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King’s Castle Casino at Lake Tahoe

The Kings Castle casino opened at Incline Village, Nevada in 1969. Nathan S. Jacobson who previously owned an insurance agency as well as the NBAs Baltimore Bullets basketball team opened the hotel and casino at beautiful Lake Tahoe. When the new hotel and casino opened, the Incline Village Hotel and Casino across the street closed.

Ken Uston – Professional Blackjack Player

Ken Uston is one of the best known blackjack card counters in the world more than 20 years after his death. He played blackjack professionally for ten years with great success. During a that time Uston wrote several books including The Big Player and One-Third of a Shoe. In the early 1980’s he became intrigued

Howard Hughes and Las Vegas

Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. (December 24, 1905 April 5, 1976) was an American businessman, inventor, aviator, and left a major influence on the casinos of Las Vegas and the gaming industry in the state. Hughes first visited Las Vegas in the 1940’s and preferred to stay at the Last Frontier, although he did occasionally visit

Harrah’s Reno Casino – History

William Fisk Harrah arrived in Reno in 1937. At the time he was running a Circle Game at Venice Beach in California where the winds of political change made his game legal one day and illegal another. What he saw in Reno was an open atmosphere of gaming, prostitution, and cheap whiskey. The town was

Harold’s Club

Harold’s Club was a major casino in Reno, Nevada from the 1930’s through the 1990’s. The club has been gone for many years now, but in its heyday, the casino easily outpaced every other casino in Nevada, as chronicled in The Roots of Reno There isn’t much left to commemorate it in Reno, but there

Half a Roulette Game – Roulette 18

Roulette 18 is a new game introduced by TCSJohnHuxley in an effort to bring the fun of roulette wagering to a crowded casino floor. Theres no wheel, just half a roulette layout on a traditional blackjack table and other casino bonus In truth, the table itself is slightly more oval along the player side than