Monday, November 6, 2006
At the peak of its power, there was nothing like the sports book at the Stardust.
When the venerable hotel and casino closed its doors last week, it evoked little emotion in Scotty Schettler, the boss of the Stardust sports book from 1983 to 1991.
"Ah, it closed over 10 years ago," Schettler said. "They just forgot to tell 'em."
Far from being bitter, though, Schettler looks back with delight on the era of fast action and high limits, when the 'Dust was the undisputed pinnacle of the sports betting universe.