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December 2017 Update
What's happening at the Center: new reports, papers, podcasts, events, and more.

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Out Now! Tales from the Pit: Casino Table Games Managers in Their Own Words

Tales from the Pit

The latest book from the UNLV Gaming Press is a collection of oral history interviews that chronicle the changing world of table games management. Learn more here or go directly to Amazon to buy a copy.


Eadington Fellowships

Awarded since 2007 and renamed in honor of William R. Eadington in 2013, the Eadington Fellowships are intended to foster scholarship focused on gambling issues and to encourage the use of the rare and unique collections at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

The 2017-8 application cycle is now closed. Learn more on the Fellowships page.


Upcoming Events

December 13, 2 pm, Amargosa Room
“The Determinants of Gaming Policy Diffusion & Expansion”
Kim Manh Colloquium Talk

January 18, 3pm, Goldfield Room
“Playing Paradise: The California Hotel and Hawaiian Tourist Imaginaries”
Dana Herrera/Cynthia Van Gilder Colloquium Talk

February 28, 2pm Goldfield Room
"Mind and Morality: Gaming in a Jewish-Renaissance Garb"
Paolo Bernadini Colloquium Talk

June 8, 2pm, Goldfield Room
“Gender and Gambling Motivated Crime”
Michelle Malkin Colloquium Talk


July 6, 2 pm, Goldfield Room
“Enclaves, Sovereignty, and Gaming: A Comparative Perspective”  
Tim Simpson Colloquium Talk

 

More events


UNLV Gaming Podcast Latest Podcasts

83-October 20, 2017
Colleen O'Neill
"Jobs and American Indian Sovereignty: The Challenge of Gaming" | Listen to the audio file (mp3)

82-September 8, 2017
Massimo Leone
"Praying and Gambling" | Listen to the audio file (mp3)

81-August 4, 2017
Kelli Wood
“A History of Play in Print: Paper Games from Cards to Candyland” | Listen to the audio file (mp3)

80-July 14, 2017
Mark Johnson
"Comparing the Professionalization of Pro Gamblers and Pro Video Game Players" | Listen to the audio file (mp3)

79-March 22, 2017
Stefan Al
"The Strip: Las Vegas and the Architecture of the American Dream." | Listen to the audio file (mp3)

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Who we are

UNLV Lied Library

The Center for Gaming Research, inside UNLV's Lied Library, provides support for scholarly inquiry into all aspects of gambling, including the business of gaming, its economic and social impacts and its historical and cultural manifestations.

For statistics by state, visit the Jurisdictions page. For historical information on gaming corporations, visit the Companies Page.

The Reports page includes data on gaming at local, statewide, and national levels and a list of gambling-related dissertations, among other material.

The Occasional Paper Series features more in-depth academic work, and the Podcast page includes recordings of lectures and interviews with gaming executives and scholars.

To learn more about the Center's recent work, view the latest monthly update or visit the Update page.

For more information, visit the About page.


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Competitive Video Gaming: Esports Resources

 

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Spotlight on...

United States Commercial Casino Gaming: Monthly Revenues
Monthly combined win totals for (nearly) every U.S. commercial casino and racino jurisdiction

Nevada Gaming Revenues

Nevada Gaming Statistics: The Last Six Months Updated November 2017
Recent Trends for Casino Revenues, May to October 2017

Nevada Gaming Statistics: October Historical Comparison Most Recent Month
Statewide, Las Vegas Strip, Downtown Las Vegas, Boulder Strip, and Washoe County figures for the month of October, 2008-2017


Papers

39: Paul Franke: "Of the Rat Pack, Ashtrays, Cocktail Napkins, and Grateful Losers: The Making of the Las Vegas Experience as a Historical Process in the 20th Century"

38: Danielle Seid. "Forgotten Femmes, Forgotten War: The Kim Sisters’ Disappearance from American Screen and Scene"

37: Laurie Arnold. "Contextualizing Indian Gaming for the National Gambling Impact Study Commission"

36: Celeste Chamblerland. "An Enchanting Witchcraft: Masculinity, Melancholy, and the Pathology of Gaming in Early Modern London"

35:Oliver Lovat. "Elvis Who? Understanding, Attracting and Retaining the Next Generation of Las Vegas Customers"

34: Scott Boylan. "Nevada Gaming Revenue: A Comparative Analysis of Slots and Tables"

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