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UNLV Gaming Podcast 71: Jonathan Cohen

By David G. Schwartz on December 3, 2015 4:48 PM | Permalink

The latest UNLV Gaming Podcast has just been posted here and in iTunes

71-December 3, 2015
Jonathan Cohen
"'This Could Be Your Ticket Out': Social Mobility in the Age of Jackpot Capitalism"
In this December 3, 2015, Gaming Research Colloquium talk, Cohen considers the emergence of states lotteries in the economic and cultural context of the late 20th century.

Listen to the audio file (mp3)

View the flyer (pdf)

New Paper: Lynn Gidluck, Cross-National Gambling Revenue Expenditures

By David G. Schwartz on April 11, 2012 3:43 PM | Permalink
I have just posted the 16th in the Center's Occasional Paper Series:

Paper 16: April 2012
Lynn Gidluck. "Halos, Alibis and Community Development: A Cross National Comparison of How Governments Spend Revenue from Gambling"
ABSTRACT: This paper provides a cross-national comparison of how governments around the world distribute revenues from state-directed gambling and how these choices have been justified by proponents and vilified by critics. Case studies where governments have popularized gambling expansion by "earmarking" revenues for particular good causes and where the state has collaborated with the voluntary sector to deliver programs from this revenue stream are examined. Lessons learned from challenges of various approaches are considered.
Keywords: lotteries, gambling, granting programs, comparative public policy
View the paper here (pdf)