Original Research Article
The transformation of Las Vegas from the domestic center of gaming to the future global command center of the gaming industry is an ambitious undertaking. The city of Houston, Texas successfully underwent a similar evolution in the 1980s. Now recognized as a global hub of the energy industry, Houston's stakeholders often credit intellectual capital as a primary driver of their success. This article provides an introduction to intellectual capital theory and offers Las Vegas and its stakeholders some guidance for future examinations of the city's intellectual resources.