Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Las Vegas - 1940s

"The Spirit of the Old West" where the visitor senses the infectious freedom and tolerant good fellowship and where may be found all the freedom and attractions of an old fashioned Western "Night in Town" - "you pays your money and takes your chance". (Boulder Dam Service Bureau Postcard)

The slowly revolving "Wheel of Fortune" with sparkling mirrors and brightly colored sections, is one of the attractions in most Western gaming houses. Usually placed inside the main entrance, the wheel with its glittering display of color and scintillating light, will cause the sidewalk stroller to pause and give the attendant opportunity to invite him to "Try your Luck - Play a dollar and win ten." (Boulder Dam Service Bureau Postcard)

Play Craps, Roulette, "21", Race Horse. Keno, Bingo, Horse Betting, Poker, Slot Machines or any game you like in this Wild and Wooly city of the West. Here you may win or lose a fortune, fully protected by law. (Burkett Distributing Company Postcard)

Las Vegas is one of the last of the roaring frontier towns and under liberal Nevada laws, provides gambling and other scenes and hilarity reminiscent of the carefree old West. (J. T. Watters Wholesale Company Postcard)

1 comment:

Major Pepperidge said...

It's amazing how humble those old casinos were, compared to the gigantic palaces of today.