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Gaming History - Week of October 20, 2019
October 21st
2019 - Monday

1985 - Reno, NV.   Harold Smith, Sr., one of the founders of Harold's Club, died at his home in Reno.
Link to: Harold Smith Sr Article   Link to: The Rise and Fall of Harold's Club (YouTube)

1991 - Las Vegas Nevada.   Planet Hollywood International, Inc. is a theme restaurant inspired by the popular portrayal of Hollywood and was launched in New York on October 22, 1991.
Link to: Planet Hollywood Website   Link to: Planet Hollywood Wikipedia

October 23rd
2019 - Wednesday (TODAY)

2000 - Belterra, IN.   Belterra casino opens.

2001 - Las Vegas, NV.   Desert Inn Augusta Tower imploded on October 23,2001.
Link to: Desert Inn Augusta Tower Implosion

2013 - Las Vegas Nevada.   The new Downtown Grand opened on October 27, 2013. It is a boutique hotel and casino with 25,000 square feet of casino space, 629 newly remodeled hotel rooms, 9 bars & restaurants and a 35,000 square foot urban rooftop pool retreat called Citrus.
Link to: The Downtown Grand Website   Link to: Downtown Grand Wikipedia

October 24th
2019 - Thursday

2005 - Baton Rouge, LA.   Argosy casino becomes Belle of Baton Rouge.

2009 - Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.   Sosua Bay Grand Casino opens.

October 25th
2019 - Friday

1956 - Reno, NV.   Horseshoe Casino opened at 229 North Virginia Street. It operated almost continuously until September of 1995 under a variety of owners, including Bob Cashell. .
Link to: Horseshoe Casino Website   Link to: Horseshoe Casino Wikipedia
$25 Chip

October 26th
2019 - Saturday

1943 - Reno, NV.   The South Virginia Bar at 1695 South Virginia Street, was licensed for 21 until March of 1949.

1950 - Reno, NV.   Howard McMullin is licensed to open Mac's Club, at 2400 South Virginia Street. In 1951 the license was revoked when it was determined that a 21 game was being run improperly. McMullen was licensed again in 1952. In 1959 the business was leased to Howard Jarrard, who named the club Jarrard's. In November of 1960 the Control Board closed Jarrard's, stating that a 21 game was being dealt improperlly. McMullen then reopened the property as Mac's. Mac's Club closed in November of 1963, when the lease expired.
an ad from July, 1954 $5 Chip

1993 - Las Vegas, NV.   Treasure Island Hotel & Casino (also known as "TI") is a hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, USA with 2,664 rooms and 220 suites, and is connected by tram to The Mirage as well as pedestrian bridge to the Fashion Show Mall shopping center. Since March 2009, TI is owned and operated by real estate investor Phil Ruffin. The hotel received the AAA Four Diamond rating each year from 1999 through 2013.
Link to: Treasure Island Website   Link to: Treasure Island Wikipedia

2005 - Shreveport, LA.   Eldorado Resorts is an American hotel and casino entertainment company founded and based in Reno, Nevada that operates 26 properties across 12 U.S. states. The Caesars and Eldorado merger is expected to be completed in early 2020 on the first quarter.
Link to: Eldorodo Resorts Website   Link to: Eldorodo Resorts Wikipedia

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