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Las Vegas, Nevada: Cowboy Benny Binion

Described at his funeral as "either the gentlest bad guy or the baddest good guy," Benny Binion was a convicted murderer, bigot, ex-con, and great innovator when it came to Las Vegas casinos. His bronze equestrian statue depicts him as a simple Texas cowboy, but he liked to wear shirts with gold coin buttons.

South Point Hotel Casino

9777 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV
South Point Hotel Casino. In the entrance hallway to the Equestrian Center.
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Benny Binion sculpture.

Cowboy Benny Binion

Interesting part of Las Vegas history. Very big statue, with both rider and horse following the rules and wearing indoor masks.

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Benny was casino trailblazer, as well as a convicted murderer, bigot, and ex-con. The detailed statue includes bronze versions of the gold coin buttons Benny had sewn onto his shirts.

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