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Dr. David Schwartz hits Binions Jackpot

By Chuckmonster on Monday, 10th April 2006 5:30pm
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Some of you may remember our interview with David Schwartz, gaming historian at UNLV. Well, it seems he hit the jackpot at Binions... the historical jackpot that is... read on (and be sure to jump to the complete article at the end) Way to go Dave!:

Dave Schwartz (Dr. Dave, with a Ph. D. in history from UCLA) is the coordinator of the Center for Gaming Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). A part of his duties has to do with overseeing the university's special collection on gaming. Within that section is the "Binion's Horseshoe Collection," a treasure trove for those interested in all aspects of the World Series of Poker.

The collection, donated to the university by Jack Binion, covers the WSOP from its start in 1970 to 2004. The extent of the collection is recorded as "9 linear feet (8 Hollinger boxes, 2 document boxes)."

According to Schwartz, dubbed "gaming's leading historian" by Global Gaming Business, documents include event proceedings, press releases, newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, event schedules and programs, participation lists, day-by-day results of play, players' brochures, audiocassette tapes, videotapes, promotional pamphlets, newsletters, display ads in both draft and finished form, awards, advertising budgets, a few pieces of business correspondence and invoices, drawings, published writings, handwritten notes, a movie script, business proposals, and two posters.



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