The Monday Link – Atlantic City’s History Of Second Chances & Salt Water Taffy


Dr. David Schwartz is a historian, Director of the Center for Gaming Research & instructor at UNLV, and former casino employee who writes about casinos, gaming, tourism, & Las Vegas. I first heard of him listening to one of my favorite, and the original, Vegas podcast “Five Hundy by Midnight.”  I also listened to him on the old Vegas Gang podcast and actually met him at VIMFP (vegas internet mafia family picnic), a get-together of Vegas Nerds, one of the original gambling meetups.

Dr. Dave Schwartz, Professor at UNLV

But nothing got my attention from Dr. Dave more than his books. “Roll The Bones” (The History of Gambling) & “Grandissimo” (about Vegas entrepreneur Jay Sarno) should be staples in anyone’s gambling resources.  Check out our NETG posts about them: “Roll the Bones” is a MUST READ! & Another Must Read From Dr. David Schwartz – “Grandissimo”

After visiting Atlantic City twice in one week, wouldn’t you know I would come across an article in Forbes which Dr. Dave now writes for and is the pick for our Monday Link. Mr. Schwartz was born in and grew up in Atlantic City. His perspective on AC’s many upturns and downward spirals is always genuine and thought worthy. Enjoy his latest article in Forbes entitled:

Atlantic City’s History Of Second Chances & Salt Water Taffy


Here ARE A few of HIS books – Tales From The Slot Floor is his LatesT

GrandissimoTales from the PitBoardwalk PlaygroundRoll the Bones Casino Edition




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