1950 In late 1948, Hollywood movie producer, Frank N. Seltzer — known for the movies, Jungle Patrol and Let’s Live Again, which debuted that same year — began research for his next project, 711 Ocean Drive, starring Edmond O’Brien and Joanne Dru. He intended ...Continued
Coming in 2017
A Bold Gamble at Lake Tahoe
A Bold Gamble at Lake Tahoe: Crime and Corruption in a Casino's Evolution tells the compelling story of the rocky, 15-year development — from idea to stability — of the Nevada hotel-casino that today operates as the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino.
The entity evolved during the era (1960 to 1975) when mobsters financed and ruled many gambling clubs, racketeering abounded, and regulators struggled to clean up the industry while, simultaneously, allowing it to flourish.
In spotlighting the casino business, which is like no other, this true story boasts conflict galore — misdemeanor and felonious crimes (from wiretapping to kidnapping), contentious lawsuits, community protests, casino cheating incidents, a well-publicized criminal trial of a proprietor and more.
A Bold Gamble is another chip in the stack that is Nevada's compelling gambling history.