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Harrah's Entertainment Corporate Archives Available to Researchers

By David G. Schwartz on September 21, 2017 6:48 AM | Permalink

The UNLV University Libraries has made the Harrah’s Entertainment Corporate Archives available to researchers through the Special Collections and Archives Division at Lied Library.


Caesars Entertainment Corporation, formerly called Harrah's Entertainment, Inc., is a gaming corporation based in Nevada. Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. and its predecessors can be traced back to 1946 when businessman William (Bill) Fisk Harrah purchased a casino in Reno, Nevada and named it Harrah's Reno Club. In 1956 Bill Harrah, the sole owner, expanded the Harrah's brand and opened Harrah's Tahoe Club in Stateline, Nevada. In 1971 Harrah decided to take the company public and Harrah's Inc. made its initial public offering. After Bill Harrah's death in 1978, Holiday Inns, Inc. purchased Harrah's Inc. In 1985 Holiday Inns, Inc. was renamed Holiday Corporation. In 1990 Holiday Corporation created The Promus Companies, a corporate spin-off that included the Harrah's brand. In 1995 Promus rebranded as Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. and continued expanding across the United States. The company was renamed Caesars Entertainment Corporation in 2010.

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.


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