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Gaming History - Week of June 18, 2017
 
June 19th
2017 - Monday

1931 - Reno, NV.   The Hollywood Club was a bar at 29 1/2 East Douglas Alley. From June 19, 1931 until September 19, 1931, it was licensed for pan and poker.

1931 - Reno, NV.   The Star Club opened at 141 Lake Street and operated until 1932. From 1932-1944 The New Star Club operated at this location.

1990 - Las Vegas, NV.   Excalibur Hotel and Casino is a hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, in the United States. It is owned and operated by MGM Resorts International. Excalibur, named for the mythical sword of King Arthur, uses the Arthurian theme in several ways. Its facade is a stylized image of a castle. Until 2007, a wizard-like figure representing Merlin looked out from a high turret (since replaced by a figure advertising Dick's Last Resort).Excalibur is situated at the Tropicana - Las Vegas Boulevard intersection. The hotel is linked by overhead pedestrian bridges to neighboring casinos to the north (New York-New York, across Tropicana Avenue) and to the east (Tropicana, across the Strip). There is a free tram that connects Excalibur to its sister MGM Resorts International properties to the south, Luxor and Mandalay Bay.
Link to: Excalibur Website   Link to: Excalibur Wikipedia

 
June 20th
2017 - Tuesday

1931 - Reno, NV.   The Monte Carlo opened at 216 North Virginia, offering blackjack, craps, roulette, big six, faro, poker and klondike. It closed in December of 1931.

1942 - Reno, NV.   Murray's is licensed at 230 North Virginia Street, a liquor store with a few slot machines. In June of 1944 the liquor store was converted into a cocktail lounge; over the years 21 and roulette were added. The Nevada Club leased the property from 1952 until 1996, when they bought it.

1946 - Reno, NV.   Harrah's Casino opened at 210 North Virginia Street, Reno. .

1947 - Beverly Hills, CA.   Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel is shot and killed at Virginia Hill's (his girlfriend) house located at 810 N. Linden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA. The murder remains unsolved to this day.
Link to: Wikipedia: Bugsy Siegel
Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel Copy of Siegel's Death Certificate

1980 - Reno, NV.   It opened on April 23, 1971 and includes a Tuscan themed pool deck, 1,623 hotel rooms, 785 suites, 10 restaurants and 107,272 sq. ft. of convention space. On June 21, 2011, the American Automobile Association awarded the hotel a Four Diamond rating.The hotel has 10 restaurants, including a 24-hour café. Nightlife and entertainment options include 15 themed bars and lounges, including a nightclub.Peppermill's Spa and Salon Toscana is a 33,000 square foot spa retreat with a caldarium including indoor pool, sun deck and garden. 24 treatment rooms and a salon are available. The spa also includes a 9,500 square foot health club, two heated, resort-style pools with private cabanas, and an outside bar. .
Link to: Peppermill Wikipedia

1994 - Biloxi, MS.   Gold Shore casino opens.

 
June 21st
2017 - Wednesday

1996 - Las Vegas, NV.   The Monte Carlo Resort and Casino is a mega resort hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, USA. The hotel, with a height of 360 ft , has 32 floors, featuring a 102,000-square-foot casino floor with 1,400 slot machines, 60 table games, and 15 poker tables. It is owned and operated by MGM Resorts International. The hotel offers 2,992 guest rooms, including 259 luxury suites.The hotel, named to invoke the Place du Casino in Monte Carlo, features chandelier domes, marble floors, neoclassical arches, ornate fountains, and gas-lit promenades. As of 2010, Monte Carlo has a AAA-Four-Diamond rating.
Link to: Monte Carlo Website   Link to: Monte Carlo Wikipedia
The Theatre

2006 - Biloxi, MS.   Treasure Bay Casino reopens as a land based casino.

 
June 24th
2017 - Saturday

1959 - Reno, NV.   The Silver Dollar Club was licensed to operate 5 table games and 50 slot machines at 261-265 North Virginia Street. In 1960 Vince Harley purchased the club, and on May 18 was licensed for slots, dice, 21 and roulette. The club closed in December of 1963, and was purchased by Lincoln Fitzgerald soon after that. In December of 1974 the Silver Dollar Club was torn down to make room for Fitzgeralds.

1993 - East St. Louis, IL.   Casino Queen casino opens.

1994 - Marksville, LA.   Grand Casino Avoyelles casino opens.

1996 - Robinsonville, MS.   Grand Casino opens.

2006 - Reno Nevada .   Grand Sierra Resort (formerly MGM Grand Reno, Bally's Reno and Reno Hilton) is a hotel and casino located approximately three miles east of Downtown Reno, Nevada. The hotel has 1,990 guest rooms and suites, 10 restaurants, including two by celebrity chef Charlie Palmer and a casino with 63,584 sq ft . The hotel also has a shopping center, wedding chapel, pool, convention center, 50-lane bowling alley, movie theater, a Race & Sports Book, nightclubs including LEX a 25,000 sq ft venue with a swimming pool, lake golf driving range, a two screen cinema and an RV park. It is owned and operated by Southern California based investment group headed by The Meruelo Group. .
Link to: Grand Sierra Resort Website   Link to: Grand Sierra Resort Wikipedia

2008 - E. Chicago, IN.   Resorts casino closes, becomes Ameristar.


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