The Eldorado Casino is a casino in Henderson, Nevada and operated by Boyd Gaming. The casino is 17,756 square feet and has 434 slot machines, a keno parlor, bingo parlor, sports book; the Wheel Casino opened on February 15, 1961. By 1962, the Wheel was closed, Paul Perry agreed to buy it. Attorney Bill Boyd represented him in exchange for a stake in the property. Boyd brought in other investors: a fellow lawyer, his aunt, his father, Sam Boyd, general manager of the Mint, they reopened it as the Eldorado Casino on July 1. Around 1965, they acquired the adjacent Royal Club; the Boyds took over ownership in 1966. Sam bought half of the property for $6,667 and Bill bought a quarter for $3,000, while another of the original investors, Joe Crowley kept the remaining quarter, until he was bought out; the Boyds tried to emphasize Henderson's small-town feel in operating the casino. A $1.5-million renovation in 1977 expanded the casino to 30,000 square feet, to keep up with the town's growth. Boyd Gaming acquired the casino in 1993.
The company uses it as a training ground for executives, because its small size requires a hands-on management approach. In 2007, a $700,000 renovation was completed. Eldorado Casino
Fiesta Henderson is a hotel and casino located on 35 acres of land at 777 West Lake Mead Parkway in Henderson, Nevada. Gem Gaming announced the project in 1995, as The Reserve, with an opening planned for July 4, 1996. Construction began in 1995, the project was topped off in May 1996, with an opening scheduled for October 1. Steve Rebeil and Dominic Magliarditi, both of Gem Gaming, were the project developers. In 1996, Ameristar Casinos planned to purchase Gem Gaming, construction slowed down to allow for an expanded redesign of the project, expected to open between March and April 1997. In January 1997, Rebeil and Magliarditi were denied gaming licenses to operate the casino; that year, construction was stopped for three months when Ameristar accused Rebeil and Magliarditi of attempting to prevent Ameristar from issuing 7.5 million public stocks, to pay for the acquisition of Gem Gaming. Ameristar Casinos opened The Reserve on February 10, 1998, with an African safari/jungle theme, although the resort failed to generate a substantial profit.
In 2001, The Reserve was purchased by Station Casinos, which renovated and reopened the hotel-casino as the southwestern party-themed Fiesta Henderson. The resort is a sister property to another Station Casinos property, Fiesta Rancho in North Las Vegas, Nevada; the hotel-casino known as The Reserve, was built in Henderson, near Black Mountain, on Lake Mead Drive near U. S. Route 95; the Reserve was announced by Gem Gaming in April 1995, with plans to break ground that summer for an opening on July 4, 1996. The $60 million project would be the company's first hotel-casino, would target motorists from Arizona and California, it was estimated that more than 80,000 cars passed by the project site each day, a number, expected to increase to over 150,000 following the completion of a nearby beltway. Aside from the main resort, Gem Gaming planned for two additional phases of construction, to add other amenities such as a movie theater and more hotel rooms. Construction was underway in November 1995, the project's architectural plans were approved the following month by the Henderson Planning Commission.
Steve Rebeil and Dominic Magliarditi of Gem Gaming were the project developers. In April 1996, Ameristar Casinos agreed to merge with Gem Gaming. Ameristar planned to open the property with 225 hotel rooms, 1,000 slot machines, 35 gaming tables. After its planned opening, Ameristar intended to expand the casino to 50,000 sq ft and increase the hotel by an additional 500 rooms, with plans to increase it to 1,500 rooms; the project was topped off on May 17, 1996, was 45 percent finished, with an opening on track for October 1 of that year. Interior work was expected to begin in June 1996, following the completion of exterior work. By August 1996, construction had slowed down to allow for the design of a second phase of the project; the decision to expand the project came as the result of the pending company merger. The redesign was chosen to help the resort compete against Station Casinos' upcoming Sunset Station hotel-casino in Henderson; the first phase would include the casino, while the second phase would include additional casino space and an additional 350 hotel rooms, for a new total of 600.
The project was expected to cost a total of $100 million. By October 1996, Ameristar chose to instead purchase Gem Gaming and become the sole owner of the project, while Rebeil and Magliarditi would operate the casino. An opening date between March and April 1997 was expected. Expansion plans received approval from the Henderson Planning Commission in February 1997. In January 1997, Rebeil and Magliarditi were denied gaming licenses because of evidence that Rebeil's home development company was involved in a credit scam. In March 1997, construction was delayed for more than three months, when Ameristar accused Rebeil and Magliarditi of attempting to prevent Ameristar from issuing 7.5 million public stocks, to pay for the acquisition of Gem Gaming Inc. In May 1997, Ameristar settled the dispute for $32.7 million. Construction resumed the following month. Work on the resort – including drywall and expansion plans – was nearing completion in November 1997, with an opening targeted for January. At the time, the resort was receiving 600 employee applicants per day.
