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Gaming History - Week of January 13, 2019
 
January 13th
2019 - Sunday

2014 - Atlantic City NJ.   On December 20, 2013, it was announced that the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel would close on January 13, 2014 at 12:01 AM. Caesars Entertainment bought the property while Tropicana bought all the slot machines, gaming tables, and player databases in a joint bankruptcy purchase for $23.4 million combined.
Link to: Atlantic Club Wikipedia

 
January 14th
2019 - Monday

1942 - Reno, NV.   The Virginia Bar, 233 North Virginia Street, was licensed for slots, 21, craps and roulette. It closed early in 1946, then reopened as the Piccadilly Club.

 
January 15th
2019 - Tuesday

1953 - Miami, FL.   Meyer Lansky succumbed to lung cancer, at 80 years of age, leaving behind a wife and three children. On paper, Meyer Lansky was worth almost nothing. At the time, the FBI believed he left behind over $300 million in hidden bank accounts, but they never found any money.
Link to: Wikipedia: Meyer Lansky   Link to: Meyer Lansky Biography on You Tube
Meyer Lansky

1990 - Las Vegas, NV.   The Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino is located off the Las Vegas Strip in the unincorporated area of Paradise, Nevada, USA. It is better known as The Rio and is owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment Inc. The Rio was the first all-suite resort in the Las Vegas area. It was named after the city of Rio de Janeiro, and is influenced by Brazilian culture. The Rio is the host casino for the World Series of Poker.The hotel towers are covered in blue and red glass. The Rio hotel's 2,522 suites range in size from 600 to 13,000 sq ft and have floor to ceiling windows. There are several private villas on the property for high-rollers.The complex includes a wine cellar that has more than 50,000 bottles. The Rio Pavilion convention center has a total of 160,000 sq ft (15,000 m2) of space. A Race and Sports Book is also available.
Link to: Rio Suites Wikipedia   Link to: Rio Suites Website

 
January 16th
2019 - Wednesday

1997 - Kansas City, MO.   Station casino opens.
$25 Chip

 
January 17th
2019 - Thursday

1994 - Greenville, MS.   Bayou Caddy's Jubilee opens.

1994 - Biloxi, MS.   Grand Casino opens.
Grand Casino - Pre-Katrina Grand Casino - Post-Katrina


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