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Power knocked out for hours to part of Flamingo on Las Vegas Strip

Updated Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 | 6:25 p.m.

Power to part of the Flamingo on the Las Vegas Strip was knocked out for hours today as a result of ongoing construction at the adjacent Gansevoort, a company official said.

The outage was reported at 9 a.m., and power wasn’t restored until 3 p.m., NV Energy officials said.

According to Flamingo spokeswoman Debbie Munch, the outage started at 8 a.m., and the cause was related to construction at the Gansevoort, formerly Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall, next door to the Flamingo.

Caesars Entertainment, which operates the Flamingo, confirmed power was lost in one of the hotel towers and said worked with NV Energy on the problem.

“(T)here was an electric power interruption to one of the six hotel towers at the nearby Flamingo resort,” Munch said in an email. “The outage ... has affected casino-level retail and other areas connected to that tower. Flamingo is assisting affected guests, has arranged to install a generator while repairs are in progress and hopes to restore power to affected areas mid-afternoon.”

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