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.

Crying Kenny a regular at Old Vegas sportsbooks

Crying Kenny a regular at Old Vegas sportsbooks

posted on July 14, 2015 by

Gaming Yesterday | “Crying” Kenny was the biggest complainer in the history of sports betting. World class in variety of curse words, volume, endurance, originality and annoyance. He bet mostly totals and for big money. He could have the OVER or UNDER, didn’t matter.

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Court case leads to reflection on sports betting career

Court case leads to reflection on sports betting career

posted on July 07, 2015 by

Gaming Yesterday | I was recently involved in the men’s World Cup soccer betting case involving Caesars Palace. I was retained by the defense as an expert witness. This experience reminds me of how times have and have not changed in the sports betting world.

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Just take bigger wagers on sports

Just take bigger wagers on sports

posted on June 30, 2015 by

Gaming Yesterday | Entity Betting is envisioned to operate like a mutual fund. It’s perceived as legal as long as the person placing the wager is in Nevada and the out of state investors have no say in selecting the games to get down on.

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Stand alone sports books pushed out with rule change

Stand alone sports books pushed out with rule change

posted on June 23, 2015 by

Gaming Yesterday | Successful books in smaller hotels also fell but to the wrecking ball, making way for mega hotel/casinos of today’s Las Vegas. Most famous and missed was Gene Mayday’s Little Caesars.

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Vegas visionaries were a short list

Vegas visionaries were a short list

posted on June 16, 2015 by

Gaming Yesterday | There are a few people who single handedly oversaw the evolution of the old Runyonesque storefront havens into the high-tech megabooks of today. Chuck Di Rocco Bob Martin were game changers who unknowingly kept all the ships sailing together.

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