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Popular Strip-front property will close April 30, 2012 to make way for development of The LINQ LAS VEGAS (Mar. 8, 2012) – O’Sheas Casino, the small Strip-front property located between Imperial Palace and Flamingo on the east side of Las Vegas Boulevard, will officially close its doors at on Monday, April 30, 2012. The property, owned by Caesars Entertainment, will close to make way for construction of The LINQ, a retail and entertainment corridor that will open in 2013. O’Sheas employees were provided written notification of the official closing date late last week; however, they had been previously notified the property would close during construction of The LINQ project. Casino management is meeting with the 285 employees this week to discuss options for employment at other Caesars Entertainment resorts in Las Vegas. All employees have been provided the option to apply online for open positions within the city and will be given priority and sent directly to hiring managers for interviews. Additionally, many of the O’Sheas dealers will remain with the company filling open positions available at Harrah’s, Imperial Palace, Flamingo and Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon as well as the company’s upcoming World Series of Poker tournament. “It is never easy to share with employees they will need to seek new positions,” said Jan Jones, Caesars Entertainment senior vice president of communication and government relations. “We are doing everything we can to assist with new job placement for those who are impacted by the closure. While it is difficult to communicate the official closing of O’Sheas, we look forward to the opening of The LINQ and the addition of thousands of new jobs in the Las Vegas
market.” The LINQ project will create 3,000 construction jobs and add 1,500 permanent, full-time positions to the city when it opens in 2013.