Thursday, March 13, 2014

What Happens in Vegas: Jackie Gaughan Dies at 93

A little of "old" Vegas has passed with the death of Jackie Gaughn. Not old like Bugsy Siegel, but darn close. Gaughan had properties like the El Cortez, Gold Spike, Vegas Club and the Union Plaza, downtown casinos and hotels, rather than the glitzy megaresorts. But he was no doubt a pioneer. His son Michael continues in the family business with the South Point Casino and Hotel (which happens to be a hop and skip from my house), but at one time owned a string of locals casinos.

Image from source, Las Vegas Sun

Las Vegas gambling pioneer Jackie Gaughan dies at 93

Gaming was in Jackie Gaughan’s blood. The son of an Omaha bookmaker and the father of an owner of casinos, Gaughan took the most pride not in bragging of his own accomplishments — which he had earned a right to do — but rather in how his family built a gaming empire that likely will never be equaled on the non-corporate level. . .

Read more at: Las Vegas Sun

1 comment:

  1. I wish I can present you the Impersonator of this Gambling genius The Jackie Gaughan. LOL!
    He was the working legend of gambling industry. There is a big contribution of Gaughan's family in gambling industry that we can't forget...
    Las Vegas Impersonators


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