Las Vegas History Series: The Carver House Hotel and Casino & The Cove
With this being Black History Month, I decided it would be great to do some research and pay tribute to some of the African American Casino history in Las Vegas. We, of course, know about the history of the Moulin Rouge and its history of being an integrated casino that would lead to a few years later all casinos in Las Vegas being integrated.

Today, I am going to tell you about The Carver House Hotel and Casino and The Cove. To begin, the Carver House was located at 400 W Jackson Street. It was located just one mile away from the famous Fremont Street Experience. The Carver House was an African American hotel and casino that was built to provide entertainment for the community in the 1960s.

Looking at a historical photo of the front of the Carver House, the resort billed itself as a place that had craps, keno and liberal slots. Besides the gaming aspect, there was also a showroom that included music acts such as Paul Bryant from the jazz scene, Norris Patterson who Mary Wilson of The Supremes mentioned in her famous memoir Dreamgirl and Supreme Faith as one of the great musicians she had a chance to work with and Patience Valentine who was also part of a famous music group called The Flairs. A side Las Vegas fun fact, Mary Wilson was a resident of Las Vegas to 2015. 

The Carver House Hotel and Casino opened in 1961 and would end up closing in 1965. From 1965 to 1966 the resort would be named The Cove to that ended up closing as well.

As always in the city of Las Vegas, many things come to an end as the building for the resort was demolished reportedly about 30 years ago. From its six-year run only one mile away from The Fremont Street Experience, this resort was no doubt a hangout for great music, gaming and a place where African Americans and others could be entertained and enjoy themselves. Below you can find all the casino chips for purchase from The Carver House and The Cove. You can purchase each chip by clicking the picture:


2018 WSOP Deck Reminder:

 Though many of you have already taken advantage of our 2018 WSOP decks over the last week, I just wanted to give you one last reminder about them for now as we have them for sale. Click the picture below to see all the different variations of the 2018 WSOP decks we are selling.

$5 Current Las Vegas Chips:

If anyone is interested, here’s our collection of current $5 Las Vegas casino chips. Every one of them is $8. If interested in any, send me an email to or call at 702-362-8767 and I can place an order.

Ashtray of the week:

This one from the Desert Inn Casino can be yours for $8. If interested, send me an email to or give us a call at 702-362-8767.

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