124 Fremont


Las Vegas, NV


Kiva Club


1932 to 1934

The Kiva Club was located in the basement of the Apache Hotel  from March 19, 1932 through May 4, 1934 according to the Fuller Index.   It and was licensed for slots, 21, roulette, craps and keno.
Quoted from an original article by John Yee in the CASINO CHIP AND TOKEN NEWS | April · May · June 2002
The management of the Apache Coffee Shop held a contest to rename the Apache Indian Village, located in the basement and announced the new name at it’s formal opening, June 25, 1932. IndianPrincess Rose Marie, an employee of the hotel who dressed in Indian garb,awarded a cash prize of $25 tov Thomas Wilson for the new name, “Kiva Club”. The new cabaret below the Hotel Apache was a roaring success and a number of couples were turned away at the opening. The new club was designed as an Indian Village and the main activities included dining, dancing, and entertainment.
     Soon after, gaming would occur including keno. It is not known why but the Kiva Club would change it’s name to the Kiva Caberet by March of 1934 and then to the Apache Night Club by May of 1934. It is believed that the Apache Night Club was also referred to in later years as the ‘Pache Club'.
The Kiva Club was also known as the Apache Indian Club, Kiva Caberet,  Apache Night Club a.k.a. ‘Pache Club.
Not to be confused with the Kiva Bar at 129 Fremont from 1944 to 1945.
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