The El Rey Club, Searchlight, NV

The El Rey Club, Searchlight, NV
The El Rey Resort & Casino, Circa 1957-1962

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Amazon Review of The king of Casinos: A FASCINATING Story!

 "This is an easy read because of Andy Martello's style of writing. It reads like he's beside you telling the story to you personally. I have been interested in Nevada history since my first visit many years ago. I had the pleasure to meet Andy and get him to sign his book at a program at the Nevada State Museum. Little did I know when I bought the book that I would have been so caught up in the history of this small Nevada town known more for its famous senator than anything else.

After finishing the book, I need to go back and see the Clampers monument and find the area where WIllie's El Rey Club stood. Perhaps we can get a group together, rent a backhoe, and look for buried treasure (Sorry, you'll have to buy the book and read it to join in my quest).

It is a fascinating story how a chance museum tour would lead to a book like this. Andy Martello's book keeps you involved. You can't help but cheer for Willie and hope for the best!

Yes indeed, who knew that Searchlight had so much at one time?"


The research & collecting of photos and memorabilia from the El Rey Club never stops! Please contact me at 702-465-5604 or email me at if you have stories or memorabilia to share.

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