Photograph of gamblers at a roulette table in the Aladdin Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, circa early 1970s (PH 0333 0138)
UNLV Libraries Special Collections was recently awarded a $129,600 grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) to process three significant archival collections on gambling. "America’s Great Gamble: A Project to Promote the Discovery of Sources About the Expansion of Legalized Gambling Across the United States" will increase the discoverability and usability of the Katherine Spilde Papers on Tribal Gaming (1974-2012), the Eugene Christiansen Papers on Gaming (1970-2008), and the Gary Royer Papers on Gaming (1955-1996). These collections will provide new evidence and historical context surrounding the rapid expansion of casinos and legalized gambling in the United States between 1970 and 2010. The project launches on April 1, 2016. Read more about the grant project in this UNLV News Center press release.