I have broken out the Horseshoe Clubs by owners/operators/era.
You can click on the links below to go to those pages.
1951 to 195
3 and 1958 to 1964
2005 to present
A note about the dates above. You can
find a wide variety of dates that either agree
or contradict these dates. I used dates from
the best records I could find and from
newspaper and gaming commision reports
of the time. In other words, everyone has
their own opinion! Enjoy!
View of Binion's Gambling Hall parking structure from the Mob Museum. To the right of the Binion's sign is the back of Sam Boyd's California Hotel and Casino.
March 9, 2005 marked the last day of Harrah's Entertainment's management of Binion's Horseshoe and the change to “Binion's Gambling Hall and Hotel”
TLC Casino Enterprises purchased Binion's Gambling Hall from MTR Gaming in March 2008.
Caudill made a deal in June 2007 to buy Binion's for $32 million from MTR Gaming Group of Chester, W.Va.
The purchase puts Binion's in local hands for the first time since 2004, when gaming regulators swooped in and closed down the troubled casino to ensure former owner Becky Binion Behnen could pay mounting debts.
TLC Casino Enterprises, a private company owned by Terry Caudill, also owns the Four Queens located across the street from Binion's Gambling Hall.
Terry L. Caudill started as a Reno craps dealer and rose to be Corporate Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer for Circus Circus Enterprises, Inc., for 11 years. He started Magoo's restaurant chain in 1989, and left Circus Circus in 1994 to concentrate on Magoo's, which has 15 locations in southern Nevada.
Caudill also owns Chicago Brewery and Hurricane Harry's.
All 365 hotel rooms were shuttered in December 2009 and approximately 100 workers were laid off.
The decision to close the hotel portion of the property was blamed on the
general economic downturn and decreased occupancy across Las Vegas.