Roof collapse temporarily closes small Las Vegas casino

A casino in northeast Las Vegas has been temporarily closed after its roof sustained structural damage.

The Siegel Slots and Suites casino at 5011 E. Craig Road, near Nellis Boulevard, was shut down Friday after some of the trusses in the roof broke.

The 171-room residential portion of the property remains open.

“We are working on the repairs now and hope to get it back open soon,” said Michael Crandall, senior vice president at property owner The Siegel Group. “It was not caused by the rain and we have no idea what caused it.”

The State Gaming Control Board was told about the closure at its meeting Thursday.

The casino has about 150 slot machines.

The Gaming Control Board separately recommended approval of applications for Fifth Street Gaming to assume gaming operations at Siegel Slots and Suites and at another Siegel Group property, the Gold Spike hotel in downtown Las Vegas. Those applications will next be heard by the Nevada Gaming Commission.

Seth Schorr, CEO of Fifth Street Gaming, said he hopes the Siegel Slots and Suites casino reopens soon.

“There was an act of God that shut it down a few days ago,” he told the gaming board. “The roof caved in. We’ve been assured it will be open in the next 60 days.”

“Every week that a local casino is shut down, it takes at least a month to get that customer back. They’re very fickle,” he said.

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  1. Act of God??? seriously?...it's called poor construction.God had nothing to do with that....LOL

  2. Maybe the roof was overloaded. Trusses don't just break without cause.

  3. Looks to me like 5th Street bought a Pig in a Poke.