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The LINQ creates new jobs and experiences on the Las Vegas Strip

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The LINQ creates new jobs and experiences on the Las Vegas Strip

CREATED Oct. 1, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A big announcement came Monday from Caesars Entertainment.

Their new project, The LINQ, across from Caesars Palace, is already helping the economic turnaround on the Las Vegas Strip, with unique attractions that target younger gamers.

Caesars executives revealed new details of the project on Monday.

Along with the three-story observation wheel, the $550-million dollar attraction will feature more than thirty shops, restaurants and entertainment venues you won't find anywhere else on the Las Vegas Strip, including a West Coast version of the East Coast's Brooklyn Bowl.

LINQ General Manager and Caesars Entertainment Vice-President Jon Gray says, "It's got a great restaurant component. Blue ribbon guys do the food. It's got a great bar component. It's got a cool DJ vibe with a great dance floor. And then, it's got bowling."

Gray says surveys show that gamers between the ages of twenty-one and forty-five will make up about fifty percent of the tourism market by the year 2015.

He says The LINQ will be ready. It's scheduled to open by late 2013. Gray says it has already created about three thousand construction jobs and he expects it will create about 1,500 permanent jobs.