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Pre-1980

1937
Bill Harrah opens his first bingo parlor in Reno, Nevada.

1946
Bill Harrah opens Harrah’s Club at its present location on North Virginia Street in downtown Reno.

1955-56
Harrah’s purchases several clubs at Lake Tahoe in Stateline, Nevada, beginning what would become Harrah’s Lake Tahoe.

1962
Harrah’s constructs 400-room hotel tower in Reno.

1973
Harrah’s becomes first casino company listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

1973
Harrah’s opens a 250-room hotel tower at Lake Tahoe.