Casino Gaming History and News

Las Vegas Series - New York New York

Las Vegas Series - New York New York
Construction of the New York New York Hotel & Casino began in March of 1995, construction of the hotel was completed two years later and the casino opened on January 3, 1997 at a cost of $460 million dollars.
 
The casino is based on the idealized skyline of New York City in the 1940's with the Chrysler Tower and the Empire State Building being prominently featured in the facade and a 150-foot-tall replica of the Statue of Liberty in the front of the hotel.
 
After the September 11 people spontaneously sent tributes and memorials to the New York-New York, especially T-shots from police departments, fire departments and other first responders from around the country and in some case different countries.  These were displayed in a memorial on the property until 2013.
 
Within the property gaming areas meeting rooms and other locations are named after actual New York City neighborhoods and/or landmarks.  In the casino special decks of playing cards are used where the hearts suit has been replaced by apples.
New York New York Casino Chips

Chips from the New York New York are an ideal addition to any collection of Las Vegas Casino Chips. 
New York New York Casino Cards
 
These decks are from the New York New York.  They have the New York New York logo on them. These casino playing cards make for great additions to anybody's card collection and or can be used for your home gaming nights.

Las Vegas History Series - From the International Hotel to the Westgate Hotel & Casino

Las Vegas History Series - From the International Hotel to the Westgate Hotel & Casino
Few properties in Las Vegas have gone through as many changes of ownership and names as the current Westgate Hotel and Casino.
 
The hotel was originally designed by architect Martin Stern Jr.  When the hotel originally opened (International Hotel) in 1969 it was the largest hotel in the world.  
 
In 1970 the hotel was sold to the Hilton Hotel Corporation and the next year (1971) it was renamed the Las Vegas Hilton.  The hotel carried the Hilton name for forty years until in June of 2011 Hilton Worldwide terminated its franchise agreement with the Las Vegas Hilton.  
 
In November of 2011 the (now) former Las Vegas Hilton changed its name to the LHV - Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.   It was also during this period that the hotel was sold at auction due to economic hardship suffered by the property during the recession of the previous decade.  The hotel continued under the name of the LVH until the middle of 2014 when it was sold to  Westgate Resorts.  
 
Today the property, now almost fifty years old, proudly stands under the banner of the Westgate Las Vegas.  Having survived rumors or demolition and more name changes than almost any other property in Las Vegas this grand dame of Las Vegas still stands.  This casino/hotel might go through the periodic face-lift but continues to stand where lesser properties have long since fallen to either implosion of the demolition crew's wrecking ball. 
International Hotel
\(1969 - 1971)
Once the largest hotel in the world, the International Hotel's opening night performer was none other than Barbara Streisand.  After Barbara Streisand left then none other than Elvis Presley performed 58 sold out shows. His performances shattered all previous Las Vegas show attendance records. Then the next year (1970) he broke his own previous attendance record.  Not only did Elvis perform at the International Hotel he also lived in the penthouse suite.  
 
Keep the memory of the International Hotel alive with a casino chip from the International Hotel.
Hilton Hotel & Casino 
(1971 - 2012)
 
The tradition of sold-out performances continued once the Hilton bought the property; this time it was Liberace filling the showroom, and the casino with his twice nightly shows. 
 
In 1994 the original Hilton sign was destroyed during a thunderstorm and it was replaced by a new sign which, when completed, was the largest freestanding sign in the world.
 
From 1998 to 2008 the Hilton was home to Star Trek: The Experience.  Including the space-themed casino within a casino SpaceQuest Casino and the Star Trek themed Quark's Bar.
 
The Hilton suffered financially from the recession of 2008. The Hilton began defaulting on loan payments and a final blow came in 2011 when Hilton Worldwide confirmed that it was not renewing their franchise license, thus ending the reign of the Las Vegas Hilton.
LVH - Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
(2012- 2014)
 
The LVH - Las Vegas Hotel and Casino existed for just a brief two years. Still suffering from the effects of the 2008 recession the property soldiered on under the banner of the LVH for two years until it was sold to the Westgate Resorts in 2014.
 
