LAS VEGAS, NV – According to reports, the long-time home of esteemed Las Vegas sports bettor Lem Banker, who passed away in November 2020 at the age of 93, has recently been put up for sale by his family for $680,000.
The home, located at 216 Campbell Drive in Rancho Nevada Estates, is a one-story four-bedroom home situated on a half-acre of land. Coming in at 3,584 square feet, the residence was first built in 1967 and Banker was its first – and only – owner. The home features sunlit primary suite skylights, a grand brick fireplace, circular driveway – big enough to accommodate a dozen cars – palm trees, and a pool in the backyard.
Over the years, Banker had the home’s garage converted into a bar and entertainment room where he would often invite guests to enjoy drinks and watch sporting events, in addition to using the area for working out.
An unusual and fairly unique aspect of Banker’s home is that it comes from an era where wood-burning brick fireplaces were allowed in Las Vegas homes – it has one in a great room located off of the kitchen – something that isn’t allowed in modern residences, making this house a rare find in Southern Nevada.
Lem Banker was considered a legend in Las Vegas betting circles, so well-known that he was even once featured in a segment on the TV show, “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.”
Banker was known for doing extensive research and exhibiting great discipline when making his sporting picks and he parlayed that effort into a great many wins throughout his extensive career as a sports better. He was also known for being gentle, friendly, and generous. Banker was born in the Bronx, New York, but moved to Las Vegas in the late 1950s.
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