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David G. Schwartz

David G. Schwartz

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Gaming and Hospitality editor David G. Schwartz has written several books, including Grandissimo: The First Emperor of Las Vegas. By day, he directs the Center for Gaming Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. A little later in the day, he teaches history classes at UNLV. In between all that excitement, he is hard at work contemplating a hyperlocal crowd-sourced artisanal nut butter start-up.

EDC 2014

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The Festivalization of Las Vegas

It takes one thing to go from outsider to establishment in Las Vegas: success. When Pasquale Rotella’s Insomniac Events first brought the Electric Daisy Carnival to Las Vegas in 2011, he was a renegade fleeing Los Angeles, which had hosted the festival for more than a decade but rolled up the welcome mat amid controversy in Read More

Green Felt Journal

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The Man Who Gave Regulation a Good Name

Nevada’s casino regulatory system is intimidatingly massive. The relevant sections of the Nevada Revised Statutes span more than 83,000 words—more than 150 pages, single-spaced. But that’s just the foundation: The Gaming Control Board and Gaming Commission promulgate regulations, technical specifications, policies, suitability findings, industry notices, and minimum internal control standards, which themselves run to Read More