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Gaming History - Week of December 30, 2018
December 30th
2018 - Sunday

1933 - Reno, NV.   The Stag Inn opened at 265 North Virginia Street. Primarily a bar, at various times the Stag offered slots, 21, craps, roulette, poker and faro. The Stag Inn closed in 1960 and Lincoln Fitzgerald purchased the property.
The Stag Inn is on the left, at the base of the arch

2005 - Biloxi, MS.   Palace Casino reopens as a land based casino.

2007 - Las Vegas Nevada .   The Palazzo /pəˈlɑːtsoʊ/ is a luxury hotel and casino resort situated between Wynn and The Venetian on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. It is the tallest completed building in Nevada. Designed by the Dallas based HKS, Inc., the hotel offers luxury in a modern European ambiance. The hotel and casino are part of a larger complex (operated as one hotel) comprising the adjoining Venetian Hotel and Casino and the Sands Convention Center, all of which are owned and operated by the Las Vegas Sands Corporation. This all-suite hotel offers the largest standard accommodations on the Las Vegas Strip at 720 square feet per guest room. The hotel complex is named the largest hotel in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records.In its first year of eligibility, The Palazzo was awarded the AAA Five Diamond Award for 2009, and has been awarded the honor every year since.
Link to: The Palazzo Wikipedia   Link to: The Palazzo Website
$100 chip

December 31st
2018 - Monday

1958 - Cuba.   Fidel Castro takes over, casinos are closed.
Link to: Fidel Castro Wikipedia   Link to: Cuba Wikipedia

1979 - Las Vegas, NV.   Royal Americana Hotel & Casino opens - later becomes the Paddlewheel.

1986 - San Juan, Puerto Rico.   Fire at Dupont Plaza kills 97.

1994 - New Orleans, LA.   Flamingo casino opens.

1996 - Las Vegas, NV.   Hacienda imploded and In March 1999, it was replaced by the Mandalay Bay. .
Link to: Hacienda Implosion   Link to: Hacienda Wikipedia

1997 - Biloxi, MS.   Imperial Palace Casino opens.

Month of January Events
1946 - Reno, NV.   The Nevada Turf Club, at 34 East Commercial Row, opened as a race book. Shortly after they opened, table games and slots were added. Accused of accepting out-of-state bets, the owner closed the club in February of 1955. A year later the club reopened, under a different license holder, but remained open for only a few months.

1946 - Reno, NV.   The Winmor Club was licensed at 146 North Center Street, the former location of The Wheel.

1960 - Reno, NV.   Jarrad's opened at 2400 South Virginia Street, with one 21 game and three slot machines. On November 7, 1960, the State of Nevada closed the club, for alleged cheating on the 21 game.

2009 -   Happy New Year.

January 1st
2019 - Tuesday

1937 - Coronado Beach, San Diego California.   Monte Carlo was anchored 3 miles (4.8 km) off Coronado Beach in San Diego where it was in international waters, outside the boundary of state and federal law. During a storm on New Year's Day in 1937 the anchor lost its hold and the ship drifted onto the beach in front of what is now the El Camino Tower of the Coronado Shores condos. No one claimed ownership because, once on shore, this gambling and prostitution ship was illegal. The wreckage can be seen underwater at low tide, and is occasionally exposed during strong storm tides. There has been speculation that there may be $150,000 worth of silver dollar coins remaining in the slot machines. .
Link to: SS Monte Carlo Wikipedia

1946 - Reno, NV.   The Palomar Club, on the Verdi Highway, was licensed for craps, roulette and 21 for six months.

1951 - Las Vegas, NV.   Clover Club opens at 128 Fremont Street, downtown Las Vegas.

1958 - Las Vegas, NV.   The Bird Cage Casino opens at 100 East Fremont, downtown Las Vegas.
$25 Chip

1961 - Reno, NV.   The Shadows Supper Club, at 5560 South Virginia Street, was licensed for slot machines, the in September it received a license for 21. The Club closed in October of 1962.

1971 - Las Vegas, NV.   Western Hotel & Casino opens at 899 East Fremont Street, downtown Las Vegas.

1975 - Las Vegas, NV.   The California Hotel and Casino (also known as The Cal) opened in 1975 at a cost of $10 million with a hotel and casino located in Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada near the Fremont Street Experience. When it opened it had 325 rooms which has since been expanded to 781.The California has been owned by Boyd Gaming since it was built by Sam Boyd. .
Link to: California Hotel and Casino Wikipedia   Link to: California Hotel land Casino Website

1976 - Las Vegas, NV.   Paradise Hotel & Casino opens at 115 Tropicana Ave., closes 7 months later.

1977 - Las Vegas, NV.   Silverbird Hotel & Casino opens at 2755 Las Vegas Blvd. South - was Thunderbird.
Link to: Silverbird Hotel Wikipedia

1979 - Las Vegas, NV.   The Treasury Hotel & Casino opens at 115 East Tropicana Ave.

1981 - Palm Beach, Aruba.   Hart Sheraton Casino opens, closes 1 year later. Was the Aruba Sheraton Casino.

1991 - Swain Wharf, Aruba.   The Harbourtown Casino opens. In 1993 it became the Seaport Casino.

1993 - Clinton, Iowa.   Mississippi Belle II opens. Closes 6/21/2008.

January 2nd
2019 - Wednesday

1963 - Las Vegas, NV.   Lucky Casino opens at 117 East Fremont Street, downtown Las Vegas.

2007 - St. Maarten, Dutch Antilles.   Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa Grand Opening.

January 3rd
2019 - Thursday

1995 - Biloxi, MS.   Biloxi Belle closes.

1997 - Las Vegas, NV.   New York-New York Hotel & Casino is a hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip at 3790 Las Vegas Boulevard South, in Paradise, Nevada. It is owned and operated by MGM Resorts International.
Link to: New York New York Casino Website   Link to: New York New York Wikipedia

January 5th
2019 - Saturday

1932 - Las Vegas, NV.   Nevada Club opens, downtown Las Vegas.
Nevada & Fortune Clubs in 1957, before the clubs were combined. In 1957 the Fortune Club, Nevada Club and adjoining Western Union office were combined into a new, larger, Nevada Club. A 75 foot marquee adorned the front of the building.

1948 - Las Vegas, NV.   Palace Bar opens on the Las Vegas Strip.

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