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Gaming History - Week of April 12, 2020
April 12th
2020 - Sunday

2012 - Atlantic City NJ.   The Revel hotel casino opened April 12th 2012. The Revel was the northernmost casino on the Atlantic City Boardwalk, located on 20 acres (8.1 ha) of land, adjacent to the Showboat Hotel & Casino. Revel opened on April 2, 2012, and closed on September 2, 2014, after declaring Chapter 11 bankruptcy for the second time. Later that month, on September 11, 2014, the casino reached a deal to sell itself to a developer based in Florida Polo North Country Club - for a fee of $90 million. However, plans fell though, and Revel was sold at the September 30, 2014, auction to Brookfield Asset Management for $110 million. However Brookfield Management backed out of the deal on November 19, 2014.Revel was the third of four Atlantic City casinos to close in 2014.
Link to: Revel Wikipedia

April 14th
2020 - Tuesday

1931 - Reno, NV.   The Reno Club was a bar at 32 West Douglas Alley that was licensed for 21 shortly after gambling was legalized. The license was not renewed when it expired on August 30, 1931.

1981 - Atlantic City, NJ.   Playboy casino opens. In April 1984 it became the Atlantis Casino and in 1996 became the Trump World's Fair Casino.
Link to: Playboy Wikipedia
$500 House Chip

April 15th
2020 - Wednesday

1938 - Reno, NV.   Leon & Eddie's opened at 12 East Second Street, which had been Louie's Rendevous. Leon Harbert and Ed Harris operated the property until April of 1938 when Leon Harbert left the partnership. There were several management and ownership changes over the years, and in the 1970's the Club Cal-Neva purchased the property for expansion.

1942 - Las Vegas, NV.   Pioneer Club opens at 25 East Fremont Street, downtown Las Vegas.
The top picture is before Vegas Vic, the famous neon cowboy, was mounted on the Pioneer Club

1996 - Atlantic City, NJ.   Trump World's Fair at Trump Plaza was a hotel and casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey that occupied 280 feet of the Atlantic City boardwalk and was 21 floors in height. It had 500 guest rooms. It opened on April 14, 1981 as the Playboy Hotel and Casino, then changed its name in 1984 to Atlantis Hotel and Casino.
Link to: Trump World Fair Wikipedia

April 16th
2020 - Thursday

1963 - Reno, NV.   Swede's, a restaurant and bar at 333 East Second Street, was licensed for six slot machines. A few months later, 21 was added. The club closed in February of 1965.

April 18th
2020 - Saturday

1955 - Reno, NV.   The Tux Club, at 1303 East Fourth Street, was licensed for 21, craps and slot machines. The Tux closed in March of 1964; later the Copper Club opened on the site.

1981 - Reno, NV.   Gambling pioneer Lincoln Fitzgerald died in a Reno hospital, at 88 years old.
Meta and Lincoln "Fitz" Fitzgerald, Christmas 1953

1997 - E. Chicago, IN.   Showboat casino opens.

2006 - Las Vegas Nevada .   Red Rock Resort is a hotel and casino. It is owned and operated by Station Casinos on 70 acres located in Downtown Summerlin in the village of Summerlin Centre in Summerlin, Nevada. Located on Charleston Boulevard, at the interchange of Clark County 215, and some distance from the Las Vegas Strip, the resort is known as a locals casino. It is the flagship property of Station Casinos and the company's corporate headquarters is located on property.The resort includes a 198 ft hotel tower with 815 rooms, spa, 94,000 sq ft of meeting space, slot machines, table games, a 16 screen Regal Cinemas movie theater, a bingo hall, a 3 acres pool area, a bowling alley as well as eleven restaurants. The tower is the second tallest in Summerlin after One Queensridge Place.
Link to: Red Rock Resort Wikipedia   Link to: Red Rock Resort Website

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