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Gambling Legend Jackie Gaughan Celebrates 89th Birthday with Elvis and Showgirls

Jackie Gaughan Celebrating his 89th Birthday with Elvis and Showgirls
The champagne was flowing today at the El Cortez as gaming legend Jackie Gaughan celebrated his 89th birthday with Elvis, showgirls and guests at the property.

Jackie” Gaughan is a casino owner and operator from the early 1950s in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jackie is a native of Omaha, Nebraska who currently calls the El Cortez home.   After the war Gaughan purchased the El Cortez, a casino that was formerly owned by Bugsy Seigel.  Siegel had sold it to finance the Flamingo.

On March 25, 2004, Barrick Gaming purchased four of Jackie’s downtown casinos for $82 million.