Monday, January 17, 2011

The Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

The Million Dollar
Golden Nugget Gambling Hall, Saloon and Restaurant
Las Vegas, Nevada
"Where Fortune Smiles"

See the Old-Style West in our modern world.  A place of mahogany bars, crystal chandeliers, with the genuine hospitality and old-time gaiety of the Barbary Coast and the Virginia City of fifty years ago.


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The Golden Nugget Las Vegas (built in 1946), is a luxury casino-hotel located in Las Vegas, Nevada on the Fremont Street Experience. It is the largest casino in the downtown area, with a total of 2,345 deluxe guest rooms and suites. It has also maintained AAA's Four Diamond rating consecutively for 32 years from 1977 through 2009.

After being sold to Landry's Restaurants, Inc. in 2005  the Golden Nugget embarked on a 14-month, $100 million renovation project, which was completed in November 2006. 

The world's largest gold nugget is on display, called the Hand of Faith, in the Golden Nugget lobby. Weighing 875 troy 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 number of other gold nuggets.

Film and television history
-In the James bond film Diamonds Are Forever, the casino can be continually seen in the police chase scene.
-The Casino, a Fox television series is based on the story of the Golden Nugget's acquisition by Poster Financial Group.
-The Golden Nugget features prominently in the poker mockumentary The Grand.
-In 2010, the casino's pool and shark aquarium were featured throughout an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

Here is the Hotel/Casino today ....
The Golden Nugget's reflection at night. Las Vegas, Nevada
postmarked in 1991 with 19 cent deer stamp

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