Legendary casino owner Jackie Gaughan celebrates his 92nd birthday with a cake and champagne celebration at El Cortez Hotel & Casino.
El Cortez management will toast the legendary Jackie Gaughan with a cake and champagne celebration for his 92nd birthday. Guests can enjoy complimentary cake and champagne from 12 – 6 p.m. and may also sign a birthday card for the Las Vegas gaming pioneer in El Cortez’s The Parlour.
During his illustrious gaming career, Gaughan owned and operated numerous hotels and casinos throughout Las Vegas, including The Flamingo, Showboat Casino, Union Plaza Hotel & Casino, Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas Club Hotel & Casino, Gold Spike Hotel & Casino, Western Casino and El Cortez.
At the height of his career, Gaughan owned a quarter of downtown Las Vegas real estate. Although he is now retired, Gaughan’s hard work, determination and unrivaled dedication to customer service made him one of the most respected gaming experts in town, and he set a standard that still survives in present day casinos.
To this day, Gaughan’s influence can be seen throughout Las Vegas. Not only was he influential in bringing boxing to Las Vegas, but his gaming knowledge made him one of the city’s top experts when it came to slots. In fact, larger casinos would often test their new machines at El Cortez before bringing them to their own casino floors because of Gaughan’s knowledge.
When: Wednesday, Oct. 24.
12 – 6 p.m.
Cake cutting begins at 12 p.m.
Where: El Cortez Hotel & Casino
600 East Fremont St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101