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UNLV Gaming Podcast 69: Monica Steinberg

By David G. Schwartz on June 30, 2015 4:37 PM | Permalink

The latest UNLV Gaming Podcast has been posted:

69-June 30, 2015
Monica Steinberg
"Enchantments with Chance and Risk: Los Angeles-Based Artists Looking to Las Vegas in the Post-War Era"
In this June 30, 2015 Gaming Research Colloquium talk, Steinberg discusses the experience of a group of Angelo artists who visited Las Vegas and incorporated themes of risk and chance into their work.

Listen to the audio file (mp3)

069_steinberg.mp3069_steinberg.mp3 (pdf)

UNLV Gaming Podcast 62: Stefan Al

By David G. Schwartz on May 16, 2014 11:58 AM | Permalink

The latest UNLV Gaming Podcast is up:

62-May 15, 2014
Stefan Al
"Casino Architecture Wars: A History of How Las Vegas Developers Compete with Architectural Design."
In this May 15 Gaming Research Colloquium talk, Al explores how various architectural aspects of Las Vegas Strip casino complexes have evolved – including architectural typology, signage, porte-cocheres, atriums and pools – from 1941 until today.

Listen to the audio file (mp3)

View the flyer (pdf)

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UNLV Gaming Podcast 56: Jay Sarno Roundtable

By David G. Schwartz on March 3, 2014 11:57 AM | Permalink

Here is the latest UNLV Gaming Podcast. This is a long one, but a good one:

56-March 3, 2014
Jay Sarno Roundtable
Audio of the 3/2/2014 UNLV Libraries Jay Sarno Roundtable. Jay Sarno did more than build two of the most iconic casinos in the world, Caesars Palace and Circus Circus. He created the mold for modern Las Vegas. In this panel discussion, those who knew him best will talk about his contributions and his quirks. Panelists include: Oscar Goodman, Mel Larson, Dana Gentry, Jay C. Sarno, September Sarno, Freddie Sarno, and Heidi Sarno Straus. The panel is moderated by CGR Director David G. Schwartz.

It truly was an honor to take part in this. If you want to learn more about Jay Sarno, I humbly suggest reading Grandissimo: The First Emperor of Las Vegas.

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UNLV Gaming podcast 32: David G. Schwartz

By David G. Schwartz on October 7, 2011 2:39 PM | Permalink

In this October 6, 2011 talk to the Yale Club of Nevada and other invited guests, Center for Gaming Research director David G. Schwartz looks at where Las Vegas might be headed over the next 5 years and answers questions on a variety of casino-related topics.

UNLV Gaming Podcast 31: Kah-Wee Lee

By David G. Schwartz on September 15, 2011 3:59 PM | Permalink

"Taming Vice: How Machines and Architecture Changed the Culture of Gambling"
Lee is a doctoral candidate in the department of architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. His dissertation looks at the taming of vice in the context of postcolonial urbanism. Taking as his sites the recent casino developments in Singapore and Macau, he looks at how architectural design, urban planning and other environmental technologies help to draw the line between what is tolerated and what is not. His work at the Lied Library focuses on the historical evolution of gaming machines as part of this larger trajectory.

UNLV Gaming Podcast 24: Joseph Mazur

By David G. Schwartz on August 11, 2010 3:54 PM | Permalink

24- August 11, 2010
Joseph Mazur, Author, What's Luck Got to Do With It?
In this interview, Dr. Mazur discusses his new book, which combines history, psychology, and mathematics in its exploration of the persistent hold that luck has on the human psyche. An emerius professor of mathematics at Marlboro College and Guggenheim fellow, his book is a welcome edition to the study of gambling.

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Professor Joseph Mazur--webpage

Buy the book (Amazon.com)