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Gaming History - Week of July 18, 2021
 
July 18th
2021 - Sunday

1994 - Biloxi, MS.   Boomtown opens.

 
July 19th
2021 - Monday

1941 - Las Vegas, NV.   Western Casino opens at 124 Fremont Street, downtown Las Vegas.

 
July 20th
2021 - Tuesday

1981 - Atlantic City, NJ.   The Claridge Hotel is a historic hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, that opened in 1930. Beginning in 1981, Claridge's operated for many years as a casino, known first as "Del Webb's Claridge Hotel and Casino", then the "Claridge Hotel and Casino". The hotel was acquired by Bally's on December 30, 2002, as a hotel tower of Bally's Atlantic City. In February 2014, the property was acquired by TJM Properties of Clearwater, Florida, who returned the property to a stand-alone hotel without casino gambling.
Link to: Claridge Hotel Wikipedia
$100 chip

 
July 21st
2021 - Wednesday

1977 - Reno, NV.   Gold Dust West Casino opens at 444 North Vine Street, Reno. .

1984 - Las Vegas, NV.   Sarno later on grew frustrated because his dream of building the "Grandissimo" seemed impossible, and he was never able to overcome his gambling addiction. Sarno died of a heart attack on July 21, 1984, at the age of 62, at the Caesars Palace, a hotel he formerly owned, while on a gambling stay at the hotel. Sarno was elected to the Gaming Hall of Fame in 1989.
Link to: Jay Sarno Wikipedia
Jay Sarno

 
July 22nd
2021 - Thursday

2015 - San Juan, Puerto Rico.   In operation since the late 1980's, the Hilton Corp. closed the iconic Condado Plaza casino.

 
July 23rd
2021 - Friday

1988 - Cincinnati, OH.   The Casino Chip & Gaming Token Collectors Club organized at the ANA Convention.
Link to: CCGTCC History Page   Link to: CCGTCC Website

 
July 24th
2021 - Saturday (TODAY)

1959 - Las Vegas, NV.   Diamond Jim's Nevada Club opens at 109 East Fremont, downtown Las Vegas .
Diamond Jim's can be seen between the California Club and the Lucky Casino

2016 - Las Vegas, NV.   Silver Saddle Saloon closes.


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