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Gaming History - Week of September 29, 2019
September 30th
2019 - Monday

1992 - Bay St. Louis.   The property was first opened by Casino Magic Corp. as Casino Magic Bay St. Louis, which was largely destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Its gaming barge floated over 7 mi (11 km) away and ended up in a forest. The ballroom at Casino Magic hosted the Heroes of Wrestling Pay-per-view in 1999 as well as two Ultimate Fighting Championship events UFC 15 and UFC 19. .

1994 - Baton Rouge Louisiana.   The Belle of Baton Rouge is a riverboat casino and hotel in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It is owned and operated by Tropicana Entertainment. The casino boat is a 268-foot four-deck sternwheeler built by Avondale Shipyard. It has 28,500 square feet of gaming space spread across three decks, containing 777 slot machines and 14 table games. The hotel is 10 stories tall, with 288 rooms, a swimming pool, and a fitness center. Next to the hotel is a five-story-tall, 50,000-square-foot ), glass-enclosed atrium.]Inside the atrium is a performance venue that has been used for concerts, mixed martial arts events, and nationally televised boxing matches. Other amenities include meeting spaces, three eateries, and two parking garages. .
Link to: Belle Of Baton Rouge Website   Link to: Belle Of Baton Rouge Wikipedia

1997 - New Orleans, LA.   Flamingo casino closes.

Month of October Events
1943 - Reno, NV.   Log Cabin was located at 596 Airport Road (now Gentry Way) and was licensed until June of 1947 for 21 and craps.

1955 - Reno, NV.   The Supper Club opened; a restaurant with a bar, dancing and gambling. It was located at 565 West Moana Lane, the former location of Johnny's Open Door. There was an early-morning fire that caused major damage to the Club on April 28, 1959, and it never reopened.
a January, 1956 ad

October 1st
2019 - Tuesday

1964 - Henderson NV.   1741 North Boulder Highway in Henderson, Nevada. The property initially opened as the Dixie Bar in the 1940s. The Skyline opened as a casino on the property on October 1, 1964, but closed the following year. It briefly operated as the Wheel Casino during the early 1970s, before reopening as the Skyline on October 1, 1974. It has been renovated numerous times since then, with a 51-room hotel structure opening in June 2017.
Link to: Skyline Casino Website   Link to: Skyline Casino Wikipedia

1974 - Las Vegas, NV.   Wheel Casino opens at 2440 Las Vegas Blvd. South, on the Las Vegas Strip, closes in 3 months; becomes Jolly Trolley.

1980 - Las Vegas, NV.   Glitter Gulch Casino opens at 22 Fremont Street, downtown Las Vegas.

1981 - Las Vegas, NV.   Big Red's Casino opens at 3047 Las Vegas Blvd. South, on the Las Vegas Strip, closes 6 months later .

October 3rd
2019 - Thursday

1999 - Atlantic City NJ.   In 1985, the casino filed for bankruptcy and then continued to struggle financially. Its gaming license was revoked on July 4, 1989. It was purchased by Donald Trump for $63 million, renamed the Trump Regency, and reopened as a hotel only. On May 15, 1996, Trump reopened the casino and the property changed its name again to the Trump World's Fair at Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino. However, it was permanently closed on October 3, 1999 and torn down in 2000. The hotel's problems included a pool that leaked into lower levels forcing guests to use the pool at neighboring Trump Plaza. The land was sold at auction to Bruce Toll of Toll Brothers.
Link to: Trump Castle Wikipedia

2000 - Las Vegas, NV.   El Rancho Hotel (formerly Thunderbird & Silverbird) was imploded on October 3,2000.
Link to: El Rancho Wikipedia   Link to: El Rancho Implosion

October 4th
2019 - Friday

1982 - Las Vegas, NV.   Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal starts his Cadillac Eldorado and ignites a bomb at Tony Roma's, 620 E. Sahara Avenue at 8:30 p.m. Miraculously, Rosenthal escaped the blast with minor injuries, thanks to a steel plate under the driver's seat (standard on that model). Anthony Spilotro, his relationship with Rosenthal on the decline, was the prime suspect.
Link to: Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal Wikipedia
Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal's Cadillac Eldorado Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal

1996 - Bossier City, LA.   Casino Magic! opens.

1996 - Rising Sun, IN.   Grand Victoria casino opens.

October 5th
2019 - Saturday

1932 - Reno, NV.   The Town House Casino, 39 West First Street, was licensed for slots, 21, craps and roulette. Successful for a time, in November of 1937 the Town House assets were sold at auction, with the proceeds going to the creditors. A month or so later, the Town House reopened under new ownership, and "The Riding Lesson" was adopted as the logo. Over the years there were various ownership and management changes, and varying degrees of financial success. The Club closed and filed for bankruptcy in 1950, but reopened in 1951. On September 2, 1955, the Town House was destroyed by fire; arson-the casinos leaseholder had deliberately burned the Town House down, according to the courts .
an ad from July, 1954

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