Casino Drops 99-Cent Shrimp Cocktail Special

By

SeafoodSource staff

Published on
May 4, 2008

After nearly 50 years on the menu, the Golden Gate Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas finally raised the price on its popular 99-cent shrimp cocktail special.

The appetizer's price is now $1.99, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported on Sunday.

"It's certainly not a gasoline-type gouging we're going for here," said Scott DeAngelo, hotel VP of gaming and marketing. "It remains a good value and it remains damn good."

Food and Beverage Director Michael Storm attributed the cost increase at Las Vegas' oldest hotel-casino on the rising cost of coldwater shrimp.

Since the 99-cent item was placed on the menu in 1959, the casino has sold more than 30 million shrimp cocktails.

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