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Gaming History - Week of October 25, 2020
 
October 25th
2020 - Sunday

1956 - Reno, NV.   Horseshoe Casino opened at 229 North Virginia Street. It operated almost continuously until September of 1995 under a variety of owners, including Bob Cashell. .
Link to: Horseshoe Casino Website   Link to: Horseshoe Casino Wikipedia
$25 Chip

 
October 26th
2020 - Monday

1943 - Reno, NV.   The South Virginia Bar at 1695 South Virginia Street, was licensed for 21 until March of 1949.

1950 - Reno, NV.   Howard McMullin is licensed to open Mac's Club, at 2400 South Virginia Street. In 1951 the license was revoked when it was determined that a 21 game was being run improperly. McMullen was licensed again in 1952. In 1959 the business was leased to Howard Jarrard, who named the club Jarrard's. In November of 1960 the Control Board closed Jarrard's, stating that a 21 game was being dealt improperlly. McMullen then reopened the property as Mac's. Mac's Club closed in November of 1963, when the lease expired.
an ad from July, 1954 $5 Chip

1993 - Las Vegas, NV.   Treasure Island Hotel & Casino (also known as "TI") is a hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, USA with 2,664 rooms and 220 suites, and is connected by tram to The Mirage as well as pedestrian bridge to the Fashion Show Mall shopping center. Since March 2009, TI is owned and operated by real estate investor Phil Ruffin. The hotel received the AAA Four Diamond rating each year from 1999 through 2013.
Link to: Treasure Island Website   Link to: Treasure Island Wikipedia

2005 - Shreveport, LA.   Eldorado Resorts is an American hotel and casino entertainment company founded and based in Reno, Nevada that operates 26 properties across 12 U.S. states. The Caesars and Eldorado merger is expected to be completed in early 2020 on the first quarter.
Link to: Eldorodo Resorts Website   Link to: Eldorodo Resorts Wikipedia

 
October 27th
2020 - Tuesday

1944 - Reno, NV.   La Fiesta opened at 222 North Center Street, former location of the 222 Club. The club had Latin-American decor and entertainment, and provided slots, 21 and craps. In 1947 La Fiesta was sold and closed, then once again opened as the 222 Club.

1993 - Las Vegas, NV.   The 15-year-old South Tower was demolished 9 months later in July 1994, with no fanfare and minimal media attention. The demolition also held symbolic significance for the city. Many long-time residents knew the Dunes was controlled by the mafia, having been first built with money from it and the mob-controlled pension funds of the Teamsters and Pipefitters unions. The demolition signaled the end of significant mafia control and influence in Las Vegas. For many years, the hotel was owned by Major Riddle from the "Chicago Outfit" and later sold in part to Morris Shenker, an "attorney associated with the St. Louis Mafia, Meyer Lansky, Jimmy Hoffa, and Frank Foster, owner of Athony Alarm". Riddle and Shenker later became a target of the Organized Crime Strike Force in St. Louis. In The Showroom for 2 years, Johnny Elvis Foster starred in his Elvis show For The Love Of Elvis. Morris Shenker was Johnny Elvis Foster's godfather. Johnny was the first Elvis impersonator before Elvis died, on the strip.
Link to: The Dunes Implosion   Link to: The Dunes Wikipedia

2012 - Las Vegas Nevada.   The Neon Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, features signs from old casinos and other businesses displayed outdoors on over 6 acres. The museum features a restored lobby shell from the defunct La Concha Motel as its visitor center, which officially opened on October 27, 2012.For many years, the Young Electric Sign Company stored many of these old signs in their "boneyard." The signs were slowly being destroyed by exposure to the elements. The museum is slowly restoring the signs and placing them around the Fremont Street Experience.The signs are considered by Las Vegas locals, business owners, and government organizations to be not only artistically, but also historically significant to the culture of the city. Each of the restored signs in the collection holds a story about who created it and why it is important.
Link to: The Neon Museum Website   Link to: The Neon Museum Wikipedia

 
October 28th
2020 - Wednesday

2008 - Vicksburg, MS.   Riverwalk Casino opens.

 
October 29th
2020 - Thursday

1990 - Palm Beach, Aruba.   Casino Copa Cabana in the Hyatt Regency Resort & Casino opens.

2019 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.   The Sugar House Casino becomes the Rivers Casino.

 
October 30th
2020 - Friday

1937 - Reno, NV.   Harrah's Club Bingo opened at 124 North Center Street, Reno. It was Bill Harrahs first gambling venture in Nevada. The club was licensed only for bingo. It was off the beaten track, and closed on November 15, 1937, after only two weeks. .

1942 - Las Vegas, NV.   The New Frontier was a hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, US. It was the second resort that opened on the Las Vegas Strip and operated continuously from October 30, 1942 until it closed on July 16, 2007. The building was demolished on November 13, 2007. The land is now owned by Crown Resorts, which plans to begin construction on a new casino resort in 2015.
Link to: New Frontier Wikipedia

1942 - Las Vegas, NV.   Hotel Last Frontier opens at 3120 Las Vegas Blvd. South, on the Las Vegas Strip.

1959 - Las Vegas, NV.   Flamingo Capri Motel opens at 3535 Las Vegas Blvd. South (casino opens 1973).
Grand Opening Advertisement from the Fabulous Las Vegas Magazine Flamingo Capri circa 1960's

1999 - New Orleans, LA.   Harrah's New Orleans is a casino located in New Orleans, Louisiana, near the foot of Canal Street a block away from the Mississippi River. It is a 115,000 sq ft (10,700 m2) casino with approximately 2,100 slot machines, over 90 table games, and a poker room. There are several places to eat ranging from buffet-style to fine dining. Since its opening in 1999 Harrah's has been renting nearby hotel rooms to accommodate its guests; currently, the newly renovated 202-room Wyndham Riverfront Hotel is providing such accommodations. In order to avoid leasing rooms, the casino opened its own 27-story hotel tower with 450 rooms across the street from the casino on September 21, 2006, just days ahead of the New Orleans Saints return to the Louisiana Superdome. It is the only land-based private casino with table games in the state by Louisiana law (there are other casinos in the state with their gambling facilities on floating boats and horse racing racinos with slot machines). It is referred to in state statute a.
Link to: Harrahs New Orleans Website   Link to: Harrahs New Orleans Wikipedia

 
October 31st
2020 - Saturday

1864 - State Of Nevada.   Nevada (Spanish for "snow covered") is a state in the Western, Mountain West, and Southwestern regions of the United States. Nevada is the 7th most extensive, the 35th most populous, and the 9th least densely populated of the 50 United States. Nearly three-quarters of Nevada's people live in Clark County, which contains the Las Vegas–Paradise metropolitan area where three of the state's four largest incorporated cities are located.Nevada's capital is Carson City. Nevada is officially known as the "Silver State" due to the importance of silver to its history and economy. It is also known as the "Battle Born State", because it achieved statehood during the Civil War; as the "Sagebrush State", for the native plant of the same name; and as "Sage hen State". Nevada borders Oregon to the northwest, Idaho to the northeast, California to the west, Arizona to the southeast and Utah to the east.
Link to: Nevada Website   Link to: Nevada Wikipedia
State Flag State Seal

2003 - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.   Dominican Fiesta Hotel and Casino opens.


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