Locals Casinos - The Saga Continues

Neighborhood Draw

South Coast's opening latest in a boom where the stakes keep getting higher

By Liz Benston <[email protected]>
Las Vegas Sun

The journey from Frank Fertitta Jr.'s casino pit 30 years ago to the new South Coast isn't easy to trace on a map, but anyone who wants to understand Las Vegas needs to try.

Fertitta opened a small casino in 1976 merely to give co-workers a place to relax after their shifts. What he unwittingly tapped was a new market -- Las Vegans who wanted casinos of their own, places they could go to off the Strip.

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