A Bold Gamble at Lake Tahoe: Crime and Corruption in a Casino’s Evolution

A Bold Gamble: Crime and Corruption in a Casino’s Evolution

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Turbulent and troubled describe the origins of the Nevada hotel-casino that today operates as the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe. Built on a whim in a sparsely populated town, the property evolved through various iterations and owners, including Kings Castle, headed by the colorful gambler, Nathan Jacobson. The lure of success and casino profits drove the proprietors to do anything to make the property thrive. This was despite great odds, such as financing woes, local opposition, legal entanglements and mob interest.

The story, unearthed from interviews, newspaper articles, and gaming, court, real estate and other records, is yet another chip in the stack that is Nevada’s compelling gambling history.

Coming in 2016