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Gaming industry vendor files, 1967-2000

Level of Description


Scope and Contents

Materials contain brochures, booklets, informational packets, catalogs, company profiles, video recordings, machine motherboard schematics, operator manuals, and advertisements (1967-2000) produced by casino industry vendors and collected by Gary W. Royer. The materials are primarily comprised of data about gaming suppliers, manufacturers, and distributors that include company profiles, categorization of business type, notes, and records of owners and key employees.




7.39 Cubic Feet (9 boxes, 3 shared boxes)

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.


Materials are arranged alphabetically by company name.

Custodial History

Materials in this series that date after 1995 have an uncertain origin. This collection was purchased from Royer in 1995 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.  Materials dating after 1995 could have been donated 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.