2nd Floor Casino No More

California Hotel, Las Vegas

In Las Vegas a casino on a second floor is unusual and now we have one less as the second floor casino at the California has been walled off and closed as part of the ongoing remodel of the property. The  California has removed all the video poker and slot machines as well as closing the rarely open bar from the top of the escalators although all the retail in the hallway is still open. I played a little in the nearly deserted 2nd floor casino recently and machines themselves  were mainly older ones, its not really a surprise that Boyd’s might want to make better use of the space.

The sports book had previously been moved to an area off the main pit down on the first floor casino. No plans have been announced on what Boyd’s plans to do with the 2nd floor casino space although more convention space would be a possibility as there is some currently next door; Other options for the space could be a restaurant, more retail  or sports bar but we will have what actually happens for the former casino space.