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Gaming History - Week of October 01, 2023
October 1st
2023 - Sunday

1964 - Henderson NV.   1741 North Boulder Highway in Henderson, Nevada. The property initially opened as the Dixie Bar in the 1940s. The Skyline opened as a casino on the property on October 1, 1964, but closed the following year. It briefly operated as the Wheel Casino during the early 1970s, before reopening as the Skyline on October 1, 1974. It has been renovated numerous times since then, with a 51-room hotel structure opening in June 2017.
Link to: Skyline Casino Website   Link to: Skyline Casino Wikipedia

1974 - Las Vegas, NV.   Wheel Casino opens at 2440 Las Vegas Blvd. South, on the Las Vegas Strip, closes in 3 months; becomes Jolly Trolley.

1980 - Las Vegas, NV.   Glitter Gulch Casino opens at 22 Fremont Street, downtown Las Vegas.

1981 - Las Vegas, NV.   Big Red's Casino opens at 3047 Las Vegas Blvd. South, on the Las Vegas Strip, closes 6 months later .

October 3rd
2023 - Tuesday

1999 - Atlantic City NJ.   In 1985, the casino filed for bankruptcy and then continued to struggle financially. Its gaming license was revoked on July 4, 1989. It was purchased by Donald Trump for $63 million, renamed the Trump Regency, and reopened as a hotel only. On May 15, 1996, Trump reopened the casino and the property changed its name again to the Trump World's Fair at Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino. However, it was permanently closed on October 3, 1999 and torn down in 2000. The hotel's problems included a pool that leaked into lower levels forcing guests to use the pool at neighboring Trump Plaza. The land was sold at auction to Bruce Toll of Toll Brothers.
Link to: Trump Castle Wikipedia

2000 - Las Vegas, NV.   El Rancho Hotel (formerly Thunderbird & Silverbird) was imploded on October 3,2000.
Link to: El Rancho Wikipedia   Link to: El Rancho Implosion

October 4th
2023 - Wednesday (TODAY)

1982 - Las Vegas, NV.   Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal starts his Cadillac Eldorado and ignites a bomb at Tony Roma's, 620 E. Sahara Avenue at 8:30 p.m. Miraculously, Rosenthal escaped the blast with minor injuries, thanks to a steel plate under the driver's seat (standard on that model). Anthony Spilotro, his relationship with Rosenthal on the decline, was the prime suspect.
Link to: Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal Wikipedia
Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal's Cadillac Eldorado Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal

1996 - Bossier City, LA.   Casino Magic! opens.

1996 - Rising Sun, IN.   Grand Victoria casino opens.

October 5th
2023 - Thursday

1932 - Reno, NV.   The Town House Casino, 39 West First Street, was licensed for slots, 21, craps and roulette. Successful for a time, in November of 1937 the Town House assets were sold at auction, with the proceeds going to the creditors. A month or so later, the Town House reopened under new ownership, and "The Riding Lesson" was adopted as the logo. Over the years there were various ownership and management changes, and varying degrees of financial success. The Club closed and filed for bankruptcy in 1950, but reopened in 1951. On September 2, 1955, the Town House was destroyed by fire; arson-the casinos leaseholder had deliberately burned the Town House down, according to the courts .
an ad from July, 1954

October 6th
2023 - Friday

1934 - Las Vegas, NV.   Barrel House Casino opens, 22 E. Fremont St., Las Vegas.

October 7th
2023 - Saturday

1931 - Reno, NV.   The Keno Club opened at 6:30 p.m., at 232 North Virginia Street. The club initially opened with just keno (bingo), but added table games soon after. The Keno Club closed in December of 1931. In August of 1932 it reopened as the New Keno Club, with new owners. It closed again in the same year, then reopened as the Reno Club.

1952 - Las Vegas, NV.   The hotel was formerly known as the Sahara Hotel and Casino. It was in operation under that name for 59 years from 1952 to 2011. The hotel had 1,720 guestrooms and suites with a casino covering more than 85,000 square feet and sits on 55 acres including the empty adjoining land. The hotel is the site of the Sahara Ave station, the northernmost stop for the Las Vegas Monorail. The Sahara was one of the last remaining vintage "Rat Pack" casino-hotels, leaving only the Flamingo, The Riviera, Caesars Palace, and The Tropicana. The Sahara anchored the northern end of the Las Vegas Strip. The porte-cochere entrance, topped by an onion-dome minaret, was designed to set the resort's warm Moroccan flavor and hospitality for arriving guests.
Link to: Sahara Hotel Wikipedia

1955 - Las Vegas, NV.   The Golden Gate Hotel & Casino is located at One Fremont Street in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the United States. A part of the Fremont Street Experience, it is the oldest and smallest hotel (106 rooms) on the Fremont Street Experience.
Link to: Golden Gate Casino Website   Link to: Golden Gate Casino Wikipedia

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