Las Vegas History Series - Brown Derby Club

Las Vegas History Series - Brown Derby Club

Brown Derby
The Brown Derby Casino first opened, in the predominately African-American North West Side of Las Vegas, in 1944. Although it shared a name with th...
Goodbye 2016; A Look Back at the Year

Goodbye 2016; A Look Back at the Year

Donald Trump
Tonight we will say "goodbye" to 2016 and welcome the New Year with fireworks over the Las Vegas Strip and champagne or other libations in hand.  B...
Christmas in Las Vegas, 2016

Christmas in Las Vegas, 2016

Las Vegas History
When most people think of Las Vegas Christmas is one of the last things to come to their minds, but when December comes the Las Vegas turns into a ...
Las Vegas History Series - Bellagio Hotel & Casino

Las Vegas History Series - Bellagio Hotel & Casino

Bellagio
The Bellagio Hotel & Casino - or as this writer often calls it "Terry Benedict's place," Terry Benedict is the fictional owner of the Bellagio ...
Las Vegas History Series - Downtown Grand

Las Vegas History Series - Downtown Grand

Downtown Grand
The "Great Recession" of 2007 - 2009 had a major impact on Las Vegas as a whole and downtown Las Vegas in particular. The Lady Luck Hotel and Casin...
Las Vegas History Series - El Morocco Club

Las Vegas History Series - El Morocco Club

El Morocco Club
The El Morocco started out as a bar with slot machines on the West side of Las Vegas; when it opened in 1945 it was one of the few places where Afr...
Haunted Las Vegas

Haunted Las Vegas

Bally's
Sometimes what happens in Vegas stays even into the afterlife. The end of October brings thoughts of Halloween and tales of ghosts and haunted hous...
Las Vegas History Series - Stardust Hotel & Casino

Las Vegas History Series - Stardust Hotel & Casino

Casino Chips
The resort was conceived and built by Tony Cornero, who died in 1955 before construction was completed. When the hotel opened, it had the largest ...
Las Vegas History Series - Slots-A-Fun & O'Sheas Casinos

Las Vegas History Series - Slots-A-Fun & O'Sheas Casinos

Casino Chips
When most people think of modern Las Vegas the first thing that will come to their mind is the glitz and glamour of the mega-casinos, such as the B...
Subject: Las Vegas History Series - Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino

Subject: Las Vegas History Series - Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino

Casino Chips
The uniquely Japanese inspired Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino opened in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip in November of 1979. The architectural d...