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Gaming History - Week of September 06, 2020
September 6th
2020 - Sunday

1905 - St Louis Missouri.   Milton Prell (September 6, 1905 June 2, 1974) was a hotel owner and developer most notable for his projects in Las Vegas, Nevada. Born in Saint Louis, Missouri, as a young man he moved to Los Angeles, California. He was good friends with Colonel Tom Parker, best known as the manager of Elvis Presley. Elvis married Priscilla in Prell's apartment at the Aladdin Hotel in a private wedding shielded from the media. Prell was married to Devorah Zion on July 9, 1945; they had one child, Sheila Prell (Sonenshine).
Link to: Milton Prell Wikipedia
Milton Prell

1950 - Las Vegas, NV.   Golden Slipper Casino opens, Las Vegas Strip - closes in 3 months, becomes Silver Slipper .

1972 - Las Vegas, NV.   Money Tree Casino opens at 2456 Las Vegas Blvd. south, Las Vegas Strip.

September 7th
2020 - Monday

1956 - Reno, NV.   Old Cathay Club opened at 222 Lake Street, catering to Asian customers. The club closed after less than eight months, when the owners license was revoked for improper operations.

September 8th
2020 - Tuesday

1947 - Las Vegas, NV.   Blue Heaven Club opens at 3415 South 5th Street, on the Las Vegas Strip.

1949 - Las Vegas, NV.   El Rancho Rio opens at 3183 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas Strip.

September 9th
2020 - Wednesday

1931 - Reno, NV.   Hutton's Hut opened at 4245 West Fourth Street, licensed for craps, 21 and roulette. It was a restaurant that offered a dance floor, a bar and a clubroom, along with the steak and chicken dinners that it was known for. The gaming lasted for only two months, though Mr. & Mrs. Hutton continued to operate the restaurant for many years. In 1944 this was the site of the Villa Sierra, then from 1945-1946 it operated as Reno's Chicken Hut. From 1946-1952 it was Villa Sierra once again.

September 11th
2020 - Friday

1991 - Alton, IL.   Alton Belle casino opens.

September 12th
2020 - Saturday

1973 - Reno, NV.   Bonanza Square Inn opened at 4720 North Virginia St., Reno.

2001 - Metropolis, IL.   Harrah's casino opens.

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