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.

Neutral fields are good for Vegas opposites

Neutral fields are good for Vegas opposites

posted on August 18, 2015 by

Gaming Yesterday | It’s 1981. The Stardust Casino is being watched and investigated by the Feds to uncover alleged skimming. They were certain it was happening but how to nail it with enough evidence was the problem.

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Stardust phone room was a mystery to gaming

Stardust phone room was a mystery to gaming

posted on August 11, 2015 by

Gaming Yesterday | The Stardust was the epicenter of the sports betting world from 1976 till 1991 when the Boyd Group decided to downsize the book’s action. They urged me out in late 1991 and began chasing what they perceived as wiseguys.

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The Stardust brought Vegas sportsbooks to the masses

The Stardust brought Vegas sportsbooks to the masses

posted on August 04, 2015 by

Gaming Yesterday | “Sports Illustrated” decided to do a sports gambling edition. The March 10, 1986 edition was titled “GAMBLING: America’s National Pastime?” They covered gambling topics and the Stardust sportsbook.

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Poker players usually play sports or horses too

Poker players usually play sports or horses too

posted on July 28, 2015 by

Gaming Yesterday | The Stardust poker room was next to the race and sportsbook. They went together like rum and Coke. Sports bettors might sit at a poker table if the games are on TV in the poker room.

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Casino comps weren't a purchase in the 80's

Casino comps weren't a purchase in the 80's

posted on July 21, 2015 by

Gaming Yesterday | Comps still exist in Las Vegas but they’re tightly controlled almost to the point where they’re a purchase. Gamble a certain amount and you get a meal. Lose a bit more and we’ll throw in a show. 

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