Mermaids Casino

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Mermaid's Casino
Mermaidscasino.jpg
Address 32 East Fremont Street
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
Opening date May 25, 1956
Closing date June 27, 2016
Theme Tropical
Total gaming space 7,000 sq ft (650 m2)
Casino type Land-Based
Owner Steve Burnstine
Previous names Silver Palace
Carousel
Gamblers Hall of Fame
Sundance West
Sassy Sally's
Website https://www.facebook.com/MermaidsCasino

Mermaids Casino is a closed casino located on the Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada.

The casino's only gaming options were slot and video poker machines.[1][2]

History[edit]

When the Silver Palace casino opened in the summer of 1956, it was the first two-level club in Las Vegas, and the escalator, connecting the casino with the lower-level restaurant, was the first in Southern Nevada.[3]

The Silver Palace gave way to Carousel Casino in July 1964, followed by Gambler's Hall of Fame Casino in 1974. In 1976 the property became Sundance West, followed by Sassy Sally's in 1980.[4] In 1999, owner Herb Pastor decided to move ahead with a renovation plan to transform it into Mermaids, and renovate his nearby Coin Castle casino into La Bayou, for a total of $6 million.[5][6]

In 2006, Pastor sold the two casinos and his neighboring strip club to his son, Steve Burnstine.[7][8]

In April 2016, Derek and Greg Stevens, owners of the neighboring Golden Gate and Las Vegas Club casinos, purchased the three properties, and announced that the businesses would close on June 27.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mermaids Casino". Casino City. Retrieved 2008-03-02. 
  2. ^ "Mermaids". World Casino Directory. Retrieved 2008-03-02. 
  3. ^ "Silver Palace Opens". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 2009-02-05. 
  4. ^ http://vintagelasvegas.com/downtown
  5. ^ Dave Berns (June 14, 1999). "Ex-problem gambler criticizes federal gaming report". Las Vegas Review-Journal – via NewsBank. 
  6. ^ Peter O'Connell (August 27, 2000). "Lawsuit seeks to silence two casinos' speakers". Las Vegas Review-Journal – via NewsBank. 
  7. ^ Valerie Miller (May 14, 2007). "Girls of Glitter Gulch cleans up club, tries to revamp image". Las Vegas Business Press.   – via EbscoHost (subscription required)
  8. ^ a b J.D. Morris (April 21, 2016). "Stevens brothers purchase more property on Fremont Street". Vegas Inc. Retrieved 2016-04-24. 

Coordinates: 36°10′17″N 115°08′42″W / 36.1714°N 115.1450°W / 36.1714; -115.1450