Fri, 12 June 2009
Guest number one for our first podcast in our new store location is Ed Hattori, a longtime customer now living in Canada. Ed talks about "finding" our new store (located three miles from our original spot), which is less than a half-mile from the famous Liberace Museum. The enthusiastic Hattori, who makes Gambler's Book Shop a must-visit place, offers his observations about what makes the store unique, the kind of books he shops for, how the city has changed since he first visited Las Vegas.
Mike Spinetti, owner of Spinetti's Home Gaming Supplies, a member of a pioneer Nevada Family (one of his relatives was mayor of Ely,NV generations ago) and a historian in his own way, discusses collecdtible gambling paraphernalia, including the buying and selling of old chips. Spinetti describes the boom in poker--what made it all happen, the characters he's met and played against, about the types and quality of poker chips, scam artists, attending gambling collectible shows.