Hilton Las Vegas Space Quest Casino $1 Token
The Hilton is one of the more interesting hotels/casinos in the Las Vegas area. It started out as the International when it opened in 1969. It was built by self made billionaire Kirk Kerkorian and opened with one thousand rooms and a supersize sports book and gaming area. What made it unique was the fact it was located far removed from the strip on Paradise road. Kirk was declared insane and he would fail. The opposite happened. It was sold several times and now operates as the Westgate. It now has close to 3 000 rooms. What makes it noteworthy is the fact that Elvis Presley performed there and did over 800 consecutive performances without missing a day. It also has (or had, I am not sure) a tie in with Star Trek in the form of its "Spacequest" casino. I have a collection of the Spacequest tokens and am offering them for sale.A few years back, actually quite a few years, the large sign in front, next to Paradise Road, was blown over in one of our strong wind storms. That sign was over 150 feet tall, if memory serves.The paralells between Howard Hughes and Kirk Kerkprian are uncanny. Both wer aviators, both started airlines, both went into gaming, both built hotels, both of them were billionaires.
I have a few Space Quest tokens that I will make available to collectors and space aficionados.
All tokens have been used in actual slot play at the casino and show various amounts of wear. See photo for condition.
All tokens are available from mounting in our Token Pocketwatches.