In 2006 owner Herb Pastor sold Granite Gaming to his son Steve Burnstine,
who owned the property until May 2016 when the Stevens Brothers,
owners of the Golden Gate, The D, and the former Las Vegas Club, 
bought  La Bayou and Mermaids Casino as they expanded their interests down Fremont.
Both La Bayou and Mermaids
closed June 27, 2016
August 2016 the demolition of La Bayou begins and the location of the first licensed Las Vegas casino will soon be enclosed within the
Golden Gate Casino.
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.
The same small part of Fremont Street covering almost a century.
La Bayou was a slots only casino known for it's colorfully dressed ladies handing out beads
and hawking the slot play on Fremont Street.

15 Fremont Street

La Bayou

1999- June 2016

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