Sid Wyman

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Sid Wyman
BornJune 1, 1910
DiedJune 1978 (age 68)
OccupationCasino owner

Sidney "Sid" Wyman (June 1, 1910 – June 1978 in St. Louis, Missouri) was a poker player and hotel owner in Las Vegas, Nevada.[1]


Born to a Jewish family,[2] Wyman was a gambler and co-owner of several Las Vegas casinos including the Sands, Riviera, Royal Nevada, and The Dunes. In 1979, Wyman was made a charter member of the Poker Hall of Fame.

Wyman died on June 26, 1978, of cancer at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.[1] He never married but had a long time girl friend.[1] He was buried at Hillside Memorial Park.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Sidney Wyman, Nevada Gambler, Owner of Las Vegas Strip Hotels". The New York Times. June 28, 1978.
  2. ^ Marschall, John P. (February 1, 2008). Jews in Nevada: A History. University of Nevada Press. p. 173. ISBN 9780874177374. Most of the hotel builders were Jewish Americans: Sidney Wyman, Al Gottesman, and Jake Gottleib with the early tears of the Dunes