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Jackie Gaughan’s 92nd Birthday

Wed, Oct 24, 2012 (2:07 p.m.)

Las Vegas gaming pioneer Jackie Gaughan celebrates his 92nd birthday with a champagne and cake celebration and plays some poker at his El Cortez in downtown Las Vegas on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012.

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  1. Mr. Gaughan's "Four Seasons Club" was the best promotion ever for out-of-state tourists. Hit a jackpot of $100.00 or more and you could stay free for three nights four times a year (once each "season"). In addition, the El Cortez would mail the lucky winners a free meal coupon plus a photo of their jackpot win.
    I used to request Room 321 in the old section of the hotel, and I became so fond of that lovely suite that I made it the setting of a book I wrote, although I changed the name of the hotel.
    Happy birthday, Mr. Gaughan. You've been responsible for so many happy memories for your guests because of your wonderfully innovative promotions.

    FromBellevilleCanada (Donald Desaulniers)

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