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Binion’s Gambling Hall and Casino

Binion’s Gambling Hall and Hotel
128 E. Fremont Street
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
Number of rooms 366
Theme Vintage Las Vegas
Gaming space
Permanent show(s) No showroom
Signature attraction(s) World Series of Poker
(1970-2004; 2005 final tables)
Notable restaurant(s) Binion’s Ranch Steakhouse
Owner MTR Gaming Group
Date opened
Casino type Land-Based
Major renovation(s)
Previous name(s) Eldorado Club
The Mint Las Vegas
Binion’s Horseshoe
Casino website http://www.binions.com

Binion’s Gambling Hall & Hotel is a hotel and casino located in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada on the Fremont Street Experience. The casino is named for its founder, Benny Binion and has 366 rooms, two restaurants and a rooftop pool. It is one of the casinos owned by the MTR Gaming Group.

History

After buying Binion’s Horseshoe, Harrah’s Entertainment sold the property on March 11, 2004 to MTR Gaming Group, which operated the hotel. Harrah’s continued to operate the casino under a temporary contract until March of 2005. Harrah’s retained the rights to the Horseshoe name and the World Series of Poker name.

On March 11, 2005, MTR Gaming Group officially took control of the operation of the casino and it was renamed it Binion’s Gambling Hall & Hotel.

In July of 2005 the hotel hosted the World Series of Poker finals. This was the last time the event would be held at Binion’s and hosted in downtown Las Vegas. The casino still retains a large poker area and features displays on the Poker Hall of Fame as well as previous WSOP Champions.

Other locations

Following Jack’s with his sister, he went on to open highly successful riverboat casinos under the Horseshoe name:

  • Horseshoe Casino Tunica
  • Horseshoe Casino Hammond
  • Horseshoe Casino Bossier City

These casinos went to Harrah’s after the 2004 sale, but remained under the Horseshoe brand. Jack Binion continues to promote the casinos for Harrah’s.

Movie history

  • Lucky You (2006)

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