Earlier this month, the Hooters Las Vegas Hotel and Casino became the Oyo Hotel and Casino. Looking back at the history of the Hooters in Las Vegas, this resort was located just right off the strip next to the Tropicana Hotel and Casino and across the street from the MGM Grand.
It was 2006 and Super Bowl weekend when the Hooters Las Vegas Hotel and Casino officially opened its doors. Reportedly, former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino was in attendance and Gene Simmons of KISS.
The casino resort prior to it was called Hotel San Remo. Hooters would end up investing 190 million dollars to make the hotel and casino a more appealing place to stay. They would end up making the hotel rooms bigger. With that effort, the resort actually decreased to just under 700 hotel rooms. The casino gaming floor was also increased to 35,000 square feet.
Over the years, starting in 2009, there were reports of financial issues at the resort due to declining revenue. When Canyon Capital sold the resort to Trinity Resorts in 2015, there were plans to rename the hotel, but they decided they wanted to keep the Hooters brand.
One of the marketing ploys that Hooters had, was that they offered $1 blackjack. The table was always full. It was no doubt a good place to practice your blackjack game. People could really make $1 bets on a hand. However, there was usually a waiting line to get a seat.
This year, the property was sold to Oyo Hotels and Homes alongside an investment firm for $135 million dollars. Though the name change, the Hooters restaurant is planning to stay at the Oyo Hotel and Casino. They are planning to do a reported 20-million-dollar renovation to the property that started this week.
With a new casino comes new chips. Below you can find the new Oyo Hotel and Casino chips for purchase. They are right off the table from the first evening. You can purchase either the $1, $5, or $25 chip clicking each picture below:
If you need to add any of the Hooters $1 chips to your collection, we have those now obsolete chips below. Those can be purchased clicking each picture.
Finally, if you would like a casino card deck from Hooters Las Vegas, we also have those. You can purchase clicking the picture as well below:
Though not Vegas related, we also have some Hooters decks for sale from Southland Park, Washington that are brand new you can also purchase either color clicking the pictures if you like everything Hooters: