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March 31, 2021

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March 10, 2021

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March 3, 2021

It Takes Club Fortune to Tango

1937-1947 More so than craps, roulette, 21 and slots, all on offer, tango enraptured gamblers at Club Fortune, then “the outstanding night spot in Western Nevada,” according to the Reno Evening Gazette (Jan. 12, 1953).…

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February 17, 2021

Game of 21 Leads to Murder

1953-1955 When sheriff’s deputies responded to a 10:45 p.m. call from Dixie’s Log Cabin* on January 11, 1953, they found a man, injured and lying in the parking lot there. He was Raymond “Bud” Dutcher,…

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January 20, 2021

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December 30, 2020

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November 25, 2020

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November 11, 2020

Man Who Inspired Casino Moniker Can't (or Won't) Rest in Peace

The ghost of an elderly man, most likely the property’s namesake, is said to haunt Whiskey Pete’s Hotel and Casino in State Line (now Primm), Nevada, Janice Oberding, paranormal enthusiast and investigator, wrote in Haunted…

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October 14, 2020

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August 26, 2020

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July 8, 2020

Three Brothers Build Legacy in 20th Century U.S. Gambling

1907-1958 Wertheimer was their name. Three of these four Michigan-born brothers became full-fledged, successful gambling operators in the first half of the 1900s, their reach spanning five states: Michigan, Ohio, Florida, California and Nevada. “As…

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June 12, 2020

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January 8, 2020