Gambling -- Nevada -- History -- 20th century
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract The materials in the records of John Ascuaga's Nugget are a representation of the career of John Ascuaga as the sole owner and operator of the Nugget in Sparks, Nevada. These records detail the operations and expansion of the casino-resort over the decades beginning in the late 1950s and ending in the early 2000s prior to its sale. Materials cover the years 1917-2014 with the bulk of the materials dating from the 1960s through 1990 and include correspondence, internal and external newsletters,...
Overview The Palace Club was one of the first clubs to offer gaming after the State of Nevada legalized it in 1931. Giovanni (John) Petricciani purchased the Club in 1927; the family owned the Club until 1979 when they sold it to Harrah's Casino. Collection contains administrative, financial, and gaming materials related to the running of the Palace Club. Also included are materials from the Golden Hotel Resort, also owned by the Petricciani family, and a small number of financial records from St....