15 Fremont Street

Las Vegas, NV


Club 15 

1943 to 1945


Monte Carlo Club 

1945 to 19


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 then from 1999 to 2016 it was the 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 Golden Gate Casino expands over the former Monte Carlo Club.
The alleyway has been covered over and framing is going up!
the same small part of Fremont Street covering almost a century.
Scroll down this set of photos showing the same small part of Fremont Street covering almost a century.
The "Alley" icon will help to orient your view over the years. The alley stayed the same until it was built over.
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