Caesar’s Entertainment employees are reporting that O’Sheas will be closing on April 30, 2012. Culinary Union rules require a casino to give 60 days notice to a closure. Casesar’s Entertainment, parent company of O’Sheas, is reported to have announced the news to employees on March 1st. The company has not made a formal announcement to the media.
The news was expected, the timing was just unknown. The Linq project will take the place of O’Sheas. Imperial Palace, located just north of O’Sheas, is set for a major remodel and rebranding later this year or early in 2013.
O’Sheas offers beer pong in their large bar area. They also offer an affordable food court. O’Sheas is also unique in that their poker tables used for cash games are located at the front of the casino in the middle of the party. Most patrons see the poker tables before anything else. This makes for some wild games. O’Sheas is also known for the worst blackjack in Las Vegas. All of their blackjack games pay 6-5 on blackjack, including their 8 deck shoes.
While the bad gambling will not be missed, the party atmosphere will be missed. The new Margaritaville casino next door is likely to take some of the party amenities from O’Sheas, and in the long term the Linq project will provide Las Vegas visitors with a new Las Vegas Strip experience.