Greasyjohn
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December 27th, 2013 at 8:06:04 AM permalink
There used to be a casino on Main Street in downtown Las Vegas, about two blocks South of the Plaza on the east side of the street. It was a small casino, and as I recall they had either 10 cent or 25 cent craps. I thought the name was the Nevada Club (there was a club with this name on Fremont so I'm probably mistaken about the name), but I can't find any information on this place. If I had to guess I'd say it's been gone for 25 years. Does anyone recall this place?
98Clubs
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December 27th, 2013 at 9:17:32 AM permalink
Found sumthin for you here.
Looks like the address was actually on E. Freemont.
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December 27th, 2013 at 9:18:04 AM permalink
Didn't the California Club take it over and yet keep a plack up on the wall about the location of the Nevada Club's Golden Arms of Craps Shooters record events.
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December 27th, 2013 at 9:29:50 AM permalink
There may have been several casinos in the area that operated under that name, but that was before I first visited the city. One of my resources says that the Las Vegas edition of the Nevada Club opened in 1932 and closed in 1969. Another says that the Nevada Club opened in 1960. At least one says that it was on the southwest side of Fremont street and was replaced in an expansion of the Golden Nugget.
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December 27th, 2013 at 9:29:58 AM permalink
Quote: 98Clubs

Found sumthin for you here.
Looks like the address was actually on E. Freemont.



I don't think this is the place I'm talking about. The location isn't right. Perhaps the Nevada Club is not the name of the place I'm trying to remember. I'm certain about the location in my post though.
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December 27th, 2013 at 9:36:37 AM permalink
Quote: Doc

There may have been several casinos in the area that operated under that name, but that was before I first visited the city. One of my resources says that the Las Vegas edition of the Nevada Club opened in 1932 and closed in 1969. Another says that the Nevada Club opened in 1960. At least one says that it was on the southwest side of Fremont street and was replaced in an expansion of the Golden Nugget.



The place I'm trying to recall was on Main Street and was there in the mid- to late '70s. About two blocks (behind) the Golden Gate. It had the lowest table limits that I ever recall seeing.
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December 27th, 2013 at 10:28:45 AM permalink
The only two directly on Main St that I can recall from the early 80's were both North of Fremont, the Las Vegas Club and the California Club. ***EDIT*** Was the Union Plaza on Main St. ? (The RR Station) Forgot about that one, and gambled there quite a bit as opposed to LVC & Calif.
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December 27th, 2013 at 12:53:33 PM permalink
Quote: 98Clubs

The only two directly on Main St that I can recall from the early 80's were both North of Fremont, the Las Vegas Club and the California Club. ***EDIT*** Was the Union Plaza on Main St. ? (The RR Station) Forgot about that one, and gambled there quite a bit as opposed to LVC & Calif.



I'm almost sure the Union Plaza was on the end of Fremont Street. Was. Really? It's gone? Crud. I really liked that place.
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December 27th, 2013 at 1:08:23 PM permalink
It was on Main street and Bridger and was called Nevada Hotel and Casino. I believe Jackie Gaughn owned it in the 90's. It was a real dive and catered to a lot of the bus station and train station transients.
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December 27th, 2013 at 1:08:39 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

I'm almost sure the Union Plaza was on the end of Fremont Street. Was. Really? It's gone? Crud. I really liked that place.



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