TEXAS STATION SLATED FOR DEMOLITION

The inventory of lanes in Las Vegas has been down by 60 ever since March 2020 when Red Rock Resorts shuttered its Texas Station casino and two other properties. Those three resorts — Fiesta Rancho and Fiesta Henderson being the other two — never reopened, and now it has been announced that they never will. Red Rock Resorts says that the three resorts will be demolished and the land on which they sit — 107.5 acres in all — will be sold.

Texas Station was home to Texas Star Lanes, a 60-lane center that, like the entire resort, featured theming and offered specials patterned after the Lone Star State. Its three bowling packages, which combined food-and-beverage offerings with unlimited bowling for a per-lane rate, were called “The Houston,” “The Dallas” and “The Texas Star VIP.”

In a statement obtained by BCM, Station Casinos President Scott Kreeger said, “While the decision was difficult, throughout our 46-year history, Station Casinos has adapted and grown with the Las Vegas valley. This action will enable the company to continue reinvesting in our open properties and move more quickly to develop and deliver the next generation of Station Casinos resorts to the residents and visitors of North Las Vegas, Henderson and the rest of the Las Vegas valley. This strategic focus will create new and exciting amenities for our customers.”

Just five days after the fate of Texas Star Lanes became official, Red Rock Resorts announced that it had purchased approximately 126 acres of land along the so-called “South Strip,” less than a mile from the South Point resort.

It’s presumed that Red Rock Resorts, which has long coveted a Strip location, will develop that land, in part with proceeds from the sale of the land on which the three shuttered properties sit. But would such a resort include a bowling center? Industry insiders say it’s unlikely considering South Point is home to a 64-lane bowling center and 60-lane Tournament Bowling Plaza.

But never say never. Two Station Casinos properties that house large bowling centers — The Orleans and Gold Coast — are less than a mile from each other west of the Strip.

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