Las Vegas Review Journal: Lawyer had hand in shaping Nevada's casino licensing

Las Vegas Review Journal: Lawyer had hand in shaping Nevada's casino licensing

Frank Schreck wasn't sure what to think.

His mentor and former high school teacher Mike O'Callaghan had just been elected governor. One of O'Callaghan's first appointments upon taking office in 1971 was to place Schreck on the Nevada Gaming Commission.

Schreck, who was 27 years old, left his law practice to assist in O'Callaghan's upset election.

"I was the young punk who was having fun on the campaign while leading school integration rallies," Schreck recalled. "Now I was going to the gaming commission. Mike was my hero. I would have done anything he asked."

At the time, Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist Don Digilio wrote that "maybe someday, young Schreck will be a good attorney."

It wasn't an inaccurate prediction.

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