Binion House
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 36° 10.637 W 115° 10.190
11S E 664587 N 4005163
This Historical Marker is mounted on a steel post on the northeast corner of Tonopah Drive and Bonanza Road in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is stop 3 on the Las Vegas Pioneer Trail self-guided tour.
Waymark Code: WMFMRX
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 11/04/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
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Binion House

Colorful Horseshoe Club owner Benny Binion and his family lived here from 1947 to 1989.

Originally built in 1942 by service station owner C.A. Morehouse, the home was one of the largest in Las Vegas with three bedrooms, several baths, a large basement, guesthouse and swimming pool. In 1946 the home was sold and converted into a "dude ranch" where those seeking a quickie divorce could establish their six-week residency requirements. Benny Binion, a boisterous Texas gambler with a great love for quarter horses, purchased the home in 1947. He and his wife, Teddy Jane, raised their family and kept horses here, close to Binion's Horseshoe Club located on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas. The house is unique in Las Vegas for it rustic "Old West" ranch style incorporating native stone and log construction and sweeping veranda.

Famous Las Vegas traditions started by Binion include the World Series of Poker and $3.95 premium steak dinners – supplied by beef from Binion's Montana ranch. Binion supported the community by providing funds for the local high school team to travel to Reno to compete in a statewide football tournament, and donating the prize money for the first cutting horse contest at the Helldorado Rodeo.

Benny Binion (pictured left, center) died in 1989. Family members are still active in Las Vegas, but only their horses use this property. The Horseshoe Club is no longer owned by the Binions.

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