Where the Palazzo Casino and Resort currently stands (adjacent to the Venetian Hotel and Casino and the Sands Expo and Convention Center), an Asian themed casino was proposed but was rejected for the present Palazzo project.
Crown announced in December 2016 that it was halting the project and seeking to sell its investment. Steve Wynn, who had purchased and demolished the Dunes hotel-casino, had originally planned to build a modern hotel in the middle of a man-made lake.
The remaining partner Andrew Pascal announced he was seeking other partners to proceed with the project. He later built the Bellagio with a man-made lake in the front of the hotel.
The name was later used by Wynn for a resort built in Biloxi, Mississippi.
In 1988, a sign for a proposed casino was erected on a fenced vacant lot on Flamingo Road. For several years, that was all that stood on the property.
The empty lot was the source of many jokes by the locals until the ship, which was later damaged by a fire started by a homeless person, was torn down in the 1990s and the lot became the site of the Tuscany Suites and Casino co-owned by Charles Heers, who has owned the property since the 1960s.
A country music-themed resort was planned for construction of the site of the former El Rancho Hotel and Casino.
For some years, the El Rancho sign stood with the words "Coming Soon - Future Home of Countryland USA." Residential opposition to the new location led to the project being rejected by the Nevada Gaming Policy Committee in March 2001.
Station Casinos still had the option to develop the project on the initial site, Formerly known as Las Vegas Tower, the Crown Las Vegas was to have been a supertall skyscraper built on the former site of a Wet 'n Wild water park.
In March 2008, the project was canceled and the property was put up for sale.
In 1993, ITT Sheraton purchased the Desert Inn casino, and had announced plans to develop the large parking lot into a Balinese themed resort to complement the Desert Inn.
The project was never developed and the site is now the location of Wynn Las Vegas.