on Freemont Street, this casino is one
of the last places that you can find the
“Old Las Vegas feel”. While
the gangsters may have started over at
the Flamingo, Freemont street was that
place that gave them the idea to make
Las Vegas their nest. Because Las Vegas
was a mining town it was filled with dusty
cowboy types; the place that made them
stay in town to spend their loot was of
course… The Golden Nugget.
While not as “shock and awe”
as many of the other places on the strip,
this place doesn’t feel like a sausage
machine. It has a low ceiling, bars without
gabling machines in them, and staff that
dresses like they just came from an all
night show with Tony Bennett or Debbie
Reynolds. If that’s not enough then
you might catch a bit of the World Poker
Championships which happen here every
year. The Golden Nugget becomes packed
with serious faced people from all over
the world just looking for someone with
a weak hand.
Of course no place called “The Golden
Nugget” would be complete without…
you guessed it… a titanic golden
nugget! Named “The Hand of Faith”,
this thing is a 60-pound slab of pure
gold that was discovered in 1980 in Australia.
The nugget is on display in the lobby
of the hotel.