Gold Coast Hotel and Casino
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|Gold Coast Hotel and Casino|
|Address||4000 W. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, Nevada 89103
|Opening date||December 21, 1986|
|No. of rooms||711|
|Total gaming space||87,000 square feet|
|Owner||Boyd Gaming Corporation|
|Website||Gold Coast Hotel and Casino|
The Gold Coast Hotel & Casino is a hotel and casino located in Paradise, Nevada. This locals' casino is owned and operated by Boyd Gaming Corporation. The Gold Coast is located one mile (1.6 km) west of the Las Vegas Strip on West Flamingo Road. It is located across the street from the Palms Casino Resort and the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino. The hotel has 711 rooms and suites, five restaurants, a showroom/lounge, a beauty salon, a barber shop, and a 70 lane bowling center. The casino has a 700 seat bingo room, table games, slot machines, a non-smoking poker room, and a Race and Sports Book. The Gold Coast has a diverse customer base which is primarily anchored by the large Asian community north of the property in Chinatown.
The Gold Coast opened its doors in December 1986. It was the first casino built from the ground up by Las Vegas casino mogul Michael Gaughan, who already operated the Barbary Coast on the Las Vegas strip. Upon opening its doors, the Gold Coast was the first casino to have a movie theater in Las Vegas and was specifically catering to the growing "locals" market of the Las Vegas suburbs. It was the second major resort built on the west side of I-15, ten years after Palace Station.
Michael Gaughan merged his Coast Casinos brand, which included the Gold Coast, with Boyd Gaming in 2004.
The Gold Coast went through major renovations in 2002 that provided additional space for parking, restaurants, and gaming. During the renovations the resorts theme was changed from dark country western gambling hall to a more modern gaming facility.
Because the area around the Gold Coast has expanded with the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino and the Palms Casino Resort, an interchange has been proposed to cross the railroad corridor. These casinos would be the western terminus of the Harmon Avenue Corridor, a new East West strip.
The Gold Coast was featured in the film Mars Attacks.
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- 70 lane bowling center
- 700 seat Bingo Parlor
- 2100+ slot machines
- 48 Table games
- Barber Shop
- Beauty Shop
- Race and Sports Book