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Binion, Jack, 1937-


Jack Binion is a businessman and former president of Binion's Horseshoe, a casino located on Fremont Street in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jack Benny Binion was born on February 21, 1937 in Dallas, Texas to Benny and Teddy Jane Binion. After working for several years at the law firm Young, Weiner, and Jones, the twenty-year-old Binion attended the University of Arizona but dropped out after two semesters to begin working as a card dealer in his father's casino. After his father, Benny Binion, lost his gambling license, the twenty-six-year-old assumed the role of president of Binion's Horseshoe. Jack and his sisters Brenda and Becky were involved in a lengthy legal battle, which ultimately ended when Jack sold ninety-nine percent of his interest in Binion’s Horseshoe to Becky. Binion’s Horseshoe closed down in 2004. As of 2020, Jack Binion operates Binion’s Gambling Hall on Fremont Street in Las Vegas, Nevada.


"The Oral History of Jack Binion." UNLV Gaming Law Journal Vol. 7, No. 1, September 12, 2017.

Cartwright, Gary. "Forget the Sopranos. Meet the Binions." Texas Monthly, November 1999.