Las Vegas History Series: Nob Hill Casino & SLS, Stratosphere Name Changes

Today, those passing the Venetian on the Las Vegas Strip on their way to properties including Harrah’s Las Vegas, The Linq, and Flamingo will pass the small casino/hotel resort known as Casino Royale. The property is owned by the Elardi family. With its 152 rooms, Outback Steakhouse upstairs above the casino floor and Ben and Jerry’s, Subway and other restaurants downstairs, Casino Royale Hotel and Casino is the smallest property on the Las Vegas Strip. People will also hear about their first $20 in free slot play walking by.

Before there was Casino Royale at 3411 Las Vegas Blvd S Las Vegas, Nevada 89109, there was a place called Nob Hill Casino that opened in 1979. Nob Hill Casino did not have a hotel. However, there was a Travelodge nearby. The establishment billed itself as having the World’s Most Liberal Dollar Slots with a 97.4% payback. Cigarettes were also sold per carton for $5.41 plus tax. The property was between the then Sands and then Holiday Casino. A free souvenir, free drink coupon, and free gaming guides were also offered.

The place would end up closing in 1990 after a run of eleven years. On January 1st, 1992, it was re-opened as Casino Royale Hotel and Casino.  According to Chip Rack 2018, there are eight known chips from Nob Hill Casino. We have three of those eight. You can see those three chips below. You can purchase either by clicking the picture on each one. We have a limited quantity of each.


Additionally, we also have one ashtray from the Nob Hill Casino. You can buy this ashtray for $7.95. If you are interested, email us at or call us at 702-362-8767.

Speaking of Casino Royale, we also have a few chips and casino decks for purchase from there below you can buy clicking each picture:


Name changes coming:

Stratosphere becomes The Strat

Renovations have already started beginning at the Stratosphere. The new name is going to be The Strat. You can see one of the construction pictures below recently shot in July.

So with a name change means chips, cards and other items with the Stratosphere name will become out of existence soon. Below you will find the current Stratosphere $1 chip for purchase. We’re also now selling Stratosphere decks for $1 a piece in a variety of styles which is our lowest price ever for a casino deck. If you’re interested in either, you can click the picture to purchase either.


SLS rumored to changing the name to the Grand Sahara Resort:

The SLS is going through a lot of restructuring right now. At some point, the name is going to change to possibly the rumored Grand Sahara Resort. If you have not yet grabbed the $1 chip from SLS, here is a great chance to grab one before the name change and the chips become non-existent.

2019/2020 Las Vegas Calendar is here for only $5:

We just got in our two year Las Vegas calendar that has a lot of great shots of Las Vegas. It is only $5. You can purchase it below clicking the picture:

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