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Gaming History - Week of March 18, 2018
March 19th
2018 - Monday (TODAY)

1931 - Nevada.   Bill legalizing gambling in Nevada on a statewide basis is signed.
Link to: Nevada Wikipedia

1932 - Las Vegas, NV.   Kiva Club opens at 124 Fremont Street, in the Apache Hotel, downtown Las Vegas.

March 20th
2018 - Tuesday

1931 - Las Vegas, NV.   First state gambling license issued to Northern Club, at 15 Fremont Street, downtown Las Vegas.
Link to: Las Vegas Nevada Wikipedia
First State Gaming License

2009 - Joliet, IL.   A massive fire Friday destroyed much of the Egyptian-themed entrance building at the Empress Casino in Joliet, sending dark smoke that was visible for miles rising above the two towering pharaohs alongside the front door. The blaze, which officials said may have been sparked by welders working on a kitchen duct system, started small about 10 a.m. But within hours more than half the city's Fire Department was working to prevent its spread to the casino barge.
Link to: Empress Casino Fire Wikipedia

March 21st
2018 - Wednesday

1937 - Reno, NV.   The Silver Tango Parlor opened at 124 North Center Street. It closed in July, a little more than three months after it opened. Bill Harrah leased the property a few months later, to open his first business in Reno.

1961 - Las Vegas.   Honest John's Casino opens at 304 Ogden Street, downtown, a slots only casino.

2000 - Maryland Heights, MO.   Players Island casino closes.

March 22nd
2018 - Thursday

1946 - Reno, NV.   The Nevada Club opened at 224 North Virginia Street, replacing Robbins Nevada Club. On December 28, 1997, the Nevada Club closed. It was razed, along with Harolds Club, to make way for the new Harrah's Casino.

March 23rd
2018 - Friday

1935 - Reno, NV.   In the 1930's, many of the small clubs and bars in Reno obtained gaming licenses that allowed them to offer limited gambling to their customers. The La Rue Club offered roulette from March 23 to June 23, 1935.

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