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the D

(Formerly Fitzgeralds)

 

The owners of the Golden Gate Casino, Derek amd Greg Stevens, bought Fitzgeralds in 2011 and renovated the property in 2012, renaming it "the D":  which stands for Derek's nickname (who is 78% owner), "Downtown", and "Detroit" (the Stevens brother's hometown).  The $15 million renovation axed the "luck of the Irish" theme of Fitzgeralds and introduce a more contemporary feel.  The second floor, however, will have a "vintage" Las Vegas aspect.

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The D's Grand Opening Party on Friday, October 12, 2012 at what used to be the intersection of S. 3rd and Fremont Streets. 

 

Among the dignitaries to attend the multi-day event:  former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, MLB great Greg Maddux, and Bret Michaels of Poison.

 

Fitzgeralds used to boast of having the only balcony on the Fremont Street Expereince.  However, the balcony was removed/modified to make way for this two-story escalator which provides instant access from the Fremont Street Experience to the second floor of the D. 

 

The open-air D Bar on Fremont Street; adjacent to the west is a daiquiri bar with dancing go-go girls. 

 

The remodeled gaming floor of the D. 

 

Another view of the marquee during the Grand Opening party. 

 

 

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The animated marquee of "the D" during the Grand Opening Party on Friday, October 12, 2012. 

  
 

Prior to the 2012 Renovation: 

 
 

Fitzgerald's Hotel and Casino had a "luck of the Irish" theme--including shamrocks and leprechauns. 

 
 

The Fitz has a variety of gaming:  poker, keno, black jack, Pai Gow, roulette, craps, and a small race and sports book located on the second floor.

 
 

 

The casino on the first floor. 

 

Robyn, Jay's daughter, hanging out on the only public balcony located along the Fremont Street Experience.  The 50-foot Lucky Lookout Balcony is located just off the 24-hr Vue Bar--providing an excellent vantage point to watch the nightly video shows. 

 

Looking down onto the mall of the Fremont Street Experience from the Fitz balcony. 

 

The view towards 4th Street and Neonopolis. 

 

A woman zip-lines past the Fitz' balcony. 

 

Vernon, Jay's son, enjoying a drink on the balcony overlooking the Fremont Street Experience.

 

A yellow and black, 1969 Chevrolet Camaro up for grabs in October, 2010 at the Fitz; the car is exactly the same as that driven by the character Danny McCoy of the NBC television series, Las Vegas.

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