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 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.view
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.view
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.view
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.view