Newport sits on land that once was the home of the Yacona Indians, whose history can be documented for at least three thousand years. By the time the Coast Reservation was established in 1855, relocating more than twenty tribes from Oregon and northern California, the Yacona population had been nearly decimated from disease and forest fires. The town developed around the Yaquina Bay area.
Soon, casinos drew gamblers to Reno, then Las Vegas, where the downtown gambler's casinos gave way to the Strip, a neon oasis of themed resort casinos and glamorous stage shows. Atlantic City, New Jersey tried to bring legal gambling to the east coast in the 1970s, with limited success. But the biggest change in the U.S. casino business since 1931 happened in the late 1980s, when Native.
An example of this type of building is the Newport Casino in Newport, Rhode Island. In American history, early casinos were originally known as saloons. The creation and importance of saloons was greatly influenced by four major cities; New Orleans, St. Louis, Chicago and San Francisco. It was in the saloons that travelers could find people to talk to, drink with, and often gamble with.
The Newport Casino, which houses the International Tennis Hall of Fame, opened in 1880 as a social club for Newport’s turn of the century “summer society.” Although the Newport Casino was never a gaming site, it is said, ironically, that the building’s roots involve a betting story. The legend goes that its founder, New York Herald Publisher James Gordon Bennett, Jr., bet his polo.
The International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum (founded 1954) is in the Newport Casino (1880). Salve Regina University was established in the city in 1947. Newport long has been known as a centre of yachting and has held many of the America’s Cup yacht races. The Museum of Yachting is located in Fort Adams State Park.
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The place seems like a natural for the Newport Music Festival, a summer chamber music festival that uses the mansions, and may even have been used for it in the past. I am trying to delve further into the place’s history. The Tennis Hall of Fame website contains some information on the Casino and the surrounding grounds and buildings.
Back in the 19th century, “casino” referred broadly to a social and recreational facility: hence Rhode Island’s c. 1880 Newport Casino, a Shingle-style beauty and National Historical Landmark that today houses the International Tennis Hall of Fame.