Golden Nugget in Las Vegas

The Golden Nugget in 1983

The Golden Nugget was built originally in 1946 and is one of the oldest casinos in the city. Steve Wynn bought a stake in the nugget, which he raised, so that in 1973, he became majority shareholder, and the youngest casino owner in Las Vegas. In 1977 he opened the first hotel tower and the resort has its first four-diamond rating from Mobil Travel Guide. It was the foundation for Wynns rise in the casino industry. The second hotel tower opened in 1984, together with the exhibition space and the third tower opened in 1989. At 31 May 2000, the Golden Nugget (and all other features of the Steve Wynn) sold to Kirk Kerkorian, the consolidated corporation was known as MGM Mirage and was the largest casino in Las Vegas company since that time.

Although the Golden Nugget was profitable, it was not part of the master plan expansion of the company, which builds on the consolidation of a long stretch of the belt through the acquisition of Mandalay Resort Group, City Center, and construction was concentrated in Macau. Gaming revenues to the Fremont Street in the financial year 1993 had reached its climax. The Golden Nugget was sold for $ 215 million Financial Group, Poster and Thomas Breitling Timothy in 2004, owned by poster. Posters assumed financial control of the Golden Nugget, they began to upgrade the gambling operation by installing new cashless slot machines, and by increasing the maximum bet on table games at $ 15,000. Her story became the basis for the casino, a TV series on Fox, on 14 Premiered in June 2004.

On 4 February 2005 informed purchase, Houston, Texas-based Landry’s Restaurants, Inc. of its intention, the property and the Golden Nugget Laughlin. The sale ended on 27 September 2005.

The Hand of Faith

Began after purchasing the Golden Nugget on a 14-month, $ 100 million redevelopment project that was completed in November 2006. In December 2007, the Golden Nugget’s $ 70 million Phase II project, which expands the facility to the west to First Street and additional entertainment, event and restaurant. Phase III was the opening of a 500 room, $ 150 Million Dollar Hotel tower on 20 November 2009 together with the Chart House restaurant.


To see the world’s largest gold nugget, the hand of faith, will appear at the Golden Nugget lobby. Weighing 875 ounces or 27.21 kilograms and 46 centimeters in length, the hand of faith was found near the Golden Triangle in Australia, and put on display at the casino in 1981 amid a series of other gold nuggets.

The casino hotel big sign at the entrance from Fremont and Casino Center was removed in 1984, when the casino underwent renovations. The old sign currently sits on Yesco yard signage.

The expanded plant is built around two aquariums. The largest is at the swimming pool, and has a slide through the tank with adult sharks. The smaller aquarium in the lobby of Rush Tower. A total of five specialty restaurants have been added: Vic and Anthony’s Steakhouse, The Grotto Italian cuisine, Asian cuisine Lillie, Red Sushi, and the Chart House Seafood Restaurant. The Chart House has a look at one of the aquariums.

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