The hotel-casino was designed by Henry Conversano, who designed The Mirage resort on the Las Vegas Strip, The Lost City at Sun City Resort Hotel and Casino in Sun City, South Africa. The hotel-casino's theme revolved around the concept of a fictional adventurer named Congo Jack, who had crash-landed his airplane in an African-themed environment, was nursed back to health by Monsoon Mary. During The Reserve's operation, actors had been hired to portray the characters created by Conversano. A restaurant and a lounge were named for them: Congo Jack Cafe and Monsoon Mary Lounge; the Reserve included statues and murals of exotic animals in a jungle setting. The construction delay in 1997 allowed Conversano time to improve and redesign the resort, by adding a sound system which replicated the sound of rainstorms and lions throughout the high-ceilinged gaming and dining areas. Conversano had time to integrate Congo rain forests into the resort's design; the resort's entrance was marked by 80-foot-high elephant tusks, its parking lot was designed to resemble a Serengeti grassland.
The resort opened with a fireworks show on the night of February 10, 1998, with a 10-story, 224-room hotel.
Green Valley Ranch
Green Valley Ranch is a hotel and spa located in the affluent master-planned eponymous community within Green Valley community in Henderson, Nevada. It is operated by Station Casinos; the property offers 8 restaurants, a 143,891 sq ft casino, The Spa at Green Valley Ranch, 65,000 square feet of convention space and 495 guest rooms and suites. While a locals casino, the property was designed with an upscale element and draws many out-of-town visitors; the hotel is adjacent to a mixed-use development. On March 13, 2000, Station Casinos announced that they would build a resort-casino in the Green Valley neighborhood; the original expected cost of the project was to be $280 million. On November 8–9, 2017, employees voted in favor of unionizing the hotel and casino property by 78% as these vote margins were not disclosed to the public, it was organized by the Culinary Workers Union. It is the fourth Station Casinos property to be unionized; the District at Green Valley Ranch was added as a multi-use project directly to the east of the resort in April 2004.
The property includes retail stores and restaurants on the first level and luxury condominiums on the upper levels, as well as standalone restaurants and commercial office buildings. A second phase of the District was opened in August 2005, further to the east, includes retail shops and commercial office space; the Perlman Design Group designed the project. American Casino, a reality television series for the Discovery Channel and Travel Channel based on the daily tasks of various casino employees, was filmed here in 2004. Several episodes of the hit show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation were filmed on site. Las Vegas, a few shots as exteriors of the Montecito Resort & Casino. Rahman "Rock" Harper, the winner of the 2007 third season of Hell's Kitchen, was rewarded with a one-year contract as head chef at the resort's Terra Verde restaurant. In early 2012, the Tomahawk steak served at the casino, was featured on the Food Network. Official website
Nevada State Route 582
State Route 582 is a major 16.688-mile highway in the Las Vegas Valley. The highway is the former route of U. S. Route 93 and US 95 before they were moved to the current freeway alignment shared with Interstate 11 and Interstate 515, it connects Downtown Las Vegas with Boulder City to the southeast. The highway is known as Boulder Highway, but is named Fremont Street within the Las Vegas city limits. Boulder Highway is known for prostitution. Present-day SR 582 begins at I-11/US 93/US 95 interchange at Wagon Wheel Drive in Henderson, although the highway itself starts at the intersection of Boulder Highway and Wagon Wheel Drive just east of the interchange. From its southern terminus, SR 582 transitions to an urban divided highway lined with businesses as it heads northwest through Henderson; the portion of SR 582 between Tropicana Avenue and the I-515/US 93/US 95 freeway is sometimes referred to as the "Boulder Strip", playing off the more-famous Las Vegas Strip to the west. This section of Boulder Highway features a landscaped median and is adjacent to several local casinos, including Boulder Station and Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall.
