O'Shea's casino on Vegas Strip shutting its doors

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Associated Press

Posted on April 30, 2012 at 10:01 AM

Updated Monday, Apr 30 at 10:02 AM

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 23-year-old Irish-themed casino on the Las Vegas Strip is going dark to make way for a major entertainment district.

O'Shea's Casino is set to close at noon Monday after urging patrons to "drink us dry" over the weekend.

The casino's parent company is making way for a $500 million Linq Project, which will include an outdoor shopping and dining area and a giant observation wheel.

Caesars Entertainment executives say they'll bring back the casino's distinctive casual atmosphere, live music and beer pong in a reinvented O'Shea's within the Linq project.

O'Shea's employs about 300 people. Casino officials say they've been trying to place them in other jobs within the company.

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