Las Vegas, Nevada, is the most famous city for gambling in the world. The city of Las Vegas used as a scene in several Hollywood movie productions and TV shows. Since the early 1990s the Las Vegas Boulevard, also called the Strip, has become the centre of tourism and gambling. Then many hotels and wellness resorts opened their doors at the Strip. As a result, the hotel and casino managers from the city center of Nevada decided to build a new attraction in order to make their Hotels and Casinos more attractive. As a result was born the idea of the Fremont Street Experiment (FSE).
The Fremont Street plays an important role in the history of gambling and entertainment in Las Vegas. In 1906 the first Las Vegas hotel opened its doors- the Hotel Nevada. The Northern Club got the first gambling license. Today an association of ten Downtown Nevada Casinos and Hotels manage the Downtown attraction FSE. The largest casino and hotel resort at the FSE is the Golden Nugget. The casino area for gaming is 38,000 square foot. Originally, it was built in 1946 and it was the first building designed as a casino in Nevada. During the last few years, the Golden Nugget was renovate and recently is expanding its capacity by building a new hotel tower. In the lobby of the Golden Nugget is display the world’s largest nugget of gold found by a metal detector called the Hand of Faith (27,21 kilograms). It was in 1980 established by Kevin Hillier in Australia and later was sold to the Golden Nugget Las Vegas Casino.
The oldest and the smallest hotel at the FSE is the Golden Gate Hotel and Casino. It was the first hotel that was opened in Las Vegas. In 1907, one year after the opening, the first telephone of the entire city was installed at the hotel, which was called Nevada Hotel then. Thus it had the telephone number “1”. Since 1959, the biggest attraction of the casino was invented, the shrimp cocktail. During the last 50 years, the shrimp cocktail has become the signature attraction of this FSE casino.
The world’s largest slot machine located in a 40,000 square foot gambling area is the key attraction of the Four Queens, another FSE Hotel and Casino. Since the opening in 1966, the casino has expanded several times. The latest attraction is opening the first casino club in the city center.
The Fitzgeralds is another one of the famous casinos in the city center of Las Vegas casinos. The hotel is located in 34 floors building at the FSE. The theme of the casino is “The luck of the Irish” including the famous leprechaun mascot and shamrocks. Almost 1000 slot machines and 29 gaming tables are located in the 42,000 square foot of the casino.