Sunday, April 27, 2014

Hail Sarno!

Hey, it's another author talk at UNLV! David G. Schwartz, who in addition to running the university's Center for Gaming Research is a respected author on gambling in general and Sin City in particular, will speak at 7:30 p.m. April 29 at UNLV's Marjorie Barrack Museum (4505 S. Maryland Parkway). The topic will be Jay Sarno, the subject of Schwartz's recent biography Grandissimo: The First Emperor of Las Vegaswhose brainchildren Caesars Palace and Circus Circus were the first of the Strip's themed megaresorts. Yes, everyone in this city owes a great debt to Jay Sarno, and not just those of us who dropped a bundle on his craps tables. And of course, this being Vegas: He has a street named after him.

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