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Eadington Fellow Yale Belanger: In Residence May 8 - May 31

By Su Kim Chung on May 10, 2019 5:59 PM | Permalink

UNLV University Libraries Special Collections & Archives and the Center for Gaming Research welcomes our latest Eadington Fellow, Yale Belanger, professor of Political Science at the University of Lethbridge in the province of Alberta, Canada. Belanger is a member of the Royal Society of Canada, College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists, author of the book Gambling with the Future, and editor of First Nations Gaming in Canada. Join us for his lecture on Friday, May 31 at 3 p.m. in the Goldfield Room.

UNLV Gaming Podcast 88: Tim Simpson

By David G. Schwartz on July 6, 2018 3:54 PM | Permalink

The latest UNLV Gaming Podcast has been posted:

88-July 6, 2018
Tim Simpson
"From Casino Wars to Casino Capitalism: Sovereignty and Gaming in Macau"
In this July 6, 2018 Colloquium Talk, Simpson discusses how the former Portuguese city-state, and now Chinese Special Administrative Region, of Macau has been transformed into the world’s most lucrative site of casino gaming, with annual revenues five times greater than those produced on the Las Vegas Strip. He positions Macau’s contemporary gaming industry within the city’s 500 year history as a Portuguese territory, and its crucial role in two eras of global capitalism: capitalism’s origins in European maritime trade, and its current guise in China’s emergent market-socialist regime and analyzes the productive role of Macau’s ambiguous sovereignty in the city’s casino industry, and the city’s function in the development of Chinese capitalism.

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