Postal Service inspector insisted he give it a name to obtain mail. When increasing gaming revenues from traveling motorists and fishermen netted a sizable bank account, Don expanded. In , a west wing added 48 rooms and the east wing, built in , added 52 rooms. A first tower was built in , adding rooms and 14 floors. In , a second tower added rooms and 14 stories.
Today, the Riverside boasts 1, beautiful rooms and suites, most with breathtaking river views. Construction was completed in early Accessible from the 2nd floor of both the north and south towers, the Riverside Lanes bowling center is equipped with numerous amenities for the entire family including a snack area, bar and pro shop.
At approximately 42, square feet, Riverside Lanes is big enough to accommodate championship and league bowling. The Riverside is home to over 1, slot and video poker machines including the latest technologically advanced video machines, 50 live gaming tables, Poker, Blackjack, Roulette, Keno, Bingo, a Race and Sports Book and Craps.
In addition to gaming, amenities include plenty of fun and entertainment for the entire family. The Karaoke Dance Club offers more than 1, square feet of the dance floor for you to kick up your heels or experience the Karaoke club by night. The new gaming area can be accessed by either the newly created space adjacent parking garage, or via the enclosed sky bridge crossing over Casino Drive that connects to the main casino.
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The second floor of the new addition features Casa Serrano Mexican restaurant, where patrons can enjoy a wide selection of Mexican style dishes. Along with his success, Don believes in supporting the local community.
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An estimated 50, residents and visitors cross it each day. Since the beginning, the Riverside Resort and the Laughlin family have demonstrated their hospitality and generosity to many Colorado River communities close to Laughlin. Much has changed since Multi-million dollar Laughlin housing developments have rushed into construction to keep pace with the business boom. A once barren desert terrain has become a modern boomtown ignited by the imagination of one man from a small farm near Owatonna, Minnesota.
Despite his success, Don still maintains a personal connection to his customers and can often be seen talking to guests around the property. This Gaming Hall of Fame inductee has made it clear in many ways that Laughlin, Nevada, is his home. Book A Room. Reservations: No wonder Don Laughlin is rich. In ninth grade in Owatonna, Minn.
Laughlin earned enough money trapping mink and muskrat to buy slots, pinball machines and jukeboxes, which he rented to bars and restaurants. He worked as a watchmaker for a few years, married at 21 and moved to Las Vegas, where he trained as a bartender and became a blackjack dealer. By he had slot machines and a room motel.
By profits had multiplied so much that he opened the story, room Riverside, which also houses the post office and the Town Board wife Betty is a member. Laughlin works there from 10 a.
In the penthouse suite above his 1, slot machines and 42 gaming tables, Laughlin looks down on his neon kingdom with tranquillity—although these days he lives surrounded by security guards. He also owns two planes, a helicopter, a acre hay-and-grain farm and a 61,acre cattle ranch in Arizona, where he raises the beef for his restaurants. His children have stayed in town: a son and daughter to work at the casino and one son to run a restaurant supply business.
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With a planned elementary school, an expansion of the airport across the river Don Laughlin has a year lease on it and even a shopping mall in the works, the town is likely to become even more of a middle-class mecca. If you have opted in for our browser push notifications, and you would like to opt-out, please refer to the following instructions depending on your device and browser.
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