Ex-gaming official
Pat Dibble dies

Feb 22, 2005 9:14 AM

Pat Dibble, a former Las Vegas gaming executive, died Sunday, Feb. 13. He was 57.

A native of Pocatello, Idaho, Mr. Dibble moved to Las Vegas at the age of 13 and attended local schools. He was graduated from Las Vegas High School in 1965 and received a degree in accounting from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas four years later.

After receiving the designation of Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Mr. Dibble took a position with the Audit Division of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, providing him with an opportunity to study the community’s gaming industry. He used this knowledge after accepting a position with Caesars Palace.

When Caesars World Inc. changed hands, Mr. Dibble joined with other Las Vegas gaming executives in establishing a slots route at truck stops in Louisiana. That enterprise was followed by an involvement with a Louisiana restaurant.

In addition to his mother, Mrs. Wanda Dibble Morris of Las Vegas, he is survived by two sons, Patricio and Thomas, both of Las Vegas; brothers, Thomas of Sandy, Utah, Edward of Las Vegas, Terry of Boise, Idaho and Robert of Berkeley, California.

Scores of gaming officials joined the memorial services held on Wednesday at the Palm Mortuary. Memorial donations may be made to the University of Nevada Library Fund.