UNLV Libraries Sarno Event


Mar. 2, 2014,
4pm to 6pm

Campus Location

Office/Remote Location

Goldfield Room


The UNLV Libraries presents the Jay Sarno Event: A Roundtable Discussion of his Life and Legacy.

Jay Sarno did more than build two of the most iconic casinos in the world, Caesars Palace and Circus Circus. He created the mold for modern Las Vegas. In this panel discussion, those who knew him best will talk about his contributions and his quirks.

The panel will be moderated by David G. Schwartz, author of Sarno biography "Grandissimo: The First Emperor of Las Vegas."

Panelists include:

  • Oscar Goodman, Sarno's attorney & former Las Vegas mayor
  • Burton Cohen, casino president
  • Mel Larson, former Circus Circus vice president
  • Jay C. Sarno, September Sarno, Freddie Sarno, Heidi Sarno Straus, Jay Sarno's children


Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required as seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

To register, visit the library events webpage or call 702-895-2277.

Authors will take questions from the audience and sign books following their presentations. The UNLV Bookstore will provide sales at all author presentations

Light refreshments will be served.

Contact Information

More info on this event

Event Sponsor

UNLV Libraries Center for Gaming Research