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Downtown’s Fremont Hotel & Casino Celebrates 60th Anniversary

May 16, 2016

Downtown Las Vegas has a colorful history, and one of its most recognizable and beloved casinos is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Fremont Hotel & Casino opened May 18, 1956. Fremont casino will celebrate its diamond anniversary every Thursday throughout the summer with kiosk games, dining specials, Slot Dollar drawings and a special commemorative gaming chip…. Read More

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Skip Resort Fees at These Four Downtown Las Vegas Hotels

March 2, 2016

There’s been a lot of news about resort fees lately, including some pretty steep resort fee bumps at several hotels on the Las Vegas Strip. Visitors will be glad to hear there are a number of downtown Las Vegas hotels which do not charge resort fees. Resort fees, of course, are mandatory surcharges tacked onto… Read More

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Boyd Gaming to Donate $25,000 to Charities Through “Trees of Hope” Contest

November 30, 2015

If you’re downtown during the holiday season, don’t miss the collection of Christmas trees on the second floor of the California Hotel & Casino. The trees have been decorated by local charities as part of Boyd Gaming’s nationwide “Trees of Hope” contest. Taking part in the contest at The Cal these nonprofits: Alzheimer’s Association of… Read More

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Craps Basics From a Casino Insider, Free Tournament at Fremont Casino

November 24, 2015

Craps is one of the most exciting table games in any casino. The clinking of chips, the cheering and the colorful jargon (not to mention colorful characters) add up to an unforgettable game and what many consider to be an essential part of the Las Vegas experience. Craps, though, can sometimes be daunting to new… Read More

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15 Things You Have to Do at The D Las Vegas

October 7, 2015

The D Las Vegas, formerly Fitzgerald’s, is a lively party spot on Fremont Street. It’s one of the most popular places to play and stay in downtown Las Vegas, and many consider it a must-do! We’ve put together a list of 15 things you have to do at The D Las Vegas, so let the… Read More

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Once You Know This, You’ll Never See Playing Cards the Same Way Again

September 15, 2015

Playing cards are a big part of Las Vegas casino culture. While lots of casino players enjoy blackjack or other casino card games, they often don’t spend much time thinking about the cards themselves. Once you hear this theory about the origin of playing cards, though, you’ll never view them quite the same way again!… Read More

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Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse at Golden Nugget: One of the Best Fine Dining Values in Vegas

August 25, 2015

If you’re looking for a fine dining experience that won’t break the bank, you’re in luck at Golden Nugget Las Vegas. The resort’s Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse offers an incredible three course meal at an unbeatable price. The prix fixe menu at Vic & Anthony’s isn’t widely publicized, but the restaurant’s “Distinctive Dining Deal” can… Read More

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Las Vegas Club Sold to Owners of The D Las and Golden Gate

August 14, 2015

The historic Las Vegas Club on Fremont Street has been purchased by Derek and Greg Stevens, owners of The D Las Vegas (formerly Fitzgerald’s) and its sister hotel-casino, Golden Gate. The news comes by way of a statement from the former owners of Las Vegas Club, Tamares Group: “Today we are excited to announce the… Read More

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Today’s Craps Jargon: The Dice Holder Thingy

August 6, 2015

One of the most fun things about craps is the jargon! There are nicknames for just about everything, including dice combinations (a roll of four is called “Little Joe from Kokomo,” for example). Tools of the trade in craps also have names, and even seasoned craps players may not know them all. Here’s a goodie:… Read More

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Fremont Casino Flips the Switch On Filament Bar in Downtown Las Vegas

July 7, 2015

The Fremont Hotel & Casino has opened a swanky new bar, Filament Bar, in downtown Las Vegas. Filament Bar combines an upscale, modern decor with cocktail values visitors have come to expect from casinos along Fremont Street. Here’s a look at the new Filament Bar inside Fremont casino. Speaking of video poker, Filament Bar boasts… Read More

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