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Gary W. Royer Collection on Gaming (MS-00658)

Abstract

The Gary W. Royer Collection on Gaming (dating from 1950 to 2009, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1970 to 1995) contains research files, legal files, reports, and manuals about gaming written and collected by Gary W. Royer. The collection includes research and regulatory files collected by Royer while he worked at the Nevada Gaming Control Board. These files primarily document the legislation and regulation of gaming in Nevada, but include information on other states in the US and some international locations. Regulatory files include statutes, codes, regulations, revenue reports, Nevada Gaming Control Board and Nevada Gaming Commission meeting minutes, and tribal-state gaming compacts. Also included are research files about casino, racetrack, and sports betting facilities that include data on organizations, monthly revenue reports, occupancy rates, management and operational control manuals, annual reports, policy and procedure manuals, and profile sheets collected for consulting purposes in Royer’s role as President of Casino Control Corporation (CCC), a private gaming consulting firm. Also included are subject and research files, vendor advertisements, catalogs, and reports; gaming industry publications; conference materials; audit guides; and a comprehensive collection of newspaper articles that document the US gaming industry in the second half of the twentieth century.

Date
1950 to 2009
bulk 1970 to 1995
Extent
155.83 Cubic Feet (217 boxes, 2 flat files)
131.11 Linear Feet
Resource Type
Collection
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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Where use copies do not exist, production of use copies is required before access will be granted; this may delay research requests. Advanced notice is required.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials in this collection may be protected by copyrights and other rights. See Reproductions and Use on the UNLV Special Collections website for more information about reproductions and permissions to publish.

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Scope and Contents

The Gary W. Royer Collection on Gaming (dating from 1950 to 2009, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1970 to 1995) contains research files, legal files, reports, and manuals about gaming written and collected by Gary W. Royer. The collection includes research and regulatory files collected by Royer while he worked at the Nevada Gaming Control Board. These files primarily document the legislation and regulation of gaming in Nevada, but include information on other states in the US and some international locations. Regulatory files include statutes, codes, regulations, revenue reports, Nevada Gaming Control Board and Nevada Gaming Commission meeting minutes, and tribal-state gaming compacts. Also included are research files about casino, racetrack, and sports betting facilities that include data on organizations, monthly revenue reports, occupancy rates, management and operational control manuals, annual reports, policy and procedure manuals, and profile sheets collected for consulting purposes in Royer’s role as President of Casino Control Corporation (CCC), a private gaming consulting firm. Also included are subject and research files, vendor advertisements, catalogs, and reports; gaming industry publications; conference materials; audit guides; and a comprehensive collection of newspaper articles that document the US gaming industry in the second half of the twentieth century.

Biographical / Historical Note

Gary W. Royer (1945-) is a Reno, Nevada based Certified Public Accountant (CPA) who served as an auditing agent, supervisor of internal control for the Nevada Gaming Control Board, and President of the Casino Control Corporation. In the 1970s and 1980s, Royer worked with the Nevada Gaming Control Board as an auditing agent and in a supervisory position within the Audit Division. In the late 1970s Royer founded Casino Control Corporation (CCC), a management consulting firm that focused on researching and creating management and internal control procedures for the gaming industry, particularly in Nevada and New Jersey. CCC provided management services to casinos, manufacturers, distributors, regulatory agencies, and attorneys involved in the gaming industry both in the United States and abroad. Throughout his career, Royer collected and created research files about gaming law, gaming regulation, Native American gaming, financial data, and other topics related to gaming.

Flagg, Tom. “IGT Gift Funds Gaming Library.” UNLV Media Relations, May 17, 1995. https://www.unlv.edu/news/release/igt-gift-funds-gaming-library.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into four series:

Series I. Legislative and regulatory files, 1950-2009;

Series II. Gaming management and operational control files, 1965-2009;

Series III. Gaming industry vendor files, 1974-2000;

Series IV. Gaming research files, 1960-2008.

Preferred Citation

Gary W. Royer Collection on Gaming, 1950-2009. MS-00658. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

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US::NvLN::MS00658
Immediate Source of Acquisition

In 1995, materials were transferred to UNLV Special Collections by the International Game Technology (IGT) Gaming Resource Center, a division of the UNLV International Gaming Institute (IGI) which is part of the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration.

Physical Location

Some materials are stored in the Lied Automated Storage and Retrieval Unit (LASR). Advanced notice may be required to access these materials.

Processing Information

Prior to transfer to UNLV Special Collections the collection was organized and described by Betty McNeal, the program manager of the International Game Technology Gaming Resource Center, a division of the UNLV International Gaming Institute. In 2015, as part of a legacy finding aid conversion project Dallas Reiber rehoused a small portion of the collection and Hana Gutierrez entered a brief description  into ArchivesSpace. In 2016 and 2017, as part of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission grant-funded project "America's Great Gamble," Hannah Robinson and Hana Gutierrez processed, arranged, and described the materials. In 2021, Sarah Jones updated the finding

aid to reflect the disposition of the collection material by order of the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

Custodial History

Materials in this collection that date after 1995 have an uncertain origin. This collection was initially housed and maintained by the International Game Technology (IGT) Gaming Resource Center, a division of the UNLV International Gaming Institute (IGI), before it was transferred to UNLV Special Collections. The collection was accepted by UNLV Special Collections with the assumption that all the materials were collected or created by Royer. However, materials that date after 1995 (the year the IGI purchased the original collection from Royer) have an uncertain origin. It is possible that the materials were donated later by Royer himself, but it is also possible that the IGT Gaming Resource Center staff continued to build on Royer’s collection, intermixing additional materials into the original collection.

Appraisal

Parts of this collection have been removed from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries Special Collections and Archives' holdings by order of the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Materials that were returned to the Nevada Gaming Control Board are noted at the file level of the collection inventory. Please contact special.collections@unlv.edu for further information.

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