Binion's Gambling Hall & Hotel
is a hotel and casino located in downtown Las Vegas
on the Fremont Street Experience
. The casino is named for its founder, Benny Binion
and has 366 rooms, two restaurants and a rooftop pool
. It is still frequently referred to by its former name, Binion's Horseshoe
, though the rights to the "Horseshoe" name are now owned by Caesars Entertainment Corporation
. TLC Enterprises
, owner of the Four Queens Hotel and Casino
, purchased Binions for $32 million in March 2008.
- Note: For the history of this property prior to 2004, see Binion's Horseshoe.
From Jan-March 2004 Binion's Horseshoe
was closed. It was purchased by Harrah's Entertainment
who retained the brand names World Series of Poker
. They sold the physical property on March 11, 2004 to MTR Gaming Group, which operated the hotel. Harrah's continued to operate the casino under a temporary contract until March 11, 2005. MTR renamed the property Binion's Gambling Hall and Hotel
. On March 7, 2008 MTR sold the hotel-casino to TLC Casino Enterprises, Inc.
In July 2005 Binion's hosted the World Series of Poker
(WSOP) main event for the last time. The famous poker
tournament, which originated at the property, had simply outgrown the space at Binion's; additionally, Harrah's now owned the tournament and wanted to host it at one of its properties. In 2005, all events, except the final three tables of the main event,... Read More