New UNLV podcast: Steve Cyr

We’ve got an outstanding new podcast up over at the UNLV Center for Gaming Research. You’ve really got to hear it to believe it:

07-April 30, 2009

Steve Cyr, "From Hotel School to the Celebrity Suite: My Career in the Casino Industry”

Cyr, a legendary Las Vegas casino host, shoots from the hip as only he can in this dynamic, highly-informative talk. Learn how a casino host climbs the career ladder, see behind the scenes of high rollers suites, and much more.

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Whale Hunt in the Desert: Secrets of a Vegas Superhost from Huntington Press

UNLV Center for Gaming Research: Podcasts.

Cyr really cuts loose, as I’m told he usually does in his talks. Did he kick Starlight Express’s ass when he was at the Hilton? Yep. Does he care whether his players win or lose? Yep. If you like going to casinos and are curious about what it’s like to host high rollers, or just want an insight into the business, this one is for you.

6 thoughts on “New UNLV podcast: Steve Cyr”

  1. Thank you so much for posting all these podcasts–they have been great! I am grateful that we all get to listen to the talks (especially those of us too lazy to come down from Reno), because, in my opinion, they are all definitely quite valuable and in most cases entertaining as well.

  2. What are we supposed to do all summer? You got us hooked, and now you’re gonna take a break? You got any oral histories you could post during the summer? Might be good research for some students.

  3. I’ve got a two-part strategy. First, I’ll be doing some interviews at the International Conference on Gambling and Risk-Taking in three weeks, so that should give me some good material. Second, I want to do a few interviews around town, particularly with the WSOP.

  4. American Gaming Guru

    I caught up on the UNLV and Vegas Gang podcasts on the ACES train on my way to and from AC this weekend. I actually wanted the train to slow down so I can get them all in!

    Great stuff. Thanks Dave.

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