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RIP Jackie Gaughan

Discussion in 'Casino Industry & Development' started by engicedave, Mar 12, 2014.

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  1. engicedave

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    RIP. He meant so much to Las Vegas. I'm glad I got to play poker with the legend before he passed.
     
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    What a life that guy led.
     
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    So so true.

    RIP Jackie
     
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    Some wondered if the closure of the ElCo poker room was an indicator that Jackie's time was short. Case closed.
     
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    Very sad, the last few times I've seen him there(was last year) he looked pretty bad, just sort of slumped over at the poker table, not engaged in any way. But anyway 93 is a good run.
     
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    Another Vegas icon lost. Like many have said, I'm sure he lived it up. We should all be so lucky.
     
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    We stayed at the El Cortez last month and Jackie was in a wheelchair and didn't look too good. He was a great man. I've talked to Jackie many times over the years and always walked away with a little more respect for him.

    One time they had boxing at the Plaza and the seats we had gotten weren't too good. I walked over to the host that I knew at the time and asked if he could get me better seats, Jackie was standing just a few feet away, walked over and told the host to give me his ringside seats.

    I have been staying at the Plaza since the early 70s and NEVER heard one bad word about that man. He was truly a class act. Rest in peace Jackie, you are loved by many.
     
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    What an incredible run. We should all hope to be so lucky to live that long and touch so many.
     
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    Vegas is now a long way from Jackie's Vegas, it won't ever be the same.

    I wish the corporations would learn a thing or two from how he treated people.

    R.I.P.
     
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    Jackie was always a perfect gentleman. Several years back, when we would have breakfast at the El Cortez diner, Jackie would often come in with one or two assistants for his breakfast as well. I stopped by his booth a couple times to say "Hi", and he was always very receptive and cordial.

    RIP Jackie ....
     
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    My sister in law is so sad about this. Jackie seemed to develop a little thing for her. Every time they came in and Jackie saw her, he'd be comping her meals & rooms. He was just a class act.

    93 and what a life. I'm sure the stories could have gone on forever. RIP.
     
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    If there's a poker room in the Great Beyond, at least we'll know where to find him! We only met him once, but we'll miss him.
     
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    Finally made it here last month. Too bad I couldn't meet the legend. RIP Jackie.
     
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    RIp, Jackie..one of the legends..will be missed.
     
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    Rip jackie

    RIP Jackie. :cry:
     
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    I said this in the ElCo Poker room thread, but I got to play with him on October. He didn't say a single word, but raked many pots. He was dressed to the 9's with a nice yellow button down shirt and his initials monogramed onto the white cuffs. RIP Jackie
     
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    I got to see him many times at the poker tables in the ElCo poker "room". Never got to meet him though. My loss

    He was truly a class act, and a man who knew how to treat his customers in the old Vegas "way"

    RIP Jackie
     
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