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Gaming History - Week of October 18, 2020
 
October 18th
2020 - Sunday

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 casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Winchester, Nevada. 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 (1968-1974) and Mandalay Resort Group, formerly known as Circus Circus Enterprises (1974-2005).
Link to: Circus Circus Wikipedia   Link to: Circus Circus Website

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
2020 - Monday

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
2020 - Wednesday

1985 - Reno, NV.   Harold Smith, Sr., one of the founders of Harold's Club, died at his home in Reno.
Link to: Harold Smith Sr Article   Link to: The Rise and Fall of Harold's Club (YouTube)

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

 
October 23rd
2020 - Friday

2000 - Belterra, IN.   Belterra casino opens.

2001 - Las Vegas, NV.   Desert Inn Augusta Tower imploded on October 23,2001.
Link to: Desert Inn Augusta Tower Implosion

2013 - Las Vegas Nevada.   The new Downtown Grand opened on October 27, 2013. It is a boutique hotel and casino with 25,000 square feet of casino space, 629 newly remodeled hotel rooms, 9 bars & restaurants and a 35,000 square foot urban rooftop pool retreat called Citrus.
Link to: The Downtown Grand Website   Link to: Downtown Grand Wikipedia

 
October 24th
2020 - Saturday

2005 - Baton Rouge, LA.   Argosy casino becomes Belle of Baton Rouge.

2009 - Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.   Sosua Bay Grand Casino opens.


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