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Alystra Casino

Photos & Links: Photo 1
Location:
333 W. Sunset Rd.
Henderson, NV
Alternate Name(s):
  • Grand Victorian
Type(s):
Subtype(s):
Purpose(s): Demolition
Size (sq. ft.): 15000
Firm(s):
Architect(s):
Owners: Red Englert (1995)
John Connors (1998)
URL (bibliographic): http://www.library.unlv.edu/arch/buildings/casinos/casino_alystra.html
Description: Alystra Casino - This casino opened with 265 slots, four black jack tables, two bars and one restaurant. The project planned to include a hotel tower with 200 rooms within the next four years. An expansion is already planned with the hotel addition which will add more restaurants and additional casino space.
(from Las Vegas RJ, Oct 4, 1995. pg. 1.AA)

Destroyed by a fire on May 13th, 2008
Extra Note: "Abandoned Casino Catches Fire in Henderson." KLAS-TV, NV. 13 May 2008. www.lasvegasnow.com/Global/story.asp?S=8320019&nav=168Y Accessed May 13, 2008

DeFrank, Sean. “Commission OKs Extension for Dormant Alystra.” View. 6 February 1999. [Online]. Available: www.viewnews.com/1999/VIEW-Feb-06-Sat-1999/Henderson/10529239.html Accessed September 24, 2003.
Lucht, Nicole Feneberg. “Neighbors want to see old Alystra Casino cleaned up.” Henderson Home News. 2005: 15-21.

Miller, Valerie. "Alystra to rise again?" Las Vegas Business Press. 29 January 2007. [Online]. Available: http://www.lvbusinesspress.com/articles/2007/01/29/news/iq_12136548.txt Accessed May 13, 2008.

“Nevada Regulators to Seize Funds from Closed Henderson Casino.” Las Vegas Sun. 21 January 2000. [Online]. Available: www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/text/2000/jan/21/509743977.html Accessed September 24, 2003.

“Abandoned Henderson Casino Destroyed by Fire.” Las Vegas Now. 13 May 2008. [Online]. Available: www.lasvegasnow.com/global/story.asp?S=8320019&nav=168Y Accessed July 21, 2009.


Alystra (no hotel) (previously called Grand Victorian)
1995 Opened under name Alystra
333 W Sunset Rd., Henderson
1998 Closed for Renovation but Never Reopened
May 13, 2008 Destroyed by fire