109 Fremont

Las Vegas, NV


White Spot Cafe (Arcade)

1932 to 1951


Vegas Sweet Shoppe  111 Fremont

Vegas Sweet Shoppe

111 Fremont


Like many other small businesses the Vegas Sweet Shoppe had slot machines that were installed in the earliest days of legalized gaming.  In his book, Roll the Bones, “© 2013 David G. Schwartz” writes that  the Vegas Sweet Shoppe was licensed by the Las Vegas City Commission for 17 slot machines in 1931,
while Boulder Drug was licensed for 8 machines on June 29, 1931. 



Vegas Sweet Shoppe is next door to the White Spot Cafe.
The Vegas Sweet Shoppe is next door to the White Spot Cafe.  As seen during the
Helldorado Days Parade in the 1930's
The White Spot Cafe and the Mandalay Bar on Fremont St. circa 1947
The White Spot Cafe and the Mandalay Bar on Fremont St.

circa 1947
White Spot ad from 1949
Jim and George Pappas added 50  new slot machines to the White Spot Cafe and renamed it the "White Spot Cafe and Arcade" in 1949 as reported in the Talk O' The Town magazine in October 28, 1949 issue.



Early matchbook cover from Vegas Sweet Shoppe (Richard Roschl) located at 111 Fremont in the 1932-33 City directory.
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