In this week’s Las Vegas History Series, we are going to focus on two casinos that were open in the 1970s.
First, we will tell you about the 20th Century Casino. Located just East of the Las Vegas Strip, the resort was only opened for a few years. A postcard from the establishment billed itself as having 300 rooms, a swimming pool worth checking out and a great buffet dining experience. The casino’s theme was, of course, a feeling like you were in the 20th Century.
A matchbook marketed the place as having complete gaming, a cocktail lounge, and entertainment. The property was purchased by a group in New York led by Andrew DeLillo in 1977. Reportedly, he sold the resort later to Herb Ross who was the owner of the Golden Goose and Coin Castle Casino. He would later rename the place to the Treasury Hotel.
Today, the address of 115 E Tropicana Ave is occupied by the Hooters Hotel and Casino. Right across the street is the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino. As of September 2019, it is now the Oyo Hotel and Casino.
See our chip collection from 20th Century Casino below to purchase. You can buy each chip clicking the picture.
Our second Las Vegas Casino this week is the Jackpot Casino. Located where The World’s Largest Gift Shop is today at 2410 S Las Vegas Blvd, it was open from 1971 to 1977. Some of the marketing that the casino used to get customers to come by included a 15-cent hot dog and soft drink. They also offered five free nickels for the slots, a free drink of your choice and the Jackpot sandwich and drink meal combo for 56 cents.
When it comes to gaming, the place had slot machines, craps, poker, keno, blackjack, and even pinball machines. Below you can find our collection of Jackpot Casino chips you can purchase clicking the picture below.
Hard to Find Sahara Tahoe Card Decks:
We have one of each of these Sahara Tahoe Card Decks in red and blue They are factory sealed. The price will be $329 shipped. If interested, send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. See pictures below of the sealed boxes and an example of what the cards look like.