Steven Hart was born on April 7, 1946, and moved to Las Vegas, Nevada as a one-year-old with his parents, Nat and Sylvia Hart. After graduating from Las Vegas High School, Steven Hart went through an apprenticeship program to become a journeyman carpenter. He then enlisted in the United States Navy and joined its construction battalion during the Vietnam War.
Upon his return to Las Vegas, Steven followed in his father’s footsteps working in the casino industry. His father Nat Hart was one of the city’s original celebrity chefs, well-known for his restaurants at Caesars Palace and the Desert Inn, and for his popular gourmet cooking school. During his long career as a successful gaming executive, Steven worked at several properties, including the International Hotel as food and beverage controller, and Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall and Hotel as casino credit junket representative.
Hart,Steven. Interview, 2014 October 23. OH_02181. Oral History Research Center, Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas.