Photo credit is to: Vintage Vegas on Flickr
I love old town vegas, and will actually be staying at the Golden Nugget this weekend. I've only been to Las Vegas once before, and I fell in love with the vintage feel of downtown. Even though it has grown over the decades, I love the way that the new is combined with the old.
Looking at this picture I can just imagine the types of things that went on in Vegas back in the day. Of course no one will ever know for sure. After all, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.
The Golden Nugget opened in 1946. It was the first structure designed from the ground up to be a casino. Steve Wynn took it over in 1972 and built the first tower in 1977. The hotel now has 1,900 rooms. Also in 1946 the Eldorado was built, Benny Binion purchases the Eldorado Club in 1951 and renames it the Horseshoe. It is currently owned and operated by his son, Jack Binion. It was the first casino to have carpeting and comps available to all gamblers.
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