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On This Date: August 30, 1946 The Golden Nugget Opened

August 30, 2013
Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Downtown Las Vegas

Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Downtown Las Vegas

On August 30, 1946 the Golden Nugget opened, making it one of the oldest hotels in Las Vegas. The Golden Nugget is located in the orginal downtown area of Las Vegas on Fremont Street. The area is  also known as Glitter Gulch as apposed to the famous Las Vegas Blvd, aka the “Strip”. The Golden Nugget is the largest casino in the downtown area, with a total of 2,345 deluxe guest rooms and suites.

Displayed in the Golden Nugget lobby, is the world’s largest gold nugget, the Hand of Faith. It weighs in at 875 troy ounces. The gold alone is worth $1.2 million at todays prices ($1400 per oz.)

The Golden Nugget has had many famous owners, including: Jackie Gaughan, Steve Wynn and Kirk Kerkorian. Landry’s Restaurants are the current owners and operators of the Golden Nugget today.

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Downtown Las Vegas “Glitter Gulch”

July 5, 2011

Fremont Street Experience “Glitter Gulch” (c.1999)
Located in downtown Las Vegas, also know as “Glitter Gulch” or the newly renamed Fremont Street Experience, this four block canopy is actually the largest lighted outdoor sign in the world.

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Plaza Hotel and Casino (originally the Union Plaza) across the street, Las Vegas Club and The Golden Gate (oldest casino in Las Vegas-1906 Located at 1 Fremont St.) with the famous $.99 Shrimp Cocktails.

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The Golden Gate, Golden Goose (Girls of Glitter Gulch- strip club), Las Vegas Club and the Coin Castle.

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The Golden Gate, Golden Goose (Girls of Glitter Gulch), Las Vegas Club and the Coin Castle.

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Sassy Sally’s, Pioneer Club, Horseshoe, and the Golden Nugget.

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Binion’s Horseshoe, home of the World Series of Poker, and the Elegant Golden Nugget. Note: in 2004, the hotel was sold, rename to Binion’s Gambling Hall and Hotel and the rights to the World Series of Poker was sold to Harrah’s.

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The 4 Queens, Fremont, Horseshoe, and the Golden Nugget

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The 4 Queens, Fremont, Horseshoe, and the Golden Nugget

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Downtown Las Vegas in front of the Four Queens and the Fremont

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The 4 Queens, and the Fremont Hotel

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Fitzgerald’s and Shopping

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Western Village and Trader’s Bill

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