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Station Casinos closing another Las Vegas property

Updated September 2, 2022 - 9:57 pm

The Wild Wild West will ride off into the sunset Tuesday.

Station Casinos Inc. plans to close the hotel-casino, located on Tropicana Avenue west of Interstate 15, at midnight Tuesday evening, a spokesman confirmed.

The property will be demolished and redeveloped, the spokesman said via text message.

In a Friday memo to employees that Station Casinos posted on Twitter, Red Rock Resorts President Scott Kreeger said the closure would “reposition the property for future development.”

“Closing this property will allow us to maximize the potential of the site and the surrounding area,” Kreeger said. “We believe that this is the right decision at the right time for this property. Station Casinos has always adapted and grown with Las Vegas, and we will continue to grow and generate great jobs across the valley as part of our exciting development strategy over the next 10 years.”

All Wild Wild West employees will be offered jobs at other Station Casinos properties, Kreeger said. The spokesman declined to say how many employees would be affected.

“As always, we are very appreciative of the support from our Team Members and your many contributions, which have made us a leader in our industry and the local’s favorite,” Kreeger said.

In 2021, Station Casinos reached an agreement with transportation officials on a $305 million rebuild of the Interstate 15-Tropicana Avenue interchange that would not affect the company’s development of the Wild Wild West site. At the time, Station officials confirmed plans to build a megaresort there.

The closure of the 260-room Wild Wild West adds to an active year for Station Casinos.

In July, the company announced plans to demolish three casinos that never reopened after the coronavirus pandemic began — Fiesta Henderson, Fiesta Rancho and Texas Station — and sell the land.

Station Casinos also purchased 126 acres south of the Strip at the southwest corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Cactus Avenue for $172.4 million.

Meanwhile, construction continues on the Durango hotel-casino, located on Durango Drive just south of the 215 Beltway in the southwest valley.

In the company’s second-quarter earnings call in August, executives said Red Rock Resorts planned to “basically double” its portfolio by 2030.

Contact Jim Barnes at jbarnes@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0277. Follow @JimBarnesLV on Twitter.

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