Nov. 20, 1904 Pilot Grove Grayson County Texas, USA
Dec. 25, 1989 Las Vegas Clark County Nevada, USA
Businessman. He was the founder of "Binion's Horseshoe Casino", and the father of Ted Binion, who later ran the casino, and Becky Binion Behan, the current owner. He came to Las Vegas in 1946, became part owner of the Las Vegas Club for a short time, then opened the Horseshoe in 1951. He later bought the Mint Hotel, next door to the Horseshoe, and made the Horseshoe a hotel-casino. His casino was famous for accepting bets of any size. He brought the National Finals Rodeo and the World Series of Poker to Las Vegas. In spite of courting high rollers, he also comped the little player. He also was the first one to provide limousine service from Las Vegas airport for high rollers at his hotel. A statue of him on a horse is in Las Vegas, not far from the Horseshoe Hotel.