La Bayou

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La Bayou
Northwest entrance la bayou casino 1.jpg
Address 15 East Fremont Street
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
Opening date 1931
Theme Tropical
Total gaming space 3,200 sq ft (300 m2)
Signature attractions Daiquiris
Casino type Land-Based
Owner Steve Burnstine
Previous names Las Vegas Coffee House
Northern Club
Monte Carlo
Coin Castle[1]
Years renovated 2000

La Bayou is a casino located on the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas, Nevada. The casino's only gaming options are 125 slot and video poker machines: there are no table games or sportsbooks.[2] La Bayou is also one of the few casinos in Las Vegas that still has slot machines that cash out in real money. (Most of the other Casinos in Las Vegas use a cashless voucher system which can be exchanged for the payout)

In 2007 Steve Burnstine purchased the nearby business of Mermaids Casino, La Bayou, and Girls of Glitter Gulch.[3]

History[edit]

Northern Club[edit]

Opened as the Las Vegas Coffee House, Mayme Stocker renamed it the Northern Club in 1920 offering liquor and gaming while both were illegal.[1]

On March 20, 1931,[4] the Northern Club received the first Nevada gaming license.[5] The license was issued by Clark County.[6] This was also the first gaming license issued to a woman, Mayme Stocker.[4]

Monte Carlo Club[edit]

Wilbur Clark leased the Northern Club casino in 1945 renaming it the Monte Carlo Club.[1] The Stockers continued to run the Northern Hotel on the second floor.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "A Brief History of Downtown (cont.)". Classic Las Vegas. Retrieved December 9, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Cultural Tourism in Vegas". Classic Las Vegas. Retrieved 2008-12-01. 
  3. ^ "Girls of Glitter Gulch cleans up club, tries to revamp image". Las Vegas Business Press. May 11, 2007. 
  4. ^ a b Rinella, Heidi Knapp (July 7, 2000). "New book raises questions about Silver State". Las Vegas Review-Journal. 
  5. ^ "Fremont Street Experience Brings Downtown Las Vegas Into Next Century". Fremont Street Experience. Retrieved 2008-12-08. 
  6. ^ McCracken, Robert D. (1996). Las Vegas: The Great American Playground. University of Nevada Press. p. 42. ISBN 9780874173017.