Red Rock Resorts has now stated it will close its Wild Wild West casino and hotel and implosion the casino, making way for an 80 acres project that has yet to be disclosed, less than two months after disclosing plans to demolish three closed casinos.
The casino will close this week, according to Red Rock Resorts spokesperson Michael Britt, and all employees will be offered positions at other casinos run by Station Casinos. It acquired Wild Wild West in 1998 and ran it as a hotel with 260 rooms, 164 slot machines, and no table games.
Red Rock announced in July that it will tear down Texas Station, Fiesta Rancho, and Fiesta Henderson, all of which had been shuttered since the pandemic’s beginning. It intends to dispose of the land. Red Rock had elaborate plans to build Viva, a project the size of a Strip resort, but COVID prevented it from ever seeing the light of day.
Red Rock previously paid $172 million for a 57-acre parcel of land that was next to a 128-acre parcel of land along Cactus Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard South. Additionally, it purchased a 67-acre parcel of land in North Las Vegas near Losee Road and the 215 Beltway, intending to build a new casino there.
The land purchases, according to Red Rock Vice Chairman Lorenzo Fertitta, “are consistent with the approach we’ve had for a long time.”
Scott Kreeger, president of Station Casinos, continued, “Development parcels of this type are simply not available in Las Vegas any longer.”
Southwest of Las Vegas, Red Rock is in the process of building the $750 million Durango Station.