The Orleans

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The Orleans
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Location Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Address 4500 West Tropicana Avenue
Opening date December 28, 1996
Theme New Orleans
Number of rooms 1,885
Total gaming space 135,000 sq ft (12,500 m2)
Notable restaurants Canal Street Grille
Koji Sushi Bar and China Bistro
Casino type Land-based
Owner Boyd Gaming
Previous names None
Renovated in 1999, 2004
Website Official website

The Orleans is a hotel and casino located in Paradise, Nevada. It is owned and operated by Boyd Gaming. It includes the large multipurpose Orleans Arena that can be converted into an ice rink. It is a major home for poker in the Las Vegas Valley and was one of the biggest poker rooms in Las Vegas prior to the 21st century poker boom.[citation needed].

Though The Orleans attracts a fair number of tourists, it is primarily considered to be a locals casino. It is located about 0.8 miles (1.3 km) west of the Las Vegas Strip, but offers from 9:00 am to 12:30 am[1] a free shuttle bus approximately every 30 minutes to Bill's Gamblin' Hall and Saloon, which is just across the street from Bally's Las Vegas and Caesars Palace.

History[edit]

The Hotel and Casino opened in 1996. When the casino first opened, it did not perform up to expectations. In 1999 a major addition to the casino and other amenities were added. The success of these changes has been demonstrated by continued expansions in later years.

The Orleans Arena was added in 2003. A second hotel tower was added in 2004.

The location has the notoriety of having hosted the final concert performance from icon stand-up comedian George Carlin, in June 2008.

Attractions[edit]

Besides its casino and arena, The Orleans includes:

Notable performers[edit]

Musicians:

Comedians:

Dancers/illusionists/other celebrities:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Complimentary Shuttle Service Retrieved 29 January 2014

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°06′17″N 115°12′06″W / 36.104596°N 115.201607°W / 36.104596; -115.201607