Las Vegas History Series - Westward Ho Motel & Casino

Las Vegas History Series - Westward Ho Motel & Casino
When the Westward Ho opened in 1963 it was the only casino motel resort in Las Vegas. During its existence the Westward Ho was also advertised as being the largest motel in America. The Westward Ho was owned by Dean Peterson and his siblings, Faye and Murray Peterson. 
 
The Westward Ho was known for its distinctly Western theme, the casino interior featured the colors brown and green with brass and Oak accents. The Westward Ho was also known for its unique champagne fountain, in the shape of a pyramid of champagne glasses, and free champagne cocktails to guests of the hotel twenty-four hours a day. 
 
When owner Dan Peterson died in 1997 the Westward Ho was put on sale by his siblings. In February of 1998 the property was purchased by the American Pastime West L.L.C.; ending the Westward Ho’s distinction as one of the few locally owned and operated casinos. 
 
In September of 2005 it was announced that the Westward Ho would be closing its doors and two months later at exactly 5:00pm on November 17, 2005 the lights of the Westward Ho dimmed for the last time. In January of 2006 the Westward Ho was approved for demolition. 
 
In 2012 the Las Vegas Sun included the Westward Ho on its list of “extinct casino brands we’d like to see return to the strip” commenting that “For a town still full of cowboys, we sure are short on Western themed casinos.” (Radke, B., June 20, 2012).
Westward Ho Casino Chips

Chips from the Westward Ho are an ideal addition to any collection of Las Vegas Casino Chips. 
Westward Ho Millennium $100 Chip
 
Add the Millennium Edition $100 Commemorative Chip from the Westward Ho to your chip collection. This also make the perfect gift for the chip collector in your family.

This Collector Chip can be found exclusively on our Ebay store.
Westward Ho Casino Cards
 
These decks are from the Westward Ho.  They have the Westward Ho logo on them. These casino playing cards make for great additions to anybody's card collection and or can be used for your home gaming nights.
Westward Ho Silver Strike
 
Add a Sliver Strike from the Westward Ho to your collection. They also make the perfect gift for the Las Vegas memorabilia collector.  
 
This Silver Strike can be found exclusively on our Ebay store.
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