got their picture taken in front of the million dollar horseshoe at Binions. The coffee shop at Binion’s was my father’s favorite place to bring our out of town friends.
Binion’s Gambling Hall & Hotel Unveils a New $1 Million Display
LAS VEGAS – August 21, 2008 – In keeping with the storied tradition of the Binion’s legacy, Binion’s Gambling Hall & Hotel has unveiled a new version of the famed $1 Million Display that, over the last five decades, has brought millions of visitors for a chance to pose with $1 million.
“The million dollar display is a major component of the Binion’s legacy and a piece of Las Vegas history remembered and loved by locals and visitors alike. Reintroducing the display with a modern look is part of our strategy to preserve tradition while refreshing the Binion’s brand for today’s market,” said Tim Lager, general manager of Binion’s Gambling Hall & Hotel.
Binion’s new $1 Million Display holds exactly one million dollars and is structured in a pyramid design of acrylic glass boxes filled with cash denominations ranging from ones to one hundred dollar bills. The display is set up on a poker table, evoking the nostalgia of the Binion’s poker heritage and the days when Benny Binion would present stacks of cash to poker tournament winners.
The new display is only one of many changes taking place at Binion’s during the remodeling and refurbishment of the legendary property. Since the acquisition of Binion’s by TLC Casino Enterprises in March 2008, the property has improved its gaming odds on blackjack and craps, added new table games, reconfigured the casino floor, implemented a new poker comp policy offering players $2 per hour of live play and is nearing one hundred percent completion to Ticket In Ticket Out technology on all slot and video poker machines. More projects are expected to come online through the end of 2008 and early 2009.
The $1 Million Display is located in the Binion’s casino near the Club Binion’s Booth. Guests who join Club Binion’s receive $25 in slot play or table game non-negotiable chips for just $20 plus a free photo with the $1 million. The $1 Million Display is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Photo subjects must be 21 or older.
About Binion’s Gambling Hall & Hotel
Binion’s has been making Las Vegas history since 1951 when Texas gambler, Benny Binion, bought the property at 128 Fremont Street. Benny was passionate about giving players excitement, good odds and friendly service. Fremont Street has changed dramatically since the days of Benny Binion but his enthusiasm still remains at the historic casino and has been picked up by the current owner, TLC Casino Enterprises, who purchased the property in March 2008. Renovations to the gaming areas, public areas and all 366 hotel rooms are in progress. The property has 80,000 square feet of gaming space with 850 slot and video poker machines, 47 table games and the World Famous Poker Room. For more information or to make a room reservation, go to www.binions.com
> or call 800-937-6537.
In March 2008, Binion’s Gambling Hall & Hotel was acquired by TLC Casino Enterprises, a privately held gaming company located in Las Vegas, Nevada. TLC Casino Enterprises also owns and operates the Four Queens Hotel & Casino. Both properties are in close proximity and are situated on the world-famous Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas.