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Gaming History - Week of November 28, 2021
November 28th
2021 - Sunday

1958 - Reno, NV.   The Liberty Belle Saloon opened at 4250 South Virginia Street. It was opened by Frank and Marshal Fey, who named it after the Liberty Belle slot machine which was invented by their grandfather, Charles Fey, in 1898...the first 3-reel slot machine. Charles Fey was from San Francisco, and all but 4 of his Liberty Bell slot machines were destroyed by the 1906 earthquake and fire. One of the four surviving machines was on display at the Liberty Belle Saloon until it closed. The Liberty Bell Saloon was known for steak and prime rib, as well as its antique slot machines and music boxes.

November 29th
2021 - Monday (TODAY)

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

November 30th
2021 - Tuesday

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
2021 - Wednesday

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
2021 - Friday

1993 - Robinsonville, MS.   Bally's opens.

1993 - Greenville, MS.   Cotton Club opens.

1993 - Robinsonville, MS.   Harrah's opens.

December 4th
2021 - Saturday

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

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