Professor Green performing at the first Anniversary of the Playboy Club London - the papers were more interested in Millie's dress (and a very nice dress it was too) . . . we thought we'd share a picture of the lights: Picture thanks to History (thanks to Wikipedia) The first Playboy Club opened in Chicago in 1960, and later there were clubs in New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Detroit, San Francisco, Boston, Des Moines, Kansas City, and St. Louis. There were Playboy Club resorts in Jamaica, New Jersey and elsewhere. The last American location before Playboy Club Las Vegas opened was Lansing, Michigan located in the Hilton Hotel, which closed in 1988. International Clubs existed until the 1991 closing of the Manila, Philippines Club located in the Silahis International Hotel. Now International Clubs again exist with locations in Macao and Cancun. Manila was the only Club ever to be featured in Architectural Digest. During the last three months of 1961, more than 132,000 people visited the Chicago club, making it the busiest night club in the world. Playboy Club membership became a status symbol. Only 21% of all key holders ever went to a club. At $25.00 per year per membership, Playboy earned $25 million for every 1,000,000 members. This revenue stream was critical to the development of the Playboy empire.