Second Chances on the North Strip – Vegas Seven

The sale of the Fontainebleau finally happening got me thinking about the history of that property, which made for a decent Green Felt Journal:

The Fontainebleau’s construction began in 2007 and stopped amid the recession in 2009. As with the Marc Antony and Countryland USA projects, lack of financing was the culprit. But the scale of its failure reveals much about how Las Vegas’ ambitions and potential for disaster have grown.

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My perspective came to be that the Fontainebleau’s fizzle wasn’t an anomaly for that site–a successful development would be. You can read why by clicking through.

Author: Dave

Director of the Center for Gaming Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and author of several books, including Roll the Bones: The History of Gaming. Also Gaming and Hospitality editor for Vegas Seven magazine.