Sunday, April 22, 2012
More Las Vegas Blog posts coming soon!
Apologies for the thin posting here at Las Vegas Blog, but I've been busy with several other online projects listed below. After I get my act together, however, I'll be back with the latest on my latest trip to Las Vegas in January 2012 where the CES 2012 Computer Electronics Show rocked the city with the latest in technology and gadgets.
I had a fairly pleasant and inexpensive stay at the historic Golden Gate Hotel in downtown Las Vegas and was even detoured by filming of the new Jim Carrey movie along Fremont Street. I also learned a bit more about the ravaged Las Vegas Real Estate market from an agent who explained how positive cash flow .
Here are the new projects
Retire USA Retirement Information
Travel and History Blog
US History Website
US History Blog
History and Civil War Blog
Also will soon be working on the Airport Codes site and the QuickAid Airport Directory
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Las Vegas Monorail to LAS McCarran Airport? Not ... yet ... but.... maybe....
After about two years of negotiations and planning, the system was prepared to enter bankruptcy in an effort to reduce current debt payments which in turn was to enable the Monorail to enter "monorail phase II", an extension of the system to McCarran International Airport. However a November judicial decision has put the kabosh on that plan, the judge suggesting that implementation of the plan would simply push failure of the system out to a maximum of 2019 after which the hose of cards would collapse.
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Golden Gate Casino and Hotel, Las Vegas on Fremont Street
Fremont Street 1941 – Las Vegas
Originally uploaded by kocojim
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Harmon Hotel at MGM CityCenter may be imploded
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Macau vs Las Vegas as the gambling capital of the world
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Las Vegas Bargains on Twitter
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Binions, Downtown Las Vegas, 2005
LasVegasDowntown0043, a photo by JoeDuck on Flickr.
Few Las Vegas venues capture the colorful history of old Las Vegas as the old Binions. The hotel and casino are small compared with the newer mega-resort venues up and down the strip, and after near bankrupcy and sale to Harrah's in 2004 the venue is now resurrected as Binions Gambling Hall and Hotel http://www.binions.com/
History of Binions:
In 1951 Benny Binion reopened the Eldorado Club and Apache Hotel, naming the new venue the "Horseshoe Casino" and styling it as a riverboat.
Only a few years later Binion was convicted of tax evasion and served about 4 years in Leavenworth.
As a convicted felon Binion could no longer own the casino but his family had a controlling interest and he continued as consultant until his death in 1989.
In 1970 the World Series of Poker began at the Horseshoe and would eventually create the largest poker tournament series in the world.
Daughter Becky Behnen acquired controlling interest in the casino in 1998, but legal conflicts with the culinary workers and bartenders unions led Binions to near bankupcy, leading to a sale to Harrah's in 2004.