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Gaming History - Week of July 05, 2020
 
July 6th
2020 - Monday

1991 - Las Vegas, NV.   n 1982, Torres hired casino architect Martin Stern, Jr. to add a new entrance and expand the hotel, by adding a 13-story 600-room hotel tower, for a total of 1,000 rooms. On August 31, 1982, the El Rancho opened its doors. According to the Gaming Control Board, Torres had close ties with some of the most notorious crime characters of the time. However, this did not restrict him from owning a gaming license. Rodney Dangerfield opened the "Rodney's Place" comedy club inside the El Rancho in 1982. In 1987, Stern was hired again to expand the hotel and casino.The El Rancho closed on July 6, 1992.
Link to: El Rancho Wikipedia

 
July 7th
2020 - Tuesday

1931 - Las Vegas, NV.   Arizona Club opens at 219 North 1st Street, Las Vegas.

1948 - Las Vegas, NV.   Wagon Wheel Casino opens at 3145 Las Vegas Blvd. South, on the Las Vegas Strip - later site of Desert Inn Hotel & Casino.

1959 - Palm Beach, Aruba.   Aruba Caribbean casino opens, the first casino in Aruba.

2007 - Biloxi, MS.   Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi, originally slated to open in August 2005 before Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Mississippi Gulf Coast, finally opened this month after extensive reconstruction. Located at 777 Beach Boulevard, its official opening date was July 7, 2007 (07/07/07). The hotelís iconic 112-foot neon Peavey guitar, a traditional Hard Rock symbol, managed to withstand the force of the hurricane and now stands waiting to welcome guests.
Link to: Hard Rock Biloxi Website   Link to: Hard Rock Biloxi Wikipedia
Hard Rock Hotel

 
July 8th
2020 - Wednesday

1947 - Las Vegas, NV.   Eldorado Club opens at 128 East Fremont Street, downtown Las Vegas, former site of the Apache Hotel, future site of the Horseshoe.

1957 - Reno, NV.   Menlo Card Room was licensed at 21 East Douglas Alley for faro only. Closed in 1958.

1994 - Tunica, MS.   President Casino closes.

 
July 11th
2020 - Saturday

1957 - Las Vegas, NV.   The Mint Las Vegas was a hotel and casino in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada. Opened in 1957, a 26-story hotel tower was added in 1965. In 1988, The Mint was sold and became part of Binion's Horseshoe.The Mint was the sponsor of the Mint 400, the largest off road race from the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s.The Mint was made famous (or infamous) as the first night's stay in Hunter S. Thompson and Oscar Acosta's legendary 1971 weekend trip to Las Vegas, immortalized in Thompson's novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
Link to: The Mint Wikipedia
The Mint 1961

2008 - Elizabeth, IN.   Caesars casino closes, becomes Horseshoe casino.
Link to: Caesars Indiana Wikipedia


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