It is no surprise why Nevada was often considered a major part of the Old Wild West. But what about the risk-takers who bet on the success of the Silver State from the Civil War to the modern era, from mob-ruled casinos of Las Vegas to professional sports on the Strip? In Part 1, Dr. Michael Green, professor of history at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), shares about some of the fascinating stories that made Nevada and Las Vegas into the unique places that they are today.
For more research and news about gaming, visit UNLV's International Gaming Institute (IGI) website!
Also, be sure to check out these Amazon links to Dr. Green's books:
Nevada: A History of the Silver State (2015)
Lincoln and Native Americans (2021)
Lincoln and the Election of 1860 (2011)
A special thank you to Dr. Brett Abarnel from UNLV's IGI for making this episode possible.
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