Located in the downtown area on Fremont Street, this casino is true Vintage Vegas, because it was built in 1946, the same year the original Pink Flamingo opened. It is one of the oldest casinos in Las Vegas. It is styled after the old Golden Nugget Saloon of San Francisco, in the Barbary Coast section which catered to the crowds drawn by California’s Gold Rush. So the Nugget’s facade evokes the riverboats, paddlewheel-boats, and elaborate saloons of the 1800s.
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GOLDEN NUGGET POKER
The 13-table poker room is a favorite of veteran players — and was where recent TV shows such as Poker After Dark and High Stakes Poker held their games. The Nugget’s reputation for poker is well-established because they’ve had poker since the casino first opened — although players acted as their own dealers for the first few years. The Golden Nugget was the first casino to have a house dealer.
Currently they hold 4 daily tournaments:
11am & 7pm: Buyin $65 for 10k in chips. 20-minute levels.
3pm & 10pm: Buyin $50 for 5k in chips. 20-minute levels.
Sundays have a Special Tournament with a $5,000 Guaranteed prize pool. It begins 11am with a Buyin of $125 for 15k in chips.
Blackjack: The casino offers 3-2 blackjack at 2- and 6-deck tables, nice for serious players. Also well respected is the sports book, where the giant video wall is supplemented by a TV video …