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Culinary workers to picket downtown casinos Saturday
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Culinary Workers Union Local 226 members will be on the picket line this weekend to voice their dissatisfaction over the lack of new contracts with 10 downtown casinos. The union, in a media advisory posted this evening on its website, said members would picket from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday in downtown Las Vegas. Union members from Strip casinos will …
Photo: Jackie Gaughan is a man of the people, which is wh
Even if he didn’t have the best hand, if he was playing, Jackie Gaughan was winning
Sunday, March 16, 2014
“He played fairly loose and didn’t win very often, because to him money was no object. He was into the social aspect of it. He would stay in every single hand. Even when he was slipping at the end, he was a regular player and the people loved him. He was one of the legends,” an employee at the El Cortez says of Jackie Gaughan, who died last week at age 93.
Photo: The El Cortez in downtown Las Vegas.
Joe Downtown: Ceremony to honor El Cortez for inclusion on National Register
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
One of Downtown Las Vegas’ oldest residents, the El Cortez, will be honored for winning a listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Councilman Bob Coffin will headline a ceremony at 4 p.m. Thursday to unveil a commemorative plaque at the hotel/casino. The city's oldest hotel to continuously operate under the same name, the El Cortez became only the second Las Vegas casino on the nation's cultural preservation list in February.
Photo: The El Cortez in downtown Las Vegas.
El Cortez joins National Register of Historic Places
Monday, February 25, 2013
The El Cortez has become the only Las Vegas casino that's still standing to join the National Register of Historic Places.
Photo: Culinary Workers Union Local 226 members make thei
Protest downtown draws thousands of union workers
Saturday, October 13, 2012
For eight hours Beverly Hoffrichter, a cocktail waitress at the D, was picketing outside the property with her fellow Culinary Union workers as part of a massive protest outside all nine downtown casinos Saturday. Hundreds came and went in shifts during the protest, but not Hoffrichter. She stayed.
Downtown casino to Culinary workers: Union protest Saturday will cut into your tips
Downtown casino to Culinary workers: Union protest Saturday will cut into your tips
Friday, October 12, 2012
A massive protest slated Saturday in downtown Las Vegas stems, in part, from demands by the Culinary Union for a 15-cent increase to workers' health and pension funds.
Photo: Should the El Cortez be added to the honorary list
Does the El Cortez deserve historic designation?
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The Downtown hotel opened in 1941.
Photo: Volunteers refurbish planters and benches in the c
Downtown school gets a little TLC from group that cares
Saturday, July 21, 2012
At 7 a.m. on a Saturday, while most Las Vegans are still fast asleep, developer Arnold Stalk and his 9-year-old son Jacob are pulling on gardening gloves and priming paint brushes. The pair was among the 125 residents, ranging from grade school students to seniors, who volunteered last weekend to refurbish the dilapidated courtyard of downtown’s Las Vegas Academy.
Photo: Alexandra Epstein, El Cortez executive manager, si
Alexandra Epstein: 'The Year of Downtown' with renovations, new businesses
Monday, July 16, 2012
Whether talking about new beacons of culture, such as the incredible Smith Center for the Performing Arts and the Mob Museum, the ...
Photo: Jackie Gaughan bought the El Cortez in 1963. Over
Jackie Gaughan, El Cortez integral parts of downtown Las Vegas' rebirth
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Once upon a time, Jackie Gaughan owned a third of downtown Las Vegas, from resorts to real estate. He’s celebrated as a gaming innovator, a bookmaker who loved wild prop bets and revolutionized customer promotions. Yet most of the stories you hear are about his kindness, whether you’re talking to a cocktail waitress or Steve Wynn.
7 looks at revitalized rooms in Vegas on the Strip and downtown
7 looks at revitalized rooms in Vegas on the Strip and downtown
Monday, March 26, 2012
With nearly 149,000 hotel rooms in Vegas, even the biggest resorts are looking for a competitive edge to land those heads on their beds.
Photo: Dayvid Figler and Heather Hyte host
What happens in Vegas: Local storytelling events give a voice to tales of life in L.V. and beyond
Friday, March 23, 2012
Did you hear the one about the landscaper who ran away from the circus? Or the guys who worked above an escort service?
Downtown casino renovations maintain Old Vegas vibe
Downtown casino renovations maintain Old Vegas vibe
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Downtown Las Vegas is trying to shake the city's reputation as a place that likes to blow up old buildings. It is trying to update its image without forgetting the character of its past.
Experts pick casino industry winners and losers of 2011
Experts pick casino industry winners and losers of 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
The Las Vegas gaming market rebounded this year with a jump in visitor volume nearing the record total of 39.6 million in 2007. Room occupancy rates and gaming revenue are up from the depressed levels of recent years, while visitors have shifted their spending patterns, focusing an ever-larger percentage of their cash on special events and clubs rather than casino floors. So, can you brand Las Vegas a winner in 2011 despite the region’s continued battle with double-digit unemployment, record home foreclosure rates, the ever-present sense of economic uncertainty, and the continued domestic and international expansion of the casino industry?
Photo: Jackie Gaughan celebrates his 89th birthday at the
Strip Scribbles: Jackie Gaughan celebrates 91st birthday on Monday
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Casino legend and gaming pioneer Jackie Gaughan celebrates his 91st birthday sharing his cake and champagne with downtown El Cortez ...

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