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Iconic Las Vegas Strip Resort Casino Likely to Shut Down

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A long list of iconic (and not-so-iconic) names have come and gone on the Las Vegas Strip.

While the current lineup of Caesars Entertainment (CZR) - Get Caesars Entertainment Inc. Report and MGM Resorts International (MGM) - Get MGM Resorts International Report casinos has been relatively stable, that has not always been true on on the Strip and in the greater Las Vegas-area.

In recent years, the Hard Rock and even a WWE casino (really) came an went without much ceremony, but that hardly compares the list of names that once stood tall and later (in most cases) were imploded. The Dunes met that fate in 1993, while the Sands made way for the Venetian on the Strip and the one-time Hacienda became Mandalay Bay.

The one-time Aladdin is now where Caesars Planet Hollywood sits on the Las Vegas Strip and El Rancho, which burned down, will eventually become the long-awaited  Fontainebleau resort. In addition Boardwalk and the Stardust -- big names in their day -- were razed to make way for something new.

Now, a legendary casino name will pass into history (perhaps to be revived on another property) and, while something new will rise at the site, it's possible that the property could remain closed for a long period of time.


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