Situated in the popular tourist destination of Pointe-au-Pic in La Malbaie, Quebec, the Casino de Charlevoix has become an important part of Charlevoix tourism.
Fitzgeralds Casino and Hotel was the name and brand of not only a hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, but also an entire company called Fitzgeralds Gaming that had a few other hotels across America.
Fitzgeralds Hotels and Casinos
Fitzgeralds Gaming Group was based in Reno, Nevada, and had a total of four casino hotels under its portfolio. The casinos were located in Las Vegas, Colorado, Reno and Tunica Mississippi. All the properties have since been sold and renamed due to Fitzgerald Gaming going bankrupt in 2000. The most well known Fitzgeralds Casino and Hotel was in Las Vegas, Nevada, and still operates as a hotel and casino although under a different name.
The Fitzgeralds Casino and Hotel Las Vegas
The Fitzgeralds Casino and Hotel was originally opened as the Sundance Hotel in 1980. The hotel was owned and operated by a known organized crime figure, Moe Dalitz who was tied to the Chicago Outfit. This obviously caused some difficulty in getting a gaming licence, so the Hotel and casino was nominally run by his associates who also ran the Fremont and the Stardust casinos in Las Vegas. In 1983 these two men however faced suspension of their gaming licence as well, due to skimming. Dalitz then applied to manage the resort himself, but was thwarted by the Gaming Commission who stalled on his license yet again.
Dalitz then decided to call it a day, and sold the hotel and casino in 1987 to Fitzgerald Gaming, whereupon it was renamed Fitzgeralds Casino and Hotel. The hotel and casino sported a Luck of the Irish theme, with leprechauns and four leaf clovers all over the place. Sadly in 2001 Fitzgeralds Gaming filed for bankruptcy and the Fitzgeralds Casino and Hotel changed hands, retaining its name however. The new owner, Don Barden bought not only the Fitzgeralds Casino and Hotel Las Vegas, but the two other Fitzgeralds Casino and Hotels in Colorado and Mississippi for a total of $141 million.
Barden was then the first ever African American owner of a hotel and casino in Las Vegas. In may 2008 it was reported that Barden was pledging the Fitzgeralds Casino and Hotel to generate $35 million equity stake in a slots only casino in Pittsburgh, which meant that the sale yet again of the Fitzgeralds Casino and Hotel was imminent. Barden died in 2011 and the Fitzgeralds Casino and Hotel was sold by his estate a few months later to brothers Derek and Greg Stevens who were majority owners of the Golden Gate casino.
The Fitzgeralds Casino and Hotel Today
Today the Fitzgeralds Casino and Hotel has been renamed the D Hotel and casino, D standing for Downtown. $22 million dollars was dropped on it by its new owners for renovations and modernising. The casino now offers dancing dealers on table games, and one of the only operational Sigma Derby slot machines in Las Vegas. This slot is located in the second floor of the casino, which has a Vintage Vegas theme.
The hotel itself was upgraded as well, with all of the rooms now offering modern amenities and luxurious finishes. Suites were added too as there had only been simple rooms previously. New restaurants were added, as were new bars and entertainment venues. The D has a permanent street front bar in Fremont Street that has flair bartenders as well as dancing bartenders. Another of its bars, LONGBAR is the longest bar in all of Nevada. In 2013 the D began hosting martial arts competitions as well.
Boomtown New Orleans is a casino and hotel situated on a stationary riverboat which is located in Harvey, Louisiana. The casino was previously known as Boomtown Westbank which opened on the 6th of August, 1994. It is now owned by Pinnacle Entertainment.
The Boomtown New Orleans riverboat features an old western American theme with restaurants, bars, multiple casino games and 150 hotel rooms and is one of the largest riverboat casinos in Southeast Louisiana.
The History of Boomtown New Orleans
When the doors of Boomtown Westbank casino opened in 1994 it was owned by Boomtown Inc. Boomtown Inc. was later purchased by Hollywood Park Inc. in June 1997 which has since become known as Pinnacle Entertainment.
A major expansion was approved in 2006 by Pinnacle Entertainment. The casino was to feature a 200 room hotel; a spa; a salon; additional meeting area; an Asian restaurant and an expansion of the Boomers nightclub amongst others. The expansion did not however happen.
In 2012 another expansion was approved where a 150 room hotel; a fitness centre and more was built. The hotel officially opened in 2015.
Amenities of Boomtown New Orleans
Boomtown New Orleans features three different restaurants and one bar including Pier 4; Bayou Market Express and Bayou Market Buffet as well as the Oyster Bar. Bayou Market Express serves American dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner while the others serve lunch and dinner meals.
Boomers Nightclub hosts evening entertainment where live music events take place too. There is a family fun centre and a gift shop.
Boomtown New Orleans Casino Features
Boomtown New Orleans casino is open twenty four hours a day, seven days a week and houses over one thousand slot machines and video poker machines as well as over thirty table games and poker games. The casino has over 30 000 sq. ft. of gaming space.
Around forty three video poker machines are available and over a thousand slots including progressive slots, dollar slots and penny slots of all types like Cash Wizard; The Hangover; Jambalaya Jackpot; Dirty Dancing; Texas Tornado; Howling Moon and Giant Panda.
The poker room which is also available around the clock offers poker games like Caribbean stud poker; Texas hold ‘em; seven card stud and Texas hold ‘em Omaha. The table games include blackjack; roulette; craps; mini baccarat and let it ride amongst other.
Players Club at Boomtown New Orleans
Boomtown New Orleans offers a players club called Mychoice. Mychoice is free to join and consists of five tiered levels of which players can climb by earning more and more points starting from the day of joining. The higher the level the higher the rewards are. The five levels include Choice; Advantage; Preferred; Elite and Owners Club.
Rewards starting with the Choice level include membership; hotel; merchandise and parking discounts. As the levels climb so do the rewards which then include free birthday offers; discounts to the buffet and monthly multipliers. From then on rewards start including discounts on cruises; annual trips to Las Vegas; priority lines to the Boomtown New Orleans restaurants and VIP hotel check ins and events.