Scott Schettler

Gaming Today Scott Schettler

Scotty Schettler began his Las Vegas journey in 1968. By the time he quit the race and sports book business he had booked over $1.5 billion for different employers. He says he knows where most of the cans are buried. His book, We Were Wise Guys and Didn't Know It is available on amazon.com.

Not the first time NFL 'All Star' game was cancelled

Not the first time NFL 'All Star' game was cancelled

posted on August 16, 2016 by

Gaming Yesterday | The 2016 Hall of Fame Game in Canton was cancelled because of, take your choice: stupidity, too many college graduates on the grounds crew, George Bush, sabotage.

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Nevada Gaming wouldn't have known what to do with Old Vegas sportsbooks

Nevada Gaming wouldn't have known what to do with Old Vegas sportsbooks

posted on August 09, 2016 by

Gaming Yesterday | Football season is upon us. Real and wannabe real peripheral players on the bookmaking side will do their jobs to fill the huge sportsbooks with bodies, get some publicity and win money for their bosses, or in some cases just not lose.

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Boyd pushed for Stardust football contest

Boyd pushed for Stardust football contest

posted on August 02, 2016 by

Gaming Yesterday | At the Stardust we did so much business and had so many players stuffed into our spacious, for the times, race and sportsbook we needed a football contest like we needed a third elbow.

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Nothing compares to Ali-Frazier from Madison Square Garden

Nothing compares to Ali-Frazier from Madison Square Garden

posted on July 19, 2016 by

Gaming Yesterday | There’s a Fight of the Century every couple years. UFC 200 was just billed as the greatest fight card in history, quite a stretch.

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Heading to Vegas half a century ago with $18 and a family

Heading to Vegas half a century ago with $18 and a family

posted on July 12, 2016 by

Gaming Yesterday | It was in July 49 years ago that I arrived in a sweltering Las Vegas with a BR of $18 and inflated ideas of making my mark betting sports. I was well schooled in booking as well as betting but weak in money management.

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