Eldorado Casino

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Eldorado Casino
Eldorado Casino.svg
Location Henderson, Nevada
Address 140 S Water Street
Opening date February 15, 1961
Total gaming space 17,756 sq ft (1,649.6 m2)
Casino type Land
Owner Boyd Gaming
Renovated in 2007
Website Eldorado Casino
For the casino in Reno, see Eldorado Hotel Casino.

The Eldorado Casino is a casino in Henderson, Nevada, owned and operated by Boyd Gaming.

The casino is 17,756 square feet (1,649.6 m2) and has 434 slot machines, 4 table games, a keno parlor, bingo parlor, and sports book.[1][2]


The Wheel Casino opened on February 15, 1961.[3]

By 1962, the Wheel was closed, and Paul Perry agreed to buy it. Attorney Bill Boyd represented him in the transaction, in exchange for a stake in the property. Boyd brought in other investors: a fellow lawyer, his aunt, and his father, Sam Boyd, general manager of the Mint.[4] They reopened it as the Eldorado Casino on July 1.[3]

Around 1965, they acquired the adjacent Royal Club, doubling the Eldorado's size.[5]

The Boyds took over ownership in 1966. Sam bought half of the property for $6,667 and Bill bought a quarter for $3,000, while another of the original investors, Joe Crowley kept the remaining quarter, until he was later bought out.[3] The Boyds tried to emphasize Henderson's small-town feel in operating the casino.[5]

A $1.5-million renovation in 1977 expanded the casino to 30,000 square feet (2,800 m2), to keep up with the town's growth.[3]

Boyd Gaming acquired the casino in 1993.[6] The company uses it as a training ground for executives, because its small size requires a hands-on management approach.[4]

In 2007, a $700,000 renovation was completed.[7]


  1. ^ Nonrestricted Square Footage Report (Report). Nevada Gaming Commission. January 13, 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  2. ^ Nonrestricted Count Report (Report). Nevada Gaming Commission. April 16, 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  3. ^ a b c d Lyle, Michael (June 26, 2012). "Henderson's Eldorado Casino to celebrate golden anniversary". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  4. ^ a b McGarry, Caitlin (June 30, 2012). "Eldorado still family business". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 2012-07-01. 
  5. ^ a b Sheehan, Jack (1997). The Players: The Men Who Made Las Vegas. University of Nevada Press. p. 112. ISBN 978-0-87417-306-2. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  6. ^ Krane, Elliot S. (February 6, 1994). "Boyd's profits up". The Press of Atlantic City (via NewsBank). Retrieved 2012-07-01.  (subscription required)
  7. ^ KLAS-TV newscast 2007-08-30 at 4:30PM

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