The High Roller (The LINQ) – Vegas UPDATE

Mar 1, 2014 | USA Online Casino News

Some specs on The High Roller is that it stands 550 feet in the air which is just nine feet taller than the Singapore Flyer. Known as the world’s tallest operational Ferris wheel since it was opened in 2008, we have them beat. The High Roller is the center point for the LINQ area which features 30 retail, dining and entertainment venues. The first phase of this exquisite new portion of the strip opened at the end of 2013 with six outlets like O’Sheas Casino and Purple Zebra. The second phase of this great establishment is about to open as the Ferris wheel is set to open in April. The LINQ observation wheel is the tallest in the world which is easily viewable from throughout the Las Vegas valley. In total, the grand area for the LINQ will be around 300,000 square feet of restaurants, bars and entertainment including a concert area and 32 bowling lanes called the Brooklyn Bowl.

The High Roller (The LINQ) – Vegas UPDATE

The High Roller – Las Vegas

The LINQ is the newest addition to the ever-growing Las Vegas Strip. You may not have heard about the LINQ but I’m almost positive you should have heard something about the High Roller, the newest Ferris Wheel to come to America! Many of the other countries such as London and China have their own wheels which are major icons for their countries. It’s about time that the United States has one, and it’s better, taller and offers better observation decks.

Some specs on The High Roller is that it stands 550 feet in the air which is just nine feet taller than the Singapore Flyer. Known as the world’s tallest operational Ferris wheel since it was opened in 2008, we have them beat. The High Roller is the center point for the LINQ area which features 30 retail, dining and entertainment venues. The first phase of this exquisite new portion of the strip opened at the end of 2013 with six outlets like O’Sheas Casino and Purple Zebra. The second phase of this great establishment is about to open as the Ferris wheel is set to open in April. The LINQ observation wheel is the tallest in the world which is easily viewable from throughout the Las Vegas valley. In total, the grand area for the LINQ will be around 300,000 square feet of restaurants, bars and entertainment including a concert area and 32 bowling lanes called the Brooklyn Bowl.

The outer rim of the High Roller Super Wheel is comprised of 28 56 foot sections, the diameter of the wheel is 520 feet and the height is 550. The total cost of the wheel was $550 Million and offered by Caesars Entertainment Corporation. The project was announced in 2011. The passenger cabins are shaped like spheres, there are 28 in total which will carry up to 40 people giving the total capacity of 1,120 passengers. Each passenger cabin has 300 square feet of glass and will have eight flat screen televisions and an iPod docking station.

The High Roller lights up, though the wheel can be seen from throughout the valley, now you will be able to see it night and day as the lights were turned on for the first time tonight, February 28th! The players of Las Vegas will now have more entertainment to check out while on their way to the casino of their choice or to just take a break from the gaming with.