Binion’s Closing Their Hotel

From the Review Journal:

The owner of the long-troubled Binion’s Gambling Hall & Hotel is closing the property’s 365 hotel rooms indefinitely and will cut nearly 100 of the property’s 800 jobs.

Spokeswoman Lisa Robinson blamed the decision to shut down the rooms Dec. 14 on the economic downturn.

“This is a result of this brutal economy that has affected Las Vegas,” Robinson said. “We looked at every aspect of our operations, and the hotel rooms are no longer competitive in this market.”

In addition to the rooms, Binion’s Original Coffee Shop is being closed and the casino will discontinue keno.

The casino, sports book, poker room, casino-floor cafes and other amenities will remain open.

The Binion’s Ranch Steakhouse on the tower’s 24th floor will close Dec. 13 for an annual cleaning, but will reopen on Dec. 28, Robinson said.