Businessman. He was the founder of Binion's Horseshoe Casino, and the father of Ted Binion, who later ran the casino, and Becky Binion Behan, the current owner. He came to Las Vegas in 1946, became part owner of the Las Vegas Club for a short time, then opened the Horseshoe in 1951. He later bought the Mint Hotel, next... Born Lester Binion in 1904 in rural Texas, "Benny," as he was called, was exposed to the world of gambling at an early age. As a child, Benny was too sickly to ever attend school, and never had a For sale is a Limited Edition Horseshoe $10.00 .999 Silver " Benny Binion " Casino Gaming Token. This token is .999 Silver in the center of the coin and Brass on the outside. This is the exact Casino Token you will receive. This is a private listing and your identity will not be disclosed to anyone except the seller. Back to home page Return to top. More to explore : 2012 Limited Edition Benny Binion. Binion had three pistols in those days - two .45 automatics and a small .38 revolver. Binion believed fellow bootlegger Frank Bolding had stolen some liquor in 1931, and argued in a backyard with him. "This guy was a real bad man, and he had a reputation for murdering people by stabbing them," Binion 's friend, the late Lonnie "Ted" Binion, related after Benny died. “He stood Benny Binion married Teddy Jane, and they had five children: two sons, Jack and Ted, and three daughters, Barbara, Brenda, and Becky. The kids started to get involved in the family business when Benny’s legal troubles caught up with him. Jack and Ted took over the day-to-day operation of the Horseshoe, while Benny’s wife managed the casino cage until her passing in 1994. Benny himself died Binion ran what was thought to be the most profitable casino in Las Vegas (privately held, it never had to report earnings publicly) but he didn’t keep an office; he did business from a booth in Benny Binion (full name Lester Ben Binion) was born November 20, 1904 in Grayson County, a small Texas town about a hundred miles from Dallas. Due to poor health he almost did not go to school. His father was selling horses and took him to gather herds hoping that the fresh air will make him stronger. The boy recovered, but didn't receive the education. In the camps where they stayed with his Benny Binion was extremely ambitious; he wanted to make it all the way to the top. He moved to Dallas, one of these big Texan cities that had become wealthy thanks to oil trading and cattle farming. Binion Leaves Texas for Bright Lights of Vegas. Binion started his own little casino, quickly found success, and removed rivals by any means Lester Ben “Benny” Binion was an American poker player and casino executive. He’d also been convicted for murder and had a long history with organized crime. He was born on November 20th, 1904. He passed away on December 5th, 1989. One of the most iconic casinos in Las Vegas, Binion’s Horseshoe, used to bear his name. Lester Ben "Benny" Binion(November 20, 1904 – December 25, 1989) was an American gambling icon and mob boss. 1 Early history 2 Criminal history 3 Casino years 4 Death Binion was born and raised inPilot Grove, TexasinGrayson County, north ofDallas. His parents initially kept him out of school due to poor health. His father, ahorse trader, let him accompany him on trips. While the outdoor life
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