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Gaming History - Week of February 11, 2024
February 11th
2024 - Sunday

1995 - Baton Rouge, LA.   Casino Rouge opens.

February 13th
2024 - Tuesday

1995 - Bossier City, LA.   Horseshoe casino opens.

February 14th
2024 - Wednesday

1969 - Las Vegas, NV.   Golden Hotel opens, 200 S. 1st St., Las Vegas.

1999 - Las Vegas Nevada.   Santa Fe Station is a hotel and casino located on North Rancho Drive in Las Vegas, Nevada. The casino is owned by Station Casinos and is located on 36 acres (15 ha) of land. The hotel-casino originally opened as the Santa Fe in 1991, and for several years included the only ice rink in Las Vegas. The Santa Fe was involved in a labor dispute with Culinary Workers Union that began in 1993 and lasted into 2000 when the resort was sold to Station Casinos. The resort was renamed the Santa Fe Station and subsequently underwent several expansions and renovations.
Link to: Santa Fe Station Casino Wikipedia

2001 - Kansas City, MO.   Ameristar casino opens.

2001 - Kansas City, MO.   Station casino closes.

2006 - Las Vegas, NV.   Edge sold Bourbon Street and adjacent properties to Harrah's Entertainment in March 2005. Records filed with the county listed the total property value at $60.6 million. Harrah's decided to close Bourbon Street effective October 31, 2005. On October 18, however, a water main broke, threatening the building's structural integrity, and the property closed early. Demolition work began the following January, and the tower was imploded on February 14, 2006.Between 2005 and 2007, Harrah's had consolidated control of much of the east side of the central Strip, also acquiring the Imperial Palace, Barbary Coast, and much of the residential Flamingo Estates neighborhood north of Bourbon Street. CEO Gary Loveman envisioned a mega-resort called Epicentre for the company's 350 acres. As of 2012, the plan has not materialized, and the Bourbon Street site remains vacant.
Link to: Bourbon Street Implosion   Link to: Bourbon Street Wikipedia

2012 - Las Vegas Nevada .   The Mob Museum, officially the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, is a history museum located in Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada. Opened on February 14th, 2012, the Mob Museum is dedicated to featuring the artifacts, stories, and history of organized crime in the United States, as well as the actions and initiatives by law enforcement to prevent such crimes. The Museum is housed in the former Las Vegas Post Office and Courthouse, which was built in 1933 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum is located on Stewart Avenue, two blocks north of Fremont Street, the main artery of the downtown casino district. .
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February 15th
2024 - Thursday

1935 - Reno, NV.   Louie's Rendezvous, 12 East Second Street, was licensed for blackjack. The club had opened, without gambling, in December of 1934. In October of 1935 became Leon & Eddie's.

2001 - St. Charles, MO.   Casino St. Charles closes, becomes Ameristar casino.

February 16th
2024 - Friday

1944 - Reno, NV.   The Wheel Club opened at 146 North Center Street. The club offered penny roulette as well as 21 and slot machines. Damaged by fire on November 13, 1945, the club never reopened .

2016 - St. Julien, Malta.   Casino Grand Opening.

February 17th
2024 - Saturday

2006 - New Orleans, LA.   Harrah's casino reopens after closing from Hurricaine Katrina.

2021 - Atlantic City, NJ.   Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino is imploded.
Link to: Implosion Video

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