Although, it was only briefly the LVH, unique chips under this brand were produced and hold a place in any collection of Las Vegas casino chips.
Westgate Hotel & Casino
 
Today the grand hotel still stands holding the memories of Elvis, Liberace and the countless people who have passed through its doors.  Now under the banner of the Westgate Hotel and Casino the future of the hotel is secure as she proudly marches towards her 50th Anniversary. 

Las Vegas History Series - Brown Derby Club

Las Vegas History Series - Brown Derby Club

The Brown Derby Casino first opened, in the predominately African-American North West Side of Las Vegas, in 1944. Although it shared a name with the famous Brown Derby restaurants in Los Angeles and Hollywood there was no similarity or relationship between the two. In the days before the desegregation of Las Vegas, African-Americans were not welcome as guests in the casinos of downtown Las Vegas and the fledgling Strip. Most of the African-Americans who worked in the very casinos that they were not allowed to patronize lived in the North-West part of Las Vegas and many clubs and casinos sprung up to service the African-American community, the Brown Derby being one of those clubs.

Initially, the Brown Derby was licensed for slots and table games. In 1944 the Brown Derby was badly damaged during a riot that left one African-American serviceman dead and many other people injured. The Brown Derby was repaired and continued to operate until it closed in 1947. Three years later on Christmas Eve 1950, the Brown Derby reopened and this incarnation of the Brown Derby lasted until 1973. Six years after the second closing of the Brown Derby it was resurrected as the New Brown Derby. The New Brown Derby lasted for four years, closing in 1983.

By the time the New Brown Derby finally closed its doors Las Vegas had been desegregated for twenty years and African-Americans were welcomed with open arms into the casinos of Las Vegas.

 

 

Brown Derby Chips


Chips from the Brown Derby are a unique addition to any collection of Las Vegas Casino Chips.

 

The New Brown Derby

Chips from the New Brown Derby are a unique addition to any collection of Las Vegas Casino Chips. 

Las Vegas History Series - Debbie Reynolds Hotel & Casino

Las Vegas History Series - Debbie Reynolds Hotel & Casino
On December 28, 2016, Hollywood icon Debbie Reynolds passed away, just one day after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher. While Hollywood and her fans mourned her passing few knew that for a brief period not only was she a film legend but also a Las Vegas casino owner.

The Debbie Reynolds Hotel & Casino opened in 1993, at the former location of The Paddle Wheel Hotel & Casino. When it opened Debbie Reynolds owned the hotel but the casino operations were operated by a third party.

The casino struggled financially from the start, mainly due to mismanagement by the casino management. The small size of the casino also prevented the hotel from making any profit from the gaming revenue. By 1996 the company contracted to run the casino operations shut down the casino, citing poor revenue and continued losses, leaving only the hotel operating in the location. Debbie Reynolds attempted to obtain a gaming license to operate all casino functions "in-house" but was unable to obtain one due to poor finances and lack of secure credit. This ultimately doomed the hotel also and by 1997 both Debbie Reynolds and the hotel filed for bankruptcy protection.

In 1998 the hotel was sold at auction for $10.65 million and Debbie Reynolds' short-lived Debbie Reynolds Hotel & Casino/Hollywood Movie Museum had come to a close.
Debbie Reynolds Casino Chips

Chips from the Debbie Reynolds are a unique addition to any collection of Las Vegas Casino Chips.
The Paddlewheel Hotel & Casino
 
Before it was the Debbie Reynolds Hotel & Casino/ Hollywood Movie Museum the Paddlewheel Hotel and Casino occupied that location from 1983 to 1993.

Las Vegas History Series - Barbary Coast Hotel & Casino

Las Vegas History Series - Barbary Coast Hotel & Casino
On March 2, 1979, Michael Gaughan, son of legendary casino owner Jackie Gaughan, opened the Barbary Coast Hotel & Casino on the famous "Four Corners" of Las Vegas Boulevard (Las Vegas Blvd and Flamingo Road).

