'Sheas Hilton Casino
Years renovated 2006
Website O'Sheas Casino

O'Sheas Casino is a casino on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. Unlike most of the casinos on the Las Vegas Strip, O'Sheas was not part of a resort and had no hotel.[1] The casino was operated in conjunction with its next-door neighbor, the Flamingo, by their owner, Caesars Entertainment. As of December 27th, 2013, O'Sheas was reopened as a casino within The Quad Resort and Casino complex, with entrances to the LINQ Project and the Quad Casino. The revitalized O'Sheas has three bars (the main Dublin Up Bar, the beer pong supporting Lucky Bar and the exterior, LINQ-facing Blarney Bar), beer pong tables, a stage, a dance floor and a pit with games including blackjack, roulette and craps.

History[edit]

O'Sheas was briefly featured in the 1997 movie Vegas Vacation where the character Rusty Griswold won a car through a slot machine sitting outside the casino.

On February 26, 2000, O'Sheas made the 2001 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records by having 220 patrons contribute to the largest crowd to participate in a nationwide toast. The Great Guinness Toast, as it is called, was tallied nationwide as having 320,470 participants. That easily broke the previous year's record of 197,846 participants.[2]

In 2006, Vince Neil, lead singer of the band Mötley Crüe, opened Vince Neil Ink, a tattoo parlor inside of O'Sheas. It featured a room called "The Stage" that was visible from the Las Vegas Strip, so visitors could watch the tattoo artists work from outside.

Caesars announced in August 2011 that as part of Project LINQ, O'Sheas would be closed and relocated.[3] O'Sheas closed on April 30, 2012.[4] On May 1, 2012 the 7 story parking structure for O'Sheas Casino was imploded as part of The LINQ project.[5] The casino reopened on December 27, 2013.

Casino[edit]

O'Sheas targets, and typically draws, a younger crowd in its 20s and early 30s. The casino offered low minimums on table games, a poker room, and a World Series of Beer Pong branded beer pong area. Before being purchased by Harrah's, O'Sheas branded itself as having low minimums and liberal rules on table games, thus attempting to draw "locals" and savvy, low-minimum gamblers. After the acquisition by Harrah's, O'Sheas generally offered the least advantageous table games in Nevada (i.e., bad for players), especially on Blackjack (where Blackjack only paid 6:5 on all games), and had branded itself as a "party" casino.[6] The casino offers 5 beer pong tables in addition to the other games.

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Coordinates: 36°7′3″N 115°10′20″W / 36.11750°N 115.17222°W / 36.11750; -115.17222