Las Vegas History Series - Klondike Casino Resort
The Klondike Hotel and Casino, formally the Kona Kai Motel and then the Klondike Inn, was a modest sized 150 room motel with almost 8,000 square feet of casino space on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip.

The Klondike Hotel and Casino first opened its doors in 1962 as the Kona Kai Motel, a Hawaiian Tiki-themed motel. When it opened it included a restaurant and cocktail lounge but not a casino.

In 1975 the motel was purchased by John Woodrum and renamed the Klondike Inn. A year after purchasing the hotel the owner, John Woodrum provided power to the nearby "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign which had been dark for a number of years.

In 1982 John Woodrum expanded the hotel and added the casino space and renamed the motel the Klondike Hotel and Casino. In 1997 the Klondike Hotel and Casino made its Hollywood debut in the filmVegas Vacation starring Chevy Chase and less than ten years later was again featured in the film Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous starring Sandra Bullock.

Unfortunately, Hollywood fame and fortune eluded the Klondike Hotel and Casino and a year later in 2006 the hotel closed for the last time. Two years later in 2008 the, now shuttered, Klondike Hotel and Casino was demolished to make way the next new construction in the ever-changing Las Vegas landscape.
Klondike Hotel & Casino Chips

Here at Spinettis we have a wide selection of Klondike Hotel and Casino Chips, both Standard Casino Chips and Roulette Chips from the Klondike Hotel and Casino.
The often forgotten Klondike Hotel and Casino chips add diversity to any Las Vegas chip collection.
Klondike Sunset Casino Chips
The Klondike Sunset in Henderson Nevada was the sister property of the Klondike Hotel and Casino. It was owned by John Woodrum from 1999 until his death in 2014.  Chips from the Klondike Sunset are a perfect companion to its sister property. 
Klondike Casino Cards
This rare decks of cards are from the Klondike Hotel and Casino. These rare cards make the perfect addition to a collection of unique casino playing cards.
These rare playing cards are only available at our retail store or by phone order  702-362-8767.
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