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Out Now! Sports Wagering in America: Policies, Economics, and Regulation

Sports Wagering in America

One recent book from the UNLV Gaming Press is a look at the laws and economics around sports betting in the United State. Learn more here or go directly to Amazon to buy a copy.

Eadington Fellowships

Awarded since 2007 and renamed in honor of William R. Eadington in 2013, the Eadington Fellowships are intended to foster scholarship focused on gambling issues and to encourage the use of the rare and unique collections at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

The 2018-9 application cycle is now open. Learn more on the Fellowships page.

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UNLV Gaming Podcast Latest Podcasts

89-January 15, 2019
Brian Nussbam
"Protecting Critical Infrastructure: Lessons From the Gaming Industry" | Listen to the audio file (mp3)

88-July 6, 2018
Tim Simpson
"From Casino Wars to Casino Capitalism: Sovereignty and Gaming in Macau" | Listen to the audio file (mp3

87-June 8, 2018
Michelle Malkin
“Gender and Gambling Motivated Crime” | Listen to the audio file (mp3)

86-January 18, 2018
Dana Herrera & Cynthia Van Gilder
“Playing Paradise: The California Hotel and Hawaiian Tourist Imaginaries” | Listen to the audio file (mp3)

85-December 18, 2017
Shira Chess
Ready Player Two: Women Gamers and Designed Identity | Listen to the audio file (mp3)

84-December 13, 2017
Kim Manh
"The Determinants of Gaming Policy Diffusion and Expansion" | Listen to the audio file (mp3)

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UNLV Lied Library

The Center for Gaming Research, inside UNLV's Lied Library, provides support for scholarly inquiry into all aspects of gambling, including the business of gaming, its economic and social impacts and its historical and cultural manifestations.

For statistics by state, visit the Jurisdictions page. For historical information on gaming corporations, visit the Companies Page.

The Reports page includes data on gaming at local, statewide, and national levels and a list of gambling-related dissertations, among other material.

The Occasional Paper Series features more in-depth academic work, and the Podcast page includes recordings of lectures and interviews with gaming executives and scholars.

To learn more about the Center's recent work, view the latest monthly update or visit the Update page.

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United States Commercial Casino Gaming: Monthly Revenues
Monthly combined win totals for (nearly) every U.S. commercial casino and racino jurisdiction

Nevada Gaming Revenues

Nevada Gaming Statistics: The Last Six Months Updated January 2019
Recent Trends for Casino Revenues, July to December 2018

Nevada Gaming Statistics: December Historical Comparison Most Recent Month
Statewide, Las Vegas Strip, Downtown Las Vegas, Boulder Strip, and Washoe County figures for the month of December, 2009-2018

InfographicNovember 2018 Nevada Gaming Trends - image - pdf


45: Kim Manh. "Luck of the Land: The Growth of Tribal Gaming."

44: Kelli Wood. "A History of Play in Print: Board Games from the Renaissance to Milton Bradley."

43: Colleen O'Neill. "Civil Rights or Sovereignty Rights? Understanding the Historical Conflict between Native Americans and Organized Labor"

42: Massimo Leone. "Christianity and Gambling: An Introduction"

41: Cynthia Van Gilder and Dana Herrera. "Ninth Island, Las Vegas: Hawaiian Gaming Tourism and The California Hotel"

40: Mark Johnson. "Comparing the Professionalization of Pro Gamblers and Pro Video Game Players"

39: Paul Franke: "Of the Rat Pack, Ashtrays, Cocktail Napkins, and Grateful Losers: The Making of the Las Vegas Experience as a Historical Process in the 20th Century"

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