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.
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.view
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.view
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.view
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.view