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A general view is seen during the closing night party during the 11th annual CineVegas film festival held at the Playboy Club at the Palms Casino Resort inside the Palms Casino Resort on June 14, 2009 in Las Vegas.
updated 6/4/2012 7:07:42 PM ET 2012-06-04T23:07:42

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 has been no 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.

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