SkittleCar1
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March 12th, 2014 at 3:36:10 PM permalink
http://www.motorsports-soapbox.blogspot.com/2014/03/jackie-gaughan-dies-at-age-93.html

Las Vegas casino pioneer Jackie Gaughan, passed away Wednesday at age 93.

Mr. Gaughan lived out his final years in an apartment high atop the El Cortez Hotel and Casino even after selling the property to new owners and was such an icon on the Las Vegas Strip that the new owners allowed him to remain in the apartment with 24-hour care.
FleaStiff
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March 12th, 2014 at 3:44:05 PM permalink
RIP.
Legendary poker player and legendary employer.
whatme
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March 12th, 2014 at 8:08:24 PM permalink
It's a sad day.

RIP
Ibeatyouraces
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March 12th, 2014 at 8:12:18 PM permalink
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DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!
Mission146
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March 12th, 2014 at 9:39:28 PM permalink
http://dmckee.lvablog.com/?p=12975
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Ayecarumba
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March 12th, 2014 at 11:45:44 PM permalink
With Mr. Gaughan's passing, who now takes the mantle of, "Las Vegas Icon"?

Steve Wynn comes to my mind, but are there any other candidates?
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pacomartin
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March 13th, 2014 at 5:54:32 AM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

With Mr. Gaughan's passing, who now takes the mantle of, "Las Vegas Icon"?



Kerkorian has seniority.
tringlomane
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March 13th, 2014 at 8:01:51 AM permalink
RIP Jackie.
mickeycrimm
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March 13th, 2014 at 8:31:56 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

RIP. Legendary poker player and legendary employer.



I played poker with him. I wouldn't call his play legendary. He was a card chaser from hell. He played poker in his own game. One of the jokes at the table was "Where's Jackie? I need my ashtray dumped." To me Jackie was the classs of downtown. He didn't use the heavy handed tactics that Benny did. I ran into him at the cage once.

"What are you gonna do Jackie? Out live us all?"
"Well, I don't know" he said

When I was on the streets and playing bum bingo at the Western Jackie would come in and pass out meal comps to all the down and outers. He was pure class.

They say that his wife's funeral was the largest anyone had ever seen in Omaha, Nebraska. Jackie got his start making book in the bars across from the slaughterhouses in Omaha. I think the folks of Omaha are going to see a funeral even bigger than Jackie's wife's was.

RIP Jackie. I will miss you forever.
"Quit trying your luck and start trying your skill." Mickey Crimm
mickeycrimm
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March 13th, 2014 at 8:43:46 AM permalink
Another downtown joke:

"Has anybody seen Jerkie Gaughan?"
"He's up at Bunyon's Horseshoe." was the reply
"Quit trying your luck and start trying your skill." Mickey Crimm

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