‘Wide Open’ Part 1: 90 Years of Legal Gambling in Nevada: Becoming America’s Playground, 1931-1960

‘Wide Open’ Part 1: 90 Years of Legal Gambling in Nevada: Becoming America’s Playground, 1931-1960

Date: March 11, 2021
Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free for Museum Members or with Museum Admission
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Nevada’s gambling industry will recognize its 90th anniversary in March. It is an epic story packed with brazen entrepreneurs, dangerous mobsters and legendary entertainers. The Mob Museum will host a two-part speaker series featuring experts on the turbulent and Mob-infused history of Nevada’s dominant industry. Speakers will be joining in-person.

On March 11, Dr. Michael Green, associate professor of history at UNLV, and Geoff Schumacher, vice president of exhibits and programs for The Mob Museum, chart the gambling industry’s rise from legalization in 1931 through the Mob-controlled golden age of the 1950s.

This program will take place in The Mob Museum’s Historic Courtroom. Tickets for in-person attendance are now sold out. Reservations are not needed to join this program’s livestream.


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