The Stardust Hotel debuted 60 years ago  | The Mob Museum

I wrote a little something to commemorate the Stardust’s 60th birthday for the Mob Museum:

The Stardust opened in a blaze of fireworks on July 2, 1958. With its 1,000 guest rooms, it was bigger than any hotel previously opened in Las Vegas. Size, rather than style, was the hotel’s most prominent feature. Its 16,000-square-foot casino was immense for its time, and the 140-foot bar that ran along much of its east wall was the forerunner of The D’s present-day Longbar in downtown Las Vegas.

Read it all: The Stardust Hotel, longtime cash cow for the Mob, debuted 60 years ago on the Las Vegas Strip | The Mob Museum

Author: Dave

Director of the Center for Gaming Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and author of several books, including Roll the Bones: The History of Gaming. Also Forbes.com contributor.

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