Hotel Histories

History of Las Vegas Hotel/Casinos

Listed in chronological order

arrow Opened as El Rancho Las Vegas on April 3, 1941
arrow First Opened as the Pair O' Dice nightclub in 1930
   Replaced with the Last Frontier on October 30, 1942 - Now The New Frontier
arrow Opened as Flamingo on December 26, 1946 - Now the Flamingo Las Vegas
arrow First Opened as Club Bingo July 24, 1947
   Opened as the Sahara on Oct 7, 1952
arrow Opened as the Thunderbird on September 2, 1948
arrow Opened as the Desert Inn on April 24, 1950
arrow First Opened as the Sands December 15, 1952
   Replaced with the Venetian which Opened on May 3, 1999
arrow Opened as Royal Nevada on April 19, 1955
arrow Opened as Riviera on April 20, 1955
arrow First Opened as the Dunes May 23, 1955
   Replaced with the Bellagio which Opened on Oct 15, 1998
arrow First Opened as the Hacienda June 1956
   Replaced with the Mandalay Bay which Opened on March 2, 1999
arrow Opened as the Tropicana on April 4, 1957
arrow Opened as the Stardust on July 2, 1958
arrow Several diferent hotels opened on this property.
   Replaced with the The Mirage which opened on Nov. 22, 1989
arrow Opened as the Aladdin on April 1, 1966
arrow Opened as the Caesars Palace on August 5, 1966
arrow Opened as the Circus Circus on October 18, 1968
arrow First Opened as the Flamingo Capri Motel
   Replaced with the Imperial Palace on November 1, 1979
Renamed The Quad on December 21, 2012
arrow First Opened as the Marina in 1975
   Reopened as the MGM Grand on December 18. 1993
arrow First Opened as the Holiday Casino in July 2, 1973
   Converted to Harrah's Las Vegas in April 1992

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