‘Wide Open’ Part 2: 90 Years of Legal Gambling in Nevada: Becoming a Global Destination, 1961-2021

‘Wide Open’ Part 2: 90 Years of Legal Gambling in Nevada: Becoming a Global Destination, 1961-2021

Date: March 25, 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 25, David G. Schwartz, professor and the associate vice provost for faculty affairs at UNLV, and Alan Feldman, one of the world’s leading experts on responsible gaming, trace gaming’s evolution from the themed resorts of the 1960s through the megaresort era starting in the 1990s.

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.


Purchase an exclusive signed copy of David G. Schwartz’s latest book, At the Sands: The Casino That Shaped Classic Las Vegas, Brought the Rat Pack Together, and Went Out With a Bang


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