The Great Jackie Gaughan
The great Jackie Gaughan has passed.
Hero, idol, one of a kind, a king, a prince and an undeniable legend, Jackie Gaughan created the mold of Las Vegas casino moguls. Throughout his career, Jackie Gaughan owned - points or wholly - Flamingo, Las Vegas Club, Boulder Club, The Western, Gold Spike, Showboat, Union Plaza, Golden Nugget and his beloved El Cortez, where he lived for decades in a penthouse apartment.
Jackie Gaughan knew that a casino's most important asset is its employees, and worked tirelessly with them to make guests feel like they were royalty, a trait he passed along to a young Steve Wynn.
For more on Jackie, I'll refer you to Dr. Dave's great post on Two Way Hard Three on the occasion of Jackies 91st birthday.
Thank you Jackie.
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