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Current Gaming Research News

casino betting board
Campus News | March 2, 2018

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.

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Campus News | January 17, 2018

Jan. 18 lecture explores what keeps Hawaiian tourists coming to Vegas and why they love to stay at The Cal.

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Research | December 12, 2017

Researcher shares his findings on the motivations and views of industry players during Dec. 13 event.

Business and Community | October 31, 2017

UNLV class brings student-developed ideas to the market at the Global Gaming Expo trade show.

Research | August 1, 2017

Research connects the material legacy of gambling in the Renaissance with contemporary board and card games.

esports gaming arena
Research | July 11, 2017

Card players, sports bettors and pool hustlers used to be the only ones playing games professionally. Now esports joins the fray.

Gaming Research In The News

KSNV-TV: News 3
October 17, 2019

Circus Circus opened in the late 60s but remains a Las Vegas institution today.

Macau Times
September 30, 2019

Without adequate research, it is hard to predict whether the latest measure designed to curb problem gambling in Macau, a city-wide casino entry ban, will prove effective.

Casino.org
September 26, 2019

Colorado-based Century is buying that venue as part of a deal revealed in June in which the company will purchase three casinos from Eldorado Resorts. In addition to the West Virginia property, Century is getting the Isle Casino Cape Girardeau and Lady Luck Casino – both in Missouri. The gaming company is paying $107 million for the operating rights for three properties while Vici Properties is paying $278 million for the real estate assets.

News Gaming
September 20, 2019

The American Gaming Association (AGA) has contributed $100,000 as a founding donor of the National Center for Responsible Gaming’s (NCRG) new Fund to Support Research on Sports Wagering. The fund is the first in the nation dedicated solely to studying the impact of sports wagering on American bettors since the Supreme Court overturned the federal ban on sports betting in May 2018.

Games Magazine
September 5, 2019

Las Vegas is a world reference in gaming exploration, attracting thousands of tourists from all over the world. Of the 193 UN member countries, about 75% have legalized gambling. Brazil is among the 25% that have not yet legalized. Las Vegas annually receives 40 million visitors. Of this total, more than 130 thousand are Brazilian.

Games Magazine
September 5, 2019

Las Vegas is a world reference in gaming exploration, attracting thousands of tourists from all over the world. Of the 193 UN member countries, about 75% have legalized gambling. Brazil is among the 25% that have not yet legalized. Las Vegas annually receives 40 million visitors. Of this total, more than 130 thousand are Brazilian.

Gaming Research Experts

An expert on gaming research, history of gambling, and the casino industry.

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...