Filed under: Real Estate Developments
MGM Mirage was eager to get rid of Treasure Island in order to continue work on the ambition development for the $9 billion CityCenter project. Some say they could have gotten over $1 billion for the property especially considering its nice position on the Las Vegas Strip. It's not known what Ruffin's plans are for the casino but when he owned the New Frontier he talked of replacing it with a jazz-themed property called Montreux.
Before the deal was announced, Gaming Daily reports that Ruffin stopped in at the Treasure Island. He wanted to eat at one of the restaurants there but his reservations were not there and the staff wasn't familiar with his name. I bet they are now.