On This Date: March 12, 2014, Jackie Gaughan Sr. Past Away

March 12, 2017
Jackie Gaughan in front of his El Cortez Hotel/Casino 1965

Jackie Gaughan in front of his El Cortez Hotel/Casino 1965

John D. “Jackie” Gaughan Sr.(October 24, 1920 – March 12, 2014) was a casino owner and operator from the early 1950s in Las Vegas, Nevada. Gaughan had an ownership stake in many casinos throughout his career, but he is best known for his ownership of the El Cortez, where he resided until his death on March 12, 2014.  Gaughan at one time owned more than 25 percent of available real estate in Downtown Las Vegas.

Photo By: The Las Vegas News Bureau
Date Taken : March 22, 1965

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