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1. 058 Robert A. Ring: Recollections of Life in California, Nevada Gaming, and Reno and Lake Tahoe Business and Civic Affairs Gambling -- Nevada -- History; Casinos -- Nevada -- Management Robert A. Ring, a native of Missouri, was born in 1913. He spent most of his childhood years in California, attending schools in Ocean Park and Santa Monica. Like many of his young contemporaries, Ring... 1972

2. 078 Warren Nelson: Gaming From the Old Days to Computers 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,... 1977-1978

3. 082 Take "No" as a Starter: The Life of Richard L. Graves Nugget (Casino : Sparks & Carson City, Nev.); Casinos -- Nevada; Restaurateurs -- Nevada -- Biography; Travelers -- Nevada -- Biography Richard "Dick" Graves was born in Boise, Idaho, on August 23, 1912. An astute businessman, he spent nearly twenty years in the gaming industry in Idaho. When that state banned gambling in 1953, he came... 1978

4. 083 William F. Harrah: My Recollections of the Hotel-Casino Industry and as an Auto Collecting Enthusiast 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... 1977-1978

5. 162 Playing the Cards that Are Dealt: Mead Dixon, the Law and Casino Gaming 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... 1992

6. 164 Always Bet on the Butcher: Warren Nelson and Casino Gaming, 1930s-1980s 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... 1992

7. 170 Tap Dancing on Ice: The Life and Times of a Nevada Gaming Pioneer 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... 1993-1996

8. 178 Every Light Was On: Bill Harrah and His Clubs Remembered 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 century; Gamblers -- Nevada -- Biography 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... 1997-1998

9. 187 Dwayne Kling: Luck is the Residue of Design 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... 1998

10. 195 A Family Affair: Harolds Club and the Smiths Remembered 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 -- History -- 20th century; Gamblers -- Nevada -- Biography 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.... 1997-1999

11. 206 Guy W. Farmer: Gaming Regulation in Nevada—The First Sawyer Administration 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... 2001
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