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The Pioneer Hotel & Gambling Hall is a hotel and casino in Laughlin, Nevada, known for its neon cigarette-puffing River Rick marque. It used to be a sister property of Pioneer Club in Las Vegas until both properties were sold to separate parties.
Initially, the Pioneer Hotel & Gambling Hall opened in 1979. It was the fourth Casino to open in Laughlin.
1966-Don Laughlin opened the Riverside Resort. 1967-the second Casino was opened in Laughlin as the Nevada Club. It later became the Golden Nugget. In 1968 the Crystal Palace was opened. In 1979, the Pioneer Hotel/Casino was opened. 1986 the casino had the distinction of being the first casino to open a players’ club for slot players in Nevada.
The Hotel and Casino were purchased on January 9, 2004, by Archon Corporation. They continued the western theme that has been the signature of The Pioneer Club since its inception. The Casino added a new sportsbook, operated by Lucky’s Race & Sports Book, in August 2009.
A new owner, The New Pioneer, LLC, assumed ownership on May 1, 2018. The casino closed at that time for “refurbishment” and later reopened its doors as the New Pioneer.
The Pioneer in Laughlin, Nevada is located right on the historic Colorado River. The Hotel and Casino have earned its well-known reputation as the “Friendliest House on the River.” Discover for yourself that the Pioneer features Old West charm, with New West excitement.
Reported Paranormal Activity:
Reported Paranormal activity includes friendly spirits. Guests have reported noticeable cold spots in the guest rooms. Some guests report seeing apparitions and hearing voices.
Our Paranormal Investigation:
We investigated this Hotel on Sept 21, 2013. We experienced no Paranormal Activity.
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Hello we came to a Laughlin trip and stayed at the Pioneer hotel room #461 and upon entering the room chills ran down my body I felt very very uneasy my mother started crying saying she felt uncontrollable sadness. My sister is a clairvoyant and saw a woman getting beat and raped. The energy was strong near the sink and bathroom area it also was very very cold there compare to the rest of the room we left and asked to be moved because my mother was overwhelmed with sadness she couldn’t control. Does anyone have any history on what happened in room #461 I’m interested in finding out more.
Not in room #461 but my mom did have some similar paranormal activity in room #727 same hotel. She felt someone push her off the bed and someone sitting on the edge of her bed at night but it was nobody she was awake when it happened and no she wasn’t drunk she doesn’t drink.