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Gaming History - Week of February 07, 2021
February 7th
2021 - Sunday

1942 - Las Vegas, NV.   El Rancho Dio opens at 3183 Las Vegas Blvd. South, on the Las Vegas Strip.

1946 - Las Vegas, NV.   Rex Club opens at 128 East Fremont Street, downtown Las Vegas - was S. S. Rex Club.

February 8th
2021 - Monday

2018 - Kiamesha Lake, New York.   Resorts World Catskills opens on the former site of the Concord Hotel.
Link to: Resorts World Catskills Website

February 10th
2021 - Wednesday

1947 - Las Vegas, NV.   Hi-Life Club opens at 3183 L.A. Highway 91, on the Las Vegas Strip.

1962 - Elko, NV.   Crumley is often credited with being the first to bring well-known performers to Nevada, hiring popular stars such as bandleader Ted Lewis and singer Sophie Tucker to appear at the Commercial in the early 1940s. Casino owners in Las Vegas and Reno followed Crumley's lead, and Nevada soon became famous for its top flight entertainment as well as legalized gambling.With his interest in politics, Crumley was an alternate Nevada delegate to the 1952 Republican National Convention. He served a term in the Nevada senate from 1955 to 1958, where he became known as a powerbroker.Crumley moved to Reno in the mid-1950s and took over the Holiday Hotel. In 1960, he was elected to the University of Nevada Board of Regents. He died in a plane crash on February 11, 1962. .
Link to: An Article
Newton Crumley Jr

2015 - Las Vegas, NV.   The hotel was forced into bankruptcy on April 6, 2009, by its creditors. Canpartners Reality (owned by Canyon Capital Reality Partners and Spectrum Group Management) took over control on August 19, 2009, taking possession of the foreclosed property. As of April 2013, the hotel was branded a Clarion Hotel, the only Clarion with a casino. The 300-seat theater built by Debbie Reynolds was used for a Sunday Gospel Brunch and a nightly show. The hotel closed on September 2, 2014, after the Labor Day weekend. Its contents and inventory were put up for sale.In October 2014, developer Lorenzo Doumani purchased the property for $22.5 Million. The Clarion was demolished by implosion shortly before 3 a.m. on February 10, 2015.Following the implosion, the elevator shaft of the building did not fall as intended, remaining mostly intact. It was pulled down about 13 hours later by cables attached to a crane. .
Link to: Clarion implosion   Link to: Clarion Wikipedia
Clarion Implosion

February 11th
2021 - Thursday

1995 - Baton Rouge, LA.   Casino Rouge opens.

February 13th
2021 - Saturday

1995 - Bossier City, LA.   Horseshoe casino opens.

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