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A year to remember - 1971.

Joy to the World, Maggie May and I Feel the Earth Move were on top of the charts. Movie tickets were $1.50, the average price of a home was $25,250.00 and a postage stamp was $.08. That same year The Union Plaza, now the Plaza Hotel & Casino, opened on July 2nd.

The downtown Las Vegas hotel was named for previously being the site of the Union Pacific Railroad Station, which was originally constructed in 1940.

For a time after opening, the train station ticket office resided inside the Plaza, making it the only railroad ticket office located inside a casino, anywhere.

Anchoring the Fremont Street Experience, the Plaza is woven into the fabric of retro and new Las Vegas. From the bright, running neon bulbs to friendly dealers to sexy showgirls, the traditional Vegas experience is still alive and well in downtown Las Vegas. Now it’s fully complimented by a dynamic renovation that blends comfort, convenience and accessibility.

Las Vegas has always been known as a city that can reinvent itself...

That process has become another iconic emblem of Sin City. So it wasn’t a surprise when the Plaza announced another dynamic renovation project.

What was bold? It’s how we did it.

The property closed for about 10 months, reopening in late 2011 – offering newly renovated rooms throughout the entire hotel. That’s right – no paying extra to get the nice room.

With the opening came a new casino floor and an array of new restaurants and bars, even new entertainment.

It is our goal to provide a fun, casual, and comfortable place to stay and play while offering the best of old and new Vegas.

While the landscape of Las Vegas has changed over the years, even today one thing remains true – you want action? Casinos are the center of it all! You don’t have to be at “whale” level to enjoy perks and have a great time at the casino. Player’s clubs changed the footprint of how casinos track and reward your play. With one little card you just show up and have a good time and play your heart out and rake in the rewards. At the Plaza that card would be “Royal Rewards” and while every casino has one, there are a few added values that make it worth your while to play the Plaza.

You have to experience this to see how social and cool poker can be, even for the novice.

There are over 500 slot machines – from mild to wild – all designed to keep you fully engaged and entertained.

If you have a thing for the table games we’ve thought of that too including blackjack, craps, and even a new digital poker room.

If high stakes gets your adrenaline going we have you covered at The Edge, our high limit slots.

This downtown Las Vegas casino has everything you can imagine and more. It is Vegas after all.