In downtown Las Vegas, the Golden Nugget is the largest home of gold nuggets. For the public to know, the Hand of faith nugget was found in Australia that weighs about 61 pounds and 11 ounces.
After the Nevada legalized gambling in 1931, Vegas became the isolation of various gambling endowment. In 1938, a guy named Guy McAfee arrived in Las Vegas. He previously served as the LA Police Department's vice squad. Unfortunately, he was into gambling issues that made him resign. McAfee moved to Vegas and opened a club named 91 Club.
In the year 1945, McAfee, together with the investor Buck Blaine, began the assembly of the Golden Nugget in downtown Vegas Fremont St. In August 1946, the Golden Nugget opened with mahogany bars, crystal chandeliers as well as imported floor marble. When the casino opened, it was the most luxurious and largest casino in downtown Las Vegas.
Currently, the Golden Nugget is owned by the Poster Group Financial Inc. whose investors include Andre Agassi, a tennis star. In 2005, the Golden Nugget was bought by Landry’s Restaurant Inc and renovations were started. The Golden Nugget includes a 500 hotel room tower. For those who love gold, the new Golden Nugget ATM dispensed gold coins as well as bars.
The Golden Nugget is one of the most luxurious and grandest hotels and casinos in Las Vegas, Nevada. Through the years that passed, the Golden Nugget remained unmatched and successfully competed with other hotels as well as casinos in the area.