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.

Las Vegas Madness, Stardust style

Las Vegas Madness, Stardust style

posted on February 16, 2016 by

Gaming Yesterday | The Stardust sportsbook basketball season, Saturday, March 5, 1988.

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When $1,000 winds up going nowhere

When $1,000 winds up going nowhere

posted on February 09, 2016 by

Gaming Yesterday | A man walks into the Emerald Poolroom/shoeshine/bookmaking emporium on the corner. He lays a dime ($1,000) on the counter and says he wants the local college basketball team at +16 tonight.

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Stardust was full of character and characters

Stardust was full of character and characters

posted on February 02, 2016 by

Gaming Yesterday | Stardust Characters the sequel – continued from last week’s Churchill cast.

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Memorable characters from Old Vegas sportsbooks

Memorable characters from Old Vegas sportsbooks

posted on January 26, 2016 by

Gaming Yesterday | Here are some memorable Churchill characters from my past. Scotty Ferer set the record at 303 trips in one day running between the horse room and sportsbook in Churchill Downs.

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Scam on the Broncos and dealing with fed 10% tax

Scam on the Broncos and dealing with fed 10% tax

posted on January 19, 2016 by

Gaming Yesterday | Sportsbooks operated on maybe a 3% win and no player could overcome the vig and 10% on top of that. We both would be out of action under those rules so we figured a way to overcome it.

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