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History in the Making: Pensacola Beach Casino

| Linda Murchison
On June 13, 1931, the counties of Escambia and Santa Rosa celebrated the opening of not only the Pensacola Bay Bridge that joined Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties, but also a bridge that crossed Santa Rosa Sound to a newly constructed casino at Pensacola Beach.
The Pensacola Beach Casino that opened June 13, 1931, was an entertainment resort not a place for gambling as the word casino is currently understood.

 

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