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Current Gaming Research News

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Research | April 21, 2021

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

Campus News | February 3, 2021

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

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Research | January 27, 2021

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

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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.

Gaming Research In The News

US Bets
July 7, 2021

According to figures from the Nevada Gaming Control Board, Silver State casinos raked in $1,230,165,971, the highest figure for the casinos since they beat gamblers for $1,164,875,043 in October 2007.

The Nevada Independent
May 19, 2021

The pandemic-driven absence of international flights to and from Las Vegas has removed one of the gaming industry’s most lucrative business segments, leading airport leaders, tourism officials and gaming insiders to push for the U.S. to reopen for travel from key destinations.

The Press-Enterprise
February 3, 2021

Before stepping foot in a casino in 2021, there are cameras ready to take temperatures and, in some cases, identify guests. It’s the kind of technology that even in 2019 would have seemed foreign to casino visitors but has now become the new normal because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Macau Times
January 14, 2021

Activities involving esports and consequently betting on esports lack regulatory frameworks in many jurisdictions mostly due to “fear of the unknown,” said Chris Kissack, head of esports for Digital Isle of Man, during a webinar for the 2021 edition of Gaming Global Expo Asia (G2E Asia).

NBC News
December 31, 2020

The dog racing "mecca" of Florida ran its final greyhound contests Thursday night as the gambling mainstay strides closer to its potential demise across America.

December 29, 2020

Not many people know this, as beginners to the online casino and gambling world, but payouts within casino games will always favour the casino house. The edge does differ from casino to casino, however some table games on particular bets will favour the house by as much as 10% and more! It is pretty crazy to think about it like that we know, however this is another reason as to why casinos will manage to stay in business, due to the generation of profits that are made this way.

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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...