When the Barbary Coast opened in 1979 it boasted 150 rooms and suites and the casino floor included opulent stained glass windows and chandeliers, easily rivaling the nearby larger resort casinos.

Despite the opposition from the nearby Dunes, MGM Grand, Caesars Palace and Flamingo hotels the smaller Barbary Coast Casino thrived and quickly grew a following of loyal patrons.

The Barbary Coast experienced a small electrical fire on November 21, 1980, but due to the building being a "new" construction with then state of the art fire fighting systems the fire was quickly extinguished. What was unknown then was that this small fire would foreshadow a much larger tragedy that would befall the nearby MGM Grand later that same day. Shortly after the fire was extinguished at the Barbary Coast it is said the Michael Gaughan heard a commotion coming from outside of the casino, on Las Vegas Blvd, and when he went to investigate the source of the commotion he witnessed the beginning of the fire that would change Las Vegas history, the MGM Grand fire. It was then that he made a snap decision, a decision that went against his every instinct as a casino owner, he ordered all the gambling to be immediately stopped and then had the staff usher all the patrons out of the casino. Finally, he ordered the staff of the Barbary Coast to move all the gaming tables to the side and prepare the casino to prepare to become an impromptu aid station for the victims of the fire burning next door. His decisive actions gave comfort to the survivors and provided the first responders a location to treat injured.

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s the Barbary Coast continued to thrive and grow, in 1995 the Barbary Coast added an additional 200 rooms to the hotel and a rooftop swimming pool.

In 2004 the Boyd Gaming Corporation purchased the Barbary Coast, and other casinos owned by Coast Casino, Inc., for an estimated 1.3 billion dollars. Boyd Gaming Corp. owned the Barbary Coast till 2007 when it traded the Barbary Coast to Harrah's Entertainment for the site of the (former) Westward Ho Casino.

On February 27, 2007, the Barbary Coast closed its doors, reopening on March 1, 2007, as Bills Gambling Hall & Saloon, ending its 28-year history on the Las Vegas Strip.
Barbary Coast Casino Chips

Chips from the Barbary Coast are an excellent addition to any collection of Las Vegas Casino Chips. 
Barbary Coast Casino Cards
 
These decks are from the Barbary Coast.  They have the Barbary Coast logo on them. These casino playing cards make for great additions to anybody's card collection and or can be used for your home gaming nights.
Barbary Coast Used Casino Dice
 
Add a pair of collector Casino Dice from Barbary Coast to your collection. They also make the perfect souvenir or gift from your time in Las Vegas.  
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Goodbye 2016; A Look Back at the Year

Goodbye 2016; A Look Back at the Year

Tonight we will say "goodbye" to 2016 and welcome the New Year with fireworks over the Las Vegas Strip and champagne or other libations in hand.  Before we leave 2016 to the history books indulge us as we look back briefly at some of the notable events that took place in Las Vegas in 2016.

In April MGM Resorts International opened their newest dining and entertainment district, The Park, between New York-New York and the Monte Carlo casinos.  This outdoor venue with its focus on nature, art, and public space features fine dining and entertainment opportunities and on April 6th became the home of the newly opened T-Mobile Arena.

In May the Palms Hotel & Casino was purchased by Red Rock Resorts bringing the Palms Hotel in the "Stations Casinos" family.  Many people wondered if the Palms would keep its familiar name or be re-branded somehow incorporating the 'Station' surname common in the other casinos under the Red Rock Resorts umbrella.  

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) has become a Las Vegas summer tradition and this year, first-time winner, Qui Nguyen won the top prize.  The 2016 WSOP was attended by 107,844 entrants from 107 different nations competing for over $200 million dollars in prize money in 69 different events.  

Summer ended with a bang in August as the Riviera Hotel & Casino was imploded ending sixty years of history for this classic Las Vegas property.  The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority had purchased the Riviera the year before and the official closing was in May 2015.  The land that the Riviera occupied will be incorporated into the planned renovation and expansion of the nearby Las Vegas Convention Center.

