The Casino Pioneer Poised For A Comeback In Las Vegas And Beyond

My latest Forbes post looks at why the influence of Bill Harrah might be making a comeback:

William Fisk Harrah came into the gambling business in 1933. Having left UCLA before completing an engineering degree, he bought a bingo operation his father had been running in Venice Beach. Harrah the younger already had firm ideas about how to run a business that appealed better to customers: in this case, he fired the shills and added padded stools, giving players a less intimidating atmosphere that was gentler on the backside.

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