Group plans to resurrect
the old Moulin Rouge

Dec 25, 2006 7:32 AM

Atlantis Internet Group, Corp. (ATIG) announced last week that it has entered into a joint venture agreement with the Moulin Rouge Hotel & Casino Corporation to redevelop the historic Moulin Rouge property in Las Vegas.

Built in 1955, the Moulin Rouge was known as "A Vegas Jewel" and featured legendary owners like Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis and headliners like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Pearl Bailey, Louis Armstrong and Bob Hope.

The historic casino on Bonanza Road, a few blocks west of Fremont Street, burned down a few years ago, but the new owners plan to rebuild a state-of-the-art casino, hotel, condominiums, and musical amphitheater.

"It will be an exciting and refreshing entertainment renaissance for Las Vegas, offering a little bit of nostalgia while appealing to the in-crowd," said Dale Scott, CEO of the Moulin Rouge.

The joint venture plans to develop a musical themed casino similar to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, except its theme would range from Soul, Rhythm and Blues, Jazz and Hip Hop to today’s artists in a variety of other musical fields.

"The theme should appeal to music lovers worldwide and much like the original Las Vegas Moulin Rouge, the new hotel, resort, casino and entertainment facility will truly be ”˜A Vegas Jewel,’" said Donald L. Bailey, CEO of Nevada-based ATIG.

In addition to participating in the building of a new Moulin Rouge, ATIG will develop a Moulin Rouge website that will feature a virtual tour through the new casino, history of the hotel and casino, free play-for-fun casino games and tournaments for U.S. visitors to the site.

This will be the second Nevada casino to use ATIG’s software; the firm’s online play-for-fun casino games have been operating from a Nevada-licensed Indian Casino for the last three years. ATIG will also build an off-shore Internet casino from a legal jurisdiction with live games available to International players only, similar to the online casinos built by MGM, Hard Rock and now the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

ATIG will also feature its Jukebox Slots product on the website. Jukebox Slots is the patent-pending product featuring slots and casino games that allow players to listen to music while they play games.

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