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 Benny Binion

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Benny Binion

  • Birth 20 Nov 1904 Pilot Grove, Grayson County, Texas, USA
  • Death 25 Dec 1989 Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA
  • Burial Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA
  • Memorial ID 6894944

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.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Alan Lopez
  • Added: 30 Oct 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6894944
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Benny Binion (20 Nov 1904–25 Dec 1989), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6894944, citing Bunkers Eden Vale Cemetery, Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .