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Golden Nugget Shark Tank Las Vegas
3 Star Las Vegas Hotel
Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino
129 Fremont Street
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
702-385-7111
Official Website

Prices from: $54/night
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Ideally located in the prime touristic area of Fremont Street-Downtown Las Vegas, Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino promises a relaxing and wonderful visit. Featuring a complete list of amenities, guests will find their stay at the property a comfortable one. Service-minded staff will welcome and guide you at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino. Designed for comfort, guestrooms offer bathrobes, coffee/tea maker, inhouse movies, ironing facilities, desk to ensure a restful night. Recuperate from a full day of sightseeing in the comfort of your room or take advantage of the hotel's recreational facilities, including outdoor pool. No matter what your reasons are for visiting Las Vegas (NV), Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino will make you feel instantly at home.

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  • 38,000 square feet of gaming (gambling) space
  • 2,345 total hotel rooms
  • $435 million - approximate cost of hotel
  • 3 star rating
  • 510 square feet - approximate size of standard rooms
  • Unique features: World's largest gold nugget on display, impressive pool with waterfall and waterslide going through a shark tank, cheap buffet
  • Tilman Fertitta owns Golden Nugget
  • Location: downtown
  • NOT located on 'The Strip' (Las Vegas Blvd)




Golden Nugget Hotel History

The Golden Nugget Las Vegas is a casino-hotel located in Las Vegas, Nevada on the Fremont Street Experience. The property is owned and operated by Landry's Restaurants.

It is the largest casino in the downtown area, with a total of 2,407 deluxe guest rooms and suites. It has also maintained AAA's Four Diamond rating consecutively for 32 years from 1977 through 2009. It is one of only two resorts inside the city limits of Las Vegas to earn this distinction, the other being The Resort at Summerlin.

The Golden Nugget was originally built in 1946, making it one of the oldest casinos in the city. Steve Wynn bought a stake in the Nugget, which he increased so that, in 1973, he became the majority shareholder, and the youngest casino owner in Las Vegas. In 1977 he opened the first hotel tower and the resort earned its first four diamond rating from Mobil Travel Guide. It was the foundation for Wynn's rise to prominence in the casino industry. The second hotel tower opened in 1984 along with the showroom, and the third tower was opened in 1989. On 31 May 2000, the Golden Nugget was sold to Kirk Kerkorian; the consolidated corporation was known as MGM Mirage and has been the largest casino corporation in Las Vegas since that date.

Although the Golden Nugget was profitable, it was not part of the master expansion plan of the corporation which was focused on consolidating a long stretch of the strip by acquiring Mandalay Resort Group, building City Center, and beginning construction in Macau. Gaming revenue on Fremont Street had peaked in fiscal year 1993. The Golden Nugget was sold for $215 million to Poster Financial Group, owned by Timothy Poster and Thomas Breitling in 2004. When Poster Financial assumed control of the Golden Nugget, they began to upgrade the gambling operation by installing new cashless slot machines and by increasing the maximum bet available at table games to $15,000. Their story became the basis for The Casino, a television series on Fox that premiered on June 14, 2004.

On February 4, 2005, Houston, Texas-based Landry's Restaurants, Inc. announced its intent to purchase the property and the Golden Nugget Laughlin. The sale closed on September 27, 2005.

After the purchase, the Golden Nugget embarked on a 14-month, $100 million renovation project, which was completed in November 2006. In December 2007, the Golden Nugget completed its $70 million Phase II project, which expanded the resort west onto First Street and introduced additional entertainment, event and dining venues. Phase III was the opening of a 500 room, $150 million dollar hotel tower on 20 November 2009 along with the Chart House restaurant.

The world's largest gold nugget on display, the Hand of Faith, is displayed in the Golden Nugget lobby. Weighing 875 troy ounces or 27.21 kilograms and 46 centimeters in length, the Hand of Faith was found near the Golden Triangle in Australia, and put on display at the casino in 1981 amid a number of other gold nuggets.

The casino's large hotel sign at its entrance off Fremont and Casino Center was removed in 1984 when the casino underwent renovations. The old sign presently sits at the YESCO signage yard.

