100 Fremont

Las Vegas, NV

Bird Cage Casino

   1958 to 1959

The Bird Cage Las Vegas 1958
A view of the Bird Cage Casino with the Mint and the Boulder Club during what was probably a Helldorado Day parade.

Notice that this was before construction of the Mint Tower.

Today this whole block is Binion's.

The Bird Cage and Binions corner 50 years apart
Bird Cage Las Vegas Matchbook
Bird Cage Casino Las Vegas ashtray
Bird Cage Casino in Downtown Las Vegas 1958-1959
Bird Cage Casino in Downtown Las Vegas 1958-1959 swizzle stick
Bird Cage Casino in Downtown Las Vegas 1958-1959 matchbook matchcover
An excerpt from a news article dated Nov 23,1957

—A new major downtown Vegas casino was recommended last week for a Nevada gambling license by the state gaming control board.

Operators of the Bird Cage at First and Fremont Streets told
the board they planned to invest $600,000 in the operation including a $218 000 for a bankroll.

Maurice W Fortney and Stewart R. Kennard formerly of Los Angeles, said they would operate seven games and 102 slot machines.  The casino is  scheduled to open, about Jan. 1 (1958)
Also listed on the license but presently without financial interests, were Stanley W. McDonald the casino manager, and Leonard D. Marxen, the auditor.
Chips from the Bird Cage Casino in Downtown Las Vegas 1958-1959
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