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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. 070 Robbins E. Cahill: Recollections of Work in State Politics, Government, Taxation, Gaming Control, Clark County Administration, and the Nevada Resort Association Taxation -- Nevada; Gambling -- Nevada -- History; Nevada -- Biography; Nevada -- Politics and government; Clark County (Nev.) -- Politics and government Robbins E. Cahill’s career of service to the state of Nevada has been long and distinguished. He has spent nearly his whole life in Nevada as student, businessman, politician, worker for state and local... 1971-1972

3. 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

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. 098 Silvio E. Petricciani: The Evolution of Gaming in Nevada: The Twenties to the Eighties Gambling -- Nevada -- History Silvio Petricciani was born in Reno on December 1, 1917. His parents, John and Julia Petricciani, had emigrated to northern California from Livorgno, Italy, and then to Reno. Soon after their arrival,... 1977-1978

6. 158 Clarence Ray: Black Politics and Gaming in Las Vegas, 1920s-1980s 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 Vegas (Nev.) -- History 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... 1991

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 176 Jack's Story: The Life and Times of Jack Douglass, Nevada Gaming Pioneer 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... 1993-1996

11. 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

12. 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

13. 194 My Father's Son: A Gaming Memoir of Pete Cladianos 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... 2000

14. 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

15. 208 Robert Faiss: Gaming Regulation and Gaming Law in Nevada 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 -- Politics and government -- 20th century 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... 2002
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