Binion's Gambling Hall and Hotel

Binion's Gambling Hall and Hotel

Casino infobox
casino=Binion's Gambling Hall and Hotel
theme=Vintage Las Vegas
address=128 E. Fremont Street
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101

shows=No showroom
restaurants="Binion's Ranch Steakhouse"
owner=MTR Gaming Group
names_pre=Eldorado Club
The Mint Las Vegas
Binion's Horseshoe

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 owned by MTR Gaming Group. It is still frequently referred to by its former name, Binion's Horseshoe, though the rights to the "Horseshoe" name are now owned by Harrah's Entertainment.

TLC Enterprises, owner of the Four Queens Hotel and Casino, has reached an agreement to purchase Binions for $32 million, pending regulatory approval. [ [ Reuters: MTR Gaming to sell property in Las Vegas for $32 mln] ] TLC owner Terry Caudill has announced that once the acquisition is final, in addition to retaining current employees he intends to invest in updates and upgrades to the facility. [ [ Las Vegas Review-Journal: DOWNTOWN DEALING: Binion's gets new boss] ]


:"Note: For the history of this property prior to 2004, see Binion's Horseshoe."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 11, 2005. Harrah's retained the rights to the Horseshoe name and the World Series of Poker name, with MTR Gaming Group taking control of the the casino operation renaming it Binion's Gambling Hall and Hotel.

In July 2005 Binion's hosted the World Series of Poker (WSOP) finals for the last time. The famous poker tournament, which originated at the property, had simply outgrown the space at Binion's; additionally, Harrah's now owned the tournament and wanted to host it at one of its properties. In 2005, all events except the final three tables of the main event were played at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino. The casino still retains a large poker area and features displays on the Poker Hall of Fame as well as previous WSOP Champions.

The $1 million casino floor display, once a free tourist photo attraction, was returned the week of August 11, 2008. The original had featured $10,000 bills, common in the 1950s when it had been assembled. The new display contains 2,700 $100 bills, 34,400 $20 bills and 42,000 $1 bills.cite news |first=Benjamin |last=Spillman |authorlink= |coauthors= |title=Recurring currency |url= |work=Las Vegas Review-Journal |publisher= |date=2008-08-22 |accessdate=2008-08-22]

Movie history

* "Lucky You" (2007)


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