Raul Jusinto

Sands Hotel and Casino

Sands Hotel & Casino
"Sands Hotel & Casino, 1996" by Roadsidepictures is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.



Rat Pack
"The legendary photo of the "Rat Pack" with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop was taken at this spot in 1960 adjacent to the Las Vegas Strip." (Venetian Rat Pack plaque)

The Copa Room.


Photograph of Sands Hotel, Las Vegas Strip, December 1954. Ralph Roske Collection. UNLV Libraries Special Collections & Archives. Original cropped by Raul Jusinto.

Opened on December 15, 1952. Closed on June 30, 1996. Imploded in 1996.

Architect: Wayne McCallister.

Sands Hotel and Casino associated with: Jack Entratter (1999), Frank Sinatra (1997), Antonio Morelli, The Rat Pack, Howard Hughes, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme (1999), Kirk Kerkorian (1991), Sheldon Adelson (2011).

Seventh resort on the Las Vegas Strip.

The land currently occupies: The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino.

Was located on an All-American Road (2000) and a Nevada Scenic Byway (1995).

Was located at 3355 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Paradise, Nevada.

Denotes American Gaming Association Hall of Fame year of induction.