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Stephen P. Grogan Donates Papers to UNLV Special Collections and Archives

By skennedy on December 18, 2017 1:33 PM | Permalink

Stephen P. Grogan, president of Navegante Game Technologies, has donated an extensive collection of documents from his career in politics, casino gaming, project development, journalism, and writing to the UNLV University Libraries Special Collections and Archives.

The Stephen P. Grogan Papers includes 32 boxes of personal and literary papers; business and financial files; plans and proposals; publications; and casino memorabilia related to his gaming and casino businesses, personal life, and literary writing.

Grogan has spent the latter part of his career in casino gaming. In his current role as President of Navegante Game Technologies, he assists game inventors and developers. He founded The Grogan Casino Report in the 1990s, recently served as the chairman of the Las Vegas Arts Commission, and is a past-president of the historic Scotch Eighty Owners Association. He also is the author of the best-selling mystery Vegas Die and the culinary-thriller Captain Cooked, which won an award from the Hawai’i Book Publishers Association.

Before moving to Las Vegas, Grogan was active in the passage of Limited Stakes Gaming in Colorado, and served as the first Executive Director of the Colorado Gaming Owners Association. He has worked at several companies, including serving as president of Grogan Financial Services, which specialized in casino project development, president of the Colorado Investment Company, Inc., and was the first employee of Action Gaming, a casino game designer that invented ‘Triple Play Poker’ which today has more than 16,000 video poker machines across the U.S.

He began his career as a cub reporter for the Denver Post and help found the city’s first underground newspaper. He went into government service in the 1970s, spending eight years on the Denver Planning Board and was elected to serve a term on the Denver City Council.

Grogan graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Denver, Colo., and attended Westminster College in Fulton, Mo., before returning to Colorado and graduating from the University of Colorado’s Boulder campus. He is the son of the late oil executive Doyle T. Grogan. He is married to Pamela Kure Grogan, and from previous marriage has two children,
Ross Grogan and Holiday Goodreau.

To support collections like the Stephen P. Grogan Papers at UNLV University Libraries Special Collections & Archives, contact Kelly McCarthy, Director of Development for the University Libraries, at 702-895-2239 or