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About the Exhibit

This online exhibit reprises an exhibition created for the 2005 Global Gaming Expo.

With the support of the American Gaming Association and Reed Exhibitions, UNLV Libraries and the Center for Gaming Research created this exhibit to reflect the past 100 years of gambling in Las Vegas.

The G2E exhibit was fabricated by Freeman. Any praise for the design of the exhibit display (as seen to the right) belongs to the employees of that company, particularly Chuck Orris and David Villalobos.

The G2E Exhibit

All of the photos, documents, and archives seen in these pages are located within UNLV Special Collections at Lied Library.

The exhibit was created by David G. Schwartz and adapted for the web by Dave and Nishanth Bezawada. Digital images were optimized by Samantha Miller. Both students were funded by a grant from the UNLV Libraries Advisory Board.

At G2E 2005, the exhibit stood on the main concourse next to registration. Thousands of conference-goers enjoyed the images and text as they hurried to and from the main exhibit hall.

Lied Library
Lied Library, UNLV

Clark County Gaming Heritage Day

Coinciding with G2E 2005, the Clark County Commission declared September 13, 2005 "Clark County Gaming Heritage Day."

In recognition of UNLV's ongoing efforts to document and preserve the gaming history of Clark County (which includes Las Vegas and the Strip), the Commission urged citizens to support the preservation of gaming heritage.

By visiting this website, you are helping to do just that.

Read the actual Clark County proclamation here

About the Center for Gaming Research

Established by the University Libraries in 1988 as the Gaming Resource Center, the Center for Gaming Research, located within UNLV Special Collections, serves the campus and researchers from around the world. The Center is still building the Gaming Collection, the largest English-language collection of books, periodicals, government documents, and manuscript collections of gaming-related materials.

It also provides support for scholarly inquiry into all aspects of gambling, including the business of gaming, its economic and social impacts and its historical and cultural manifestations.


UNLV Special Collections--Center for Gaming Research

This exhibit is an example of the depth and richness of the gaming-related materials at UNLV Special Collections. The Center for Gaming Research is continually expanding its collections to better document the history and culture of the worldwide gaming industry.

The Center Collects:
- Promotional and publicity material
- Design and development documents, architectural renderings and plans
- Financial filings and reports
- Office files of retiring executives and staff members
- Photographs
- Much more...


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G2Ers enjoying the exhibit


More G2Ers enjoying the exhibit

This exhibit would not have been possible without the help of the following:

At UNLV: Libraries Advisory Board, Dean of Libraries Patricia Ianuzzi, Gail Munde, Osra O'Neal, MJ Miller, Peter Michel, Su Kim Chung, Kathy War, Nishanth Bezawada, Samantha Miller, Hilarie Gray, Joe Cockrell.

Outside UNLV: Alan Feldman (MGM Mirage); Judy Patterson (AGA); Courtney Muller, Kristen Andersen, Allison McCoy (Global Gaming Expo); Chuck Orris, David Villalobos (Freeman); Samantha Charles, Myrna Williams (Clark County Commission).


A Centennial Celebration of Gaming in Las Vegas
from the Center for Gaming Research

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