Las Vegas, NV Boulder Club Casino Fire, Nov 1956


LAS VEGAS, Nev., Nov. 26--(AP)--One of Nevada's oldest casinos, the Boulder Club, was gutted by fire last night at a loss estimated by Fire Chief Elmer Gates, at $200,000.

As firemen played hoses on the flames, croupiers hurriedly removed stacks of chips and silver dollars. Money and chips were loaded into a police car and taken for safe keeping to the adjoining Horseshoe club.

One of an estimated 2,000 persons jamming the downtown area to watch the blaze said; "That police car was so full of dough I thought it was going to tip over."

Firemen said the blaze started in upstairs dressings rooms.

The club was issued its gambling license, one of the state's first, in 1929.

The Bridgeport Post, Bridgeport, CT 26 Nov 1956