The ever-spinning roulette wheel, with its racing ball periodically bouncing into the numbered cups, deciding the fate of chips and stacks of silver dollars, is a familiar sight in most Western gaming houses. Only when the pellet stops its whirling race around the outer groove does the nervous tension of players relax – mounting again to new heights and new hopes with each successive play.
A view of Fremont Street in Las Vegas during the Helldorado Parade. Put on by the local Elks chapter, the Helldorado Festival dates back to 1934 and includes the parade, a rodeo, and carnival. On the back:
FREMONT STREET, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
“Vegas Vic” waves a hearty welcome as a colorful Helldorado parade makes its way along the famous and historic Fremont Street. This fabulous Maytime spectacle is one of the nation’s most colorful parades.
A night view of “club row” on Virginia Street in Reno, Nevada, with Harrah’s Club and Walgreen Drugs figuring prominently in the foreground. The linen postcard was published by Colourpicture and has this description on the back:
The main business thoroughfare of Reno, at night, is transformed into a blaze of brilliant lights, featuring many of the City’s famous night spots and casinos.
FORT SMITH IN FAMOUS HAROLD’S CLUB, just off the Roaring Camp Room which has the largest collection of old western guns, wagons and music boxes in the United States.
“Dear Brother Sagen,
Sorry, but we will not be able to contribute to any special offerings this year.
Dorothy & Bill.”