Trader Dick's, Sparks, Nevada
Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:23 pm
The Nugget became Trader Dick's when owner Dick Graves built a new larger casino across the street from the original location in 1958.
Here are a few views of the new (1958) casino featuring "Last Chance Joe"...
John Ascuaga bought the Nugget in 1968. At some point, Trader Dick's was moved into the Nugget Casino and the old structure was demolished.
Here are a few pictures I took of Trader Dick's.
(Note: the coral pillars inside the fish tank are supports for the freeway which goes right over the casino)
You can still order all the cool drinks and keep the cups.
Here's a current view of the Nugget...