The Gold Coast Hotel & Casino is a hotel and casino located in Paradise, Nevada. This locals' casino is owned and operated by Boyd Gaming. The Gold Coast is located one mile (1.6 km) west of the Las Vegas Strip on West Flamingo Road. It is located across the street from the Palms Casino Resort and the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino.The Gold Coast opened its doors in December 1986. It was the first casino built from the ground up by Las Vegas casino mogul Michael Gaughan, who already operated the Barbary Coast on the Las Vegas strip. Upon opening its doors, the Gold Coast was the first casino to have a movie theater in Las Vegas and was specifically catering to the growing "locals" market of the Las Vegas suburbs. It was the second major resort built on the west side of I-15, ten years after Palace Station. In October 1995, the largest jackpot in the state at the time, $10,918,881.00, was won by an anonymous college student on a "Megabucks" slot machine.