 

Las Vegas played a key role in the 2016 Presidential Elections this year; hosting the third, and final, Presidential Debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.  For a brief time, the Entertainment Capital of the World became the News Media Capital of the World as thousands of reporters and journalists from around the world converged on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas' Thomas and Mack Center for the final debate between the two Presidential hopefuls.    

 
Less than a month later Donald Trump would be elected the 45th President of the United States of America.  

 

In December the Lucky Dragon, the newest casino in Las Vegas, opened its door.  This Asian inspired boutique hotel offers its guests an "authentic Asian lifestyle experience." Hoping to capture both the local and regional Asian clientele the Lucky Dragon is building a "cultural experience" on the Las Vegas Strip.

As 2016 closes, an estimated 350,000 people eagerly line the Las Vegas Strip to welcome in 2017 in a celebration that is truly worthy of the city called "The Entertainment Capital of the World." We all look forward to the promise of the New Year and the adventures it will bring.

To all you from all of us in the Spinettis Family.  HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Every casino's toll-free phone number and website address
Comprehensive listing of room and suite rates
Complete dining information, including the prices of buffets
a listing of all games offered at each casino - including poker!
Informative maps of every state, showing casino locations, plus detailed maps of Las Vegas, Reno, Atlantic City, Biloxi and Tunica
Details on senior discounts offered at every casino
Know which casinos allow overnight RV parking for free
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Full details on the best winning strategies for all casino games, including slots and video poker. PLUS you get more than $1000 in valuable casino coupons!

Christmas in Las Vegas, 2016

Christmas in Las Vegas, 2016

When most people think of Las Vegas Christmas is one of the last things to come to their minds, but when December comes the Las Vegas turns into a venerable Winter Wonderland.  

Couldn't get away to Europe this winter?  Come enjoy a Christmas in Venice at the Venetian Hotel & Casino's winter festivities or enjoy a walk through Caesars Palace.
See nature's beauty at its best at the Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Garden's Winter Display.
You don't have to go to New York's Central Park to enjoy ice skating and Hot Coco. The Cosmopolitan Hotel & Casino turns their rooftop pool into a Central Park inspired ice rink and their Hot Chocolate has a distinctive adult beverage spin that you can't find in any Central Park ice rink.
 
Every December the Cosmopolitan Hotel & Casino turns their Boulevard Pool into a Central Park style ice skating rink overlooking the Las Vegas Strip.  Complete with S'mores, fire pits, and Hot Chocolate, both for kids and adults.  The Ice Rink is a winter treat not to be missed.  
 
After you have enjoyed the ice skating and had some Hot Chocolate come visit us at Spinettis and pick up some souvenirs of your time at the Cosmopolitan.  We have new and used Casino Playing Cards from The Cosmopolitan as well as Casino Chips from this casino.
 
The Venetian Hotel & Casino gets into the holiday spirit every year with their Italian inspired decorations and outdoor extravaganza complete with live performers, a huge lighted Christmas Tree and of course their famous gondolas and the singing gondoliers.
 
Although our experienced retail cannot sing (please don't ask them to sing) they are experts in finding the perfect gift or souvenir from your visit to Las Vegas.  Here at Spinettis we have collector casino chips and used casino cards from The Venetian Hotel & Casino.  
 
A favorite Las Vegas holiday tradition is the Winter Garden at the Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Garden.  Every year Las Vegas locals and visitors are treated to this Winter Wonderland that features Christmas Trees, life size Gingerbread Houses, and Chocolate Fountains.
 
After feasting your eyes on the wonder of the Winter Garden come bySpinettis and feats your eyes on our world renown chip collection.  We have collector casino chips from the Bellagio and other casinos as well as other Vegas memorabilia from the Bellagio and other classic Vegas casinos.  
Honorable mention must be made of the, now closed, Christmas Tree Casino.  It was a was initially opened from 1946 to 1964 and during its time it was a favorite of Reno residents and visitors.  Located near the top of Mount Rose it offered spectacular views of the Washoe Valley.  In 1957 it issued it iconic casino chip with the Christmas Tree logo.
This chip makes the perfect holiday themed chip for your chip collection or Christmas gift for the Casino Chip Collector in your life.  

