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2011 Weekly Awards People

Best living legend: Jackie Gaughan

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Jackie Gaughan celebrates his 89th birthday at the El Cortez with showgirls and an Elvis Presley impersonator on Oct. 26, 2009.
Photo: Glenn Pinkerton/Las Vegas News Bureau

Plenty of people give lip service to Vegas’ golden years, but former El Cortez owner Jackie Gaughan helped make them possible. Even at 90, Gaughan is right at home on the casino floor. If you’re lucky, you might even score the seat next to him at an El Cortez poker table.

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