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Campus News | July 2, 2020

A collection of news stories featuring the people and programs of UNLV.

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Campus News | June 11, 2020

A collection of stories featuring UNLV’s continued flexibility and adaptability in the face of COVID-19.

Campus News | May 20, 2020

A collection of news stories highlighting the staff and students of UNLV who exemplify what it means to be a Rebel, even from home.

Campus News | April 9, 2020

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV’s response to COVID-19 and faculty experts who have helped the community make sense of the pandemic and its impact to daily life.

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Campus News | March 5, 2020

A collection of news stories from February highlighting the people and research of UNLV.

Campus News | February 18, 2020

A collection of news stories capturing the excitement and accomplishments of UNLV at the start of a new decade.

Gaming Research In The News

CDC Gaming Reports, Inc.
June 16, 2020

Las Vegas threw open its doors to visitors again on June 4, and those who came streaming into the city’s hotels and casinos were greeted with a whole new set of health protocols. Temperature checks, hand-sanitizing stations, plexiglass between players at gaming tables and six-foot social-distancing markings throughout properties reminded everyone of the evolving “new normal.”

Travel Weekly
June 16, 2020

Face masks were a big part of the plan; they were worn by all employees and offered to all guests. At Caesars Palace, even the statues were wearing them.

Sports Illustrated
June 8, 2020

Casinos are working feverishly towards making guests feel they are not at risk when they travel back to properties with newly implemented safety measures. Among all these new features, there is one important change blatantly missing: prohibiting smoking.

Casino.Org
June 2, 2020

In just three days many Las Vegas gaming properties plan to reopen. But questions arose this weekend when initially peaceful protests over the death of George Floyd turned violent on the Strip and downtown with hundreds of arrests and multiple police officers left injured.

Casino.Org
June 2, 2020

In just three days many Las Vegas gaming properties plan to reopen. But questions arose this weekend when initially peaceful protests over the death of George Floyd turned violent on the Strip and downtown with hundreds of arrests and multiple police officers left injured.

New York Post
June 1, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic could lead to a quicker expansion of sports betting and internet gambling in the US as states deal with huge budget deficits and look for new tax revenue wherever they can find it.

Recent Gaming Research Accomplishments

January 31, 2019
David G. Schwartz (Libraries) was a featured speaker on a panel called "Sports, Casinos, The Mob, and the Moolah," which was presented by the Clark County Library as part of its Mob Month program. Schwartz shared his perspectives on the histories of sports betting, organized crime, corruption, and technlogical change.
December 19, 2018
David G. Schwartz (Center for Gaming Research) accepted an invitation to join the European Science Foundation's College of Expert Reviewers. Because of his record of outstanding scholarship and strong credentials in the history of gaming, gambling, and games, he was asked to assist the foundation in its mission of facilitating research management...
December 10, 2018
David G. Schwartz (Center for Gaming Research) gave a presentation to Leadership Henderson called "Where Is Las Vegas Now?" about how the city's tourist industry recovered from the Great Recession and the latest moves casino companies are making to stay ahead of the curve.
October 29, 2018
David G. Schwartz  (Center for Gaming Research) participated in a panel discussion and book launch at the Clark County Library earlier this month. The event was the unveiling of Live Through This: An Anthology of Unnatural Disasters, a collection of 11 short fiction and non-fiction by local writers. Schwartz has an essay/virtual memoir in the...
October 18, 2018
David G. Schwartz (Center for Gaming Research), along with several notable Las Vegas gaming figures, participated in a panel and Q&A marking the 50th anniversary of the opening of Circus Circus. On a related note, a recent commentary he wrote for Forbes.com, "The Clown that Made Las Vegas Hits a Major Milestone," assessed the visionary role of...
July 10, 2018
David G. Schwartz (Center for Gaming Research) recently edited Tales from the Slot Floor: Casino Slot Managers in Their Own Words, a new collection based on oral histories collected from casino slot managers. The book was published by the UNLV Gaming Press. Slot machines are the backbone of most casinos. They earn the most money and determine the...