Accomplishments: Center for Gaming Research

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…
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…
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…
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…
May 22, 2018
Bo Bernhard (International Gaming Institute) recently delivered two keynote addresses in Macau, China. The first keynote was for the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA) Summit and focused on the impacts of the integrated resort on society and the economy. The second, for the Asia Lottery Forum, presented a global analysis…
December 15, 2017
David G. Schwartz (Center for Gaming Research) had an article, "Historical Parallels between Tournament Poker and Esports," published in the December issue of Gaming Law Review.
April 5, 2017
David Schwartz (Center for Gaming Research) recently had a perspective piece on the National Football League, Las Vegas, and gambling, published in the Washington Post. Based in part on Schwartz's research into hearings held by the Commission on the Review of the National Policy Toward Gaming, the column put NFL owners' recent decision to permit…
December 1, 2016
The UNLV Boyd School of Law, the International Gaming Institute, and the International Center for Gaming Regulation hosted the Nov. 16 meeting of the Gaming Policy Committee, chaired by Gov. Brian Sandoval. David Schwartz (UNLV Center for Gaming Research) has been a member of the committee since 2014. The committee is charged with…
November 1, 2016
David G. Schwartz (Center for Gaming Research) moderated a panel for the U.S. State Department's Experience America program in October. The panel featured six Las Vegas tourism industry stakeholders discussing the dynamics behind the city's hospitality industry and its relevance for other countries. Thirty-five ambassadors and other guests…
October 12, 2016
David Schwartz (Center for Gaming Research) wrote an analysis of the Trump Taj Mahal's recent closing, its former owner (and current Republican presidential nominee) Donald Trump's role in it, and its implications for Atlantic City and America that was published in the Washington Post. Schwartz is a former Taj employee.