Funeral set for casino pioneer Jackie Gaughan

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Updated: 3/17 12:21 pm

LAS VEGAS (AP) — 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.

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