Las Vegas adviser: Work begins on a $750 million casino that’s long been out of order in Las Vegas

After more than a decade of starts and stops, work has officially begun on Red Rock Resorts’ Durango resort, a $750 million hotel-casino in southwest Las Vegas.

It will be part of the Station-branded “local casino” chain (intended to attract residents) with a decidedly upscale positioning. The station’s completion date has not been announced, but it is expected to be late 2023 or early 2024.

Meanwhile, Red Rock Resorts remains mum on any plans to reopen its two Fiestas and Texas Station properties, neither of which have reopened since the pandemic shutdown ended.

Obstinate: Start another price hike for one of the best deals in Las Vegas. The price of hot dogs sold from a cart in the South Point Sportsbook was increased to $1.50 from $1.25. Served with kraut and onions at no extra cost, it’s still the best hot dog deal in town, despite the 20% price hike.

Another sideboard: The last buffet to return will be the Gospel Brunch at the House of Blues in Mandalay Bay. It will reopen on April 17, but will only be available one Sunday per month; the price is $54.50 for adults and $27.50 for ages 11 and under.

Palm BBQ: In addition to the buffet and Scotch 80 Prime, it’s now confirmed that Mabel’s “Cleveland-style BBQ” will reopen at the Palms. Although it is now clear that much of its excellent range of restaurants is retained, there is still no firm reopening date for the resort.

Reduced juice: South Point hands out -105 on all March Madness basketball games. The reduced price will continue throughout the Championship game and is offered for bets on sides (team to win) only, no totals. This is the only such betting offer available during the tournament, as other Las Vegas books adhere to the traditional bet-$110 to win-$100 arrangement.

Question: How bad is the gas situation in Vegas?

To respond: As of this writing, the average price in Las Vegas is $5.21. The Nevada state average is a bit lower.

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