North of the Boulder Strip area, SR 582 changes names from Boulder Highway to Fremont Street as it crosses the Las Vegas city limits at Sahara Avenue. Just south of Charleston Boulevard, Fremont Street transitions from divided highway to a multi-lane arterial. After the "Five-Points" intersection, the highway curves more westward as it heads into Downtown Las Vegas. SR 582 reaches its northern terminus at Eighth Street just east of downtown. Boulder Highway was constructed in 1931, carried SR 5 from 1932 to 1939, it carried U. S. Routes 93, 95, 466 from near Boulder City through Henderson and into downtown Las Vegas; the US 466 designation was removed in 1971. During the late 1980s, Nevada DOT worked to extend the US 95/Oran K. Gragson Expressway southeast from downtown to Henderson; as portions of the freeway opened, the US 93 and US 95 designations were relocated from Fremont Street and Boulder Highway, relegating the highway to state route status. In 1995, the freeway was completed to the Wagonwheel interchange and US 93 and US 95 had been removed from SR 582.
In Downtown Las Vegas, Fremont Street extended further west to terminate at Main Street. In September 1994, Fremont Street west of Las Vegas Boulevard was permanently closed to vehicular traffic to construct the Fremont Street Experience, an outdoor pedestrian mall and light show attraction; this section of SR 582 ceased to be maintained by Nevada DOT around this time. In 2007, the city of Las Vegas completed the Fremont East district, a reconstruction of Fremont Street between Las Vegas Boulevard and Eighth Street designed to "stir memories of old Las Vegas" and promote active nightlife. Completion of this project pushed the northern terminus of SR 582 to Eighth Street; the entire route is in Clark County
Las Vegas the City of Las Vegas and known as Vegas, is the 28th-most populated city in the United States, the most populated city in the state of Nevada, the county seat of Clark County. The city anchors the Las Vegas Valley metropolitan area and is the largest city within the greater Mojave Desert. Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city, known for its gambling, fine dining and nightlife; the Las Vegas Valley as a whole serves as the leading financial and cultural center for Nevada. The city bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World, is famous for its mega casino–hotels and associated activities, it is a top three destination in the United States for business conventions and a global leader in the hospitality industry, claiming more AAA Five Diamond hotels than any other city in the world. Today, Las Vegas annually ranks as one of the world's most visited tourist destinations; the city's tolerance for numerous forms of adult entertainment earned it the title of Sin City, has made Las Vegas a popular setting for literature, television programs, music videos.
Las Vegas was settled in 1905 and incorporated in 1911. At the close of the 20th century, it was the most populated American city founded within that century. Population growth has accelerated since the 1960s, between 1990 and 2000 the population nearly doubled, increasing by 85.2%. Rapid growth has continued into the 21st century, according to a 2018 estimate, the population is 648,224 with a regional population of 2,227,053; as with most major metropolitan areas, the name of the primary city is used to describe areas beyond official city limits. In the case of Las Vegas, this applies to the areas on and near the Las Vegas Strip, located within the unincorporated communities of Paradise and Winchester; the earliest visitors to the Las Vegas area were nomadic Paleo-Indians, who traveled there 10,000 years ago, leaving behind petroglyphs. Anasazi and Paiute tribes followed at least 2,000 years ago. A young Mexican scout named Rafael Rivera is credited as the first non-Native American to encounter the valley, in 1829.
Trader Antonio Armijo led a 60-man party along the Spanish Trail to Los Angeles, California in 1829. The area was named Las Vegas, Spanish for "the meadows," as it featured abundant wild grasses, as well as the desert spring waters needed by westward travelers; the year 1844 marked the arrival of John C. Frémont, whose writings helped lure pioneers to the area. Downtown Las Vegas's Fremont Street is named after him. Eleven years members of the LDS Church chose Las Vegas as the site to build a fort halfway between Salt Lake City and Los Angeles, where they would travel to gather supplies; the fort was abandoned several years afterward. The remainder of this Old Mormon Fort can still be seen at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Washington Avenue. Las Vegas was founded as a city in 1905, when 110 acres of land adjacent to the Union Pacific Railroad tracks were auctioned in what would become the downtown area. In 1911, Las Vegas was incorporated as a city. 1931 was a pivotal year for Las Vegas.
At that time, Nevada legalized casino gambling and reduced residency requirements for divorce to six weeks. This year witnessed the beginning of construction on nearby Hoover Dam; the influx of construction workers and their families helped Las Vegas avoid economic calamity during the Great Depression. The construction work was completed in 1935. In 1941, the Las Vegas Army Air Corps Gunnery School was established. Known as Nellis Air Force Base, it is home to the aerobatic team called the Thunderbirds. Following World War II, lavishly decorated hotels, gambling casinos, big-name entertainment became synonymous with Las Vegas. In the 1950s the Moulin Rouge opened and became the first racially integrated casino-hotel in Las Vegas. In 1951, nuclear weapons testing began at the Nevada Test Site, 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas. During this time the city was nicknamed the "Atomic City". Residents and visitors were able to witness the mushroom clouds until 1963, when the limited Test Ban Treaty required that nuclear tests be moved underground.
