Bob Miller might have started his career as a police officer, but he didn’t stop there. He worked his way up to become the longest serving governor in Nevada history, with a mindset of encouraging economic development through environmentally friendly tourism, specifically Las Vegas.
But Vegas wasn’t always in Bob’s future. Bob’s dad was a gaming pioneer, and he steered Bob away from the Vegas experience and pointed him in the direction of legal advocacy. After he graduated from law school and worked his way up to the governorship, Bob used his legal background to help Nevada transition Vegas into the powerhouse of entertainment that it is today.
Jason Hartman and Bob talk about Bob’s new book Son of a Gambling Man, and what Vegas was, what it is, and how the law impacted Bob’s entire life.
[6:05] Where Bob sees Las Vegas, and the state of Nevada, headed
[11:02] When Vegas changed from a place with cheap food/transportation/hotel rooms to get you to come in and gamble, to a place where it’s expensive and has booming business outside of gambling
[16:03] Bob’s experience as a lawyer