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RETRO LAS VEGAS: Late 1960s Aladdin Hotel and Casino Postcard by Brian, en Flickr

The third time was the charm for the former Tallyho Hotel. In 1966 it reopened as the Aladdin and this incarnation proved (somewhat) successful. Retired former Sahara Hotel owner bought the Tallyho and added a showroom and a much needed casino. The Olde English decor was changed to Arabian Nights, but strangely the Tudor hotel wings kept their original design.
Still, the hotel proved to be a success and was helped somewhat by the 1966 opening of the hugely popular Caesars Palace a few blocks north and by the nuptials of Elvis and Priscilla Presley at the Aladdin in 1967.
When Prell suffered a stroke the following year and could no longer operate the hotel, it was sold to an interior furnishing company. Over the years, the Aladdin would change hands a number of times and becoming less profitable. In 1997, the Aladdin closed its doors and the Tudor hotel wings (along with the rest of the hotel) were demolished the following year.
 

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Shenandoah Hotel & at 120 E Flamingo Road (1980-1985)




Source: vintagelasvegas.com

The Shenandoah Hotel began as a $29 million project, named after the Las Vegas estate of minority investor, singer Wayne Newton.[1] The hotel had opened by May 1980, but the casino opening was delayed by a Gaming Commission investigation into hotel president John Harlow Tucker for a 1975 securities fraud conviction.[2] Tucker's license was ultimately denied, and he was ordered to sell his $1.8 million in shares.

Newton also pulled out, instead buying The Aladdin.The hotel's landlord, Allarco Holdings of Edmonton, took over, and sought new investors to buy or lease the property, which was losing $500,000 a month.

Allarco was acquired in January 1981 by Carma Developers Ltd., a Calgary-based real estate company.[3] Carma spent over two years trying unsuccessfully to sell the Shenandoah, before deciding to seek a gaming license to open the casino itself.[4] Nevada passed a law in June 1985, making it possible for Carma to become the first foreign firm to receive a gaming license in the state. The property was reopened and rebranded as Bourbon Street Hotel and Casino.

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