The grand Binion's gambling hall was what spurred the transformation of Fremont Street from a rough and dirty patch to a place to rival the Las Vegas Strip itself. It was opened in 1951 by the notorious, yeehaw-ing Benny Binion, who naturally had gold coins for buttons on his shirts. He knew how to treat his gambling customers if he wanted to win big: he was among the first to offer free drinks for slot-machine players, as well as airport limo rides for his high rollers.
For a long time this display was a Las Vegas tradition: everyone would come and get their picture taken with the 100 $10,000 bills.
Binions Original 1 Million Dollar Display (1951 - 2000)
But in 2000, the then-owner Becky Behnen sold the collection to a coin dealer because it had become to expensive to insure.
Come 2008 and new ownership, Binion's brought back a $1 million Dollar Display - only this time the case is filled with $1, $20 and $100 bills in the shape of a pyramid. Not bad, although the original $1 million was worth rather more when you consider the inflation...
128 E. Fremont Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101