The Western
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The Western Hotel and Casino

Address 899 Fremont Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Opening date 1970
Closing date 2012
Theme Western
No. of rooms 116 (hotel portion currently closed)
Total gaming space 8,925 sq ft (829.2 m2)[1]
Casino type Land-Based
Owner Tamares Group
Previous names Western Hotel & Bingo Parlor
The Western Hotel and Casino was a hotel and casino in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada. The 8,925 sq ft (829.2 m2)[2] casino is owned by the Tamares Group and operated by Navegante.
The Western was the lowest rung of Jackie Gaughan's low-roller casino empire that included the Las Vegas Club, The Plaza, the Gold Spike and El Cortez.

The Western opened in 1970 as the Western Hotel & Bingo Parlor and was owned by Jackie Gaughan and Mel Exber. At its opening, The Western was the world's largest bingo parlor with 1,020 seats.

The Western after its closure in late 2012.
Jackie Gaughan sold the hotel to Barrick Gaming in March 2004.[3] The plans called for redeveloping the Western Hotel as a Latino destination resort. At the time, the AP said about the property, "On a stretch of despair that tourists in Las Vegas seldom see, the Western Hotel-Casino stands out as a beacon for the broke and nearly broken".[4]
In 2005, Barrick Gaming sold its share of ownership in the casino to its silent partner, Tamares Group. As of 2010, the redevelopment of the property has not taken place.
On November 15, 2011, the Tamares Group announced that "due to decreased demand at this location", The Western will close on January 16, 2012. Its' future redevelopment is uncertain. [5]

^ "Western". Western Casino. Retrieved 2008-03-02.
^ "NEVADA GAMING COMMISSION database of square footage of casinos". Retrieved 2008-12-08.
^ "Jackie Gaughan's Four Downtown Las Vegas Hotel-casinos Acquired by Barrick Gaming for $82 million". March 1 2004.
^ "Gritty Western Casino Survives in 'Underbelly' of Las Vegas". 30 June 2004.
^ "Downtown Western Casino closing after 41 years". November 15 2011.



899 Fremont Street

Interesting Facts

When it opened in 1970, Western Hotel & Bingo Parlor was the largest Bingo parlor in the world