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Puerto Rico Administracion del Deporte Hipico Press Releases
Coll #: MS-00679
Date: 1970-1973
Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: B 1:4:1
The records consist primarily of press releases (January 1970-March 1973) from the Administracion del Deporte Hipico, the Puerto Rican government agency that oversees horse racing in that country. The press releases include general announcements and financial reports for 1969 through 1972. Also included are a few form letters mailed to the organization's supporters. The government agency was later renamed Administracion de la Industria del Deporte Hipico.
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Puerto Rico Administracion del Deporte Hipico Press Releases
Coll #: MS-00679
Date: 1970-1973
Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: B 1:4:1
The records consist primarily of press releases (January 1970-March 1973) from the Administracion del Deporte Hipico, the Puerto Rican government agency that oversees horse racing in that country. The press releases include general announcements and financial reports for 1969 through 1972. Also included are a few form letters mailed to the organization's supporters. The government agency was later renamed Administracion de la Industria del Deporte Hipico.
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Renglehoff, Evan
Coll #: 2006-05
Date: ca. 1930s-1940s
Extent: 4 oversize boxes
Location: 11:4:3 - 11:4:4
Collection is comprise of 42 assorted punch board devices with identifying documentation.

Revere, Lawrence
Coll #: Mss44
Date: 1965 -1970
Extent: 7 folders (containing 109 items)
Location: 1:1:1
Collection consists primarily of Lawrence Revere's correspondence with authors and creators of blackjack systems. Revere authored numerous books on blackjack strategy. Correspondents include Dr. Allan N. Wilson, Louis G. Halloway, Julian H. Braun, Edward O. Thorp, and John Reppert. INVENTORY AVAILABLE

Royer, Gary
Coll #: MS-00658
Date: approximately 1955-1996
Extent: 54 linear feet (243 binders)
Location: A 4:7:1-7; A 4:8:1-7; A 4:9:1-5
The Gary Royer Collection on Gaming comprises gaming laws, regulations, financial data, and historical materials (approximately 1955-1996) collected by Gary W. Royer in his roles as Certified Public Accountant, gaming consultant, and Nevada Gaming Control Board Audit Division Agent. Material focuses on gaming in the United States, and is particularly strong in documentation on the states of Nevada and New Jersey. Legal materials include statues, codes, regulations, revenue reports, Nevada Gaming Commission minutes, and Nevada State Gaming Control Board minutes. Material on casinos, racetracks, and sports betting facilities features data on select organizations, monthly revenue reports, occupancy rates, operations manuals, annual reports, policies and procedures manuals, and profile sheets. Material on Indian gaming (tribal gaming) includes surveys, reports, operations, regulatory handbooks, and tribal-state compacts. Also included are general casino management and operational procedures manuals, conference materials, and audit guides.

Royer, Gary
Coll #: MS-00658
Date: approximately 1955-1996
Extent: 54 linear feet (243 binders)
Location: A 4:7:1-7; A 4:8:1-7; A 4:9:1-5
The Gary Royer Collection on Gaming comprises gaming laws, regulations, financial data, and historical materials (approximately 1955-1996) collected by Gary W. Royer in his roles as Certified Public Accountant, gaming consultant, and Nevada Gaming Control Board Audit Division Agent. Material focuses on gaming in the United States, and is particularly strong in documentation on the states of Nevada and New Jersey. Legal materials include statues, codes, regulations, revenue reports, Nevada Gaming Commission minutes, and Nevada State Gaming Control Board minutes. Material on casinos, racetracks, and sports betting facilities features data on select organizations, monthly revenue reports, occupancy rates, operations manuals, annual reports, policies and procedures manuals, and profile sheets. Material on Indian gaming (tribal gaming) includes surveys, reports, operations, regulatory handbooks, and tribal-state compacts. Also included are general casino management and operational procedures manuals, conference materials, and audit guides.

