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Transcript of interview with Elliot Schecter by David Schwartz, May 27, 2015






Interviewed by David Schwartz. Elliott Schecter got a job dealing poker at a private club in New York City to earn spending money while he was a student at Rutgers. He worked as a dealer on a casino cruise ship, then became the shift manager in the poker room at the Seminole Casino Hollywood in Florida when it opened. Elliott also worked on the Palm Beach Princess casino cruise ship, at the Reno Hilton, here in Las Vegas at the Palms, at the Downstream Casino Resort in Oklahoma, and was working at the Snoqualmie Casino in the Seattle area at the time of the interview. Subjects: Private room, Discovery cruise; Seminole Hollywood; Palm Beach Princess; Palm Beach Kennel Club; Reno Hilton; Palms; Downstream (OK); Snoqualmie (WA)

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Elliott Schecter oral history interview, 2015 May 27. OH-02726. [Transcript]. Oral History Research Center, Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.


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