Established in 1962, Eldorado Casino is owned by Boyd who manages other seventeen casinos under the brand name Boyd Gaming that is the first one to employ the women dealers. In the beginning stage, the casino had just one craps table, two blackjack tables and forty-one slot machines and catered to gamblers from Basic Magnesium Plant, situated at a nearby place. The male gamblers were attracted by the female dealers who didn’t have access to the Las Vegas casinos as yet. Boyd attributes the success of his family’s business much to the contribution of the female dealers. Boyd and his father Sam utilized the services of the women in Union Plaza, their second casino in 1971, the first Las Vegas casino to hire the female dealing staff.
The old slot machines and Eldorado’ other casino signs have now become a history and represent its past activities for the customers. Presently four table games and 426 slot machines have been added and an amount of approx $2 million has since been spent for renovation of the casino that now presents a homely atmosphere for the customers. Guido Metzger, the general manager of Eldorado said that many employees have been working with the casino since the last about twenty years or more. Marianne Johnson, Boyd’s own daughter is the executive vice president of Boyd Gaming and the Latin-themed steakhouse has been named after her.
The casino facilitates spaghetti dinners for $2.99 at its café and table bets run $2. The smart dealers are praiseworthy for their warm hospitality and the cocktail waitresses are quite aware of the particulars requirements of their valued clients, said Larry Utter who is a regular customer since 1970. Kenneth Spurlin, a resident of Las Vegas likes the casino too much and drives to Henderson to quench her gambling thirst at Eldorado. Plenty of people are always there in the bingo rooms that attract new customers who mix up with each other within no time.
It is worthy mentioning that Bill Boyd was once arrested during a check of exotic dancers’ work permits by the local police in Henderson as one of the strippers did not possess the papers. He challenged the charge in the court. Later he developed a nationwide company with his father.