Sarno, Jay
Coll #: 2009-03
Date: 1965-2001 (bulk 1966-1973)
Extent: 1.76 linear feet (1 document box, 1 oversize box, 1 oversize folder)
Location: 13:8:6
Related Materials: 0347
This collection is comprised primarily of publicity and promotional materials documenting the Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino Resort and the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino Resort. Both resorts were the brainchild of hotel and casino developer Jay Sarno, and there is a small amount of material on Sarno in the collection such as newspaper clippings and a press release. The collection includes property ephemera, magazine and newspaper clippings, informational brochures from the two properties and press kits. There is a small amount of correspondence but none that was actually composed by Sarno. It also includes a rare prospectus and stock offerings on Sarno�s never-realized Grandissimo Hotel and Casino resort that was to have been built on Interstate 15 to the west of the Las Vegas Strip. FINDING AID AVAILABLE
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Schwartz, Howard Collection on Gaming
Coll #: MS-00104
Date: 1853, 1966-2010
Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: B 1.1.4
The Howard Schwartz Collection on Gaming documents the gaming industry in the United States from 1853, 1968-2010. The collection includes manuscripts, periodicals, newspaper articles, ephemera, profit and probability profiles and a report from the National Gambling Impact Study Commission.
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Schwartz, Howard Collection on Gaming
Coll #: MS-00104
Date: 1853, 1966-2010
Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: B 1.1.4
The Howard Schwartz Collection on Gaming documents the gaming industry in the United States from 1853, 1968-2010. The collection includes manuscripts, periodicals, newspaper articles, ephemera, profit and probability profiles and a report from the National Gambling Impact Study Commission.
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Schwartz, Sonny
Coll #: MS-00433
Date: 1928-1998
Extent: 7.1 Linear Feet (15 boxes)
Location: 9:4:1 - 9:4:3
The Sonny Schwartz Collection documents the career of New Jersey journalist and radio personality Sonny Schwartz from 1928 to 1998. The collection primarily consists of tapes of Schwartz's radio program, Dateline Atlantic City, and his interviews with musicians, comedians, and other entertainers. The collection also contains an assortment of radio programming featuring performers like Frank Sinatra and Bill Cosby. Also included are Schwartz's columns from the Press of Atlantic City.
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Scientific Games Holding Corporation
Coll #: MS-00686
Date: 1993-1996
Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: B 1:2:6
The collection contains press releases, a press kit, and financial research from Scientific Games Holding Corporation, an instant lottery ticket manufacturer based in Alpharetta, Georgia. The records date from 1993 to 1996.
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Shapiro, S. R.
Coll #: 1016
Date: ca 1800 - 1960
Extent: 1 oversize box (1 linear foot)
Location: Roller Shelf 1:6:6
Collection contains a wide variety of gambling memorabilia and gaming instructions and pamphlets from casinos around the world: Venice, Monte Carlo, Curacao, Paris, Miami, Las Vegas, Panama, Mexico and Aruba. There is also a copy of a French natural history book entitled Memoires de la Societe DHistoire Naturelle de Paris dated either 1799 or 1807. Inside the book are attached ads and lottery announcements from English Newspapers dating from 1811 to 1816.

Silberstang, Edwin
Coll #: T110
Date: 1973
Extent: 1 record storage box (1 linear foot)
Location: 2:8:5
The Edwin Silberstang collection contains rough draft, carbon, and final copies of the book, "Playboy's Book of Games".

Smith, Benjamin Franklin
Coll #: 1013
Date: ca. 1960s
Extent: 1 folder
Location: 1:1:2
Collection consists of (photocopied typescript) the autobiography of professional gambler Benjamin Franklin Smith, ("Lady Luck and I") who gained fame after creating a system to beat the blackjack tables, and newsclippings about Smith from Las Vegas newspapers.

