Do you need a fun, informative speaker for your next Las Vegas convention? Dr. David G. Schwartz, an internationally-known expert on gambling and its history, has a talk that you and your attendees are sure to find thought-provoking.

Dr. Schwartz is an accomplished speaker who has taught university courses on subjects ranging from colonial American history to hospitality security. He has presented papers at gaming industry conferences on three continents and has spoken in front of groups such as American Mensa, the Service Corps of Retired Professionals, and the Agenda Group.

In fall 2009, he served as a special enrichment lecturer on the Crystal Cruises “Adventures of Tycho” 12-day gambling themed cruise.

Professor Schwartz combines his experience working in the casino business with his academic knowledge to deliver exciting and informative lectures on several casino- and gambling-related themes.

Dr. Schwartz has two customizable presentations that are particularly popular with convention groups meeting in Las Vegas. Click on the title to learn more:

Seven Things You Should Know About Casinos

How Bugsy Blew It: Leadership Lessons from a Las Vegas Legend


How do I get Dr. Schwartz to speak to my group?

If you are interested in asking Schwartz to speak for your group, please contact him.

In your communication, include the following:

Requested date and time


Name of preferred presentation

Number of attendees

You will be contacted promptly to finalize the date and the speaker’s fee, and the feasibility of allowing your guests the opportunity to purchase books on site for signing by the author.

Usually, Dr. Schwartz requests each of the following for his presentations:

A laptop with Microsoft Powerpoint, able to accommodate a USB flash drive and remote pointer

An LCD projector and screen

A microphone

An open-minded audience eager to learn and have fun


What if I want a more in-depth educational experience?

Dr. Schwartz’s executive seminars are focused programs from 1.5 to 7 hours in duration designed to familiarize decision-makers in gaming and related industries with the history of gambling and casinos.

Working with the host organization, Schwartz customizes each presentation to the information needs of the audience. He offers three general seminar types: an introduction to casinos, a history of gambling for gaming professionals, and a history of gaming in Las Vegas. These programs can be tailored to fit the needs of virtually any group.

Generally speaking, 1.5 hour seminars feature a lecture and brief discussion period, while longer seminars feature both a lecture and an interactive workshop in which participants apply the material discussed to current events.

He has three basic seminar templates that he customizes for the special needs of each group:

Introduction to Casinos
Gambling History for Casino Professionals
Las Vegas & Casinos: The Real History

For more information and scheduling, please contact Dr. Schwartz.