Four Queens

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Four Queens
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Address 202 East Fremont Street
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
Opening date 1966
Theme Victorian Carnival
Number of rooms 690
Total gaming space 50,000 sq ft (4,600 m2)
Signature attractions Queen's Machine
Casino type Land-Based
Owner TLC Casino Enterprises, Inc.
Previous names none
Renovated in 1976
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2009
Website The Four Queens

The Four Queens Hotel and Casino is located in downtown Las Vegas on the Fremont Street Experience. The 690-room hotel and 40,000 sq ft (3,700 m2) casino is owned and operated by TLC Enterprises, which acquired the property from the Elsinore Corporation in 2003.[1]

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Construction began on November 16, 1964, opening in 1966. The casino is named after the builder Ben Goffstein's four daughters, Faith, Hope, Benita, and Michele. It originally contained only 120 rooms and a 20,000 sq ft (1,900 m2) casino.

From 1972 to 2003 the hotel/casino was owned by Elsinore Corporation. Elsinore was a wholly owned subsidiary of the Hyatt Corporation from 1972 to 1979, when it then became an independent company. At various times Elsinore also had interests in the Atlantis Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the Hyatt Lake Tahoe, and several Native American casinos. In 1995, Elsinore filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and the investment firm Morgens, Waterfall, Vintiadis & Company obtained 99 percent ownership of the company.[2]

In 1976 the casino expanded to 33,000 sq ft (3,100 m2) and changed decor to be warmer.

Today the casino occupies the entire block bordered by Fremont St, Casino Center, Third Street, and Carson Avenue. The Four Queens was also a partner in renovating the downtown area and creating the Fremont Street experience.

In April 2007 the Canyon Club opened at the Four Queens providing the first downtown casino club.

In December 2003 the Four Queens casino was the first Las Vegas casino to offer Geoff Hall's Blackjack variant Blackjack Switch, which is now widely available throughout Las Vegas.[3]

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Coordinates: 36°10′11″N 115°8′37″W / 36.16972°N 115.14361°W / 36.16972; -115.14361