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Scott Schettler

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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.

Vegas history starting to become just that -- history

Vegas history starting to become just that -- history

posted on June 06, 2017 by

Gaming Yesterday | It won’t be long, really only a couple decades from now, and there won’t be anyone left who remembers Lefty Rosenthal and the Stardust, Harry Gordon’s Churchill Downs, the great Bob Martin and Gene Mayday’s Little Caesars which wasn’t so little when taking bets.

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Stardust could still work in today's Vegas

Stardust could still work in today's Vegas

posted on May 30, 2017 by

Gaming Yesterday | When I took over the Stardust in 1983 it was already the Cadillac of race and sportsbooks in Las Vegas. All I had to do was drive it and not wreck it.

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Camaraderie existed in Old Vegas but corporate America snuffed it out

Camaraderie existed in Old Vegas but corporate America snuffed it out

posted on May 23, 2017 by

Gaming Yesterday | The dictionary defines camaraderie as brotherhood especially united by a common cause, literal or figurative combat, mutual trust and friendship among people who spend a lot of time together.

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Missing the junket days from Old Vegas

Missing the junket days from Old Vegas

posted on May 16, 2017 by

Gaming Yesterday | Time was when junkets were something to look forward to. They flew into Las Vegas loaded with high rollers, low rollers, gamblers of all stripes, bookmakers, players, mobbed up guys and their associates.

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Grizzlies GM Wallace was once a sportsbook ticket writer in Reno

Grizzlies GM Wallace was once a sportsbook ticket writer in Reno

posted on May 02, 2017 by

I’ve often talked about my one year spent in Reno opening, then running, the Cal-Neva race and sportsbook for my good friend Warren Nelson. One good thing I did, not out of foresight but by accident, was hiring Chris Wallace.

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