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Golden Gate celebrates 115 years in Las Vegas

Posted at 6:03 PM, Jan 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 21:03:37-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Golden Gate hotel-casino downtown is celebrating 115 years in Las Vegas.

According to its website, the property opened in 1906. The real estate cost $1,750.

The Golden Gate was the first hotel and casino in the city and played a pivotal role in the Las Vegas hospitality and gaming industries.

It also had the city's first telephone and some of the first electric signs along Fremont Street Experience.

"What's most important are all the characters in here," said CEO Derek Stevens.

"The characters that have worked here over the year," he said, "the characters I've known for the last 15 years, the characters who are customers who come in and out of the Golden Gate."

"That's what really makes the Golden Gate so special."

In the 50s, the Rat Pack was known to hang out there.

Guests at Golden Gate can take a step back in time. 10 of its rooms from the original incarnation of the property have been preserved.