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Gaming History - Week of October 15, 2017
 
October 15th
2017 - Sunday

1993 - Las Vegas, NV.   Luxor Las Vegas is a hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. The 30-story hotel, owned and operated by MGM Resorts International, has a 120,000-square-foot (11,000 m2) casino with over 2,000 slot machines and 87 table games.Due to the 2008 to 2009 renovation, it has a new, highly modernized design and contains a total of 4,407 rooms, including 442 suites, lining the interior walls of a pyramid-shaped tower and within more recent twin 22-story ziggurat towers.The hotel is named after the city of Luxor (ancient Thebes) in Egypt. Luxor is the fourth-largest hotel in Las Vegas and the eighth largest in the world. As of 2010, the Luxor has a 4 Key rating from the Green Key Eco-Rating Program, which evaluates "sustainable" hotel operations.
Link to: Luxor Website   Link to: Luxor Wikipedia

1998 - Las Vegas, NV.   Bellagio is a resort, luxury hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. It is owned and operated by MGM Resorts International and was built on the site of the demolished Dunes hotel and casino. Inspired by the Lake Como town of Bellagio in Italy, Bellagio is famed for its elegance. One of its most notable features is an 8-acre (3.2 ha) lake between the building and the Strip, which houses the Fountains of Bellagio, a large dancing water fountain synchronized to music.Inside Bellagio, Dale Chihuly's Fiori di Como, composed of over 2,000 hand-blown glass flowers, covers 2,000 sq ft (190 m2) of the lobby ceiling. Bellagio is home to Cirque du Soleil's aquatic production "O". The main (original) tower of Bellagio, with 3,015 rooms, has 36 floors and a height of 508 ft (151 m). The Spa Tower, which stands to the south of the main tower, has 33 floors, a height of 392 ft (119 m) and contains 935 rooms.
Link to: Bellagio Website   Link to: Bellagio Wikipedia

1998 - Greenville, MS.   Las Vegas Casino closes.
$100 chip

 
October 17th
2017 - Tuesday

1956 - Las Vegas, NV.   The Hacienda Resort Hotel and Casino was a hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, that operated from 1956 to 1996. It was one of a chain of four Hacienda properties, with the other three being located in Fresno, Bakersfield, and Indio, California. Each Hacienda featured a distinctive horse and rider sign; the Las Vegas sign is now prominently displayed at the Neon Museum.Located by itself on the far south end of the Las Vegas Strip, it was the first resort seen by tourists driving up from California. Since it was so far from the other resorts at the time, many people who stayed at the Hacienda would not go elsewhere. The Hacienda was also located close to McCarran International Airport, and at one point they had their own airline, Hacienda Airlines, to fly in gamblers from all over America. The Hacienda was known for their inexpensive, all-inclusive junkets marketed to American Midwestern retirees. .
Link to: Hacienda Wikipedia
The Hacienda in 1956 The Hacienda in the 1980s

 
October 18th
2017 - Wednesday (TODAY)

1957 - Las Vegas, NV.   Sans Souci Casino opens at 3320 South 5th Street, on the Las Vegas Strip.
Ad from Fabulous Las Vegas Magazine, November 23, 1957 An Ashtray From the Sans Souci Hotel/Casino

1968 - Las Vegas, NV.   Circus Circus Las Vegas is a hotel and 123,928 sq ft (11,513.3 m2) casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Winchester, Nevada.[1] It is owned and operated by MGM Resorts International. Circus Circus features circus acts and carnival type games daily on the Midway. Circus Circus is the largest permanent big top in the world. The Lucky The Clown marquee at the entrance was provided by Young Electric Sign Company, and was constructed in 1976.Previous owners of Circus Circus Las Vegas were Jay Sarno (19681974) and Mandalay Resort Group, formerly known as Circus Circus Enterprises (19742005).
Link to: Circus Circus Wikipedia

1996 - Kansas City, MO.   Flamingo casino opens.
The Flamingo Riverboat A Slot Card

2015 - Natchez MS.   Isle of Capri closes .
Link to: Article On Closing
$100 Chip

 
October 19th
2017 - Thursday

1953 - Pleasant Valley, NV.   Jubilee Club opened at 23005 South Virginia Street (Highway 395 South). The five Pagni brothers ran the Club as a restaurant, bar and casino until 1960. They reopened the Club on April 21, 1967, with one 21 game, one craps game, one poker table and five slot machines. The club closed for good on November 12, 1978.

1955 - Las Vegas, NV.   Copa Lounge opens at 3103 South 5th Street, on the Las Vegas Strip.

1992 - Tunica, MS.   Splash Casino opens.
Splash Casino Riverboat Room key

 
October 21st
2017 - Saturday

1985 - Reno, NV.   Harold Smith, Sr., one of the founders of Harold's Club, died at his home in Reno.

1991 - Las Vegas Nevada.   Planet Hollywood International, Inc. is a theme restaurant inspired by the popular portrayal of Hollywood and was launched in New York on October 22, 1991.
Link to: Planet Hollywood Website   Link to: Planet Hollywood Wikipedia


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