Tuesday, March 5, 2013 | 8:30 p.m.
A newly renovated area of the casino at the Quad is open, and dealers are grinning over the new felt covering the game tables.
Bright shades of red and silver make the Quad stand out in colorful contrast to the dark brown of the old Imperial Palace. A center bar glows with stripes of lights above and backlit fabric underneath. Some might see a similarity in the look of the Quad and Red Rock Resort. Both were designed by the Friedmutter Group.
Table minimums still start at $5. There are rows of new slots and electronic craps tables. The cashier remains in a yet-to-be-renovated section, as the new counter gets finishing touches.
When finished later this year, the new casino will be about 65,000 square feet. The Quad will serve as a primary entry to the Linq entertainment and retail district and the High Roller observation wheel.