The first hotel
Hotel Apache, shown in the photo, is one of the oldest hotels and casinos in Vegas. It opened its doors in 1931, soon after gambling was legalized in Vegas.
As it was one of the very first hotels to open in Vegas, hotel Apache is known for being the first hotel to have an elevator, and the casino is known for being the first casino to be fully carpeted. It might not be as impressive as the Sands or the Dunes, but the hotel has left its mark on the history of Vegas.