Funeral Set for Las Vegas Gambling Pioneer Jackie Gaughan

Written by:
Associated Press
Published on:
Funeral Set for Las Vegas Gambling Pioneer Jackie Gaughan

LAS VEGAS (Associated Press) - A funeral is set Monday for a Las Vegas gambling pioneer who once owned much of the downtown casino market.

The service for Jackie Gaughan is scheduled for 11 a.m. at Saint Viator Catholic Community.

Gaughan died in hospice care Wednesday at the age of 93.

He was most closely associated with the El Cortez casino, which he used to own. He lived in a penthouse apartment there and was known to play poker in the casino almost every day.

He was also associated with casinos including the Showboat, the Golden Nugget, the Pioneer and Boulder clubs, the Flamingo and the Royal Inn.

His son, Michael Gaughan, is owner of the South Point Casino.

Gambling News

Van der Sloot's Peruvian attorney, Maximo Altez, said he doesn't believe the beating was related to the upcoming extradition

van Der Sloot Beaten Badly in Peruvian Prison

van der Sloot is set to be extradited to the U.S. on extortion and wire fraud charges stemming from an accusation that he tried to profit from his connection to the Natalie Holloway case.