Las Vegas History Series: Little Caesar’s

Las Vegas History Series: Little Caesar’s

Today, the area of Planet Hollywood and Paris Las Vegas are where a place called Little Caesar's use to be. It was opened from 1970 to 1994. It had no relation to the more famous Caesars Palace.  There was 25 cents craps and $1 blackjack.

Aside from the traditional gambling, Little Caesar's became known as the early hangout to make bets on a variety of different sporting events. According to different people I’ve spoken with who actually went to Little Caesar's, there were a minimal amount of table games there. It was all about betting on football, baseball, basketball and other events.

In a YouTube video done by Bravo Von Muller, a former employee of the Little Caesar's, he says the place was known for serving only a $1 hot dog when it comes to food. Dealers were given free drinks. Two stories he tells is of the famous casino owner Bob Stupak making a million dollar bet on the Bengals against San Francisco in the Super Bowl. At the time, it was the biggest legal bet ever made in Las Vegas.

Another story this former Little Caesar's dealer tells is how the casino acquired rug that was used at the Four Queens Hotel and Casino down on Fremont Street. A pretty random acquirement and way to upgrade this small casino on the Vegas Strip no doubt. That is how you bring Fremont to the Strip. For those who knew it, it was the place to bet sports and it won’t be soon forgotten.

What is cool about a lot of the casino chips and dice is they have the famous Tommy Gun on their logo. You can see some of our chips below that have the Little Caesar's Tommy Gun logo on them and the others from our collection.

  

     

       

One of a kind blackjack table from Little Caesar's:

With its brass legs and a very hard to find blackjack layout from Little Caesar's with the Tommy Gun logo on it, you will rarely find an old school blackjack table like this one. The price for the table is $1500 plus shipping fees. You also have the option to pick it up in our store. Send us an email to marketing@spinettis.com or call us at 702-362-8767.

We also have blackjack shoes for an additional $150 you can see in the picture below. You can order that by email us at marketing@spinettis.com or giving us a call at 702-362-8767.

Rare High-End Chip from El Cortez:

Let’s go back down to Fremont Street and 1964 with this rare chip from the El Cortez. It’s pretty unique because If you go and you look at other ones online, the 3 o'clock white and green stripe is actually backward on this making it a little unique. Price for the chip is $600. If interested, send us an email to marketing@spinettis.com or give us a call at 702-362-8767.

For those dice collectors, we have a rare pair from the Las Vegas Club from the 1950s up on Ebay. You can purchase them by clicking the picture below:

Have you got your 2018/2019 calendar yet?

If you haven’t yet, this 2018  and 2019 calendar two-year calendar is a great choice with a lot of great photos of Las Vegas. It’s only $5. You can click the picture below to purchase:

 

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