Ely, Nevada When it was established in 1929, the Hotel Nevada became Ely’s premiere dining and lodging destination becoming the economic heart of a bustling downtown Ely. The Hotel Nevada added live gambling when it was legalized in 1931.

Some of the most noteworthy Hotel Nevada guests include Ingrid Bergman, Gary Cooper, Mickey Rooney, Stephen King, Tennessee Ernie Ford and Charlie Rich. Guests who have entertained at the hotel include Wanda Jackson, Wayne Newton, Vikki Carr and The Ink Spots.

Tobacco smoke and odor from the casino had become a major issue in the hotel lobby and adjoining Denny’s Restaurant.  After careful evaluation by Casino Air engineers, a solution was proposed and accepted by BJ. Richardson, VP Construction for Gaughan Gaming, LLC.  Clean Air is Good Business...