*Canceled - Brought to you by the Center for Gaming Research
Author: Danielle Gomes
Book: Hit Me!: Fighting the Las Vegas Mob by the Numbers
Sunday, April 27, 4 - 6 p.m.
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN UNAVOIDABLY CANCELED AT THIS TIME WITH PLANS TO RESCHEDULE FOR THE FALL.
Campus Location: Lied Library, Goldfield Room, 3rd Floor
HIT ME!: Fighting the Las Vegas Mob by the Numbers by Danielle Gomes and Jay Bonansinga tells the story of Las Vegas during the 1970s—a golden age of Glitter Gulch corruption—and the infamous mob busts led by Dennis Gomes, the youngest division chief in Gaming Control Board history.
Prior to his passing in February 2012, Gomes shared even the smallest details of his crime-fighting past with his daughter Danielle and co-author Jay Bonansinga. Hit Me! reveals how Gomes whipped a ragtag group of auditors into hardened, gun-slinging investigators, who shattered clichés about milquetoast accountant cops. Coming within a hair’s breadth of death more than once, Gomes capped off his tenure with the famous bust of the Stardust skim, portrayed in the book and movie Casino.
The UNLV Libraries Center for Gaming Research is proud to bring you the UNLV Libraries Author Series, presenting writers from around the world whose work delves into Las Vegas’ past, present and future in a variety of genres. Chat with the authors and learn about their inspirations, research and processes, and connect with other book lovers.
This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
Name: Angela Ayers
Office: UNLV Libraries