The expanded resort is built around two aquariums. The largest faces the swimming pool, and incorporates a slide through the tank containing full grown sharks. The smaller aquarium is in the lobby of the Rush Tower. A total of five specialty restaurants were added: Vic and Anthony's steakhouse, The Grotto Italian food, Lillie's Asian Cuisine, Red Sushi, and the Chart House Seafood Restaurant. The Chart House has a view of one of the aquariums.

Tom Breitling and Tim Poster were the highest profile successful entrepreneurs who profited in the downtown market during the last crisis. As recounted in Tom Breitling's book, Double or Nothing, the partners agreed to buy the Golden Nugget and had an agreement to sell the property after operating it for only one year. The partners made $113 million in profit called the highest rate of return in such a short time in the gaming industry.. Amazingly enough the partners had a negative income for the year and the fortune was made while total revenue for downtown was still basically flat.





Like most of the casinos in Las Vegas, revenue at the Golden Nugget has dropped in the recession. The chart below shows the quarterly revenue at the Golden Nugget since it was owned by MGM Mirage, through its acquistion by Poster financial group, and its purchase and renovation by Landrys Restaurants. Frank Martin noted after the last quarterly report that the revenue from the previous year at the Golden Nugget was lower than the year 2004 when it was owned by Poster Financial Group.

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Walking distance from Golden Nugget to major Las Vegas hotels

