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Special Collections & Archives Completes Work on NHPRC Grant “America’s Great Gamble”

By Su Kim Chung on October 23, 2017 11:48 AM | Permalink

Special Collections and Archives project staff recently completed work on the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC) grant-funded project, “America’s Great Gamble: A Project to Promote the Discovery of Sources About the Expansion of Legalized Gambling Across the United States.” The $129,600 grant allowed SCA to hire two full-time project archivists, and two student assistants who were able to process and describe four of our most significant modern gaming collections.

Gary W. Royer Collection on Gaming available for researchers

By David G. Schwartz on September 1, 2017 2:36 PM | Permalink

The UNLV University Libraries has made the Gary W. Royer Collection on Gaming available to researchers through the Special Collections and Archives Division at Lied Library.

Royer is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) who served as an auditing agent, supervisor of internal control for the Nevada Gaming Control Board, and President of the Casino Control Corporation. In the late 1970s, Royer founded the Casino Control Corporation (CCC), a management consulting firm that focused on researching and creating management and internal control procedures for facilities and corporations involved in the gaming industry, particularly in Nevada and New Jersey. CCC provided management services to casinos, manufacturers, distributors, and regulatory agencies involved in the gaming industry both in the United States and internationally.

Eugene Christiansen Papers Now Available for Research

By David G. Schwartz on September 1, 2017 2:32 PM | Permalink

The UNLV University Libraries has made the Eugene Martin Christiansen Papers available to researchers through the Special Collections and Archives Division at Lied Library.

Christiansen is a consultant and chairman of Christiansen Capital Advisors, LLC. He has worked as a consultant for the commercial gaming and entertainment industries since 1976, and written extensively on gambling legalization and regulation, the economic impacts of legalized gambling, taxation of gambling and entertainment, Native American gaming, and pari-mutuel wagering. Christiansen is a member of the National Council on Problem Gambling and the Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Harrah’s Entertainment Corporate Archives Ready for Researchers! by Hannah Robinson

By Special Collections & Archives Technical Services on August 24, 2017 8:48 AM | Permalink

The Harrah’s brand began in 1946 with Bill Harrah when he opened a bingo parlor in Reno, Nevada. Ever since the opening of Harrah’s Reno Club, the brand has contributed to and often led trends in casino and gaming marketing and corporate strategies. For example, Harrah’s established a lucrative busing program in the 1950s, created a linked customer loyalty program in the late 1990s, and partnered with Native American nations just after the passage of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act in 1989.

Royer Collection on Gaming ~ Ready for Researchers! by Hannah Robinson

By Special Collections & Archives Technical Services on July 30, 2017 7:21 PM | Permalink

As the gaming industry expanded dramatically in the 1970s and 1980s, Gary Royer provided his casino managing, auditing, and accounting expertise to hundreds of corporations, casinos, and regulatory agencies in the United States. As a consultant and auditing agent, Royer created extensive research files that researchers can now peruse to gain insight about the expansion of gaming in the US in the last fifty years. Researchers interested in the development of gaming policy, changes in casino management and operational control procedures, and the corporatization of the US gaming industry will find a wealth of information in the Gary W. Royer Collection on Gaming. The Royer Collection is housed in the UNLV Libraries Special Collections and Archives and a detailed inventory of the collection is available online.

Laughlin, Nevada documentation from the Royer collection, UNLV

A Note on Sovereignty, by Lee M. Hanover

By Special Collections & Archives Technical Services on February 7, 2017 5:08 PM | Permalink

Handwritten note from the Katherine A. Spilde Papers on Native American Gaming, 1789-2015. MS-00092. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.