ThatDonGuy
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April 14th, 2014 at 10:20:04 AM permalink
Are there any tables there? I just wonder if I should bother including it on my chip collecting run the next time I am in Vegas (which should be in mid-June). I know there used to be, but the most recent reports I have seen say that they have long since been closed - but I'm not sure if that means "always closed" or "only open at certain times/days" like, say, Silver Nugget (where I could still get a chip from the cashier even though the tables were closed at the time).
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April 14th, 2014 at 10:24:16 AM permalink
This place used to be called Tom's Sunset Casino. They had blackjack, roulette, slots, and even one poker table back in the day. Back in about 1992 I played my first game of Texas Hold'em there. Most smaller casinos at that time were only dealing 7 stud but one or two nights a week they dealt holdem.
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April 14th, 2014 at 11:44:34 AM permalink
It's listed on the WoV Hotels list linked above.

When I did my official WoV Vegas maps, I included it only to have Mike tell me to remove it because he never heard of it!
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April 14th, 2014 at 12:20:03 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

This place used to be called Tom's Sunset Casino. They had blackjack, roulette, slots, and even one poker table back in the day. Back in about 1992 I played my first game of Texas Hold'em there. Most smaller casinos at that time were only dealing 7 stud but one or two nights a week they dealt holdem.

Ahh yes Tom's I new it was a name like that. I'm sure I have a chip somewhere around.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
FleaStiff
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April 14th, 2014 at 12:24:10 PM permalink
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I could only speculate, since I don't know the rules or how they are enforced. I assume that the Klondike Sunset is grandfathered for the unrestricted license, avoiding the requirement to have a sizable hotel on the premises. I don't know whether the owner could move the casino operations to a new location without having to build a hotel. I also don't know the relative difficulty between getting approved to buy a casino with an unrestricted license vs. getting approved for a new unrestricted license.

Henderson, or as many locals are won't to say "Hendertucky", does not have the mega-hotel requirement for a casino.

Anyway, I thought it would be a nice opportunity for all the posters here to dream about picking up their own casino and "running it right" which of course would mean whatever our particular biases would be.

A large Dotty's? Maybe. More likely one of those new chains from the grocery store casinos. That Emerald Isle seems a well run but physically and financially limited casino. And upthread someone mentioned the dive bar in North Las Vegas that has evolved into a Mexican Dance Hall, dive bar and truck stop bar. All done on retained earnings by the way, not borrowed capital.
Doc
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April 14th, 2014 at 12:43:13 PM permalink
Quote: ThatDonGuy

Are there any tables there?


That's an interesting question, and one that might require a personal visit (or a phone call) in order to determine the answer.

There definitely were some tables when I picked up my souvenir chip (token). That was maybe about 2006, though I don't have any good record of it, and I played blackjack. Now, CasinoCity.com claims that the Klondike has a sports book in addition to its machines, but it doesn't mention any table games. Their page, though, has a link to a 2008 article that includes the statement:
Quote:

Mike (Woodrum) runs the joint. But it's his father, John, who owns the casino, with all of 300 machines and eight tables.


I'll let you go there and find out how much has changed in six years.
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April 14th, 2014 at 12:58:59 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Ahh yes Tom's I new it was a name like that. I'm sure I have a chip somewhere around.


Aha! A prime candidate for an entry in the Casino Chip of the Day thread. We are right on the verge of running out of chips from our regular posting members, and I think the supply will have completely dried up (though due to be refreshed periodically) by the time of the 2014 WoV Spring Fling. If you can find your chip and would be willing to post an image along with a little story about the place, please share those with us over in that thread.
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April 14th, 2014 at 1:45:30 PM permalink
I think about 50 of us should pool our money and buy the place. We can give new games a trial (after the mathies verify they're viable, of course), have a place to hang, fix it up into a fun joint. Would a friendly British/Irish pub be a good theme, with good drafts, shepherd's pie, a few gaming tables, and the slots along the walls? lol...
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AxelWolf
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April 14th, 2014 at 1:49:24 PM permalink
Quote: Doc

Aha! A prime candidate for an entry in the Casino Chip of the Day thread. We are right on the verge of running out of chips from our regular posting members, and I think the supply will have completely dried up (though due to be refreshed periodically) by the time of the 2014 WoV Spring Fling. If you can find your chip and would be willing to post an image along with a little story about the place, please share those with us over in that thread.

To much work to find it, I have my collection of casino stuff stored in various locations.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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April 14th, 2014 at 2:06:52 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

I think about 50 of us should pool our money and buy the place.

Sounds great. We might have to transfer the license to premises able to withstand upgraded surveillance but the pub theme with Guinness and micro-brews galore sounds great, as does the new game friendly atmosphere. A fun joint that lives up to Benny Binion's principles would be a nice change for Vegas which is too focused on skinning each player alive for every cent he has. With all those shopping centers that are 100 percent vacant in Vegas, we should be able to get a really good deal.

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