Yikes, it says that?!? He sold the last of his part ownership in the ElCo almost TEN freakin' years ago, in 2008.
Though it was done with an arrangement that allowed him to continue living upstairs. And to sometimes continue to wander downstairs to throw away chips as a sort of human splash-pot lose-bot in the micro-stakes poker cubbyhole, and drool on any of the waitresses that came within reach in his occasional frisky moments during his last decade. I probably caught a total of couple of thousand of those chips myself over a period of a dozen years or so, which isn't unique and wasn't the least bit difficult, but should theoretically be pretty much impossible in that $1 single blind game.
He lost his last ridiculously played hand and salivated on the legs of his final drink server over three years ago, and if he recovered from his rather dead condition and emerged from his burial crypt in Omaha to do anything anywhere today he'd be doing it at the age of 97. With a drink in-hand, and the rack of chips for his elevendy-seventh re-buy on the way, no doubt.
HOWARD STUTZ, LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL - Business Section: Las Vegas says goodbye to Jackie Gaughan
Quote: Stutz @LVRJ
The memorial service for gaming industry pioneer Jackie Gaughan was as much a window into Las Vegas history as it was...
...<SNIP of the respectfully cleaned up local daily's page length print description of his life & times & very public memorial>...