Part Two: Becoming a Global Destination, 1961-2021
Date: Thursday, March 11 and Thursday, March 25
Time: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Inside the Historic Courtroom on the second floor. To watch a livestream of part one of this event, click on the “Watch” button here. To watch a livestream of part two of this event, click on the “Watch” button here.
Cost: Free for Museum members or with Museum admission. Reservations are required. Click here to RSVP for part one. Click here to RSVP for part two.
Description: Nevada’s gambling industry will recognize its 90th anniversary in March. It is an epic story packed with brazen entrepreneurs, dangerous mobsters and legendary entertainers. The Mob Museum will host a two-part speaker series featuring experts on the turbulent and Mob-infused history of Nevada’s dominant industry. Speakers will be joining in-person.
On March 25, David G. Schwartz and Alan Feldman trace gaming’s evolution from the themed resorts of the 1960s through the megaresort era starting in the 1990s.
This program will take place in The Mob Museum’s Historic Courtroom. If you would like to attend in person, please RSVP. Reservations are not needed to join this program’s livestream.
- David G. Schwartz, professor and the associate vice provost for Faculty Affairs at UNLV. He studies gambling and casinos, video games, Las Vegas, tourism and higher education. Schwartz has authored several books, including “Grandissimo: The First Emperor of Las Vegas” and At the Sands: The Casino That Shaped Classic Las Vegas, Brought the Rat Pack Together, and Went Out with a Bang.”
- Alan Feldman is one of the world’s leading experts on responsible gaming. As Distinguished Fellow in Responsible Gaming for UNLV’s International Gaming Institute, Feldman develops programs and policies to advance related knowledge and capabilities within the industry and regulatory community. Feldman spent nearly 30 years in the gaming industry with MGM Resorts.