The iconic "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign, never located within municipal limits, was created in 1959 by Betty Willis. During the 1960s, corporations and business powerhouses such as Howard Hughes were building and buying hotel-casino properties. Gambling was referred to as "gaming"; the year 1995 marked the opening of the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas's downtown area. This canopied five-block area features 12.5 million LED lights and 550,000 watts of sound from dusk until midnight during shows held on the top of each hour. Due to the realization of many revitalization efforts, 2012 was dubbed "The Year of Downtown." Hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of projects made their debut at this time. They included The Smith Center for the Performing Arts and DISCOVERY Children's Museum, Mob Museum, Neon Museum, a new City Hall complex and renovations for a new Zappos.com corporate headquarters in the old City Hall building. Las Vegas is situated within Clark County in a basin on the floor of the Mojave Desert and is surrounded by mountain ranges on all sides.
Much of the landscape is arid with desert vegetation and wildlife. It can be subjected to torrential flash floods, although much has been done to mitigate the effects of flash floods through improved drainage systems; the peaks surrounding Las Vegas reach elevations of o
Elko County, Nevada
Elko County is a county in the northeastern corner of the U. S. state of Nevada. As of the 2010 census, the population was 48,818, its county seat is Elko. The county was established on March 1869, from Lander County; the Elko County Commissioners approved Proclamation 2019-02 celebrating the 150th Birthday of Elko County on March 6, 2019. Elko County is the fourth-largest county by area in the contiguous United States, ranking lower when the boroughs of Alaska are included, it is one of only 10 counties in the U. S. with more than 10,000 square miles of area. Elko County is part of NV Micropolitan Statistical Area, it contains 49.8 percent of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation, set up in the late 19th century for the Shoshone-Paiute peoples. Although more than 50% of the reservation is across the border in Owyhee County, the majority of tribal members live on the Nevada side; the reservation's land area is 450.391 square miles. This area was long occupied by Native American tribes of the Plateau the Western Shoshone, Northern Paiute, Bannock peoples.
Their traditional ways were disrupted after European-American settlement, as the two cultures competed for resources and had differing conceptions of land use and property. Elko County was established in 1869 from Lander County. In 1877 what became known as the Duck Valley Indian Reservation was established by presidential executive order for the Western Shoshone in this area, after they signed treaties with the United States; the Paiute became involved in the Bannock War, but after they were allowed to return from exile in Washington State, in 1886 another executive order was used to expand the reservation to accommodate them. The federally recognized tribe of the two peoples together conducts farming and ranching in this high desert territory; the population of the county increased markedly in the late 20th century. On March 14, 2014, the Bureau of Land Management sold 29 oil and gas leases for $1.27 million to a collection of six companies that included Noble Energy. The transaction was the first such in Nevada.
According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 17,203 square miles, of which 17,170 square miles is land and 33 square miles is water. Not counting Alaska's boroughs, it is the fourth-largest county in area in the United States; the elevation ranges from about 4,300 feet at the edge of the salt flats of the Great Salt Lake Desert, to 11,387 feet on the summit of Ruby Dome in the Ruby Mountains. The most topographically prominent mountain in Elko County is Pilot Peak; the county has 4 watersheds. Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge Except for West Wendover, in the Mountain Time Zone, the county is in the Pacific Time Zone, though other communities such as Owyhee, Mountain City and Jackpot unofficially observe Mountain Time as well due to their proximity to, economic connections with, neighboring areas of Idaho; as of the census of 2000, there were 45,291 people, 15,638 households, 11,493 families residing in the county. The population density was 3/sq mi.