Spilde, Katherine Tribal Gaming Research Files
Coll #: MS-00092
Date: 1908, 1974-2012, (bulk 1991-2011)
Extent: 41.1 linear feet (41 boxes)
Location: A 2:2:5 - 2:5:4
The collection comprises research files of Katherine Spilde, focusing on resources that informed her work with the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA), National Gaming Impact Study Commission (NGISC), and the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development. The material dates from 1908 and 1970 to 2013, and includes social and economic impact studies; compacts between states and tribal governments; copies of court judgments and Senate/House bills; articles and clippings regarding tribal gaming, responsible gaming, and other gaming-related topics; tribal newsletters; and various gaming publications and promotional material.
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Stardust Hotel and Casino
Coll #: 2006-17
Date: 1958-2006 (bulk 1988-2006)
Extent: 312 boxes (219 linear ft)
Location: LASR
Collection is comprised of public relations and marketing materials from the Stardust Hotel and Casino. It includes documents, photographs, video, artifacts, ephemera, internal and external publications. There is material from the following departments or events: food and beverage, slot club, sports, special events, tournaments, and drawings. In addition, there is extensive documentation on the hotel's entertainment efforts such as Lido de Paris, Enter the Night, Wayne Newton and others. Historical files on the Stardust Hotel and general information on Boyd Gaming are also included in the collection. INVENTORY AVAILABLE

Stocker, Harold & Mayme
Coll #: T63
Date: 1860 - 1982
Extent: 11 boxes; 6 linear ft.
Location: 1:12:1 - 1:12:2 Roller Shelf 1.7.3
Related Materials: 0006
The collection of Oscar and Mayme Stocker and their sons Lester, Clarence, and Harold. The Stockers settled in Las Vegas in 1911 where Mayme was the first person to receive a gaming license in 1931 when she opened the Northern Club. Collection consists of news clippings, correspondence, and bank statements. The business and legal series consists mainly of Harold's papers from 1930-1977, and includes deeds, leases, business agreements, and Chief Hotel Court statements and room accounts. There is also material dealing with family history and their interests and activities, and political documents which cover Harold Stocker's Republican Party activities from 1939-1976, including party publications, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and bank statements.
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Taber, Julian
Coll #: MS-00578
Date: 1979-1986
Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: A 1:5:1
Collection is comprised of original drafts of articles and letters to Gambler's The Julian Taber and Lori Rugle Collection on Gambling Addiction (1979-1986) includes papers, proposals, internal reports and memoranda, and newspaper clippings chronicling the work of Julian Taber, an early specialist in the field of gambling addiction, and his assistant, Lori Rugle. Much of the material covers Taber's work and pilot programs at the Brecksville Veterans Administration Hospital in Brecksville, Ohio. Additionally, the collection contains twenty-three cassette tapes of individual and group therapy sessions with pathological gambling addicts.
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Thompson, William
Coll #: MS-00284
Date: 1965-1996
Extent: 1.8 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Location: 3:6:5
The William Thompson Collection on International Gaming contains documents and ephemera concerning gaming in European and Latin American countries from 1965 to 1996. The collection was compiled by William Thompson, professor emeritus of public administration at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The collection includes ephemera from European casinos, several of William Thompson's publications on international gaming, research notes, international magazines and articles about gaming, and reports published on legalizing gambling in Alberta, Canada and Detroit, Michigan.
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Tobin, Phil
Coll #: Mss10
Date: 1974
Extent: 1 folder (containing 2 pages)
Location: 1:1:1
Collection consists of correspondence between Phil M. Tobin and Susan J. Anderl [Jarvis] [former Special Collections Librarian], 1974 Apr. 30 and May 10, documenting loss of Tobin manuscripts relating to passage of the AB 98 which legalized gambling in Nevada in 1931.

Trump Taj Mahal Press Clippings
Coll #: 2001-10
Extent: 5 document boxes
Location: 9:1:6
Collection contains the press clippings from numerous papers regarding the Trump Taj Mahal Hotel/Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Vervilos , Aikaterine
Coll #: 2009-12
Date: 1962-2001 (inclusive)1986-1998 (bulk)
Extent: 7 doc boxes (2.94 linear feet)
Location: 12:11:3 - 12:11:4
Collection is comprised of gaming materials collected by Aikaterine Vervilos, an Arizona attorney for a UNR masters thesis, "Public policy and the new casino gaming markets." Collection contains books on gambling law and horseracing; reports, legal documents, and studies related to gaming, particularly horseracing and Indian gaming in the United States.

