O'Sheas Casino - Las Vegas, NV (GONE)
N 36° 07.062 W 115° 10.350
11S E 664471 N 3998549
Quick Description: One of many casinos along the Strip in Vegas.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 11/21/2010 7:31:44 PM
Waymark Code: WMA5ZH
O'Sheas Casino is owned and operated by Harrah's Entertainment and is located on the Las Vegas Strip in unincorporated Clark County, Nevada. The casino is operated in conjunction with its next-door neighbor the Flamingo.
On February 26, 2000, O'Sheas made the 2001 Edition of the Guinness Book of World Records by having 220 patrons contribute to the largest crowd to participate in a nationwide toast. The Great Guinness Toast, as it is called, was tallied nationwide as having 320,470 participants. That easily broke the previous year's record of 197,846 participants.
In 2006, Vince Neil, lead singer of the band Mötley Crüe, opened Vince Neil Ink, a tattoo parlor inside of O'Sheas. It features a room called "The Stage" that is visible from the Las Vegas Strip, so you can watch the tattoo artists work from outside.
O'Shea's targets, and typically draws, a younger crowd in its 20s and early 30s. The casino offers low minimums on table games, a poker room, and a World Series of Beer Pong branded beer pong area. Before being purchased by Harrah's, O'Sheas branded itself as having low minimums and liberal rules on table games, thus attempting to draw "locals" and savvy, low-minimum gamblers. Since acquisition by Harrah's, O'Sheas has generally offered the least advantageous table games in Nevada (i.e., bad for players), especially on Blackjack (where Blackjack only pays 6:5 on all games), and has branded itself as a "party" casino.
O'Shea's was briefly featured in the 1997 movie National Lampoon's Vegas Vacation where the character Rusty Griswold won a car through a slot machine sitting outside the casino.