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Celebration of Vegas El Cortez Hotel/Casino on National Register of Historic Places

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A fabulous celebration occurred Thursday, May 9th in front of the El Cortez Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.  It was in honor of the property’s listing in the National Register of Historic Places for its role in the development … Continue reading

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The Mob, the El Cortez, and the Flamingo

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Gambling was legalized in Nevada in 1931.  The first legal gambling clubs in Las Vegas were simply business as usual, with back room gambling relocated to the front room facing Fremont Street.  Locals were the main market, although other clubs, … Continue reading

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