Las Vegas History Series - Bellagio Hotel & Casino

Las Vegas History Series - Bellagio Hotel & Casino

The Bellagio Hotel & Casino - or as this writer often calls it "Terry Benedict's place," Terry Benedict is the fictional owner of the Bellagio in the 2001 remake of the movie Ocean's Eleven - was built on the former grounds of the legendary Dunes Casino. Conceived by Steve Wynn, the construction of the Bellagio began in May of 1996.  When the Bellagio was completed two years later it was the most expensive hotel ever built, at the time, with reported construction cost of $1.6 billion dollars.

The opening night of the hotel was a grand spectral with the invite-only VIP opening ceremony costing a reported $88 million dollars that included the opening performance of Cirque du Soleil's production of "O."

The Bellagio is well-known for The Fountains of Bellagio, the water feature outside of the Bellagio on an 8-acre man-made lake. These fountains entertain both visitors and pedestrians, walking along Las Vegas Boulevard, every day on regular intervals. The vast man-made lake in front of the Bellagio that is home to the fountains was built on the footprint of what was the Dunes Golf Course.

 

 

 

The Bellagio is also well known for the Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. The Conservatory is well known for its seasonal themed displays and its colorful and fragrant flowers are a favorite of hotel guests and Las Vegas locals.

Finally, there is the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. The gallery was originally built to house Steve Wynn's private art collection. The Bellagio's art gallery has evolved into a world famous rotating exhibition space regularly featuring masterpieces from some of the world's most celebrated artists.

The Bellagio became one of the flagship properties of the MGM Resorts International when the Mirage and MGM Grand Inc. merged in 2000. The Bellagio's name recognition, location and international popularity ensures that the Bellagio has taken its place as one of the legendary Las Vegas casinos.

Bellagio Casino Chips

Chips from the Bellagio are an ideal addition to any collection of chips from modern Las Vegas casinos. 

Bellagio Casino Cards
 
These decks are from the Bellagio.  They have the Bellagio logo on them. These casino playing cards make for great additions to anybody's card collection and or can be used for your home gaming nights.
Bellagio Casino Collage
 
This piece features real postcard art, real casino chips and a miniature roulette table; all on a professionally matted background.  
 
Frame: 18" x 15" (with wire installed, hang ready)
New Item at Spinettis
Lucky Dragon $1 Chip
 
These chips from the newly opened Lucky Dragon casino are in mint condition, add one to your collection today.

Las Vegas History Series - Downtown Grand

Las Vegas History Series - Downtown Grand

The "Great Recession" of 2007 - 2009 had a major impact on Las Vegas as a whole and downtown Las Vegas in particular. The Lady Luck Hotel and Casino which had closed for remodeling just the year before was originally expected to be closed for less than a year but when the recession hit, financing for the expected remodeling collapsed and all hopes for a quick reopening of the casino were abandon by the owners of the Lady Luck.

In 2007 the property was sold but that sale did not change the fortunes of the ill-fated Lady Luck Hotel and Casino. The partially gutted hotel was often described as a "carcass" or "rotting corpse" by then Mayor of Las Vegas Oscar Goodman in city council meetings as he tried to re-invigorate plans to revitalize downtown Las Vegas between 2008 and 2009.

With the end of the recession in 2009, work finally began on transforming the much-maligned Lady Luck into its next incarnation; that incarnation was officially announced in October of 2011 when the new project was officially renamed as the Downtown Grand.

The new Downtown Grand officially opened its doors in October 2013 as a 'boutique hotel.' A style of hotels that were quickly gaining popularity throughout the country and in Las Vegas. The Downtown Grand with its 629 rooms and a wide range of restaurants and bars that include everything from the loud and rambunctious Hogs and Heifers Saloon, popular with motorcycle owners, to the Sidebar Lounge where Las Vegas' legal elite can often be found after a day in court. This truly cosmopolitan hotel boasts something for everyone and is proof that even when the chips are down in Las Vegas your luck can always turn around.

