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A U.S. Supreme Court a decision that would grant New Jersey the right to offer sports wagering would be a net positive for Nevada—as well as Boyd’s Gaming Law program.
Jan. 18 lecture explores what keeps Hawaiian tourists coming to Vegas and why they love to stay at The Cal.
Researcher shares his findings on the motivations and views of industry players during Dec. 13 event.
UNLV class brings student-developed ideas to the market at the Global Gaming Expo trade show.
Research connects the material legacy of gambling in the Renaissance with contemporary board and card games.
Card players, sports bettors and pool hustlers used to be the only ones playing games professionally. Now esports joins the fray.
Esports is moving from huddles around a computer to becoming the next big spectator sport — and resorts are betting that it’ll bring Millennials into casinos.
The relationship between resorts, eSports and the Gaming Control Board is still being fleshed out. UNLV researchers are right there to examine these emerging paradigms.
Eadington Lecture looks at how the rise of public relations helped push the casino industry out of its past and into a new era of legitimacy.
German historian explores how Las Vegas achieved what cities around the world have not: true distinction as a gaming destination.
How the old papers of an esteemed accountant and the memories of a casino legend chart the shift in the casino model.
Long before K-pop, there were the Kim Sisters. Now an Eadington Fellow is exploring what their meteroic rise on Las Vegas entertainment scene has to do with American ideals of beauty, citizenship and capitalism amidst Cold War politics.
National Archives grant helps University Libraries' Special Collections Division preserve archival collections on expansion of gaming in America from 1970 to 2010.
Eadington Fellow dives into UNLV's archives to examine the relationship between sports media and cultural memory in poker's main event.
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Gaming Research In The News
Atlantic City's gaming industry is riding a hot streak this month with the arrival of legalized sports betting and the impending opening of two casinos.
The historic meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un could lead to investment opportunities in the rogue nation in the years to come.
Legal gambling put this city on the international map, helping it become larger-than-life – with a mix of kitsch – and a prime example of American excess.
Back when I worked security in an Atlantic City casino, patrons would often ask me, “Which slot machine is the one that’s going to hit?” My usual response was, “If I knew that, I wouldn’t be working here anymore,” followed by a knowing chuckle. Never failed to get at least a smile in return.
In December 2017, Adam Liptak, the Supreme Court reporter for The Times, was sitting next to an animated Gov. Chris Christie as he listened to arguments for what could become one of Mr. Christie’s greatest legacy successes — a rare beacon of light in a scandal-ridden administration, and a case that could change the interpretation of the United States Constitution’s anti-commandeering doctrine for decades to come.
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