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Occasional Paper 35: Oliver Lovat, "Elvis Who?"

By David G. Schwartz on June 17, 2016 2:05 PM | Permalink

Just posted this Occasional Paper:

Paper 35: June 2016
Oliver Lovat. "Elvis Who? Understanding, Attracting and Retaining the Next Generation of Las Vegas Customers"

ABSTRACT: Las Vegas is in the middle of a period of generational transformation. The visitor profile has changed greatly since 2007, however the behavior and attitudes of this new visitor are very different that of previous generations of visitors. By undertaking a survey of this group we identify several key trends that make this group unique. Not only does this new visitor come to Las Vegas more frequently, follow Las Vegas when they are not in the city, they demonstrate planning and spending patterns that are unlike any other group. This paper analyses the next generation of visitor, and suggests methods to capture loyalty and market share.

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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
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New Paper: The History of Baccarat

By David G. Schwartz on June 1, 2010 11:30 AM | Permalink
The latest entry in the Center's Occasional Paper Series has been posted:

Paper 03: May 2010

Theodore Whiting. "The History of Baccarat," Occasional Paper Series 3. Las Vegas: Center for Gaming Research, University Libraries, University of Nevada Las Vegas, 2010.

Abstract: The true origins of modern Baccarat are probably lost to history.  The first time the game Baccarat (spelled Baccara) was mentioned in print by a contemporary observer was in the early 19th century.  The written record that would document the origins and evolution of the game is, unfortunately, incomplete.  However, a close examination of the available material reveals some interesting facts surrounding the history of Baccarat, including a much earlier date for its arrival in the United States, that validates its continuing study.

Keywords: casino games, baccarat, game history

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