The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod Debuts New Link Slot Lounge and First Phase of Casino Remodel

The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod Debuts
New Link Slot Lounge and First Phase of Casino Remodel


The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod has unveiled the new Link™ Slot Lounge,  a partnership with Aristocrat Technologies, along with the first phase of a casino remodel. Both are located on the main floor near the new BLVD & MAIN Taphouse and View Lounge.


Named for Aristocrat’s popular Link series, the Link Slot Lounge showcases 44 games from Aristocrat’s most entertaining and successful titles, including Buffalo Grand™, Buffalo Diamond™, Tarzan™, Wonder 4™ Spinning Fortunes, Buffalo Golden 7s™, Gold Stacks 88™ games, Liberty Link™, Lighting Link™ and Dragon Link™ games. The 2,346-square-foot lounge is modern in design and feel, with triangular mirrors suspended from the ceiling and lush, contemporary seating.


“Aristocrat’s Link series captures the excitement of the slot machine experience unlike any other game that is out there,” said Chris Fiumara, vice president and general manager of The STRAT. “The Link Slot Lounge takes that excitement to the next level and we’re thrilled to offer this inventive slot experience to our guests.”


“Less than a month ago, we were celebrating with The STRAT when one of their players won nearly $2 million on our Buffalo Grand game. Now we are standing alongside our partners again, this time as they open this extraordinary Link Lounge,” said Aristocrat Americas President Hector Fernandez. “We are thrilled how players have responded to our entertaining Lightning Link and Dragon Link games, and we are honored to be partners with The STRAT, where we hope lightning will strike and dragons will roar for many years. The STRAT has been very thoughtful in their reinvestments, and we are excited to be a part of the new STRAT.”

The first phase of the casino floor remodel spans 10,371 square feet with 236 machines and reveals The STRAT’s new design and branding, inspired by the sky, sun, stars and moon with tones of blue and amber; the signature color the same sky blue that is used in the property’s new logo. The ceiling design is accentuated by an elegant box-like light filled extrusions for dimensionality within the ceiling elements.


The entire 80,000-square-foot casino, encompassing 750 machines and 44 tables, will be fully remodeled by the end of 2019. Other new features include new directional signage, new video walls at check-in and behind the box office, and more.


In addition to the gaming areas, the main floor has recently introduced a new Welcome to Las Vegas Gift Shop by Marshall Retail Group. An intimate casino lounge is now under construction with an opening planned for fall.


About The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod:

The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod, formerly the Stratosphere, Casino, Hotel & Tower, has introduced a full rebrand that embodies the revolution of the iconic property since Golden Entertainment, Inc. took ownership in late 2017. Located on the north Strip at the gateway to the Arts District at 2000 S. Las Vegas Blvd., the hotel offers 2,427 guest rooms, including the fully remodeled “Elevate” series rooms and suites, and an 80,000-square-foot casino. The SkyPod, located at the top of the iconic tower at 1,149 feet high, is comprised of Top of the World, serving award-winning cuisine in a 360 degree rotating dining room on Level 106; SkyLounge, located on Level 107; the newly remodeled Observation Deck, 108 Eats by James Trees and 108 Drinks, located on Level 108; and thrill rides and attractions, located at the top of the SkyPod, including: SkyJump, Big Shot, Insanity and X-Scream. The main floor has recently introduced BLVD & MAIN Taphouse, View Lounge and STRAT Café, each offering chef-driven cuisine; and the William Hill Sports Book. The STRAT offers two resort-style pools, the 21-and-over Radius Pool, located on the rooftop of the 25th floor, open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and the Elation Pool, with three oversized spas and poolside café, open daily for all ages from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Entertainment includes Celestia, an all-new entertainment spectacular featuring a talented troupe of more than two dozen world-class performers in a state-of-the-art 30,000-square-foot theatrical tent; MJ LIVE, a Michael Jackson tribute show; and L.A. Comedy Club, which showcases up-and-coming stand-up comics. Free valet and self-parking are available anytime for all guests. More information is available at or by calling 702-380-7777 or 800-99-TOWER (998-6937). The STRAT is on social media at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.


About Golden Entertainment, Inc.

Golden Entertainment, Inc. owns and operates Golden Gaming, PT’s Entertainment Group and Golden Route Operations. Golden Gaming’s assets include 10 resort-casinos, including The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod, Arizona Charlie’s Decatur and Arizona Charlie’s Boulder in Las Vegas; Aquarius Casino Resort, Colorado Belle Casino Resort and Edgewater Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada; Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Flintstone, Maryland; Pahrump Nugget Hotel & Casino, Gold Town Casino and Lakeside Casino & RV Park in Pahrump, Nevada. PT’s Entertainment Group is Nevada’s largest tavern operator with more than 65 taverns, including PT’s Pub, PT’s Gold, PT’s Ranch, PT’s Brewing Company, Sean Patrick’s, Sierra Gold and SG Bar. Golden Route Operations, one of the largest distributed gaming operations in the nation, operates more than 10,500 gaming devices in more than 1,000 locations across Nevada and Montana. The company as a whole operates more than 16,200 gaming devices, 114 table games, 5,168 hotel rooms, and provides jobs for approximately 7,000 employees. More information is available on the company’s website:


About Aristocrat

Aristocrat Technologies Inc. is a subsidiary of Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL), a global games leader with more than 6,000 employees. The company is licensed in around 300 gaming jurisdictions, operates in more than 90 countries, and offers a unique blend products and services. The company’s mission is to bring joy to life through the power of play. Its values are rooted in creativity and technology, and the company has a rich history of innovation that has shaped the gaming industry over many decades. For further information, visit the company’s website at

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The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod Debuts New Link Slot Lounge and First Phase of Casino Remodel
The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod Debuts New Link Slot Lounge and First Phase of Casino Remodel