LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Playboy Club at the Palms Casino Resort in
Las Vegas has closed.
Nightclub management firm N9NE (NINE) Group issued a statement
Monday confirming the permanent closure.
Company spokeswoman Ashli Kimenker says there hasn't been an
announcement yet about other plans for the space at the high-rise
casino west of the Strip.
The casino and Playboy Enterprises said in March that the
closure was amicable, and that the parties planned to "pursue new
brand opportunities in Las Vegas nightlife."
The Playboy Club at the Palms opened in October 2006, with women
dressed in bunnies dealing cards.
At the time, it was the first Playboy Club to open since 1988,
when patriarch Hugh Hefner closed the last one in Lansing, Mich.
Others have since opened in Macau, Cancun and London.