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Gaming History - Week of March 15, 2020
March 15th
2020 - Sunday

1939 - Las Vegas, NV.   Ninety One Club opens at 3120 Las Vegas Blvd. South, on the Las Vegas Strip.

1940 - Reno, NV.   Langley's Tango Parlor opened at 224 North Virginia Street. The club was licensed only for tango (bingo). After a few months the club was taken over by the Robbins family, and it became Robbin's Nevada Club in 1941.

1947 - Las Vegas, NV.   Stork Club opens at 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S.

March 16th
2020 - Monday

1999 - Biloxi, MS.   Beau Rivage is a waterfront casino resort in Biloxi, Mississippi, USA. It is owned and operated by MGM Resorts International. Beau Rivage was rebuilt and re-opened in 2006, a year after Hurricane Katrina. The Beau Rivage hotel is the tallest building in Mississippi. The term 'Beau Rivage' is French for 'beautiful shore'.The Beau Rivage, with 1,740 rooms, opened in March 1999. At that time of its opening, it was the largest hotel/casino in the United States outside of Nevada. The casino was located on a series of floating barges as required by local law confining all casinos to mobile marine vessels at the time of the resort's construction. The hotel, restaurants, parking garage, and associated facilities were constructed on land. The height of the 28-floor hotel-casino is 346 ft Beau Rivage has won every major local, regional, and state award available for outstanding community service including the Governor's Cup Award for Outstanding Large Business on July 10, 2003.
Link to: Beau Rivage Casino Wikipedia   Link to: Beau Rivage Website

March 17th
2020 - Tuesday

1948 - Las Vegas, NV.   Bar of Music opens at 3415 South 5th Street (Highway 91), on the Las Vegas Strip.

1976 - Reno, NV.   The Show Case Casino, a small bar at 143 West Third Street, was licensed from March to September of 1976.

1988 - Las Vegas, NV.   Fitzgerald's Hotel & Casino opens at 301 East Fremont Street, downtown Las Vegas - was Sundance Hotel & Casino. Fitzgerald's Gaming was a gaming company based in Reno, Nevada, that operated four casinos under the Fitzgeralds brand. It filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in December 2000 and subsequently sold all its properties.
Link to: Fitzgerald's Wikipedia

1994 - New Orleans, LA.   Queen of New Orleans casino opens.

2020 - Nevada.   Nevada orders all casinos closed for 30 days in response to COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.
Boyd Gaming Notice at the Orleans Casino

March 19th
2020 - Thursday

1931 - Nevada.   Bill legalizing gambling in Nevada on a statewide basis is signed.
Link to: Nevada Wikipedia

1932 - Las Vegas, NV.   Kiva Club opens at 124 Fremont Street, in the Apache Hotel, downtown Las Vegas.

March 20th
2020 - Friday

1931 - Las Vegas, NV.   First state gambling license issued to Northern Club, at 15 Fremont Street, downtown Las Vegas.
Link to: Las Vegas Nevada Wikipedia
First State Gaming License

2009 - Joliet, IL.   A massive fire Friday destroyed much of the Egyptian-themed entrance building at the Empress Casino in Joliet, sending dark smoke that was visible for miles rising above the two towering pharaohs alongside the front door. The blaze, which officials said may have been sparked by welders working on a kitchen duct system, started small about 10 a.m. But within hours more than half the city's Fire Department was working to prevent its spread to the casino barge.
Link to: Empress Casino Fire Wikipedia

March 21st
2020 - Saturday

1937 - Reno, NV.   The Silver Tango Parlor opened at 124 North Center Street. It closed in July, a little more than three months after it opened. Bill Harrah leased the property a few months later, to open his first business in Reno.

1961 - Las Vegas.   Honest John's Casino opens at 304 Ogden Street, downtown, a slots only casino.

2000 - Maryland Heights, MO.   Players Island casino closes.

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