El Dorado Club
128 Fremont Street
1947 - 1951

Pam Goertler
Grade 4
El Dorado Club
Photo from the Richard Fellman Collection

After June of 1946, the next information that I find for this property isn’t until July 8, 1947. That’s the date that Fuller’s Index has for the opening of the El Dorado, and it’s showing Sedway as the owner. So, what happened from June of 1946 until July of 1947? This is when I start looking for something besides names and dates. “The Las Vegan” from October 28, 1949, published by Boots Van Horn, had these bits of gossip: “The poker-joker man of the Eldorado, Duke Reamer, is still going with blonde Apache cocktail gal Stevie; however he still has a yen for Jo-Ann Kerr”. Also “Still thinking he is King of the Pit Bosses & the greatest thing since Coca-Cola, is the Eldorado Club pompous, would-be wolf, Alabam. (Some people never realize they’re too old to be bold)”. That doesn’t explain what occurred between 1946 and 1947, but every now and then it’s neat to get a glimpse of the real people that lived and worked at the clubs.

First published in the Casino Chip and Token News Magazine, Volume 19, Fall 2006 issue.

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