|15 Fremont Street|
|1970 - 1999|
Photo from the Mark Englebretson Collection
|To the best of our knowledge, no casino ashtrays were ever created for the Coin Castle. If you happen to know where one exists, please consider sharing a photo of it with the collecting community.|
|After the Monte Carlo closed, non-gaming businesses, including Sam’s Roast Beef and Denny’s Restaurant, occupied the property until the Coin Castle Casino opened in 1970. Blackjack was played at the Coin Castle until 1977, when it became slots only. The term “slot joint” fit the Coin Castle. There were hawkers out front screaming at you to come in and play the machines, they gave out free “Mardi Gras” beads and coupons for free drawings. They had tin bowls under the slot machines, so that all wins paid off with the maximum amount of noise, and there was always someone with a microphone encouraging you to play, Play, PLAY!|
First published in the Casino Chip and Token News Magazine Fall 2006 Volume 19 number 4 issue.
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