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2900 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109 MAP
Type: Land Based
Status: Closed
Open: 1971, Close: 11/17/2005
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(Spinetti's) Located on the Las Vegas Strip between Circus Circus and Stardust, the resort opened in 1963. The 15 acres the property was on it was rectangular shaped from Las Vegas Boulevard to South Industrial Road. The hotel was run and operated by the Petersen family. In the history of Las Vegas, it was one of a few resorts to be owned and operated by a local family. For a time, it billed itself as the world's largest motel. Casino gaming did not come to the resort until 1971. On the gaming front, the casino had craps, blackjack, roulette and Let it Ride. A fan of locals and true action seekers, Westward Ho was known for having low table minimums. Some of the games had $1 minimum bets.

In 1998, the family sold the property off to American Pastime West LLC after the passing of Dean Petersen. Though it never occurred, there were tentative plans to possibly build a golf course that would be connected to the Westward Ho. A small locals casino by the name of The Ho was opened in 2004 on South Industrial Road. The casino had five table games and the smallest sportsbook in Las Vegas history with four television sets. Unfortunately, it only lasted one year. In 2005, the resort closed after it was sold for 145.5 million dollars to Centrex Corporation. November 17, 2005 was the final day the casino was opened.

In the history of Las Vegas, it was the last traditional motel style property on the Strip.
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Casino Money
Table Chips (9) [QuickView]
CG116645 Obsolete
Denom: 50¢
Issued: 1971
Last Update: 2013-10-18
Color: Dk Blue
Mold: H&C (SCV)
Inlay: R-White
Catalog#: V1708
Contributed by: Gary Acquistapace

Orange Print
CG057239 Obsolete
Denom: 50¢
Issued: 1980's
Last Update: 2011-12-09
Color: NAVY
Mold: H&C (SCV)
Inlay: ROUND
Catalog#: N2307
Contributed by: Ross Poppel

Red Print
CG018736 Obsolete
Denom: $1
Issued: 1971
Last Update: 2017-02-10
Color: Lt Gray
Mold: H&C (SCV)
Inlay: R-WHITE
Logo: Orange $1 print
Catalog#: N2306
Contributed by: Greg Susong
CG041375 Obsolete
Denom: $1
Issued: 1970s
Last Update: 2017-02-10
Color: Cream
Mold: H&C (LCV)
Inlay: R-WHITE
Logo: Orange $1 print
Catalog#: E7416
Contributed by: Alex Cilento
Updated by: Cale Guthmiller
CG020875 Obsolete
Denom: $1
Issued: 1980s
Last Update: 2017-02-10
Color: Lt Gray
Mold: H&C (LCV)
Inlay: R-WHITE
Logo: Dk Red $1 print
Catalog#: V6216
Contributed by: Kevin Aydelott
Updated by: Tim Harry
CG018735 Obsolete
Denom: $1
Issued: 1980s
Last Update: 2017-02-10
Color: Lt Gray
Mold: H&C (SCV)
Inlay: R-WHITE
Logo: Red $1 print
Catalog#: V1709
Contributed by: Greg Susong
CG044674 Obsolete
Denom: $5
Issued: 1971
Last Update: 2011-09-17
Color: RED
Inserts: Or/Bk/Or
Mold: H&C (SCV)
Inlay: White
Catalog#: N2305
Contributed by: Bruce Kay
CG066851 Obsolete
Denom: 25
Issued: 1971
Last Update: 2018-03-30
Color: Green
Inserts: 4 Orange/Peach
Mold: H&C (SCV)
Inlay: R-White
Catalog#: N7874
Contributed by: Alex Cilento
CG060603 Obsolete
Denom: $100
Issued: 1971
Last Update: 2012-01-11
Color: BLACK
Inserts: 3 Split Green/Gray
Mold: H&C (SCV)
Inlay: White
Catalog#: V1711
Contributed by: Bill Lange
Limited Edition Chips (16) [QuickView]
No Cash Value Chips (9) [QuickView]
Roulette Chips (19) [QuickView]
Slot Tokens (4) [QuickView]
Tokens - Other (20) [QuickView]
Silver Strikes (19) [QuickView]
Casino Equipment
Dice (1) [QuickView]
Playing Cards (1) [QuickView]
Players Club (Slot) Cards (7) [QuickView]
Casino Collectibles
Ash Trays (1) [QuickView]
Coin Bucket (2) [QuickView]
Key Fobs (1) [QuickView]
Match Books (6) [QuickView]
Napkins (1) [QuickView]
Post Cards (4) [QuickView]
Security Badge (1) [QuickView]
Other Items (28) [QuickView]
Total Items (149)

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