Paul Perry's Eldorado Club, Ashtray
- Paul Perry's Eldorado Club, Ashtray
What a fantastic ashtray this is!
Look at the superb artwork, hand drawn, evoking perfectly the essence of post way Nevada gaming and entertainment.
The Wheel Casino opened on February 15, 1961. By 1962, the Wheel was closed, and Paul Perry agreed to buy it. Attorney Bill Boyd represented him in the transaction, in exchange for a stake in the property. Boyd brought in other investors: a fellow lawyer, his aunt, and his father, Sam Boyd, general manager of the Mint. They reopened it as the Eldorado Casino on July 1, 1962
Around 1965, they acquired the adjacent Royal Club, doubling the Eldorado's size.
The Boyds took over ownership in 1966. Sam bought half of the property for $6,667 and Bill bought a quarter for $3,000, while another of the original investors, Joe Crowley kept the remaining quarter, until he was later bought out. The Boyds tried to emphasize Henderson's small-town feel in operating the casino.