15 Fremont Street

Las Vegas, NV


Club 15 

1943 to 1945


Monte Carlo Club 

1945 to 19

56




The Monte Carlo Club opened in 1945 at 15 Fremont St. at the location of the Turf Club.
The Monte Carlo Club was opened by Wilbur Clark as his first Las Vegas casino venture. Clark would become a very big player in Las Vegas casinos and go on to open the Desert Inn on the strip. Wilbur Clark's name would be attached to many properties in the next 30 years in Las Vegas.

The Monte Carlo had several owners until it closed in 1956.
The property was a Denny's Restaurant in 1967 and Sam's Roast Beef in 1969 according to phone listings.

In 1970 the location became the Coin Castle and is currently the site of La Bayou.
A print ad for the Monte Carlo Club
from May 1, 1950.
Print ad from
March 11, 1950
A very rare ashtray 
from the Monte Carlo Club in downtown Las Vegas, NV
A very rare ashtray
from the Monte Carlo Club
The location of La Bayou today used to be the Monte Carlo Club and before that the Northern Club in downtown Las Vegas.
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