Circus Circus turns into college dorm
Nothing says midterms like a little slot machine action
Some students from the University of Nevada are getting lucky, perhaps in more ways than one. They will be living for a while at the Circus Circus casino in Downtown Las Vegas, which is sure to have more than a few dropping some quarters in the slot machines on their way to classes. One might even get lucky enough to win and not have to return to studying.
July 5 saw some fireworks of a different kind at the university. A technician had been working on a boiler in a dorm building when a small explosion occurred. A gas line had somehow been hit during the work, resulting in the first explosion before a second, larger explosion occurred. Six students and two firefighters were injured, but there were fortunately no injuries. Two dorm buildings were ultimately left uninhabitable.
UN is talking to Eldorado Resorts about using the latter’s Circus Circus, and the venue’s newly remodeled west tower, as a temporary home for the displaced students. There are reportedly around 1,300 affected and the casino’s hotel tower would be essentially an extension of the university campus if turned into a dorm.
If an agreement is reached, the west tower will become Wolf Pack Tower for the duration of the students’ time at the casino. The school will also offer shuttle service to and from campus to the venue and university police will open a station at the tower. Details of the deal should be worked out by August 17, which marks the beginning of the fall semester at the school.