Research Links: List of Databases, Course Reserves

Quick Search: Articles, newspapers, books and ebooks, videos and more. Results primarily available online but may also include books available in the library or articles that can be requested for email delivery from ILLiad.
Books: Print and online books available from UNLV Libraries or by ILLiad request.
Articles: Articles from academic journals, magazines and newspapers.

Library Information: Pages on library web site, for example research guides, library policies and procedures, hours and events.

site news

New look for main page

By David G. Schwartz on February 15, 2012 11:25 AM | Permalink
With an improved look for this blog, I've reincorporated it into the main page's design. The blog's RSS feed is now being pulled into page.

As a result, I'm going to start using this blog much more frequently, announcing new reports, papers, and web improvements here. 
Thanks to Michael Yunkin of Libraries Technologies for making this happen.

New Report: Nevada Table Game Hold Variation

By David G. Schwartz on May 7, 2010 5:01 PM | Permalink
There's a new report available:
Nevada Table Games: Historical Hold Percentage Variations
Annual hold percentage averages, with monthly maximum and minimums

This report pulls together hold percentage data for blackjack, craps, roulette and blackjack from 1992 to 2009, and provides an excellent baseline for measuring monthly hold results.

More new content

By David G. Schwartz on December 19, 2008 1:52 PM | Permalink
I've been quite busy here at  While revamping the main page, I decided to add more content to the site.  Sitting on one of the world's greatest collections of gambling material, I've added a featured resource and featured book section. 

The featured resource is a primary source found within the Gaming Collection, online, or both.  It's something that will be helpful to people doing research into gambling.  For example, the Nevada Gaming Abstract, the first featured resource, is one of the essential tools for tracking the financial performance of the state's casino industry.  Each featured resource entry will explain the resource in question's context, what it does, and where to find it.

New home page feature

By David G. Schwartz on December 15, 2008 12:59 PM | Permalink
There's a new feature available on "From the Virtual Stacks."  This is basically a random collection of facts, figures, and whatnot found elsewhere on the site.  If I'm lucky, it will pique some users and lead them to some good reading.