There were 18,456 housing units at an average density of 1/sq mi. The racial makeup of the county was 82.04% White, 0.59% Black or African American, 5.30% Native American, 0.68% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 8.50% from other races, 2.78% from two or more races. 19.73% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 15,638 households out of which 43.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.30% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.50% were non-families. 20.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.80% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.33. In the county, the population was spread out with 32.50% under the age of 18, 8.80% from 18 to 24, 31.50% from 25 to 44, 21.30% from 45 to 64, 5.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 108.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.40 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $48,383, the median income for a family was $52,206. Males had a median income of $41,322 versus $24,653 for females; the per capita income for the county was $18,482. About 7.00% of families and 8.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.50% of those under age 18 and 7.60% of those age 65 or over. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 48,818 people, 17,442 households, 12,441 families residing in the county; the population density was 2.8 inhabitants per square mile. There were 19,566 housing units at an average density of 1.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 79.4% white, 5.3% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.8% black or African American, 0.1% Pacific islander, 10.3% from other races, 3.2% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 22.9% of the population. In terms of ancestry,Of the 17,442 households, 39.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.7% were non-famil
North Las Vegas, Nevada
North Las Vegas is a city in Clark County, United States, in the Las Vegas Valley. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 216,961, with an estimated population of 249,180 in 2017; the city was incorporated on May 16, 1946. It is the fourth largest city in the state of Nevada. Located in the southwestern United States in the Mojave Desert, North Las Vegas sits north and east of Las Vegas. According to the United States Census Bureau, North Las Vegas has a total area of 101.4 square miles, of which 0.04 square miles, or 0.04%, is water. In the Las Vegas Valley, several mountain ranges are nearby. Due to its location within the Mojave Desert, North Las Vegas has a desert climate. Temperatures are mild in the winter and hot in the summer. Like most of the hot deserts of the United States, snowfall only occurs once every few years on average. In winter, temperatures fall below freezing. In the summer, monsoons can reach the area; as of the 2000 census, there were 115,488 people, 34,018 households, 27,112 families residing in the city.
The population density was 1,471.0 people per square mile. There were 36,600 housing units at an average density of 466.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 55.93% White, 19.02% African American, 0.82% Native American, 3.24% Asian, 0.53% Pacific Islander, 15.78% from other races, 4.68% from two or more races. 37.61 % were Latino of any race. There were 34,018 households out of which 47.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.3% were married couples living together, 15.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 20.3% were non-families. 13.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.36 and the average family size was 3.67. In the city the population was spread out with 33.9% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 34.3% from 25 to 44, 16.4% from 45 to 64, 5.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.3 males.
For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.1 males. The median income for a household in the city was $46,057, the median income for a family was $46,540. Males had a median income of $32,205 versus $25,836 for females. About 11.8% of families and 14.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.6% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over. The United States Census Bureau listed North Las Vegas, as well as the Las Vegas metropolitan area, as one of the fastest growing regions in the United States. At the census of 2010, there were 216,961 people residing in North Las Vegas; the racial makeup was 47.4% White, 19.9% African American, 0.8% Native American, 6.3% Asian, 0.8% Pacific Islander, 5.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 38.8% of the population and 31.2% of the population was non-Hispanic White. Bigelow Aerospace is headquartered in North Las Vegas. Traditionally, manufacturing and warehouse distribution companies have dominated the local market.
However, high-tech businesses, including solar and green technology, custom manufacturing facilities are moving to North Las Vegas. Amazon plans to open a new fulfillment center in North Las Vegas, which will join an existing facility in the city. Florence McClure Women's Correctional Center, Nevada's only female correctional facility, is located in North Las Vegas. Master-planned communities in the city include Eldorado; the Apex industrial Park is now a part of the city as well. North Las Vegas has many Medical/Recreational Marijuana Dispensery's and opened the first 24 Hour Dispensery in the Las Vegas Valley; the city of North Las Vegas provides recreational amenities and fire protection, water and wastewater services. The city, incorporated in 1946, encompasses 262.6 square kilometres. The city operates with a mayor and four council members; the mayor is elected at large. The city has two municipal judges; the city manager and city attorney are report to the City Council. The city manager's administration consists of an Economic Development Division, Strategic Planning Division, community Outreach Division and Marketing Division and the following departments: Administrative Services, City Clerk, Community Services and Development, Fire, Human Resources, Public Works, the North Las Vegas Library District, Utilities.
The City of North Las Vegas operates an extensive system of open spaces and leisure services. The city maintains 34 parks totaling more than 475 acres of developed park land. Six of the city's parks feature water amenities, including pools and spray pads; the city runs two recreation centers, Neighborhood Recreation Center and Silver Mesa Recreation Center that each offer a full array of recreational and fitness classes, a gym and a fitness room. In June 2011 the city opened a third recreation center—SkyView Multi-Generational Recreation Center—focused on mufti-generational fitness and recreation, it is operated by the YMCA under contract to provide quality amenities and programs for residents of all ages. North Las Vegas park officials completed 10 miles of regional trails along the Lower Las Vegas Wash and along the Upper Las Vegas Wash; these paved trails connect with Southern Nevada's Neon to Nature regional trail system, used for hiking and leisurely strolls. The North Las Vegas Library District operates three full-serv