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Updated: 5 Nevada monthly reports (December 2015)

By David G. Schwartz on February 1, 2016 9:56 AM | Permalink

Now with December 2015 data:

Nevada Gaming Statistics: The Last Six Months 
Recent Trends for Casino Revenues, July to December 2015

Nevada Gaming Statistics: December Historical Comparison 
Statewide, Las Vegas Strip, Downtown Las Vegas, Boulder Strip, and Washoe County figures for the month of December, 2006-2015

Nevada Table Games: Historical Hold Percentage Variations 
Annual hold percentage averages, with monthly maximum and minimums, 2004-15

Nevada Slot Machines: Historical Hold Percentage Variations 
Annual and Monthly Hold Percentages, 2004-2015

Nevada Poker, 2004-2015 
An Analysis of Monthly Statewide Results

New Occasional Paper: Catherine Borg, Scouted

By David G. Schwartz on February 4, 2015 10:16 AM | Permalink

We have posted a new Occasional Paper, by January 2015 Eadington fellow Catherine Borg:

Paper 31: February 2015
Catherine Borg. "Scouted: An Inadvertent Archive from the Search for a Cinematic Vegas"

ABSTRACT: This paper explores how Las Vegas casino devel opers have competed with architectural design. Throughout history, they emphasized different elements of the casino complex. This paper will examine three of the most heated wars that occurred between casinos over such elements: the swimming pool wars of the 1950s, the sign wars of the 1960s, and the porte cochère wars of the 1970s. This paper argues how, in the face of competition, each of these elements evolved into truly unique forms that differed greatly from other places. In its relentless pursuit to attract visitors, Las Vegas lay on the forefront of architectural experimentation.

View the paper here (pdf)