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Nevada earned the title of “Mississippi of the West” when casino industry barred Black patrons prior to 1960

As Juneteenth, the federal holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved black Americans, is celebrated June 19, it’s a good time to recall the evolution of race relations in the Silver State. Most people working in casinos today mercifully never knew the days when gaming was rooted in blatant segregation and Jim Crow prohibitions. That history […]