Founded as a settlement in 1905, Las Vegas has had quite the history. It wasn’t always the hustle, bustle, and bright lights of the Sin City that you know today, it took a while to get there.
In the 1940s is when the city really took shape into the casino-resort hub that people know and love. The first casino to be built on Highway 91 was the Pair-o-Dice Club in 1931, and the first casino-resort on the Strip was the El Rancho Vegas, which opened in 1941.
Since then, MANY casinos have come and gone, and we wanted to pay our respects to some of these beauties with the 2022 Las Vegas Draft theme: Historic Hotels! (or should it be Classic Casinos?)
The second team up for Las Vegas is the Draft-hara!
(The Sahara Hotel opened in 1952 as a Moroccan-desert themed resort with life-sized camels, the largest swimming pool on the Strip, and a dinner theatre with the highest seating capacity. In 1960 the hotel opened a fourteen-story tower, becoming then, the tallest building in the state of Nevada. During the 1970s the Sahara began to lose its popularity and closed until February of 2013, when it was announced that the Sahara would be converted into the SLS Las Vegas. In August 2019 the resort became Sahara Las Vegas as part of the rebranding through renovation process.)
The Las Vegas Draft Tournament is currently SOLD OUT for player spots, but there is still one goalie spot if you want to sign up! Or you can join the waitlist as a player and get a spot if someone drops out (someone always does 😉 ).