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Transcript of interview with Jimmy Wike by David Schwartz, June 02, 2015







Interviewed by David Schwartz. Jimmy Wike's family moved to Las Vegas in 1958 when he was nine years old. He graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a bachelor's degree in psychology. Jimmy started as a dealer at the Las Vegas Club and was also a dealer at the Fremont Hotel and Casino, at the Stardust, and at the MGM Grand that later became Bally's. He was a supervisor at Bally's and also taught in a dealers' school while he worked there, he became a pit manager, and ended up a vice president. Jimmy also worked in management at the Hilton and at Casesars Palace. Subjects: Las Vegas Club, Fremont, Stardust, MGM Grand (original), Landmark, Fremont, Bally’s, Hilton, Caesars Palace

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Jimmy Wike oral history interview, 2015 June 02. OH-02730. [Transcript]. Oral History Research Center, Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.


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