117  Fremont

Las Vegas, NV



Lucky Casino


May 6,

1963 to 1967

Lucky Casino  Las Vegas  Roulette chips
When the Lucky Casino sign  was erected by the Young Electric Sign company in 1963 it weighed in at 60 tons, had three miles of neon tubing, and more than 11,000 lamps.
The Lucky Casino opened on
May 6, 1963 after a four-month remodeling job in the former Lucky Strike Club location.




The remodeling included a new second-story bingo parlor and the city's only escalator.




Al Garbian  was the general manager of Lucky  Casino at the time of its opening.






The all new Lucky Casino’s grand opening celebration was held on Thursday, May 16, 1963.




There were cash prizes totaling more than $10,000 and grand prize of $1000 which was awarded on May 29, 1963






There were also daily drawings where the winner could win their weight at the rate of one silver dollar per pound!













The 17 story tall Lucky Casino sign gives the Golden Nugget and the Horseshoe a run for the money in bright and gaudy downtown Las Vegas signage.
The 17 story tall Lucky Casino sign gives the Golden Nugget and the Horseshoe
a run for the money in bright and gaudy downtown Las Vegas signage.
Lucky Casino Swizzle stick
Everything associated with the Lucky Casino prominently features the iconic Mr. Lucky!
There are many fun collectibles associated with the 4 year run of the Lucky Casino
including ashtrays, a clever match tube, and swizzle sticks.
Of course everything associated with the Lucky Casino prominently features the iconic Mr. Lucky!
Lucky Casino sign was erected by the Young Electric Sign Company 
Image courtesy of Nevada Armored Transport
When the 17 story tall Lucky Casino sign  was erected by the Young Electric Sign company in 1963 it weighed in at 60 tons, had three miles of neon tubing, and more than 11,000 lamps.
Brightly colored roulette chips are another popular
Lucky Casino collectible.
View down South 1st St. in 1965. Lucky Casino sign, Pioneer Club Hotel, Von Tobel Lumber, and the Bank of Nevada.
Have you ever wondered what the top of the Lucky Casino sign looked like?
I was lucky enough to buy this original slide from 1965 with an aerial view that shows a close-up.

The view down South 1st St. also includes the Pioneer Club Hotel, Von Tobel Lumber, and the Bank of Nevada.
Lucky Casino Grand Opening Celebration advertisement from 
the Henderson Home news on May, 16,1963
Lucky Casino Grand Opening Celebration advertisement from
the Henderson Home News on May, 16,1963
More collectibles from the Lucky Casino include
an artistically designed
metal token
and a “Lucky Stone”
from the
"Big Bonanza",
biggest strike of the
Comstock Lode.
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