Article  |  Volume 8

The Oral History of Kenny Epstein

by Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School of Law

Kenny Epstein has spent a lifetime working in the gaming industry. Beginning in 1966 at the newly opened Caesars Palace as a Baccarat shift boss, Epstein eventually purchased a stake in Jackie Gaughan’s El Cortez Hotel and Casino in the mid-seventies. Partnering with Gaughan and his son Michael, he helped build the Barbary Coast, Gold Coast, Orleans, and Suncoast. In 2007, Epstein purchased the El Cortez and continues to work as the casino’s chief executive officer today.

8 UNLV Gaming L.J. 1 (2017)