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Center for Gaming Research News

Current Gaming Research News

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Campus News |

“Menus, Theater, and the Marketplace” lecture scheduled July 14.

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Research |

"In the Shade of the Royal Oak" explores UNLV's historic gaming literature from the 17th and 18th centuries.

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Campus News |

A collection of news stories from the new year highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.

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Research |

BYU professor presents Eadington lecture on the research he uncovered at UNLV Libraries.

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Campus News |

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

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Campus News |

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

Gaming Research In The News


One of the most popular live casino games in the United States will debut just before Christmas at the Rockford Casino: A Hard Rock Opening Act.


Building a Remarkable Virginia PAC donated $85,000 to the candidate expected to lead the Virginia Senate in 2024.


Of the world’s major casino markets, Macau is the most dependent on gaming revenue. Authorities there want to change that.

News Nation

Casinos up and down the Las Vegas strip are lowering payouts at blackjack tables while raising the minimum bids. And even though players are figuring out something changed to favor the casinos, they aren't quite sure what it is or why it's happening.

Business Insider

Fears of an imminent recession could be overblown given the carefree vibe in Las Vegas, Jim Chanos says.

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The William Hill and Caesars Sportsbook mobile sports betting app is working again after bettors weren’t able to log in and cash their bets from the Super Bowl.

Recent Gaming Research Accomplishments

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.
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…