Las Vegas, Nevada is the most famous gambling city in the world. The city of Las Vegas was used as a setting for several Hollywood movie and TV show productions. Since the early 1990s, Las Vegas Boulevard, also called the Strip, has become the center of tourism and gambling. Then many hotels and wellness centers opened their doors on the Strip. As a result, downtown Nevada hotel and casino managers decided to build a new attraction to make their hotels and casinos more attractive. As a result, the idea of the Fremont Street Experiment (FSE) was born.
Fremont Street plays an important role in the history of gambling and entertainment in Las Vegas. In 1906, the first hotel in Las Vegas opened its doors: the Hotel Nevada. The Club del Norte obtained the first gaming license. Today, an association of ten downtown Nevada casinos and hotels manages the downtown FSE attraction. The largest casino and hotel complex in the FSE is the Golden Nugget. The area of the casino for games is 38,000 square feet. Originally built in 1946, it was the first casino-designed building in Nevada. Over the past few years, the Golden Nugget has undergone renovations and is recently expanding its capacity with the construction of a new hotel tower. The world’s largest gold nugget found by a metal detector called the Hand of Faith (27.21 kilograms) is on display in the lobby of the Golden Nugget. It was established in 1980 by Kevin Hillier in Australia and was later sold to the Golden Nugget Las Vegas Casino.
The oldest and smallest hotel in the FSE is the Golden Gate Hotel and Casino. It was the first hotel to open in Las Vegas. In 1907, a year after the inauguration, the first telephone in the entire city was installed in the hotel, which was then called Hotel Nevada. So I had the phone number “1”. Since 1959 the main attraction of the casino, the shrimp cocktail, was invented. For the past 50 years, shrimp cocktail has become the main attraction at this FSE casino.
The world’s largest slot machine housed in a 40,000 square foot gaming area is the key attraction at Four Queens, another FSE Hotel and Casino. Since its opening in 1966, the casino has been expanded several times. The latest attraction is the opening of the first casino club in the city center.
The Fitzgeralds is another of the famous casinos in the Las Vegas casino city center. The hotel is located in a 34-story building on the FSE. The casino theme is “The Luck of the Irish” including the famous leprechaun mascot and shamrocks. Nearly 1,000 slot machines and 29 gaming tables are located in the 42,000-square-foot casino.