Ashok Singh

Professor, William F. Harrah College of Hospitality
Chair, Department of Resorts, Gaming and Golf Management
Faculty Researcher, International Gaming Institute at UNLV
Expertise: Gaming odds, Statistical and machine learning applications in hospitality, business, and medical research, Applied statistics, R programming, Bayesian statistical methods



Ashok Singh is an applied statistics and gaming odds expert who teaches UNLV courses on the math of casino games, advanced statistics, slot analytics, design, mathematical models for business, and operations research. He additionally leads a graduate-level course on data mining and machine learning in the software environment R, a programming language for statistical computing and graphics.

Singh joined UNLV in 1991 as a faculty member in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, where he developed and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in statistics. He transferred to the College of Hospitality's gaming faculty in 2006, and was named chair of the Department of Resorts, Gaming and Golf Management in 2021.

In addition to teaching, Singh is a researcher whose interests span a wide range of topics including medical research; public health; and civil and environmental engineering including transportation systems to support research projects sponsored by local, state, and federal agencies and the private sector. His most recent projects have examined the impacts of a smoking ban on casino gaming volume, the relationship between the house edge and play time, and casino loyalty programs.



  • Ph.D., Statistics, Purdue University
  • M.S., Mathematical Statistics, University of Lucknow
  • B.S., Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, University of Lucknow

Search For Other Experts On

gaming & gambling

Ashok Singh In The News

K.S.N.V. T.V. News 3
There were no big treats from the Halloween night Powerball drawing, as none of the tickets sold matched all six numbers.
CDC Gaming Reports Inc.
Every time Anthony Lucas, Ph.D., and his colleagues at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, produce a study about slot machines, he gets feedback from the gaming industry.
US Bets
A study says slot players don't care about payout percentage, but why not try an open book approach?
A new UNLV research claims a common strategy applied by casinos worldwide to increase play time on slot machines might not be the best choice.

Articles Featuring Ashok Singh

people doing research
Research | December 27, 2021

UNLV researchers made international headlines this year with their discoveries. Here's a roundup of some of our top stories of 2021.

A man stocking shelfs at the food pantry
Campus News | December 8, 2021

A collection of news stories featuring research and accomplishment at UNLV.