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Gaming History - Week of July 06, 2014
July 6th
2014 - Sunday

1991 - Las Vegas, NV.   n 1982, Torres hired casino architect Martin Stern, Jr. to add a new entrance and expand the hotel, by adding a 13-story 600-room hotel tower, for a total of 1,000 rooms. On August 31, 1982, the El Rancho opened its doors. According to the Gaming Control Board, Torres had close ties with some of the most notorious crime characters of the time. However, this did not restrict him from owning a gaming license. Rodney Dangerfield opened the "Rodney's Place" comedy club inside the El Rancho in 1982. In 1987, Stern was hired again to expand the hotel and casino.The El Rancho closed on July 6, 1992.
Link to: El Rancho Wikipedia

July 7th
2014 - Monday

1931 - Las Vegas, NV.   Arizona Club opens at 219 North 1st Street, Las Vegas.

1948 - Las Vegas, NV.   Wagon Wheel Casino opens at 3145 Las Vegas Blvd. South, on the Las Vegas Strip - later site of Desert Inn Hotel & Casino.

1959 - Palm Beach, Aruba.   Aruba Caribbean casino opens, the first casino in Aruba.

2007 - Biloxi, MS.   Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi, originally slated to open in August 2005 before Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Mississippi Gulf Coast, finally opened this month after extensive reconstruction. Located at 777 Beach Boulevard, its official opening date was July 7, 2007 (07/07/07). The hotelís iconic 112-foot neon Peavey guitar, a traditional Hard Rock symbol, managed to withstand the force of the hurricane and now stands waiting to welcome guests.
Link to: Hard Rock Biloxi Website   Link to: Hard Rock Biloxi Wikipedia
Hard Rock Hotel

July 8th
2014 - Tuesday

1947 - Las Vegas, NV.   Eldorado Club opens at 128 East Fremont Street, downtown Las Vegas, former site of the Apache Hotel, future site of the Horseshoe.

1957 - Reno, NV.   Menlo Card Room was licensed at 21 East Douglas Alley for faro only. Closed in 1958.

1994 - Tunica, MS.   President Casino closes.

July 11th
2014 - Friday

1957 - Las Vegas, NV.   The Mint Las Vegas was a hotel and casino in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada. Opened in 1957, a 26-story hotel tower was added in 1965. In 1988, The Mint was sold and became part of Binion's Horseshoe.The Mint was the sponsor of the Mint 400, the largest off road race from the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s.The Mint was made famous (or infamous) as the first night's stay in Hunter S. Thompson and Oscar Acosta's legendary 1971 weekend trip to Las Vegas, immortalized in Thompson's novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
Link to: The Mint Wikipedia
The Mint 1961

2008 - Elizabeth, IN.   Caesars casino closes, becomes Horseshoe casino.
Link to: Caesars Indiana Wikipedia

July 12th
2014 - Saturday

1968 - Las Vegas, NV.   Tommy B's Casino opens, 2800 Las Vegas Blvd. S. .

1994 - Vicksburg, MS.   Rainbow Casino opens.

1995 - Las Vegas Nevada.   Texas Station is a hotel and casino located on Rancho Drive in North Las Vegas, Nevada. It is owned and operated by Station Casinos.The casino was built designed and built by Marnell Corrao Associates for Station Casinos and opened on July 12, 1995 with 200 rooms and a 91,000-square-foot (8,500 m2) casino.In 1996, Texas Station adopted C.P. Squires Elementary, one of Clark's County oldest elementary schools, as its community partner. Texas Station has set up many fund raising events for at risk students including a "wishing well sweep" that takes all the coins from its fountains. The initial sweep netted $1,000.00 in coins and Texas Station has committed to donating all future proceeds to the school to help fund a computer lab for the school that lacks adequate funding.In April 2000, The Venetian and Texas Station were the first casinos to announce child care centers specifically aimed at employees of Las Vegas casinos.
Link to: Texas Station Wikipedia   Link to: Texas Station Website

1996 - Lake Charles, LA.   Grand Palais casino opens.

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