Gambling & Prostitution in No. KY


Gambling Photo Newport Paper Article

A bit of local history for you.  During the 1930-1970’s Northern Kentucky, especially Newport, was a mecca for illegal gambling and prostitution. People came from around the world for the entertainment.  The area was frequented by famous stars, some for fun and some entertaining the masses. These were among the, at least, nine “major clubs.” There were many more minor clubs.

Beverly Hills, Flamingo, Glenn Hotel/Glenn Rendezvous, Glenn Schmidt’s Playtorium/Snax Bar, Hi-De-Ho/19 Club, Primrose Club/Latin Quarter/Bluegrass Inn, Lookout House, Merchant’s Club, Yorkshire Club

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