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~Colorado Belle~

In 1964 Don Laughlin, owner of Las Vegas' 101 Club, flew over Laughlin and offered to buy the property. In less than two years the motel and bar, now called the Riverside Resort, was offering all-you-can-eat chicken dinners for 98 cents, play on 12 slot machines and two live gaming tables. Guest accommodations were available in four of the motel's eight motel rooms. The Laughlin family lived in the other four rooms.

South Pointe was renamed Laughlin when the U.S. Postal Service inspector insisted Don Laughlin give the town a name-any name-in order to receive mail. Don Laughlin recommended the name of Riverside or Casino, but the postal inspector used Laughlin instead.

My only souvenir, a postcard the hotel give you:)

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great food, gambling, entertainment, and water sports
  • Cons:Hot Hot Hot, during summer:(
  • In a nutshell:The Other Vegas:)
  • Intro Updated Aug 16, 2015
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Aug 12, 2015 at 11:55 PM

    I remember Laughlin. It would have been nice staying on the Colorado Belle, especially how you described it in the evening.

  • nicolaitan's Profile Photo
    Aug 9, 2010 at 6:27 AM

    hi - our paperwork for our vegas trip includes a free trip to laughlin, wondering if it is worth it. especially since my wife was cured of casinos in monte carlo some years ago.

  • MD2nd's Profile Photo
    Sep 30, 2009 at 2:42 AM

    Thank you, Dee, for spending time on my little pages, and for checking back with me. Thank you for making me feel treasured.

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Jul 5, 2009 at 9:30 PM

    I haven't tried the casinos in Laughlin yet, but one of these days I'll try (just $20 budget, hehehe)...too bad you forgot camera on cruise but still a good tip! Norman :)

  • Ewingjr98's Profile Photo
    Jul 1, 2009 at 7:10 PM

    Wow, all these off-the-beaten-path places! Great tip on the Colorado Belle.

  • mindcrime's Profile Photo
    Jun 18, 2009 at 12:04 AM

    hot x 3 ? hm, I wont go there for sure :)


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