Walter Gibson Typescripts of Books on Gambling
Coll #: MS-00370
Date: 1940s
Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: B 1.4.5
The Walter Gibson Typescripts of Books on Gambling consist of manuscripts written by Walter Gibson for Sidney Radner in the 1940s. The collection includes three typescript copies of manuscripts titled, So you Want to be a Crapshooter? Or All Craps are Crooked; Poker and How to Play It; and How Gamblers Win at Cards. There are handwritten notes on the typescripts.
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Walter Gibson Typescripts of Books on Gambling
Coll #: MS-00370
Date: 1940s
Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: B 1.4.5
The Walter Gibson Typescripts of Books on Gambling consist of manuscripts written by Walter Gibson for Sidney Radner in the 1940s. The collection includes three typescript copies of manuscripts titled, So you Want to be a Crapshooter? Or All Craps are Crooked; Poker and How to Play It; and How Gamblers Win at Cards. There are handwritten notes on the typescripts.
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Watts, Frank
Coll #: 85-135
Date: 1966 - 1968
Extent: 1 over-size box
Location: Roller Shelf 1:8:1
Collection contains gambling memorabilia (decks of cards, tokens, matchbooks, ashtrays), a wanted poster about white slavery from 1913 and a ledger of salt shipments in Nevada. INVENTORY AVAILABLE

Wexler, Arnie and Sheilia
Coll #: MS-00579
Date: 1976-2006
Extent: 5 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
Location: A 1:5:1 - A 1:5:3
The Arnie and Sheila Wexler Professional Papers consist of the professional materials dating from 1976 to 2006 of Arnie and Sheila Wexler, compulsive gambling counselors from New Jersey. The papers include documents, articles, videotapes, and audiocassettes on various aspects of problem, compulsive, and pathological gambling.
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Willard, Bill
Coll #: MS 2001-17
Date: 1887-1999 (inclusive)
Extent: 52 document boxes (28.48 linear feet)
Location: 9:4:4 - 9:5:6
Related Materials: 0333
This collection is comprised of the personal papers of noted Las Vegas entertainment writer, producer, and critic Bill Willard. It is a comprehensive collection that contains material on his fathers theater and political involvements as well as Willard's early childhood and high school years. His time in the Army is chronicled by editorials and correspondence he wrote. From his arrival in Las Vegas in 1949, this collection traces his continued involvement in all facets of writing, entertainment, and art, culminating in his final contribution of directing the Arnold Shaw Popular Music Research Center. The collection includes pictures of his artwork, writings he did for various newspapers and magazines, scripts, skits, jokes, awards, over 700 interviews done for the Rap with the Artist series, plus personal memorabilia. COLLECTION FORMS PART OF ARNOLD SHAW ARCHIVES.
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Williams, Claudine
Coll #: MS-00094
Date: 1963-2009
Extent: 10.06 Linear Feet (21 boxes and one over-sized flat file)
Location: A 2:6:4 - A 2:6:7
The Claudine Williams papers cover the years 1965 through 2009. The collection includes awards, contracts, personal and business correspondence, news clippings, her work in the community, and extensive information on her hotel and gaming properties, including the Silver Slipper, Holiday Inn Hotel, Holiday Casino, and Harrah's.
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Wuehle, Edwin
Coll #: MS-00522
Date: 1950-2007
Extent: 4 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Location: 11:12:3 - 11:12:5
The Tony Wuehle Collection documents the activities of freelance writer, college president, and poker expert Edwin "Tony" Wuehle of Michigan and Las Vegas, Nevada, between the years of 1950 to 2007. The collection consists of copies of Wuehle's regular columns, newsletters, and special articles as they were published in various journals and newspapers, especially those related to poker, the International Home and Private Poker Player's Association (IH3PA), education administration, and religious concerns.
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