Las Vegas History Series - Aladdin Hotel & Casino

Las Vegas History Series - Aladdin Hotel & Casino
Aladdin Hotel & Casino

The Aladdin opened on April 1, 1966, with flower petals pouring from the ceiling and onto guests as they entered the hall.  The opening entertainment included comedian Jackie Mason, the "Jet Set Revue," a musical review that showcased The Three Cheers and the Petite Rockette Dancers in the Baghdad Theatre.

The Aladdin Hotel and Casino was the first to introduced an innovative main showroom policy by offering three completely different shows twice nightly with no cover or minimum charges. 
 
On May 1, 1967 the Aladdin Hotel & Casino was host to the wedding of Elvis Presley to Priscilla Presley.

In 1969, Parvin Dohrmann Corporation took over the Aladdin Hotel & Casino.
In August 1969, the Aladdin completed a $750,000 makeover including renovations to the Sinbad Lounge, which became enclosed and leveled above the casino floor with Arabic motif.

A porte-cochere continued the towers arabesques. The Aladdin also added a new 140-foot  blockbuster sign with little neon, huge attraction panels and none of the arabesque of the Aladdin's original sign. 
 
In 1972, the Pravin Dohrmann Corporation, now using the name Recrion Corporation, sold it to Sam Diamond, St. Louis politicians Peter Webbe and Sorkis Webbe, and St. Louis attorney Richard L. Daly for the price of just $5 million. Under the new owners, a $60 million face lift was conducted, including the addition of a 19-story tower and the new 7,500-seat Performing Arts Center replacing the golf course, which was $4 million over budget.

The Aladdin had a grand re-opening in 1976 with singer Neil Diamond performed the opening shows. 

In 1980 Wayne Newton and Ed Torres bought the Aladdin Hotel and Casino for $85 million, snubbing an offer from comedian Johnny Carson. NBC alleged that the purchase was tied to the mafia, Wayne Newton sued NBC over this allegation. The court ruled in his favor and Wayne Newton was awarded a $22.8 million judgement, which was later overturned on appeal.

Wayne Newton's owner from 1980 to 1982 of the Aladdin was  relatively brief, 21 months later after buying the resort he sold his shares to Ed Torres. 

The Aladdin closed on November 25, 1997. On April 27, 1998, the entire resort was imploded, except for the Aladdin Theatre known as the Theatre for the Performing Arts, to make way for the construction of an entirely new casino incarnation of the Aladdin Hotel & Casino which lasted until 2007 when it then became the Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino.
                                                                 
Aladdin Hotel & Casino Chips


Chips from the Aladdin Hotel & Casino are a great addition to any collection of Las Vegas Casino Chips. 
 
Aladdin Casino Las Vegas Chip Set 

 
This chip set contains 3 different denomination chips that were used at the Aladdin. They are all canceled with a hole, but are in like new condition. This chips set contains the following chips:


126 - .50 cents (very good casino used condition)
125 - $1.00 (mint condition)
153 - $5.00 (mint condition)

Although, this chip set contains canceled chips they are authentic and still collectible. They would be great for Poker cash game PLUS they come with two NEW sealed decks from the Aladdin and black vinyl carrying case.
Aladdin Casino Cards
 
These decks are from the Aladdin casino. They have the Aladdin 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.
Aladdin Hotel & Casino Silver Strike
 
This Silver Strike from the Aladdin Hotel & Casino is a ideal addition for the Silver Strike collector or as a souvenir of the Las Vegas that was.  This item can be purchased at our Ebay Store. 
     
     
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