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Golden Nugget

12 May, 2009

The Golden Nugget- The Largest Casino in Las Vegas

Golden Nugget

The Golden Nugget is a famous casino located in downtown Las Vegas, on the bustling Freemont Street. It was built back in 1946 and although it is one of the oldest casinos in Vegas, it is fully refurbished so as to compete with the newer and modern ones. It used to belong to the Wynn Corporate Group that owns numerous casinos and recreational places in Nevada. Wynn became Mirage Resorts in 1990 and sold the casino to the Poster Financial Group 14 years later.

Although old, it is still the biggest casino hotels in town; it features more than 1900 guest rooms and managed to preserve the notorious Diamond Ratings, holding AAA Four Diamonds. The Poster Group decided to upgrade the place installing new gambling machines and new casino games, refreshing and rejuvenating The Golden Nugget. For a few years the casino was holding the highest bet at the casino tables, which was 15,000$. In 2005, the casino was once more sold, this time to the Landry’s Restaurant Inc.

Landry’s Inc was the one that launched a very expensive project so as to renovate and refurbish the casino. Due to this renovation, the casino features many more guestrooms and play rooms, dining outlets and event venues. It kept though the original sign of the Casino Hotel which is featured in every Las Vegas travel guide.

The Golden Nugget is featured in numerous movies and TV shows, among which the James Bond film ‘Diamonds are forever’. It is also the main venue and background for many console games, such as the Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, the Golden Nugget Casino DS for Nintendo. It appears at the Street Fighter II game as well.

The Casino boasts the biggest nugget, called Hand of Faith. It is on display and weighs almost 28 kilos. It was found in Australia and was brought to Las Vegas in 1980.

Golden Nugget

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