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UNLV Gaming Podcast 56: Jay Sarno Roundtable

By David G. Schwartz on March 3, 2014 11:57 AM | Permalink

Here is the latest UNLV Gaming Podcast. This is a long one, but a good one:

56-March 3, 2014
Jay Sarno Roundtable
Audio of the 3/2/2014 UNLV Libraries Jay Sarno Roundtable. Jay Sarno did more than build two of the most iconic casinos in the world, Caesars Palace and Circus Circus. He created the mold for modern Las Vegas. In this panel discussion, those who knew him best will talk about his contributions and his quirks. Panelists include: Oscar Goodman, Mel Larson, Dana Gentry, Jay C. Sarno, September Sarno, Freddie Sarno, and Heidi Sarno Straus. The panel is moderated by CGR Director David G. Schwartz.

It truly was an honor to take part in this. If you want to learn more about Jay Sarno, I humbly suggest reading Grandissimo: The First Emperor of Las Vegas.

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UNLV Libraries Event - Jay Sarno: A Roundtable of His Life and Legacy March 2, 4pm

By Su Kim Chung on February 10, 2014 10:38 AM | Permalink

UNLV Libraries Event - Jay Sarno: A Roundtable Discussion of His Life and Legacy, March 2, 2014

Have you ever wondered about the origins of Caesars Palace and Circus Circus? Learn about the life and legacy of Jay Sarno, the Las Vegas legend behind the construction of these two famous Strip hotels, at this March 2nd panel at the UNLV Libraries.  Moderated by Dave Schwartz, author of Grandissimo: The First Emperor of Las Vegas , the new biography of Sarno, the panel will feature a number of notable Las Vegans including former Las Vegas mayor, Oscar Goodman, casino executives Burton Cohen and Mel Larson, and the Sarno children. Join us for a fascinating afternoon to learn all about this larger than life figure who inspired modern Las Vegas.

Event Announcement: Jay Sarno Roundtable

By David G. Schwartz on January 21, 2014 2:20 PM | Permalink

March 2, 4PM
Roundtable Discussion: Jay Sarno: His Life and Legacy

Jay Sarno did more than build two of the most iconic casinos in the world, Caesars Palace and Circus Circus. He created the mold for modern Las Vegas. In this panel discussion, those who knew him best will talk about his contributions and his quirks.

Panelists include

  • Oscar Goodman, former Las Vegas mayor and Sarno’s attorney
  • Burton Cohen, casino president
  • Mel Larson, former Circus Circus vice president of marketing
  • Jay C. Sarno, September Sarno, Freddie Sarno, and Heidi Sarno Straus, Jay Sarno’s children

The panel will be moderated by David G. Schwartz, author of Sarno biography Grandissimo: The First Emperor of Las Vegas. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the discussion.

View invitation (pdf)