The word palace conjures up visions of beauty and luxury, something that would be fitting for a queen, but in the small town of Atmore, Alabama, they are about to receive a different kind of palace.
Wind Creek Casino Hotel and Resort has begun to be built. The casino will be a sixteen story bingo palace. The resort is expected to cost in the range of $250 million. It is set to be open in 2009.
The bingo palace is not completely planned as of yet, but one thing is certain, many bingo machines will be present.
The community is need of the economic impact that the palace will bring. 700 new jobs are expected to be created from the project. The actual building of the resort will also provide jobs in construction and bring money into the area from supply needs.
“This would bring in much needed jobs, good paying jobs with benefits. There are so many of our residents who are having to go out of town for work,” said Pickern Grocery owner Danny Pickern.
The city itself has purchased 650 acres of land across from the casino site. The hope is to build up the area commercially in hopes it will be supported by the casino and its patrons.
Las Vegas Much More Than Gambling on New Year’s Eve
New Year’s eve serves almost a double purpose for gamblers in Las Vegas. Not only can they go and enjoy the luxurious casinos of the city, but the parties will be exciting as well.
Over 300,000 people are expected to flock to Las Vegas this year for New Year’s Eve. County workers have already begun preparations to ensure everybody has a good time and remains safe.
The amount of people that will visit the Vegas strip has caused the street to be shut down from traffic once the people start arriving. The street has no timetable for being shut down, but it could happen anytime between 5 P.M. and 9:30 P.M..
The attraction of the city for travelers is that there is an abundance of things to do for the whole family. If anyone wants to go to bed early, the rest of the group can stay in the casinos or continue to party in the streets.
Jammed casinos, sold out hotel rooms, and restaurants on long waits are all traditions that will continue this year in Las Vegas. All of those inconveniences are a small problem, however, for those that want the experience of being in Sin City when the New Year begins.