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A Note on Sovereignty, by Lee M. Hanover

By Cyndi Shein on February 7, 2017 5:08 PM | Permalink

Handwritten note from the Katherine A. Spilde Papers on Native American Gaming, 1789-2015. MS-00092. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

"The Future is Here" Early tech adopters in gaming seen through the Christiansen Papers, by Lindsay Oden

By Cyndi Shein on November 8, 2016 1:08 PM | Permalink

The widespread use of computers and the internet made an indelible mark on the world of gaming, as it did on numerous other aspects of our lives. The Eugene Martin Christiansen Papers held in UNLV Libraries Special Collections document how gaming companies, gamblers, race tracks, and casinos began looking into the forerunners of internet gaming as early as the 1970s and had been using networked computers as a resource decades before most people were online.

Collection Highlight: Native American Comics from the Katherine A. Spilde Papers, by Hana Gutierrez

By Cyndi Shein on September 24, 2016 12:00 AM | Permalink

A young boy posed in a wide stance gazes into the distance. His arms hold a cape outstretched at his sides. The young boy’s name is Georgie and he is an Ojibwe of the Mille Lacs Band in Minnesota. Georgie is one of the many characters depicted in comic books produced by the Mille Lacs Band to educate their children, and also the non-Native American public, on Ojibwe culture. In the comic A Hero’s Voice, Georgie’s grandfather teaches him the importance of recognizing the real heroes in his life, his ancestors, not imagined comic book heroes. Georgie’s grandfather guides him through hundreds of years of Ojibwe history, highlighting how his ancestors fought to protect their rights and land from Anglo interlopers. At the end of the story Georgie is told that he too can be a hero, by protecting the culture of his people, making sure their stories are not erased and that their sovereignty is protected.

 

America’s Great Gamble: NHPRC Grant Project Work Underway, by Hannah Robinson

By Cyndi Shein on September 6, 2016 5:08 PM | Permalink

Down on the first-floor processing area of UNLV’s Lied Library, our local National Historical Publications and Records Commission grant project team is busy at work organizing, rehousing, and describing three of the largest gaming collections in Special Collections. The project team includes two graduates of UNLV’s History Department masters’ program, Lindsay Oden and Hannah Robinson, who are employed as full-time project archivists, as well as a graduate student assistant from the History Department, Lee Hanover, and an undergraduate student assistant, Hana Gutierrez.

2 Updated Nevada Revenue Reports (March 2015)

By David G. Schwartz on April 29, 2015 5:59 PM | Permalink

Both of them now incorporate March 2015 data, with interesting trends abounding throughout the state:

Nevada Gaming Statistics: The Last Six Months
Recent Trends for Casino Revenues, October 2014 to March 2015

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

Updated: 2 Nevada long-term gaming reports (December 2014)

By David G. Schwartz on February 6, 2015 11:34 AM | Permalink

Now with data through December 2014:

Nevada Gaming Revenues,1984-2014
Calendar Year Revenues for Selected Reporting Areas: Statewide, Las Vegas Strip, Downtown Las Vegas, Boulder Strip, and Washoe County

Nevada Gaming Revenue: Long-Term Trends (2000-2014) 
Analysis of the total number of positions, slots, and table games for Nevada casinos from 2000 to the present. Charts include totals for total game categories and breakdowns for blackjack, baccarat, craps, sports books, and poker.

Nevada Gaming Numbers: 2 Updates (October 2014)

By David G. Schwartz on November 26, 2014 3:27 PM | Permalink

Both of the customary Nevada monthly gaming revenue reports have been updated with October 2014 data:

Nevada Gaming Statistics: The Last Six Months 
Recent Trends for Casino Revenues, May to October 2014

Nevada Gaming Statistics: October Historical Comparison 
Statewide, Las Vegas Strip, Downtown Las Vegas, Boulder Strip, and Washoe County figures for the month of October, 2005-2014

Three updated footprints

By David G. Schwartz on November 13, 2014 11:52 AM | Permalink

We have updated our three Nevada "footprint" reports, which detail the physical size of Nevada's gaming industry statewide and in Clark and Washoe counties:

Nevada's Gaming Footprint, 1963-2014 
A breakdown of total licenses and numbers of games, tables, and slots from 1963 to the present--restricted and non-restricted locations.

Clark County Gaming Footprint, 1963-2014
A breakdown of total licenses and numbers of games, tables, and slots from 1963 to the present--restricted and non-restricted locations.

Washoe County Gaming Footprint, 1963-2014 
A breakdown of total licenses and numbers of games, tables, and slots from 1963 to the present--restricted and non-restricted locations.