And people sometimes wonder why we love Jackie Gaughan so much!
CASINO PIONEER JACKIE GAUGHAN WILL THROW OUT THE FIRST PITCH FOR THE LAS VEGAS 51s
Las Vegas legend Jackie Gaughan joins the Las Vegas 51s baseball team for the first pitch of its game vs. the visiting Tacoma Rainiers. Gaughan will be the honorary hurler to kick off this Friday night, June 20th, home game.
The El Cortez is offering one free wine, well or beer drink to individuals presenting a ticket stub from the evening’s game at any of the downtown property’s bars. Individuals must be 21 and older and the promotion is only valid on June 20.
Gaughan was a co-owner of Las Vegas’ first AAA baseball team; the city has had a team since 1983.
During his lifetime, legendary casino pioneer Gaughan owned or had holdings in the Flamingo, Showboat Casino, Union Plaza Hotel & Casino, Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas Club Hotel & Casino, Gold Spike Hotel & Casino, Western Casino and the El Cortez Hotel & Casino.
Most days, Gaughan can be spotted playing at an El Cortez poker table or busy greeting players at the property he continues to call home.
Steve Wynn credits Gaughan with having helped him get his start at the Golden Nugget.
Gaughan bought the El Cortez in 1961. Recently, the Nevada Gaming Control Board approved the sale of Gaughan’s shares of the El Cortez, the last property he had a stake in, to be sold to the Epstein family, Mike Nolan, Joe Woody and Lonny Zarowitz.
WHEN: Friday, June 20
WHERE: Cashman Field
850 Las Vegas Boulevard North
Las Vegas, NV 89101