The Hacienda was a hotel-casino on the south end of the strip and openning in 1956 and became very poplar. It became known for its friendly service and old Las Vegas charm. Once the new mega resorts started springing up north of it on the strip it couldn’t compete and huge crowds watched it be imploded in 1997 to be replaced by the Mandalay Bay. I must admit i didn’t visit the Hacienda much because at the time between the Tropicana and Hacienda was a big section of desert in between. When i visited the casino was always filled with older people.