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Casablanca Hotel & Casino

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Location:
950 W Mesquite Blvd
Mesquite, NV 89027
Alternate Name(s):
  • Players Island Resort
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Owners: Players International, Inc.
Black Gaming 2000-Present
Description: Players Island is conceived as a destination resort for residents of Las Vegas, Arizona and southern Utah; a tranquil, luxurious escape at the foot of the picturesque Virgin Mountains. The $80 million, 500-room resort will cost visitors $42 a room during the week and $59 on weekends, at least $20 above rates at the town's two other gambling hotels, Virgin River and Oasis. "We want the tourists," Dave Fishman said. "We want the people doing the Bryce Canyon, Lake Powell thing. We want residents of Las Vegas and St. George (Utah) looking for a weekend getaway. Senior citizens. There's no magical marketing mix. We use a shotgun approach." The rooms will include 18 suites with hot tubs and four deluxe, three-bedroom, three-bath bungalows. Bands will perform in the Cascades Lounge, and there will be a production show in the 425-seat showroom, a project of entertainer Merv Griffin, Players International's majority shareholder. There will be upscale and quick-service restaurants. The full-service spa will provide massages, body care, facials and mud treatments. Recreation will include two lighted tennis courts, a sand volleyball court, a lagoon swimming pool with a waterfall and water slide. (from LVRJ, May 28, 1995)
Extra Note: “Nevada News: September 2006.” Southwest Contractor September 2006. 14-15.

Palermo, Dave. "More than amirage in Mesquite." Las Vegas Review Journal. 28 May 1995: pg 14E.

Simpson, Veldon. 11 November 2007. personal email. (11 November 2007).

UNLV Special Collections holds: sewer plan, 93 sheets – August 1982