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Caesars confirms closure of O'Sheas Casino

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As FOX5 first reported Wednesday, O'Sheas Casino, a small, popular property located between Imperial Palace and Flamingo on the Las Vegas Strip, will close April 30.

Now, Caesars Entertainment has acknowledged the impending closure, stressing that it will work with the 285 employees of O'Sheas.

Caesars says it officially notified O'Sheas employees of the closure last week and has provided them with the option to apply online for open positions within the company. O'Sheas employees will be given priority and sent to hiring managers for interviews.

Additionally, many dealers will remain with the company, filling positions at other properties.

"It is never easy to share with employees they will need to seek new positions," said Jan Jones, Caesars Entertainment senior vice president of communication and government relations. "We are doing everything we can to assist with new job placement for those who are impacted by the closure. While it is difficult to communicate the official closing of O'Sheas, we look forward to the opening of The LINQ and the addition of thousands of new jobs in the Las Vegas market."

According to Caesars, O'Sheas is closing to make way for construction of The LINQ, a retail and entertainment corridor slated to open in 2013.

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