The Historic World of Elaine Townsend

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While creation of the full site is completed, we thought we would give you a little preview. Gambling Ladies apparel was inspired by Elaine Townsend, Great Aunt of the founder of Gambling Ladies apparel.

Gambling Ladies Playing CardsElaine Townsend was the ultimate gambling lady owning two casinos in Havana Cuba during the 1950’s. She became the only female gambling impresario in the world. By age 31, Elaine was managing the two hottest nightclub gambling halls in Cuba, Montmartre and the Jockey Club. These two swank casinos dominated the market during Elaine’s era and she was handling twice the business of her nearest rival. Her gambling interests in the Montmartre and the Jockey Club earned her a fortune to match her million-dollar figure.

Elaine brought energy and passion to her business and was quite the mover and shaker. Seven nights a week this tall demure beautiful blonde could be seen strolling gracefully among her dice and roulette tables. Her hallmark was a long ivory cigarette holder and an icy politeness that was befitting of a veteran gambler.

“I never gamble,” she would say in a gentle voice as she waved her cigarette. “I only invest in a sure thing.”

Gambling Ladies LogoIf Elaine were alive today she would be honored to see what we have built in her name, which is an elegant and timeless line of apparel and accessories paying homage to her gambling heritage. If you are interested in obtaining information about our apparel or what is currently available, please email us using the link below.

To learn more about this mysterious lady and the historic time and place in which she lived, read The Elaine Townsend Story.

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