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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.

Bobby the Owl a real character in the old Vegas sportsbook

Bobby the Owl a real character in the old Vegas sportsbook

posted on September 12, 2017 by

Gaming Yesterday | We take getting scores and updates for granted. Every game on the board is updated at least every quarter or inning, but more often than not most games are on the overwhelming banks of TVs so you get up to the minute information. It wasn’t always this convenient.

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Excitement for football at an all time low

Excitement for football at an all time low

posted on September 05, 2017 by

Gaming Yesterday | Football season is back for another run and wearing more than ever more bling. Can football, as we know and appreciate it, hold up under the weight competing networks have piled on the backs of the game’s periphery? Follow the bouncing ball (pun intended).

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Still not buying Mayweather, McGregor bout as a fight

Still not buying Mayweather, McGregor bout as a fight

posted on August 29, 2017 by

Gaming Yesterday | I dealt myself out of the McGregor-Mayweather “fight.” I understand it and understand why it even happened. Sadly, to me, it was another step in the evolution of sports and sports betting into what should be labeled “spectacle sports.” 

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Women were a rarity in the sportsbooks, but they had some great characters too

Women were a rarity in the sportsbooks, but they had some great characters too

posted on August 22, 2017 by

Gaming Yesterday | Women were rare visitors in the storefront books of old. There were a few female regulars that I recall. One we called “Cement,” because she was built like a brick… house. She’d always be with her boyfriend.

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Billy Walters was finally cornered by the Feds

Billy Walters was finally cornered by the Feds

posted on August 08, 2017 by

Gaming Yesterday | Billy Walters, who never harmed anyone as far as I know, was finally cornered by the Feds. This was their fourth or so try at convicting him and it didn’t come via a sports gambling indictment.

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