We accidentally discovered the tour on this, our first visit to the island. Our tour guide, Chuck, age 65, he said, was raised on the island during a good part of the Casino's heyday. He has since retired as a guide but is active elsewhere on the island. We tell everyone this tour is a 'must do'. The history of the place and the engineering marvel that it is, given 1928 technology, is flatly amazing. First thing we learned is that it was never a gambling hall or parlor. 'Casino' means a place to gather for a good time. The structure marries a huge, beautiful theater downstairs with a huge beautiful dance floor upstairs. The docents know their stuff and you will walk away astounded.
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