Boyd Gaming Sells Henderson's Historic Eldorado Casino on Water Street

Friday 11th December 2020

HENDERSON -- The historic Eldorado Casino on Water Street now has new owners. Boyd Gaming Corp. sold the 58-year-old casino to DeSimone Gaming for an undisclosed amount of money. Eldorado was one of three casinos owned by Boyd Gaming that remained closed after the state ordered all nonessential businesses to temporariy shutter to slow the spread of COVID-19 in March. The casino, which offers slots and some dining, originally opened on July 1, 1962, as the first co-owned by Bill and Sam Boyd. The casino says it was one of the first to market directly to Las Vegas locals, as well as among the first casinos to have female dealers. DeSimone Gaming also owns the Railroad Pass Casino in Henderson. [LVRJ]

DOWNTOWN -- HUDL Brewing Co. laid of eight employees on December 6. The brewery notified the state through a WARN Act letter that one tasting room manager and seven bar servers lost their jobs. The WARN Act is a federal law that requires most employers with 100 or more employees to provide 60 calendar-day advance notification of layoffs. [EaterWire]

ARTS DISTRICT -- A new food truck lot could open on a vacant plot at 1208 S. Casino Center Blvd., near Garagiste south of Charleston Boulevard. The Urban Food Court could host up to 10 food trucks on a 7,400-square-foot lot that will offer no dine-in service and no seats. The city's planning commission approved the food truck plan from Main Street Investments II LLC, and the project awaits city council approval. [LVRJ]

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