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.

These were the Las Vegas sports book leaders

These were the Las Vegas sports book leaders

posted on May 17, 2016 by

Gaming Yesterday | In my opinion these are among the most influential figures in Las Vegas sports betting history. They actually influenced the evolution of sports betting in Las Vegas and helped export the Las Vegas brand to the masses.

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Main street sportsbooks were all different

Main street sportsbooks were all different

posted on May 10, 2016 by

Gaming Yesterday | Before hotel/casinos were granted race/sportsbook licenses the Las Vegas betting scene was much different. To say the joints were Spartan is putting a nice spin on them. 

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Stardust opened many personal connections

Stardust opened many personal connections

posted on May 03, 2016 by

Gaming Yesterday | One of the perks of my job at the Stardust was people were always looking to do me favors. 

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It's Churchill Downs by a length

It's Churchill Downs by a length

posted on April 19, 2016 by

Gaming Yesterday | In the mid-70s all race and sports books were stand alone, store front type joints all named after race tracks: Del Mar in North Las Vegas, The Derby, Saratoga, Paddock and Hollywood downtown with Santa Anita and Churchill Downs on the Strip.

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Heading to Oscar Goodman's office for Casino movie

Heading to Oscar Goodman's office for Casino movie

posted on April 12, 2016 by

Gaming Yesterday | A scene from the Martin Scorsese movie “Casino” was filmed in the law offices of Oscar Goodman when he was still practicing law. Oscar was at the height of his law career, soon to become “The Happiest Mayor in the Country” in Las Vegas.

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