Binion House

Binion House (HMYG0)

Location: Las Vegas, NV 89106 Clark County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 10.636', W 115° 10.19'

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1942

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 included 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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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 4:34am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 664587 N 4005162
Decimal Degrees36.17726667, -115.16983333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 10.636', W 115° 10.19'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 10' 38.16" N, 115° 10' 11.40" W
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Area Code(s)702
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 600-722 N Tonopah Dr, Las Vegas NV 89106, US
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