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|Address||2890 Las Vegas Boulevard South|
|Opening date||August 5, 1971|
|Total gaming space||17,700 sq ft (1,640 m2)|
|Owner||MGM Resorts International|
|Operating license holder||Circus Circus Las Vegas|
Slots-A-Fun is one of the smallest casinos operating on The Strip, and offered some of the lowest table-game betting minimums on the famed street. As of summer 2008, players could wager as little as $2.00 at craps and $1.00 at blackjack. The craps table is directly located at the main open-air entrance and, of all gaming tables in Las Vegas, is the gaming table that is physically located closest to the traffic of the Strip.
The casino no longer hosts live table games. As of 2011, the only games were slots and other machines, such as blackjack and 3-card poker. There is drink service. The bar is staffed 24 hours a day and 1 or 2 cocktail waitresses work the casino floor. Certain beers and other drinks are free to slot players. (This may change during peak hours.)
Carl Thomas, a gaming executive linked to the Civella crime family of Kansas City, owned the Slots-A-Fun casino in the 1970s when various parts of the mafia controlled the operation of casinos in Las Vegas. Thomas helped orchestrate an elaborate scheme to skim money from casinos for the mob, which he was later arrested, charged, and convicted for his role in the skim.
For many early years Slots-A-Fun was famous for giving out free bags of fresh-popped popcorn for early morning gamblers but these promotions have been discontinued.
Merger with Circus Circus
A blog reported that on July 1, 2009, Slots-A-Fun would begin the re-branding process in order to be incorporated into Circus Circus.
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