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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.

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Kirk Kerkorian, 1917-2015

When Kirk Kerkorian died June 15 at the age of 98, Las Vegas didn’t just lose a visionary whose fingerprints are all over the city’s most recognizable chunk of real estate. It lost a man whose accomplishments will almost certainly never again be equaled by a single person. Read More

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A New Era for the Tropicana?

Last week started with two big casino news items that were rife with symbolism: the closing of the Riviera and the official groundbreaking for Resorts World. Some 24 hours after padlocks were slapped on the Riviera’s front doors, lion dancers gyrated in an air-conditioned tent across the street on the former site of the Stardust. Read More