With the passing of media legend Hugh Hefner, the world’s attention has been drawn back to the famous media empire he created known to the world as Playboy. Beautiful women, the famous and sometimes infamous graced its pages. Playboy would become one of the most well known brands across the world with TV shows, a radio channel and tons of merchandise featuring the famous Playboy Bunny logo.
Aside from all that, Playboy was able to get into the gambling world as well in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and London. The late Mr. Hefner visited Las Vegas often and a few of his big birthday spectaculars were here in the city.
In 2006, the Palms Casino Resort would open the Playboy Club that featured blackjack with Playboy Bunny dealers and other games. It was the first Playboy Club to reportedly open since 1988. Due to unspecified reasons, the Playboy Club closed at the Palms in 2012. You can see a deck of cards from the Palms Las Vegas Playboy Club below:
Going from the West Coast to the East Coast, Playboy was also involved in the Atlantic City gaming industry. From 1981 to 1984, the Playboy Atlantic City operated in New Jersey. Due to financial challenges, it would be renamed to something else by the mid 1980s. You can see one of the Playboy Atlantic City casino chips below:
The Playboy Club London re-opened in 2011 after 30 years of being closed and has an active casino today. Even before Playboy Atlantic City in the 1980s, Playboy Club London was the first to offer casino gambling of any of the Playboy Club locations in the 1960s. For those wanting to get dealt a hand by a beautiful Playboy bunny blackjack dealer, there is still the opportunity. Now you know how Hugh Hefner’s famous brand was also part of the gaming industry.