Legendary Las Vegas gambling venue Binion's Gambling Hall is celebrating its 65th birthday this week, with the casino and steakhouse having seen millions of visitors over the years.
The casino was originally opened in 1951 as the Horseshoe Club by Benny Binion, and was known for its steak specials and whiskey. Throughout the years the site became known throughout the world, with the first ever World Series of Poker being held on the grounds in 1970. Good times were also met with bad though, as Benny went to prison for tax evasion and the property has seen uncertainty due to the changing nature of the gambling industry.
In addition to its casino, Binion's has been known for its cheap steak dinners, which have garnered rave reviews throughout the decades. Although the $2 steak isn't there anymore, the property still has a series of excellent steaks available for reasonable prices.
Moving forward current casino owner TLC Casino Enterprises sees rosy skies ahead, with current GM Tim Lager saying, "Truly, I think the brand is so powerful, that when other people would have maybe went under, I think that helped carry us because people are very loyal to the Binion brand, I think if we could survive the bad economy, we could survive anything."