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Al Sachs

Allan D. "Al" Sachs (1925-2002) was a Las Vegas, Nevada casino executive who owned the Stardust, Fremont, and Sundance (now known as The D) hotel-casinos with partner Herb Tobman during the 1980s. Sachs was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 17, 1925. He lied about his age and joined the Navy at age 16. After the navy, he entered the illegal gambling industry in Chicago and later worked as a dealer in Cuba and Las Vegas. In Las Vegas, he opened the Royal Nevada Casino in 1955 and was a minor investor in the Tropicana in 1958. During the early 1970s he was president of the Stardust, after which he opened the Sundance with Moe Dalitz. In 1977 he became manager of the Aladdin. Sachs and Tobman formed Trans-Sterling Inc. in 1979 and took control of the Sundance, Fremont, and Stardust. Sachs and Tobman sold their interests in the hotels in 1984 amid allegations of skimming; they lost their gaming license and were fined a record $3.5 million by the Nevada Gaming Commission. Al Sachs died in 2002.

"Gaming legend Sachs dies at 76." Las Vegas Sun. February 18, 2002.

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