In the early morning hours of Thursday, Sept. 11, a newly restored sign from Jerry’s Nugget Casino was transported from the Young Electric Sign Company (YESCO) facility to the Neon Museum, where it was installed as part of the Neon Boneyard’s permanent exhibition.
The sign’s restoration was made possible by Jerry’s Nugget as part of a yearlong celebration of its 50th anniversary. Opened in 1964, Jerry’s Nugget on Las Vegas Boulevard North was established when owners Jerry Stamis and Jerry Lodge purchased Mordell Earl’s old Town House Bar. Four years later, they bought out their closest competitor, the Bonanza Club, which featured the city’s tallest sign in 1968, the famous oil derrick.
Still owned by the Stamis family, Jerry’s Nugget remains today, one of the premier mid-sized casino properties in North Las Vegas.