Downtown Grand Casino Chips

Chips from the Downtown Grand are an ideal addition to any collection of Downtown Las Vegas Casino Chips. 
Downtown Grand Las Vegas Deck
 
These decks are from the Downtown Grand. They have the Downtown Grand logo on them. These casino playing cards make for great additions to anybody's card collection and or can be used for your home gaming nights.
Lady Luck Hotel & Casino Chip
 
Before it was the Downtown Grand, the site was the home of the Lady Luck Hotel & Casino from 1964 - 2006.
 
Lady Luck Casino Collage
 
This piece features real post card art, real casino chips, a miniature craps table with casino dice, and professional matted back grounds. Frame: 18" x 15" (with wire installed, hang ready)

Nevada During the Second World War

Nevada During the Second World War
In honor of Veteran's Day this week we temporarily turn away from the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas and look briefly at how the Second World War affected Las Vegas and the state of Nevada.


Prior to America's entry into World War 2 on December 7,1941 the population of Nevada, according to the 1940 census, was 110,247 people, included in the number were the 8,422 people who called the small town of Las Vegas home.

After America's entry into World War II Senator Pat McCarran was successful in convincing the War Department and the U.S. government to open new military bases throughout the state. The ample open spaces in Nevada, easy access to railroad connections and the close proximity to California made Nevada the ideal location for the training of future Army Air Force pilots. The Las Vegas Army Airfield, now Nellis Air Force Base, and the Tonopah Army Airfield were converted from existing civilian airports and additional airfields were built throughout the state between 1942 and 1945, including the Indian Springs Airfield (current Creech Air Force Base), the Reno Army Airbase (current Reno Stead Airport), and Naval Air Station Fallon (current home of the TOPGUN Fighter Training School).

With the increasing demand for strategic material for the war, the copper and silver mines in Nevada thrived again as the production from these mines more than doubled during the war years and the nearby town grew in size as workers by the thousands moved into Nevada to fill newly created jobs.

Mining and the military industries were not the only business to flourish during the war years. The casinos of downtown Las Vegas saw increased profits as soldiers came into town to spend their cash and gamble in the casinos. The brothels of Nevada's Red-light districts also garnered so much attention from the service men for Nevada and nearby California that in 1943 the U.S. Military applied enough pressure on the Nevada government that they were all closed for the duration of the war.

During World War 2 a total of 545 Soldier, Sailors, Airmen and Marines from Nevada lost their lives in the service of their country.

Nellis Air Force Base NCO Club Chips

Nellis Air Force Base was known as Las Vegas Army Airfield during World War 2. Throughout the war, it was used as a facility for pilot and gunnery training.  It was renamed Nellis Air Force Base in December of 1950. 
These chips are from the Nellis Air Force Base's Non-Commissioned Officer's Club (NCO).  
Military Challenge Coins 
 
These Challenge Coins make the perfect gift for a family member, either retired from the military or still actively serving in the military.  
 
In addition to the U.S. Air Force (shown), we also have Challenge Coins for the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and U.S. Marines Corps.
300 U.S. Military Poker Chip Set
 
Show your pride in the armed forces with this military themed poker chip set.
 
300 U.S. military 9 gram poker chips + 300 chip aluminum case with logo, 2 new decks of cards, 5 Dice and 1 dealer button.

Set is available with Army, Air Force and Navy design on the chips and case.

Chip color breakdown: 100 White Chips 100 Red Chips 50 Green Chips 50 Blue Chips.
WWII Bomber Girl Chips
 
These chips honor some of the planes of the U.S. Army Air Force that helped the Allies win World War II.  Each chip has a picture of either a P-40 Warhawk, P-47 Thunderbolt,B-17 Flying Fortress or B-24 Liberator and the Nose Art of a pin-up girl that so commonly adorned the planes during the war.
Fallon Nugget Casino
 
Naval Air Station Fallon was built in 1942 as part of a defensive network of military bases to defend against a feared Japanese invasion of the American west coast.
The existing town of Fallon, Nevada grew exponentially during the war.  These chips from the Fallon Nugget honor the nearby Naval Air Station, the current home of the Navy Fighter Weapons School.
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