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Gaming History - Week of August 04, 2019
August 4th
2019 - Sunday

1933 - Boston Massachusetts.   An American business magnate, investor and philanthropist. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, which owns the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore and is the parent company of Venetian Macao Limited which operates The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino and the Sands Expo and Convention Center. He also owns the Israeli daily newspaper Israel Hayom, and the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Adelson, a lifelong donor and philanthropist to a variety of causes, founded with his wife's initiative the Adelson Foundation.As of June 2015, Adelson was listed by Forbes as having a fortune of $28 billion, and as the 18th richest person in the world. He is a major contributor to Republican Party candidates, which has resulted in his gaining significant influence within the party.
Link to: Sheldon Adelson   Link to: A short interview with Sheldon Adelson
Sheldon Adelson

1941 - Las Vegas, NV.   Jackpot Casino opens at 116 East Fremont Street, downtown Las Vegas.

August 5th
2019 - Monday

1932 - Willows, CA.   Harold Smith, Jr. was born in Willows, CA. He was named Raymond I. Smith, after his grandfather, but had his name legally changed to Harold Smith, Jr. .

1966 - Las Vegas, NV.   Caesars Palace is an AAA Four Diamond luxury hotel and casino in Paradise, Nevada, United States, situated on the west side of the Las Vegas Strip, between the Bellagio and the Mirage. The Palace was established in 1966 by Jay Sarno, who sought to create an opulent facility that gave guests a sense of life during the Roman Empire. It contains many statues, columns, and iconography typical of Hollywood Roman period productions, including a 20-foot statue of Julius Caesar near the entrance. Caesars Palace is now owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment Corporation. As of 2015, the hotel has 3,960 rooms and suites in six towers and a convention facility of over 300,000 square feet . The hotel has a very large range of restaurants, including several serving authentic Chinese cuisine to cater to the wealthy East Asian gamblers. Caesars Palace is one of the most prestigious casino hotels in the world and one of Las Vegas's largest and best-known landmarks.
Link to: Caesars Palace Website   Link to: Caesars Palace Wikipedia

1971 - Las Vegas, NV.   The Slots-A-Fun Casino is a casino on the Las Vegas Strip, owned by MGM Resorts International. It is adjacent to Circus Circus.Slots-A-Fun is independently managed. It is one of the smallest casinos operating on The Strip, and offers some of the lowest table-game betting minimums on the famed street. As of summer 2008, players could wager as little as $2.00 at craps and $1.00 at blackjack. The craps table is directly located at the main open-air entrance and, of all gaming tables in Las Vegas, is the gaming table that is physically located closest to the traffic of the Strip. .
Link to: Slot O' Fun Wikipedia

2009 - Battle Creek, MI.   Firekeepers Casino opened near Battle Creek, Michigan.
Near the entrance of Firekeepers

August 6th
2019 - Tuesday

1952 - Reno, NV.   Bill Fong, a Chinese businessman from Oakland, California received a gaming license for the New China Club. The Club was located at 260 Lake Street, and catered to Asian and African American customers. In September of 1958 Fong held a contest to crown a "Keno Queen"; Mrs. Ruby Roberts was the contest winner. On December 31, 1971, the gaming license at the New China Club expired, and the business closed.

2008 - Las Vegas, NV.   Bob Maheu died at age 90. He was best known as the alter-ego of billionaire businessman Howard Hughes. In the late 1960s, Maheu helped the reclusive Hughes acquire Las Vegas Strip hotel-casinos, which began to rid the town of its mob influence and usher in the corporate age of gaming in Southern Nevada.
Link to: Robert Maheu Wikipedia
Bob Maheu speaking at the 2004 CC & GTCC Banquet

August 7th
2019 - Wednesday

2011 - Freeport, NY.   The Opus casino day cruise ship closes after a little more than a year in operation. .

August 8th
2019 - Thursday

1994 - Robinsonville, MS.   Hollywoood Casino opens.

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