Las Vegas History Series - The Mint Hotel & Casino

Gambling Memorabilia
The Mint Hotel & Casino The Mint Hotel & Casino opened in Downtown Las Vegas in 1957.   The casino name was suggested by the wife of Milton...
Las Vegas History Series - Silver Bird & El Rancho Hotel and Casino

Las Vegas History Series - Silver Bird & El Rancho Hotel and Casino

El Rancho
Silver Bird & El Rancho Hotel and Casino In 1976 the Thunderbird was sold to the owner of the Dunes Hotel and Casino Major Riddle; he renamed...
Thunderbird Hotel & Casino

Thunderbird Hotel & Casino

Las Vegas History
Thunderbird Hotel & Casino The Thunderbird Hotel & Casino opened on Labor Day 1948.  It was the brainchild of Marion Hicks and attorney, a...
Orbit Inn

Orbit Inn

Gambling Memorabilia
The Orbit Inn Hotel & Casino This week we move away from the glitz and glamour of the Las Vegas Strip and focus our attention to a small, long...
'Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas' Sign

'Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas' Sign

Las Vegas History
Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas One of the most well known Las Vegas landmarks is the "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign located on the southern...
Golden Gate Hotel & Casino

Golden Gate Hotel & Casino

Gambling Memorabilia
  Golden Gate Hotel & Casino The Golden Gate opened in 1906 as the Hotel Nevada.  In 1907 it was assigned Las Vegas' first telephone w...
Hoot Gibson's D-4-C Ranch

Hoot Gibson's D-4-C Ranch

Gambling Memorabilia
Hoot Gibson's D-4-C Ranch Hoot Gibson was born Edmund Richard Gibson in Tekamah, Nebraska, he learned to ride a horse while still a very youn...
The Plaza Hotel & Casino

The Plaza Hotel & Casino

Hot Deals from Spinettis
The Plaza Hotel Opened in 1972 it was originally known as the Union Plaza, a reference to the Union Pacific railroad station that original...

Classic Las Vegas

Gambling Memorabilia
Classic Las Vegas The skyline and culture of Las Vegas has certainly changed over the last fifty years. Gone is the "Golden Age" of Las Vegas wh...
The History of Punchboards

The History of Punchboards

Gambling Memorabilia
Punchboards Punchboards were originally used in the 18th century for gambling purposes. It is a game board with small holes in it covered by pap...