According to the Fuller Index the Shamrock was licensed for slots, 21, Craps,
and Big 6 Wheel.
Jan 8, 1951 through Jan 7, 1952
Gang et al
Jan 7, 1952 through 1953
This ad from Dec 5, 1953 shows the Shamrock still operating, although it doesn't mention any gambling.
The address of the
"Shillelah Room" is
600 N. Main and not 614.
It looks like the typesetter for the ad was confused about the spelling of "Shillalah".
I looked it up in Meriam-Webster's dictionary and the spelling of Shillalah is a common variant of the correct spelling of 'shillelagh'.
'Shillelah' doesn’t appear to be any variation just a misprint.
March 1, 1950:
Clem Malone, Roscoe Wagner, and James Spitler apply for a gaming license for the Shamrock Hotel.
On April 19, 1952 the license was approved for Clem Malone and Frances Malone.
Nov 21, 1950:
The Shamrock Hotel Corporation includes
H. I. Wiley, Howard G. Baxter and Charles Trumbley.
I am not sure if this is the same Shamrock Hotel since these names have not appeared elsewhere in connection with the Shamrock Hotel.
I wonder if big bandleader Horace Heidt ever regretted the day he became involved with the property at 614 N. Main in Las Vegas.
Most sources show that gaming ended at the Shamrock Hotel sometime in 1953 but here is an approval for Paul R. Gang and Abe Kroloff in July of 1954.
This Shamrock Hotel postcard is postmarked 1962, long after it had closed.
August 1951 we have manager Clarence Wright and a notation of a casino
in the Shamrock Hotel.
In this ad from
March 28, 1953
Don Ridley and the
Lucky Henry Trio provide music for dancing in the Shillalah Room at the Shamrock Hotel.