Jackie Gaughan

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Jackie Gaughan
Born
John D. Gaughan

(1920-10-24)October 24, 1920
DiedMarch 12, 2014(2014-03-12) (aged 93)
NationalityAmerican
Alma materCreighton University
Known forCasino owner
Home townOmaha, Nebraska, US
Spouse(s)
Roberta Mae Gaughan (m. 1942–1996)
Children

John D. "Jackie" Gaughan, Sr. (October 24, 1920 – March 12, 2014) was an American casino owner and gambler. Gaughan owned a casino in Las Vegas. It was El Cortez.[1] Gaughan at one time owned more than 25 percent of the real estate in Downtown Las Vegas.[2]

Gaughan died in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 93 years old.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Eric Ryan, Jackie Gaughan, El Cortez integral parts of downtown Las Vegas’ rebirth, Las Vegas Sun, May 6, 2012, accessed May 16, 2012.
  2. Gaughan changeover leaves workers a little melancholy, Las Vegas Sun, March 25, 2004, accessed May 16, 2012.
  3. Las Vegas casino pioneer Jackie Gaughan dies at 93, LVRJ, March 12, 2014, accessed March 12, 2014.
  4. Omaha native, Vegas casino pioneer Jackie Gaughan dies at 93, Omaha.com, March 12, 2014, accessed March 12, 2014.