This is going to be a big year for the Monte Carlo. The entire property is in the process of undergoing a massive top to bottom major renovation. You’ll see the renovations happening right before your eyes when you walk into the 20-year-old casino (I can’t believe this casino is only 20 years old). Sometime next year the Monte Carlo name will cease to exist.
In 2018 the casino-resort will debut as Park MGM with the NoMad hotel. Monte Carlo will remain open while MGM Resorts International renovates the property one area at a time. MGM Resorts International closed The Pub, Street of Dreams shopping area, Andres restaurant, and the pool for renovations last year. Those venues are currently being changed but the casino operator has already announced more changes.
The poker room at Monte Carlo will close on April 25th. Brand Steakhouse will be closing a couple of weeks later on May 11. The sports book has been rumored to be closing around the same time as the two venues mentioned, but that hasn’t been confirmed. There’s no information about what will be taking the place of the poker room or Brand Steakhouse.
The changeover from Monte Carlo to Park MGM will be a work in progress all year long. The first of many renovations to be completed is the Park Theater. In addition to hosting national touring artists, the 5,200 seat theater is the Las Vegas home to residencies by Bruno Mars, Cher, and Ricky Martin.
Park MGM is the final piece of renovation to this part of the Vegas Strip by MGM Resorts International. Last year The Park opened in between Monte Carlo and New York New York. While it’s not quite a traditional park, the renovations have brought a handful of new restaurants and bars along with a very comfortable outdoor space to eat, drink, and be merry.
The Park also works as a passage to T-Mobile Arena. The 20,000 capacity venue plays host to sporting events and concerts. Later this year, T-Mobile Arena will become the home to Las Vegas’ first professional sports franchise. The Vegas Golden Knights will drop the puck on their first NHL season later this year.
There are plenty of rumors floating around about when different venues inside the Monte Carlo will be closing this year. Expect to hear more news on closures and renovation plans throughout the year. If you’re a collector of Las Vegas memorabilia you might want to snag something with the Monte Carlo name the next time you visit Las Vegas.