“Elephants in the Casino” Exhibit Closing Soon

Our current exhibit about the history of John Ascuaga’s Nugget will be closing on July 28.  If you have not yet had a chance to view “Elephants in the Casino”, your time is running out!  The exhibit covers the earliest years of the Nugget’s development under its first owner, Dick Graves, with John Ascuaga as …

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The Art of Gaming + Exhibit ends soon

If you haven’t seen our building-wide exhibit, you will want to stop by before September 15th. The heart of the show is the collection of sculptures commissioned in 1995 by the Stremmel Gallery for Reno’s Hampton Inn tower and a show at Harrah’s, The Art of Gaming. Enhancing our current exhibit are paintings, sculptures and photographs never …

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October 1, 1910 — GAMBLING CLOSES IN NEVADA

From the Nevada State Journal, October 1, 1910, Stilled forever is the click of the roulette wheel, the rattle of the dice, and the swish of the cards in gambling houses in Nevada. Promptly at midnight last night, the play ceased, the dealers were paid off, the lights were extinguished, and the doors were locked. …

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First Primary Election in Nevada — Sept. 6, 1910

In the last weeks of August and first week of September, the Reno newspapers were full of political news as the state held the first primary election in its history. Stories of mudslinging and dirty tricks had dominated the news. Gambling was a hot campaign issue — a new law on the books mandated the end …

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