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If It's Winter, This Must Be Tahoe

By Chuckmonster on Monday, 26th December 2005 10:15pm
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Consumer Affairs.com is running a profile on the "quirky" North Lake Tahoe Casino scene, a very good article, click the link below to read the whole story:

It's not Las Vegas. It's not Reno. It's not even the same as its nearest neighbor, South Lake Tahoe. But casino customers who can't stand the commotion of the bigger gambling centers will find smaller venues steeped in history on the California/Nevada border.

North Lake Tahoe is home to Cal-Neva, the oldest original operating casino in the country. Built in 1926 and later owned by Frank Sinatra, it was a haven for Hollywood hotshots in the 60s, when the celebrity showroom and rooftop helipad were added to accommodate the owner's Rat Pack pals.

Tunnels that run underneath the property were used for illicit bootlegging, escorting Marilyn Monroe in privacy, or providing protection from nuclear attack depending who's telling the story.



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