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Binion's Gift Shop Is A One Stop Shop For Gifts, Peanuts, Booze and Pepto

Where: 128 Fremont St Las Vegas [map], 89101
February 19, 2013 at 2:05 PM | by | ()

Binion's resurrected gift shop that we alerted readers to a couple weeks ago hung up its shingle last Wednesday. VegasChatter stopped in to see what wares Binion's was selling.

Permanent signage is yet to go up for the new shop inside Binion's, but signs similar to the one above are scattered through the casino to lure customers toward the back where it's located. We're told that business has been picking up more each day as word has gotten out. In fact, erecting the old sign below on the street outside the shop brought in an immediate uptick in foot traffic:

Granted most passersby stepping in due to the red lit sign have been looking for the advertised liquor, but hey booze pays bills, too. And, newspapers do, too, apparently. Turns out many of Binion's... ahem... older... customers still get the punchline to 'what's black and white and re(a)d all over?'

What else can well-informed alcoholics buy in the gift shop? Snacks that include packaged muffins, pastries, roasted and salted peanuts, chocolate covered peanuts, butter toffee peanuts, gummy bears, candy bars and beef jerky.

We forgot orange and cherry slices.

And, after they've had their fill of peanuts, deep-fried twinkies, and Jim Beam, there's plenty of Pepto and Advil for the cure.

Looks a lot like our checked luggage.

But, this is after all, a gift shop so what gifts exactly are available for purchase? Inventory is admittedly limited so far, but management has already slowly started to add more product with plans to keep growing as much as the store's small footprint will allow. On our visit, the gift shop was selling a selection of t-shirts, hats ($13.99), magnets, money clips, mugs ($4.95), shotglasses, used decks of casino cards, dice and card protectors ($9.99).

Now we can stop stealing the coffee stained mugs from the cafe.

As predicted, Whiskey Licker caps emblazoned with "liquor in the front, poker in the rear" have been a big seller. It also has a pretty sweet raised Binion's color logo on the back that we didn't get a picture of, so take our word for it. And, at $13.99, the hats are a quite a bargain when compared to caps across the street going for twice that amount in the D's gift shop.

Surprisingly, the popular Whiskey Licker motto isn't yet on a t-shirt. Binion's has been taking guest suggestions seriously, though, so we wouldn't be surprised to see some on our next visit. Binion's jackets are expected to arrive this week and while we didn't get a detailed description, we can only hope they feature plenty of satin and look a lot like this.

Binion's Gift Shop is open daily from 5 p.m. to midnight with a look at expanding those hours down the road. Have something you'd like to see for sale with Binion's logo on it? Stop in and drop your suggestion to Chuck, the gift shop's head employee and spokesman.

Archived Comments:

I hate to tell you...

But Stockman's bar in Missoula, MT. has been selling those "liquor up front... t-shirts and hats for about 30 years.<a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stockmans-Bar/304769889729">http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stockmans-Bar/304769889729</a>

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Not surprised

It's not a phrase I hadn't seen before Whiskey Liquor.  30 year staying power backs up the theory they'd be a big seller.  Vegas is a bit more convenient than Missoula tho, so bring 'em to to Binion's!