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Vice President

Local Address: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Employment History

  • Director of Sports Operations and Public Relations
    Brandywine Bookmaking LLC
  • Promotions Manager
  • Marketing Director
  • Public Relations Director
  • Veteran Sports Book Director
    Lucky's Sportsbook
  • Director of Sports Operations
    Lucky's Sportsbook
  • Sports Book Director
    Barbary Coast
  • Blackjack Dealer
    Barbary Coast
  • Director of Public Relations
    William Hill US
  • Spokesman
    William Hill US

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Director
199 Total References
Web References
Odds Are With Jimmy Vaccaro - Sports USA Media, 13 Feb 2014 [cached]
Odds Are with Jimmy Vaccaro is a weekly podcast hosted by the most legendary oddsmaker in America. * *With 38 years in the business, Jimmy will guide you through all of the events happening across the country and will take you on a ride from when he first started in the business to today! Jimmy Vaccaro is the Vice President in charge of Race and Sports Marketing at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
You can submit your questions for Jimmy to be answered by either emailing or sending him a tweet at @JimmyVaccaro and including the @insidesportsusa twitter handle in your question.
Download "Odds Are with Jimmy Vaccaro" on " title="iTunes" target="_blank"> iTunes.
WSOP Blog [cached]
Jimmy Vaccaro, the Director of the Race and Sports Book at Lucky's said that they need to find out which of these draws most attention to bettors and at the same time, they need to look at its feasibility. He adds that once they get a grip on such issues, they will take wagering to higher levels, develop, enhance and they will make it more exciting.
March Madness Gambling Brings Out Warnings From NCAA to Tournament Players - The National Council on Problem Gambling, 1 Mar 2014 [cached]
"We'll probably do as much money as we do on Super Bowl Sunday and the ticket count is way up from Thursday to Sunday because people bet smaller, but just about every game," Jimmy Vaccaro, director of sports operations at Lucky's Race and Sports Book in Las Vegas, said in a phone interview.
Lucky's Race & Sports Book | About Us - Executive Team, 3 May 2012 [cached]
Jimmy Vaccaro - Director of Sports Operations & Public Relations
Jimmy Vaccaro - Director of Sports Operations & Public Relations
Jimmy Vaccaro, widely considered Las Vegas' most influential bookmaker, serves as Director of Sports Operations and Public Relations for Lucky's. Vaccaro's storied career in the sports betting business traces back more than 30 years after he moved from his native Pittsburgh to Las Vegas and took a job as a blackjack dealer at the Royal Inn in 1975. Soon after, he was chosen to open and run the Royal Inn's first sports book. From there, Vaccaro helped open the sports book at the Barbary Coast on the Vegas Strip in 1979. Six years later, Kirk Kerkorian recruited Vaccaro to open up the sports book at the MGM Grand.
In 1987, Vaccaro hooked up with Steve Wynn to manage the book at the Golden Nugget.
Wynn then chose Vaccaro to open and manage the new sports book at the Mirage.
In 2003, Vaccaro left Las Vegas to open the race and sports book at the Atlantis on Paradise Island, Bahamas. In 2009, he went to Delaware for the launch of the state's sports lottery. Vaccaro is a frequently quoted expert on sports betting in the national media and has been featured on ABC, Bloomberg, CBS, CNN, ESPN and NBC TV and The New York Times. The Las Vegas Review-Journal called Vaccaro "the most influential linesmaker of the past 20 years. Follow Jimmy on Twitter - @JimmyVaccaro
Online Casino News : Sportsbook Scene, 4 Sept 2006 [cached]
Legendary bookmaker Jimmy Vaccaro, easily one of the most popular and respected bookmakers ever to grace a Sin City sports book and Vinnie Magliulo, who for many years graciously and authoritatively was the corporate executive in charge of race and sports book operations at Caesars Palace were the entrants.
Jimmy came to the desert in 1975 and quickly impressed a number of properties with his gaming and managerial expertise.It culminated in his ascendancy to becoming head man at the Mirage race and sports book when it opened its doors in the late 1980s.He currently is a consultant to the world class resort hotel Atlantis, Paradise Island, in the Bahamas, and is promotions manager for Leroy's.
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