Category: Lawsuit

Los Angeles Mobster's Gambling Ring

“Do your enemies before they do you.” — Lester “Benny” Binion Binion’s Horseshoe casino, Las Vegas, Nevada 1971-1974 In 1971, various people began complaining to the local police department they’d gotten fleeced at an informal…

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March 8, 2017

Reno's Divisive Gambling Zone

1947-1970 For some businesses, the Red Line was beneficial; for others, detrimental. The Red Line designated a rectangular region of downtown Reno in which casinos with unlimited gambling could exist. Clubs offering gambling outside the…

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October 12, 2016

Golden Rooster: Advertising or Art?

1957-1962 Perhaps it was a bird-brained idea; perhaps not. In 1957, Dick Graves, the owner of the Nugget, in Sparks, Nevada, commissioned a handcrafted, solid gold rooster for display in one of his hotel-casino restaurants,…

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July 20, 2016