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Catalina Island's Avalon Casino

Tourism and LeisureCasino and Gambling IndustryTravelLotteriesLifestyle and LeisureGene AutryWoody Herman
The circular white casino building, opened in 1929, is Avalon's most recognizable sight. It towers over the yachts riding at anchor on Avalon Bay, dwarfs the village's other structures and has become the scenic focal point for hundreds of thousands of snapshots. At one time, the casino was the... Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times