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Gaming History - Week of July 12, 2020
 
July 12th
2020 - Sunday

1968 - Las Vegas, NV.   Tommy B's Casino opens, 2800 Las Vegas Blvd. S. .

1994 - Vicksburg, MS.   Rainbow Casino opens.

1995 - Las Vegas Nevada.   Texas Station is a hotel and casino located on Rancho Drive in North Las Vegas, Nevada. It is owned and operated by Station Casinos.The casino was built designed and built by Marnell Corrao Associates for Station Casinos and opened on July 12, 1995 with 200 rooms and a 91,000-square-foot (8,500 m2) casino.In 1996, Texas Station adopted C.P. Squires Elementary, one of Clark's County oldest elementary schools, as its community partner. Texas Station has set up many fund raising events for at risk students including a "wishing well sweep" that takes all the coins from its fountains. The initial sweep netted $1,000.00 in coins and Texas Station has committed to donating all future proceeds to the school to help fund a computer lab for the school that lacks adequate funding.In April 2000, The Venetian and Texas Station were the first casinos to announce child care centers specifically aimed at employees of Las Vegas casinos.
Link to: Texas Station Wikipedia   Link to: Texas Station Website

1996 - Lake Charles, LA.   Grand Palais casino opens.

 
July 13th
2020 - Monday

1945 - Las Vegas, NV.   Bonaire Club opens at 3415 South 5th Street, on the Las Vegas Strip, closes within a year.

1951 - Las Vegas, NV.   On July 31, 1955, Cornero told an investors' meeting in Las Vegas, "We need another $800,000 to stock the casino with cash and pay the liquor and food suppliers." Later that day, Cornero was playing craps in the Desert Inn Casino. Suddenly, he fell to the floor and died.Rumors soon arose that someone had poisoned Cornero's drink. The rumors gained credence when Cornero's body was removed from the casino floor before anyone contacted the Clark County Coroner or the Clark County Sheriff's Department. Cornero's drinking glass was taken and washed; sheriff's deputies never had the chance to examine it. No autopsy was performed and a coroner's jury in Los Angeles determined that he died of a heart attack.The Aftermath Cornero was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, California. .
Link to: Tony "The Hat" Cornero Wikipedia
Tony "The Hat" Cornero

1979 - Las Vegas, NV.   Vegas World was a space-themed casino and hotel on Las Vegas Boulevard in Las Vegas, Nevada, that operated from 1979 to 1995. It was owned and operated by Bob Stupak, and was also signed as Bob Stupak's Vegas World. .
Link to: Vegas World Wikipedia

 
July 14th
2020 - Tuesday

1959 - Reno, NV.   The Lancer Restaurant opened on the Mount Rose Highway, featuring dining and dancing. In September a gaming license was approved so slot machines and blackjack games were added. The Lancer was destroyed by fire on August 1, 1971. It was not rebuilt.

1974 - Curacao.   Antillian Casino opens, closes in 1998.

1998 - Las Vegas, NV.   Wild Wild West Casino opens at 3330 West Tropicana, Las Vegas.

 
July 15th
2020 - Wednesday (TODAY)

1998 - Kansas City, MO.   Sam's Town casino closes.

 
July 16th
2020 - Thursday

1931 - Reno, NV.   Majestic Club opened at 116 North Center Street, former location of the Alpine Club. The Majestic closed in 1932. Later the property would house the 116 Club and the Stein.

1996 - Greenville, MS.   Cotton Club closes.

2007 - Las Vegas, NV.   The New Frontier closed its doors at midnight on July 16, 2007, and was demolished by implosion on November 13 (Clauss Construction and Controlled Demolition, Inc.). The Atrium Tower was imploded with over 1,000 pounds of explosives. The demolition and its preparation were filmed for the National Geographic Channel and a program called Blowdown: Vegas Casino. The hotel's marquee remained standing until December 10, 2008 when it was taken down at the request of Steve Wynn prior to the opening of the Encore Las Vegas across the street.The Las Vegas Plaza project was cancelled around November 2011. Wynn said that he would not bail out the project and blamed the failure of the development on Yitzhak Tshuva and Nochi Dankner's paying too much for the property.In 2014, Crown Resorts and Oaktree Capital Management announced the acquisition of the property with the intent to build a new hotel beginning in 2015.
Link to: New Frontier Wikipedia

 
July 17th
2020 - Friday

1963 - Reno, NV.   The Holiday Lodge was licensed at 9400 West Fourth Street, which was five miles west of Reno. The property, which was known for the swimming pool and hot mineral baths, had been licensed off and on for gaming since 1931. .

1987 - Reno, NV.   Jessie Beck, Reno gaming pioneer, died at the age of 83.

 
July 18th
2020 - Saturday

1994 - Biloxi, MS.   Boomtown opens.


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