"Like most western frontier towns, gambling was prevalent in the backrooms of early Las Vegas saloons and other establishments. From its inception as a railroad town in 1905, the citizens of Las Vegas tolerated gambling as a part of daily life.
While some games of chance were already legal, Nevada legalized "wide open" gambling in 1931, creating legitimacy for the industry. That year, the first local gaming license was issued to Mayme Stocker of the Northern Club, located near First and Fremont. Since 1931, Las Vegas has benefited from the capital investments and the gambling experience of operators from other states, who were attracted here by the unique legal status of gambling. For several decades, Fremont Street was the center of gambling in Las Vegas. Aided by spectacular neon signs, images of "Glitter Gulch" established Las Vegas as the worldwide leader of gambling."
(Las Vegas Centennial Commission)
Built in 1912 and operated as the Northern Club.
Became the Turf Club in the early 1940s.
Became the Monte Carlo Club in 1945.
Demolished in the mid 1960s.
The land currently occupies: Golden Gate Hotel and Casino.
Was located at 15 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, Nevada.