The D Las Vegas on Fremont Street put the spotlight on dancers and held live auditions to hire 100 Dancing Dealers. The ladies auditioning donned burlesque-looking gear, learned a short routine then performed it in front of judges and anyone strolling by on Fremont Street. The dancing dealer auditions were held right on the street, so people walking by could watch the action.
Party Pits at the smaller downtown casinos aren’t large enough to have separate table pit areas for party and not-party vibes so the entire casinos become essentially a party. Caesars Pussycat Dolls Party Pit which is a specific designated area in the casino adds a different element to the normal gaming experience. Harrah’s has Toby Keithfor the country music fans. The Pleasure Pit over at Planet Hollywood, is just that, and is complete with scantily clad women. Soon for all the “parrot heads” out there, the Margaritaville Party Pit is coming soon to the Flamingo.
Las Vegas casinos have been trying to come up with new and creative ways to draw customers. According to FoxNews.com, those who analyze the gaming industry say it’s doubtful patrons are spending more time or money in any of the party pits or in front of the retro slots, but say that most are likely enjoying their time there even more than before.
After all isn’t that what the Vegas experience is all about? Most folks would conclude the Dancing Dealers and Party Pits are a good thing. As more casinos immerse the gaming element into the entertainment atmosphere, the dealers’ unique Las Vegas evolution is a welcome addition.
For now, the addition of 100 new dealers sounds good. The concept is just one part of The D’s transformation from its former identity as Fitzgeralds Casino and Hotel. The D will undergo many renovations over the next couple months and officially open with the renovations this fall.
Las Vegas has once again proven that being able to multi- task is an important skill to surviving in Las Vegas, as shown by the new expectation of dealers.