It had already become a gambling town with very limited accomodations. Las Vegas featured six hotels and
eleven saloons at Block 16
When Nevada gaming
was outlawed in 1910, clandestine games often continued along Block 16.
This 1908 postcard shows one of the legends of the Wild West, Wyatt Earp, posing with Al James, the Club's owner.
and red-light district located downtown between Ogden and Stewart, Block 16, and1st and 2nd,
thrives with prostitution, gambling and liquor in spite of Prohibition and laws restricting gambling.