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Gaming History - Week of November 29, 2020
 
November 29th
2020 - Sunday

1988 - Paradise Nevada.   The Silver Slipper closed.
Link to: Silver Slipper Wikipedia
The Slipper At the Neon Museum

 
November 30th
2020 - Monday

1946 - Las Vegas, NV.   Grace Hayes Lodge opens at 3201 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas Strip.

1966 - Reno, NV.   The Ponderosa Hotel opened at 515 South Virginia Street. On December 20, 1966 a license was approved for slot machines. On May 4, 1967, the full casino opened. .

 
Month of December Events
1941 - Reno, NV.   The Villa Sierra was licensed for craps, roulette, slots and 21. Villa Sierra opened and closed several times through the years, and even operated as Reno's Chicken Hut for a year or so, then reopening as Villa Sierra. It closed in 1952 .

1955 - Havana, Cuba.   Wilbur Clark's Casino in the Hotel Nacional opens.

1972 - Reno, NV.   The Town Club opened at 44 West Commercial Row, the former site of Zimba's Club. In 1973 the name was changed to the Old Reno Club.

 
December 1st
2020 - Tuesday

1943 - Reno, NV.   Pick's Club was opened by Pick Hobson, at 220 North Virginia Street. In 1945 it was renamed the Frontier Club.

1944 - Reno, NV.   The Half Way Club, 1601 East Fourth Street, was licensed for blackjack. Primarily a bar and restaurant, located half way between Sparks and Reno, blackjack was offered until 1946. Sometime in the 1950's, the name was changed to Casale's Half Way Club. The Club was still open as of 2002, featuring homemade ravioli, meatballs and pizza, listing their address as 2501 East Fourth .

1951 - Las Vegas, NV.   Forty Niner Club opens, 109 E. Fremont St.

1958 - Reno, NV.   The Mint Club opened at 246 Lake Street, former location of the Colombo Hotel and the short-lived King's Cafe. The Mint Club closed early in 1960, then reopened in October of 1960 as the China Mint.
$25 Chip

1967 - Curacao.   Flamboyant Beach Hotel opens, on 7/17/1970 becomes the Flamboyant Sands Hotel. The initials "CJ JK" indicate that the casino was opened by former Nevada Lt. Governor Cliff Jones and his associate Jake Kozloff.

1984 - Oranjestad, Aruba.   Alhambra Casino opens.

1997 - Robinsonville, MS.   Circus Circus becomes Gold Strike Casino.

2008 - Rock island Illinois.   Jumer's opened its new Las Vegas-style casino and hotel in southwest Rock Island. The 43,000-square-foot casino has more than 1,100 slots and 24 table games as well as a live poker room and a high-limit slots area. The complex includes a 205-room hotel with 11 luxury suites, an event center, a nightclub and four restaurants. DJ's Steakhouse is named after the company's founder, D. James Jumer.
Link to: Jumers casino Website   Link to: Jumers casino wikipedia

 
December 3rd
2020 - Thursday

1993 - Robinsonville, MS.   Bally's opens.

1993 - Greenville, MS.   Cotton Club opens.

1993 - Robinsonville, MS.   Harrah's opens.

 
December 4th
2020 - Friday (TODAY)

1973 - Las Vegas, NV.   The MGM Grand Las Vegas (formerly Marina and MGM-Marina) is a hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. The MGM Grand is the largest single hotel in the United States with 5,044 rooms. It is also the third-largest hotel complex in the world by number of rooms and second-largest hotel resort complex in the United States behind the combined The Venetian and The Palazzo. When it opened in 1993, the MGM Grand was the largest hotel complex in the world.
Link to: MGM Grand Wikipedia   Link to: MGM Grand Website

 
December 5th
2020 - Saturday

1973 - Paradise Nevada.   Bally's Las Vegas is a hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. It is owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment Corporation. The hotel features 2,814 extra-sized guestrooms that are 450 sq ft or larger and over 175,000 sq ft of banquet and meeting space. The casino occupies 66,187 sq ft About 75% of the rooms are in the Resort Tower which had renovations completed in 2018. The remaining rooms are located in the Jubilee Tower, constructed in 1981.
Link to: Ballys Website   Link to: Ballys Wikipedia


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