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Henderson’s Gold Rush Casino to become Wildfire Sunset

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Ron Sylvester

The Gold Rush casino in Henderson is closed during renovations. It is set to reopen in the fall as Wildfire Sunset.

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The site of the Gold Rush Casino is shown at the southwest corner of West Sunset Road and Marks Street in Henderson, Monday, June 4, 2012. It is set to reopen in the fall as Wildfire Sunset. Launch slideshow »

The Gold Rush Casino in Henderson closed its doors last week but will reopen in the fall as Wildfire Sunset.

Crews are working to bring the casino at Sunset Road and Marks Street in line with the rest of the Wildfire neighborhood casinos, an official with owner Station Casinos said.

The Gold Rush closed Friday and will open again in three to four months, said Lori Nelson, vice president of corporate communications for Station Casinos.

The Gold Rush is next to Sunset Station, but they coexist because each casino has its own clientele, Nelson said.

“Our Wildfire brand is a more a casual place to go have a beer after work,” Nelson said. “It’s for people who want the gaming experience, but they don’t want to fight the crowds.”

The larger Stations properties are more like casino malls with table games, bowling, movies and more restaurant and entertainment choices.

Mostly men go to Wildfire, Nelson said, frequenting the race and sports book, playing slots and eating at the Wildburger restaurant. There are no table games at Wildfire casinos.

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