The El Cortez Hotel & Casino in downtown Las Vegas is celebrating Jackie Gaughan's 90th birthday by renaming its walkway to Las Vegas Boulevard.
Gaughan is a casino legend, owning or operating a handful of joints including the Golden
Nugget Hotel & Casino, the Flamingo, the Gold Spike Hotel & Casino and the El Cortez.
He's retired now, living in the El Cortez penthouse. Casino officials say he still plays poker
at the casino.
El Cortez officials say Gaughan advised other casino owners about slot machines and
helped bring boxing to Sin City.
The El Cortez was built in 1941.