The newly remodeled Railroad Pass in Henderson, Nev., is celebrating 85 years in business as the oldest casino in the state still in operation. The casino opened in 1931 for workers building the Hoover Dam.
Sharkey's Casino in Gardnerville, Nev., has closed its doors. Milos "Sharkey" Begovich opened the casino in 1971, and then sold it to Hal Holder in 2002 for $5 million. Holder Hospitality Group filed for bankruptcy in 2013.
The Nevada Gaming Control Board gave preliminary approval to the sale of the Hacienda Hotel & Casino. Nevada Restaurant Services, the operator of Dotty's taverns, plans to purchase the property near Boulder City, Nev., and rename it the Hoover Dam Lodge. The casino, located on a site of 11 acres, overlooks Lake Mead. The sale price has not been disclosed.