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Current Gaming Research News

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Campus News | July 11, 2022

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

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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.

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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.

Gaming Research In The News

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
February 15, 2023

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.

The Street
October 13, 2022

While one Strip resort is doubling down on families, more are going 21+ and the city has a message for parents.

US Bets
November 10, 2021

A study says slot players don't care about payout percentage, but why not try an open book approach?

US Bets
November 10, 2021

A study says slot players don't care about payout percentage, but why not try an open book approach?

September 30, 2021

The world of sports betting is heating up, and the Walt Disney Company is considering making a wager.

The Press of Atlantic City
September 20, 2021

About five years into a state takeover, the city is about halfway to getting some relief from paying off past mistakes, state documents show.

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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…
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…