The Stardust Hotel & Casino is closing its doors — on Wednesday — on its controversial 48-year history. When it opened in 1958 with 1,000 rooms, it was the largest in Las Vegas. The Stardust has been known over the years for the long-running "Lido de Paris" production show (which introduced Siegfried and Roy), its recognizable signage and a mob connection dramatized in the movie "Casino." The Strip landmark will be razed early next year to make way for Boyd Gaming's $4 billion Echelon Place, to open in 2010.
DEAL DONE: The valuable $100 rebate for new players club sign-ups at Arizona Charlie's Boulder/Decatur has been replaced by a promotion that awards a free buffet for earning 100 points.
SIRENS OF TI: The free show fronting Treasure Island is in its winter schedule. The live shows run at 5:30, 7, 8:30 and 10 p.m. nightly. The show will be closed Nov. 27 through Dec. 20.
Q. Has the new Playboy Club at the Palms opened, and what's been the response?
A. It opened as scheduled, and the merging of Palms hip and Playboy cool has lived up to expectations. The club is a casino first, with live blackjack and roulette, and plenty of video poker. On a weekend, admission for two and a round of drinks will cost you $100.
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