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La Bayou Casino, Las Vegas

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La Bayou is a closed casino located on the Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada.The casino had of gaming space with 125 slot machines. La Bayou was one of the few casinos in Las Vegas where slot machines pay out in coins, rather than vouchers.HistoryNorthern Club: 1920-45The business opened in 1913 as the Las Vegas Coffee House.In 1920 Mayme Stocker renamed it the Northern Club, offering liquor and gaming when both were illegal. "Northern" was a well-known codeword among railroad workers for an establishment serving alcohol.On March 20, 1931, the Northern Club received the first Nevada gaming license. This was also the first gaming license issued to a woman, Mayme Stocker.By 1941, Bugsy Siegel and Dave Stearns were operating the club.Monte Carlo Club: 1945-76Wilbur Clark leased the Northern Club casino in 1945 renaming it the Monte Carlo Club. The Stockers continued to run the Northern Hotel on the second floor.Coin Castle: 1976-99By 1976, the site was operating as the Coin Castle. Herb Pastor was approved to take over the Coin Castle and the nearby Golden Goose casino in 1977. Pastor would later also own the nearby Sassy Sally's casino and the Girls of Glitter Gulch strip club.La Bayou: 1999-2016Pastor decided in 1999 to move ahead with a renovation plan to transform the Coin Castle and Sassy Sally's into La Bayou and Mermaids, respectively, for a total of $6 million.
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  • This is a very small casino. We went in for the frozen drink in the back. They make really strong frozen drinks that are comparable (maybe even a little cheaper) then every other place that makes them...  more »
  • Nickel machines! We spent a happy hour or 2 here and came out drunk! Drinks are plentiful and the machines were pretty good to us. Free prize draw every half hour, mardi gras beads just for showing up...  more »
  • As with Mermaids across the street, I visited La Bayou this trip only because of its impending closure. In the past - and it could just be me - I've had zero drink service here, never won anything and...  more »
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  • We've been to La Bayou 3 times, always so much fun and staff are amazing. Can't wait to see you again in March, get those margaritas ready :P
  • Went here a few times during my vegas trip with the wife. Very friendly staff, free drinks and penny and nickel slots. You can't go wrong. We both enjoyed Fremont Street in general alot more than the strip. The people are friendlier and the prices much fairer.
  • This is a can't miss spot on Fremont Street in Vegas. Skip the Strip and join in on the real fun at La Bayou! I will definitely be back next trip for great slot machines and giant daquiris, that are strong enough to do the trick :)
  • My favorite casino in downtown vegas! Have a football of their daiquiri!
  • had fun at the penny slots and lots of free drinks. what more can you ask for? A tiny little hole in the wall but FUN FUN FUN and that is what Vegas is all about !

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