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Gaming History - Week of March 12, 2023
March 12th
2023 - Sunday

1946 - Reno, NV.   The U.S. 40 Tavern, 640 East Fourth Street, was licensed for slots and 21. The U.S. 40 Tavern retained it's name, in spite of changing owners several times, until 1967 when the name was changed to the Carnival Room.

March 13th
2023 - Monday

2007 - Las Vegas, NV.   On Tuesday March 13, 2007 at 2:33 a.m. (Pacific Time), the Stardust Resort was imploded in a grand ceremony which included fireworks marking the 10-second countdown before the East and West Towers tumbled. 428 pounds of explosives brought down the hotel, which at the time was the tallest building demolished on the Strip. A planned laser light show was cancelled when strong winds blew dust toward the audience. .
Link to: Stardust Implosion   Link to: Stardust Wikipedia

March 14th
2023 - Tuesday

1985 - Palm Beach, Aruba.   Americana casino opens. In 1990 it became the Royal Palm casino.

March 15th
2023 - Wednesday

1939 - Las Vegas, NV.   Ninety One Club opens at 3120 Las Vegas Blvd. South, on the Las Vegas Strip.

1940 - Reno, NV.   Langley's Tango Parlor opened at 224 North Virginia Street. The club was licensed only for tango (bingo). After a few months the club was taken over by the Robbins family, and it became Robbin's Nevada Club in 1941.

1947 - Las Vegas, NV.   Stork Club opens at 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S.

March 16th
2023 - Thursday

1999 - Biloxi, MS.   Beau Rivage is a waterfront casino resort in Biloxi, Mississippi, USA. It is owned and operated by MGM Resorts International. Beau Rivage was rebuilt and re-opened in 2006, a year after Hurricane Katrina. The Beau Rivage hotel is the tallest building in Mississippi. The term 'Beau Rivage' is French for 'beautiful shore'.The Beau Rivage, with 1,740 rooms, opened in March 1999. At that time of its opening, it was the largest hotel/casino in the United States outside of Nevada. The casino was located on a series of floating barges as required by local law confining all casinos to mobile marine vessels at the time of the resort's construction. The hotel, restaurants, parking garage, and associated facilities were constructed on land. The height of the 28-floor hotel-casino is 346 ft Beau Rivage has won every major local, regional, and state award available for outstanding community service including the Governor's Cup Award for Outstanding Large Business on July 10, 2003.
Link to: Beau Rivage Casino Wikipedia   Link to: Beau Rivage Website

March 17th
2023 - Friday

1948 - Las Vegas, NV.   Bar of Music opens at 3415 South 5th Street (Highway 91), on the Las Vegas Strip.

1976 - Reno, NV.   The Show Case Casino, a small bar at 143 West Third Street, was licensed from March to September of 1976.

1988 - Las Vegas, NV.   Fitzgerald's Hotel & Casino opens at 301 East Fremont Street, downtown Las Vegas - was Sundance Hotel & Casino. Fitzgerald's Gaming was a gaming company based in Reno, Nevada, that operated four casinos under the Fitzgeralds brand. It filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in December 2000 and subsequently sold all its properties.
Link to: Fitzgerald's Wikipedia

1994 - New Orleans, LA.   Queen of New Orleans casino opens.

2020 - Nevada.   Nevada orders all casinos closed for 30 days in response to COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.
Boyd Gaming Notice at the Orleans Casino

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