Mob Figure Barred From Casinos
December 05, 1988|By Ronald Koziol.
Frank Rosenthal, the onetime Chicago bookmaker who was implicated but never charged with skimming millions of dollars from a once mob-controlled Las Vegas casino, has lost his attempt to keep his name out of Nevada`s infamous
Please let me know if there is any problem with the payment. My stepfather was Beldon Katleman, and I lived there for years in the 1950's growing up, so this is a really nice momento.
Crowley v. Katleman (1994)
[No. S033705. Oct 31, 1994.]
Benny Binion was born a year before Las Vegas herself, on November 20th, 1904 in Pilot Drove, Texas.
His father was a literal horse trader.
He didn't know how to read until his 50's when he learned in jail.
Kids: Ted, Jack, Barbara, Becky and Brenda
Lester Ben "Benny" Binion
Died on Christmas Day in 1989.
Blood Aces - The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Ganster who created VEGAS POKER by Doug J. Swanson
Other names: Binion's Horseshoe, Horseshoe Casino
Was: Apache? Other things? Became: Binions's Hotel and Casino??? (etc)
Attached Businesses: Apache Hotel, The Deli...
People: Benny, Jack, Puggy, Etc
Clark County Fire Department's Account of the 1980 MGM Grand Fire:
November 21, 1980
On the morning of November 21, 1980, 85 people died and more than 700 were injured as a result of a fire at the MGM Grand Hotel. This was the second largest life-loss hotel fire in United States history.
Over 50 Vegas is a great resource for filing in the gaps on your research. Maintained by
They have a cool policy:
Wikipedia says 1971 but then says 42 years, closing in 2005 - what the?!?
Why is there a SECOND ANNIVERSARY CHIP in 1984 for a casino that opened in 1963 ??????
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Fremont Street Historical Facts
1905 - On May 15, 1905, the auction of lots takes place under a mesquite tree where the Union Plaza stands today, marking the birthdate of Las Vegas.
The Las Vegas Club opens as the Overland Park Hotel. It becomes the Las Vegas Club in 1931. Mel Exber and Jackie Gaughan have owned it since 1961.
Clipped from Wikipedia:
Gaughan grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. He served in World War II and earned a degree from Creighton University. During his time in the military he served at Las Vegas Air Force Base (now Nellis AFB), giving him his first exposure to the city.