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Aliante Station Distance from Golden Nugget to Aliante Station is 8.7 miles (14 km)
Aria Distance from Golden Nugget to Aria is 4.6 miles (7.4 km)
Arizona Charlie's Decatur Distance from Golden Nugget to Arizona Charlie's Decatur is 3.5 miles (5.7 km)
Bally's Distance from Golden Nugget to Bally's is 4.2 miles (6.7 km)
Bellagio Distance from Golden Nugget to Bellagio is 4.4 miles (7 km)
Bill's Gamblin' Hall Distance from Golden Nugget to Bill's Gamblin' Hall is 4.1 miles (6.6 km)
Boulder Station Distance from Golden Nugget to Boulder Station is 4.3 miles (6.8 km)
Caesars Palace Distance from Golden Nugget to Caesars Palace is 4 miles (6.5 km)
California Distance from Golden Nugget to California is 0.2 miles (0.3 km)
Casino Royale Distance from Golden Nugget to Casino Royale is 3.6 miles (5.8 km)
Circus Circus Distance from Golden Nugget to Circus Circus is 2.6 miles (4.1 km)
Cosmopolitan Distance from Golden Nugget to Cosmopolitan is 4.5 miles (7.2 km)
El Cortez Distance from Golden Nugget to El Cortez is 0.4 miles (0.6 km)
Encore Distance from Golden Nugget to Encore is 3.1 miles (4.9 km)
Excalibur Distance from Golden Nugget to Excalibur is 5.2 miles (8.4 km)
Fiesta Rancho Distance from Golden Nugget to Fiesta Rancho is 3.6 miles (5.7 km)
Fitzgerald's Distance from Golden Nugget to Fitzgerald's is 0.1 miles (0.2 km)
Flamingo Distance from Golden Nugget to Flamingo is 4 miles (6.4 km)
Four Queens Distance from Golden Nugget to Four Queens is 0.1 miles (0.1 km)
Four Seasons Distance from Golden Nugget to Four Seasons is 5.8 miles (9.3 km)
Fremont Distance from Golden Nugget to Fremont is 0.1 miles (0.2 km)
Gold Coast Distance from Golden Nugget to Gold Coast is 4.6 miles (7.4 km)
Gold Spike Distance from Golden Nugget to Gold Spike is 0.2 miles (0.4 km)
Golden Gate Distance from Golden Nugget to Golden Gate is 0.1 miles (0.1 km)
Hard Rock Distance from Golden Nugget to Hard Rock is 4.3 miles (6.9 km)
Harrah's Distance from Golden Nugget to Harrah's is 3.8 miles (6.1 km)
Hilton Distance from Golden Nugget to Hilton is 2.4 miles (3.8 km)
Hooters Distance from Golden Nugget to Hooters is 5 miles (8.1 km)
Imperial Palace Distance from Golden Nugget to Imperial Palace is 3.9 miles (6.3 km)
J W Marriott Distance from Golden Nugget to J W Marriott is 8.1 miles (13 km)
Luxor Distance from Golden Nugget to Luxor is 5.4 miles (8.8 km)
M Resort Distance from Golden Nugget to M Resort is 14.3 miles (22.9 km)
Main Street Station Distance from Golden Nugget to Main Street Station is 0.3 miles (0.5 km)
Mandalay Bay Distance from Golden Nugget to Mandalay Bay is 5.7 miles (9.2 km)
Mandarin Oriental Distance from Golden Nugget to Mandarin Oriental is 4.7 miles (7.6 km)
Marriott's Grand Chateau Distance from Golden Nugget to Marriott's Grand Chateau is 4.6 miles (7.4 km)
MGM Grand Distance from Golden Nugget to MGM Grand is 4.9 miles (7.9 km)
Mirage Distance from Golden Nugget to Mirage is 3.8 miles (6.1 km)
Monte Carlo Distance from Golden Nugget to Monte Carlo is 4.9 miles (7.8 km)
New York New York Distance from Golden Nugget to New York New York is 5 miles (8 km)
Orleans Distance from Golden Nugget to Orleans is 5.7 miles (9.2 km)
Palace Station Distance from Golden Nugget to Palace Station is 2.6 miles (4.2 km)
Palazzo Distance from Golden Nugget to Palazzo is 3.4 miles (5.5 km)
Palms Distance from Golden Nugget to Palms is 4.8 miles (7.7 km)
Paris Distance from Golden Nugget to Paris is 4.3 miles (6.9 km)
Planet Hollywood Distance from Golden Nugget to Planet Hollywood is 4.5 miles (7.2 km)
Plaza Distance from Golden Nugget to Plaza is 0.1 miles (0.2 km)
Red Rock Resort Distance from Golden Nugget to Red Rock Resort is 10.6 miles (17 km)
Renaissance Distance from Golden Nugget to Renaissance is 3 miles (4.9 km)
Rio Distance from Golden Nugget to Rio is 4.4 miles (7.1 km)
Riviera Distance from Golden Nugget to Riviera is 2.6 miles (4.2 km)
Sam's Town Distance from Golden Nugget to Sam's Town is 6.1 miles (9.8 km)
Santa Fe Station Distance from Golden Nugget to Santa Fe Station is 7.7 miles (12.4 km)
Silverton Distance from Golden Nugget to Silverton is 9.2 miles (14.8 km)
South Point Distance from Golden Nugget to South Point is 11.1 miles (17.8 km)
Stratosphere Distance from Golden Nugget to Stratosphere is 1.7 miles (2.7 km)
Suncoast Distance from Golden Nugget to Suncoast is 8.3 miles (13.4 km)
Sunset Station Distance from Golden Nugget to Sunset Station is 9.6 miles (15.4 km)
Terrible's Distance from Golden Nugget to Terrible's is 4 miles (6.4 km)
Texas Station Distance from Golden Nugget to Texas Station is 3.2 miles (5.2 km)
THEHotel Distance from Golden Nugget to THEHotel is 5.7 miles (9.1 km)
Treasure Island (TI) Distance from Golden Nugget to Treasure Island (TI) is 3.5 miles (5.7 km)
Tropicana Distance from Golden Nugget to Tropicana is 5.1 miles (8.2 km)
Trump Las Vegas Distance from Golden Nugget to Trump Las Vegas is 3.2 miles (5.2 km)
Vdara Distance from Golden Nugget to Vdara is 4.6 miles (7.4 km)
Venetian Distance from Golden Nugget to Venetian is 3.7 miles (5.9 km)
Westin Casuarina Distance from Golden Nugget to Westin Casuarina is 4 miles (6.4 km)
Wild Wild West Distance from Golden Nugget to Wild Wild West is 5.3 miles (8.5 km)
Wynn Distance from Golden Nugget to Wynn is 3.3 miles (5.3 km)



Coordinates for Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada: Latitude: 36.170499, Longitude: -115.14498






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