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Gaming History - Week of July 26, 2020
 
July 26th
2020 - Sunday

1980 - Reno, NV.   The casino at the Reno Ramada, 200 East Sixth Street, opened. On September 30, 1989 the table games were shut down for a major renovation project. On August 6, 1996, the hotel closed. .

1999 - Robinsonville, MS.   Isle of Capri casino opens, closes in 2002.

 
July 29th
2020 - Wednesday

1999 - Detroit, MI.   The MGM Grand Detroit in Detroit, Michigan, is one of three casino resort hotels in the city, and one of four in the Detroit–Windsor area. The luxury resort hotel opened on July 29, 1999, with a grand event which included models and celebrities including Ashanti, Kid Rock, and fireworks. It is the first luxury casino resort hotel in a major metropolis outside of Las Vegas Detroit is one of the largest American cities and metropolitan regions to offer casino resort hotels.
Link to: MGM Grand Detroit Website   Link to: MGM Grand Detroit Wikipedia

2008 - Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.   Ocean Casino opens in the Punta Borinquen Resort and Casino, a Marriott Hotel.

2015 - Carson City, NV.   The Carson Station Casino becomes the Max Casino.
Link to: Max Casino Website
The new signage goes up

 
July 30th
2020 - Thursday

1957 - Las Vegas, NV.   Zodiac Club opens at 109 Fremont Street, downtown Las Vegas.

 
July 31st
2020 - Friday

1931 - Reno, NV.   Louvre Club opened at 22 East Commercial Row. It operated under a variety of owners until December of 1939. It next opened in May of 1940 as Martin's Bar.

1997 - E. Dubuque, IL.   Silver Eagle casino closes.

2006 - Bossier City, LA.   Diamond Jacks casino opens.
Link to: Diamond Jacks Website

2006 - Bossier City, LA.   Isle of Capri casino becomes Diamond Jacks.

2006 - Vicksburg, MS.   Diamond Jacks casino opens.

2006 - Vicksburg, MS.   Isle of Capri casino closes.

 
Month of August Events
1939 - Reno, NV.   The Snooker Club, at 224 North Virginia Street, was licensed for poker and pan. In 1940 the site became Langley's Tango; in 1941 Robbin's Nevada Club.

1954 - Reno, NV.   Ming's Cafe opened at 246 Lake Street, offering slots only. In 1956 the name was changed to King's Cafe.

 
August 1st
2020 - Saturday

1934 - Reno, NV.   The Ritz Bar opened at 8 East Commercial Row, inside the Ritz Hotel. The Ritz Bar closed in July 1936.

1951 - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.   La Voz Dominicana casino opens.

1957 - Reno, NV.   Trader's, a bar and restaurant at 9825 South Virginia Street, was licensed for 21...for less than six months.

1992 - Biloxi, MS.   Isle of Capri casino opens.

1994 - Robinsonville, MS.   Sheraton Casino opens.


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