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Binion’s Announces Expansion, Reopens Legendary Apache Hotel

One of the flagship Downtown Las Vegas properties is getting bigger amid booming development and renovation activity in the heart of Sin City

Binion’s Gambling Hall, the original home of the World Series of Poker, is being expanded, owner TLC Casino Enterprises revealed yesterday. The company unveiled plans to add full-service saloon at the property and to bring back the shuttered Apache Hotel that had been a Downtown Las Vegas fixture since 1932 until its closure in 2009.

TLC Casino Enterprises, which also owns Four Queens Hotel and Casino, bought Binion’s in 2008 for the total amount of $32 million. The company was forced to close Apache Hotel when the Recession hit Las Vegas. Its rooms have remained unoccupied since 2009.

A decade later, the TLC Casino Enterprises team is breathing new life into the shuttered facility. It is set relaunch as Hotel Apache by the summer. It will operate as a boutique hotel with 81 rooms that will feature “vintage-style furnishings reminiscent of the original Hotel Apache” that debuted in Las Vegas in the 1930s.

Binion’s General Manager Tim Lager said yesterday that they will give their customers “the modern thing” with flatscreen TV sets and USB cords, but with an old-school feel as the rooms will have hardwood floors, stained-glass windows, and lace curtains.

It is interesting to note that the original Apache Hotel had a history of spooky occurrences. The property was featured on ghost-hunting television shows after multiple reports of paranormal activity.

Whiskey Licker Up

TLC Casino Enterprises also announced yesterday that it would add the Whiskey Licker Up full-service saloon to Binion’s existing facilities. The saloon will be located right above the original Whiskey Licker Bar. It will offer “drinks, dining, dancing, live entertainment, and even a mechanical bull.”

With a huge rotating bar and all its offerings, Whiskey Licker Up will provide guests of Binion’s with unique views of Fremont Street, live acts directly from the street as well as in-house entertainment. TLC Casino Enterprises said that it plans to debut the saloon this summer.

The announcement about the expansion at Binion’s arrives as renovation and development activity in Downtown Las Vegas seems to be at its peak. Earlier this year, businessmen Derek and Greg Stevens unveiled the name of what has been referred to as the 18 Fremont Street casino resort project.

Their Circa Resort & Casino is expected to open doors in Downtown Las Vegas in 2020 with a 44-story, 777-room hotel, the largest sportsbook in the city, a two-level casino, a number of eclectic restaurants, and a multi-tiered pool amphitheater, among other facilities.

News also emerged last month that Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino would get a third hotel tower with nearly 500 new rooms and suites to respond to the growing demand for accommodation in Downtown Las Vegas.

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