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  • LC Subject Headings: Gambling -- Nevada
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    • Faiss, Robert, 1934-
    • Faiss, Robert D; Sawyer, Grant, 1918-1996; Nevada Gaming Commission; Nevada. State Gaming Control Board; Gambling -- Law and legislation -- Nevada; Gambling -- Government policy -- Nevada; Gambling -- Nevada -- History -- 20th century; Nevada --...
    • No attorney has played a greater role in the rise of the casino industry and how it is regulated than has Robert D. Faiss. In this oral memoir, Faiss gives an eloquent, eyewitness account of crucial events and moments in the history of gaming...
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    • Begovich, Milos "Sharkey", 1926-2002; Caselli, James Donald, 1936-2009; Codega, Dolores Loree, 1924-2001; Curtis, Mark, 1921-1998; DeLauer, Lee K., 1925-2007; Diullo, Eugene, 1913-2007; Drews, George, 1930-; Dyer, Joan, 1938-; Dyer, Lloyd T.,...
    • Harrah, William; Harrah, William -- Friends and associates -- Interviews; Harrah, William -- Employees -- Interviews; Casinos -- Nevada -- Employees -- Biography; Casinos -- Nevada -- History; Oral history; Gambling -- Nevada -- History -- 20th...
    • Casino gambling (or “gaming,” as the industry prefers) was made legal in Nevada by an act of the state legislature in 1931. Early casinos in Nevada were rough-and-tumble businesses still deeply rooted in the frontier ethos from which gaming had...
    • Harrah's Club Project
    • Douglass, Jack R., 1910-2002
    • Douglass, Jack, 1910-; Casinos -- Nevada -- Employees -- Biography; Gambling -- Nevada -- History
    • In 1931 gambling had been technically illegal in the state since 1910, but it was nonetheless going on more or less openly at the margins of Nevada society. In Reno Bill Graham and Jim McKay operated the Bank Club in the basement of the Golden...
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    • Douglass, Jack R., 1910-2002
    • Gambling -- Nevada -- History
    • In 1993-1996 Bill Douglass, founder and head of UNR's Basque Studies Program, tape recorded a family history with his father, Jack. Jack Douglass has been involved in gaming since the 1930s, getting his start by running a slot machine route in...
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    • Kling, Dwayne, 1929-
    • Casinos -- Nevada -- Employees -- Biography; Gambling -- Nevada -- History
    • Dwayne Kling's career is a story of hard work, a desire to be the best, and opportunity. Dwayne came to Nevada as a semi-pro baseball player, playing for Harrah's Club, in the summer of 1947. He was between his first and second year of college at...
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    • Applewhite, Patricia; Beasley, Rosalie, 1923-2004; Bergmann, Harry J., 1922-2009; Bletcher, Mary; Brown, Margaret Ellen, 1916-2003; Cable, David, 1919-; Chiatovich, Cleo Della Quadri; Clifford Jr., Charles F., 1931-; Davis, Ruth Yonne "Todd",...
    • Smith, Raymond I., -1967; Smith, Raymond I., -1967 -- Employees -- Interviews; Smith family; Harold's Club (Reno, Nev.) -- History; Casinos -- Nevada -- Employees -- Biography; Casinos -- Nevada -- History; Oral history; Gambling -- Nevada --...
    • A Family Affair is the story of Harolds Club and the remarkable family that owned it. It is also a revealing chronicle of the casino gaming industry’s colorful, vigorous, and sometimes outrageous youth. Nevada’s legislature legalized casino...
    • Harolds Club and the Smiths Remembered
    • Nelson, Warren Lawrence, 1913-2004
    • Nelson, Warren, 1913- ; Gamblers -- Nevada -- Biography; Gambling -- Nevada -- History -- 20th century; Casinos -- Nevada -- History -- 20th century
    • At the beginning of the Great Depression of the 1930s, eighteen-year-old Warren Nelson lost his job with the Park Hotel in Great Falls, Montana. Work of any sort was scarce, but Nelson did not long remain unemployed—he used a family connection to...
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    • Dixon, Louis Mead, 1919-1993
    • Dixon, Mead, 1919- ; Lawyers -- Nevada -- Biography; Casinos -- Law and legislation -- Nevada -- History; Gambling -- Nevada -- History
    • In Playing the Cards That Are Dealt, the reader will encounter forty years of casino gaming history as lived and observed by one of the industry’s most respected figures. L. Mead Dixon began practicing law in Reno in 1950. He quickly became an...
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    • Ray, Clarence, 1900-1993
    • Ray, Clarence -- Interviews; African Americans -- Nevada -- Las Vegas; Gamblers -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- Biography; Gambling -- Nevada -- Las Vegas; Nevada -- Politics and government; Nevada -- Race relations; Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Biography; Las...
    • The oral history of Clarence Ray is the third in a series intended to document the history of the black community in Las Vegas, of which Mr. Ray has been a member since the mid-1920s. The main source of employment for the relatively small black...
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    • Cladianos Jr., Pete, 1929-
    • Cladianos, Pete, 1929- ; Gambling -- Nevada -- Reno -- History
    • Casino gambling (or “gaming,” as the industry prefers) was made legal in Nevada by the state legislature’s passage in 1931 of AB 98, the Casino Gaming Act. Initially, the majority of Nevada casinos were small establishments containing a few...
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    • Harrah, William F., 1911-1978
    • Gambling -- Nevada -- History; Casinos -- Nevada -- Management; Hotelkeepers -- Nevada -- Biography; Automobiles -- Collectors and collecting -- Nevada
    • William Fisk Harrah was a native of California, born in 1911. He grew up and received his education in southern California, where his father was an attorney and politician. During his college years, William Harrah and his family encountered in...
    • Harrah's Club Project
    • Nelson, Warren L., 1913-2004
    • Gambling -- Nevada -- History; Casinos -- Nevada -- Management
    • Warren Nelson was born in Great Falls, Montana, in 1913. He went to high school and one year of college in Helena, Montana. He started his gambling career, a career that has lasted over forty-five years, in Montana. Nelson came to Reno at the...
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    • Hood, Jeanne, 1926-
    • Hood, Jeanne; Four Queens Hotel and Casino (Las Vegas, Nev.); Hyatt Hotels Corporation; Gambling industry -- Nevada -- Las Vegas; Hospitality industry -- Nevada -- Las Vegas - Biography; Women executives -- Nevada -- Las Vegas - Biography; Las...
    • Gaming as a corporate enterprise is relatively new in comparison to most other industries. Nevada legalized gambling in 1931, and in the first decades, casinos were small by today's standards. They were normally owned by one or two people or a...
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    • Farmer, Guy W., 1935-
    • Sawyer, Grant, 1918-1996; Gambling -- Law and legislation -- Nevada; Casinos -- Law and legislation -- Nevada
    • Guy W. Farmer, a longtime northern Nevada journalist, writer, and editor, first came to Carson City in January 1962 and served as Public Information Officer for the Nevada Gaming Commission and Gaming Control Board from August 1963 through 1966....
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