Tuscany set to add a casino

Oct 22, 2002 6:10 AM

   The Tuscany Suites Hotel on east Flamingo will soon be adding a casino to go with its 720 luxury suites.

   According to publicist Jeff Hein, the 60,000-square-foot casino is scheduled to open early in 2003 with 750 gaming machines, table games and a race and sports book.

   The casino will be operated separately from the hotel, which opened for business almost a year ago. The project has been a lifelong dream of Charles Heers, a developer who has lived and worked in Las Vegas for 53 years.

   Although details of the casino at this point are sketchy, Aristocrat Technologies announced it would be installing its cutting-edge OASIS casino management system, as well as its Quickets Ticket-In/Ticket-Out cashless gaming system.

   The result will be an all-cashless casino, officials said.

   “We are launching a unique product in Las Vegas, and we wanted a partner who shared our vision,” said Tom Alex, director of casino operations. “We found that partner in Aristocrat.”

   Alex added that an all “cashless” casino would be a first in Las Vegas and “would separate us from every other casino in town.”