Fremont Hotel and Casino

The Fremont Hotel & Casino is a hotel and casino located in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada on the Fremont Street Experience. It is one of the casinos owned by Boyd Gaming Corporation. The hotel provides 447 rooms and the casino offers 32,000ft² of space.

History

The Fremont hotel was designed by architect Wayne McAllister and opened on May 18, 1956 as the tallest building in the state of Nevada.

Wayne Newton made his start in Las Vegas at the Fremont.

In the 1970s, the casino was owned by Argent. [cite news |first=Corey |last= Levitan |authorlink= |coauthors= |title= TOP 10 SCANDALS: GRITTY CITY |url= http://www.lvrj.com/living/16160347.html |work=Las Vegas Review-Journal |publisher= |date= 2008-03-02 |accessdate=2008-03-03 ]

Film history

Many scenes from the Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn movie "Swingers" were filmed inside the Fremont, including their games of blackjack, and breakfast in the casino's Paradise Buffet. The casino also appears periodically in the 1992 Disney film, "Honey, I Blew Up the Kid".

References

External links

* [http://www.fremontcasino.com/ Fremont Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas Nevada]


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