Las Vegas History Series: Jockey Club Hotel and Casino

To this very day, it is located at 3700 Las Vegas Blvd S. The Jockey Club opened in 1974. Today, people can either own a timeshare there or stay there for a visit. Located on the Las Vegas Strip, its location is right by the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino. The developer of The Cosmopolitan actually invested over $9 million into the Jockey Club. Upgrades to the lights, fire safety, lobby and roads around the resort were done.

Besides the short stay patrons and timeshare owners, just under 80 residences have families who do live there year round. Originally, the property was on 10 acres of land.

Now to the interesting part of this conversation on the gaming front. In the 1980s, there was hope to have some casino gaming at the Jockey Club, but the resort never got the gaming license approved. In certain cases from Las Vegas History much like the Deville Casino, World Trade Center and Shenandoah, the chips were made but the casino was never opened. That is the same case with the Jockey Club. You can find below all those chips that were made for the Jockey Club Casino but were never used. You can purchase each one from our collection clicking the photo below.




Ebay Auction of the Week:

This week we are running a rare chip on Ebay for auction from the Palace Club from Reno. You can see the picture below. You can bid on it by clicking the picture:



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