The Golden Gate Hotel & Casino, first opened in 1906, unveiled the results of its impressive $15-million renovation and expansion project last week with a glitzy speakeasy-themed event. This is the first major renovation project for the property in 50 years. New features include a 5-story luxury addition, new suites and vintage-inspired penthouses, an expanded casino floor, a new state of the art casino surveillance system, and a new lobby featuring vintage and historical items, many of which were recovered during construction.
From humble beginnings as stopover railroad outpost to its current position as one of the most buzzed about and happening cities in the United States, Las Vegas has a rich and vibrant history, and the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino is a part of that. The property was a local fixture from the beginning, through the Roaring 20s, the Rat Pack era, modern times, and everything in between. Congratulations to the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino on their exciting new upgrades and nod to Las Vegas’ history. To learn more about the history of Las Vegas, check out our blog post, “Viva Las Vegas: History of a Great American City.”
Did you know that for every $100 spent at locally owned businesses, $45 stays in the local economy and helps create jobs? That is great encouragement to buy locally! TAM® of Nevada has been a part of the Las Vegas community for over 25 years, and is proud to continue offering an important service and superior product to local residents and businesses. In an effort to further connect with the community, we’ll be exhibiting at the City of North Las Vegas Vendor Exposition on Wednesday, April 18, 2012. You’ll find this event at the North Las Vegas Civic Plaza in front of City Hall, located at 2250 Las Vegas Boulevard North. Please stop by and visit us and other area service providers between 10:30am-1:30pm. The event also will have food, drawings and music and promises to be a great opportunity to meet your neighborhood business community.
From humble beginnings as stopover railroad outpost to its current position as one of the most buzzed about and happening cities in the United States, Las Vegas has a rich and vibrant history.
The Las Vegas Sun recently put together a thoroughly detailed and incredibly interesting overview of all the highlights (and lowlights!) and important turning points in this great city’s history. You can check out their special coverage including a thorough timeline, interactive maps, videos and more here.
TAM® of Nevada is proud to have been a fixture in this town for over twenty-five years, but that’s just a blip on the radar for Las Vegas. Make sure to check out the Sun’s coverage on everything from the boomtown beginnings to mob ties, big personalities, population booms, and everything else in between. We were surprised by some of the facts we read (Did you know gambling was illegal in Nevada between 1909 and 1931?), and we loved reading through some of the specific coverage and stories on some of Las Vegas’ biggest personalities. Las Vegas residents should be proud to call such a diverse and interesting place home. It may be known as one of the most popular tourist destinations in America, but locals knows this is also a great metropolis with a rich history and lots to offer residents.
So, what say you TAM® Nation readers? What is your favorite part of Las Vegas’ storied history? What fact or figure surprised you most?
We’re rewarding hardworking Nevada locals and industry professionals with a Facebook giveaway. Have you entered yet?
TAM® of Nevada is dedicated to providing superior education and service to Nevada’s hard working service professionals. We are happy to be a provider alcohol awareness education and alcohol education cards for over 25 years now. In addition to this, we are happy to now have the opportunity to connect with industry professionals socially, and invite you to join us! We’re announcing a new giveaway to show our appreciation to TAM® students and Facebook fans for their and positive comments and suggestions.
If you are a Facebook user, please connect with us by visiting us on Facebook and ‘Liking’ our page. After visiting and liking our page, you’ll have the option to register and enter the contest for a chance to win a $250 Visa gift card. Already connected with us on Facebook? No problem, just visit our page and fill out the entry form. We’ll be randomly drawing two winners, one at the end of August, and one at the end of September, so sign up today!
Even if you’re not interested in entering to win, we invite you to connect with us socially on Facebook. TAM® of Nevada is always interested in keeping touch with current and prospective students. By joining us, you can be the first to learn about any coupons and deals available only to our social media followers, plus additional TAM® tips, Las Vegas news and happenings, industry events and more.