Discover Benny Binion
In 1951, he purchased the Eldorado Club in downtown Las Vegas and renamed it Binion’s Horseshoe.
Binion’s quickly became one of the most popular casinos in Las Vegas, known for its generous comps and friendly atmosphere.
Binion was also a pioneer in the world of poker.
In 1970, he hosted the first World Series of Poker (WSOP) at Binion’s Horseshoe.
The WSOP quickly became the most prestigious poker tournament in the world, and Binion is credited with helping to popularize the game.
Binion was a controversial figure, but he was also a respected businessman and a beloved member of the Las Vegas community.
He died in 1989 at the age of 85.
Binion’s legacy continues to this day.
Binion’s Gambling Hall & Hotel is still one of the most popular casinos in Las Vegas, and the WSOP continues to be the most prestigious poker tournament in the world.
Binion is also remembered for his generosity and his commitment to customer service.
Fun fact: Binion’s Horseshoe was the first casino in Las Vegas to offer air conditioning and carpet.
He also introduced the idea of providing transportation for his players to and from the airport.
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