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CGR is Looking for Pit Bosses

By David G. Schwartz on May 21, 2015 1:40 PM | Permalink

The Center for Gaming Research is currently conducting an oral history project focusing on current and former pit bosses. We are conducting approximately 45-minute long interviews with men and women who have worked as pit bosses (or are still working in the position).

The interviews are part of a project that seeks to capture the voices of those who make Las Vegas the destination it is: casino employees. The interviews will be transcribed, edited, and published; selections from interviews will be featured in a book to be published by the UNLV Gaming Press later this year. If the project is successful, other positions will be featured in future projects. 

If you are a current or former pit boss and would like to be interviewed as part of the project, please contact CGR Director Dave Schwartz at dgs@unlv.nevada.edu or 702 895-2242. This is your chance to share your thoughts on the job, reflect on the casino industry, and let the world know what it is like to walk in your shoes. 

This project is funded by a grant from the UNLV Libraries Dean's Associates.

UNLV Gaming Podcast 68: Celeste Chamberland

By David G. Schwartz on May 14, 2015 4:47 PM | Permalink

The latest UNLV Gaming Podcast is up:

68-May 14,2015
Celeste Chamberland
"An Enchanting Witchcraft: Masculinity, Melancholy, and the Pathology of Gaming in Early Modern London."
In this May 14, 2015 Gaming Research Colloquium talk, Chamberland, the May 2015 Eadington Fellow, discusses the earliest medical definitions of addictive gambling in Stuart London, with references to the many historic texts of UNLV Special Collections.

Listen to the audio file (mp3)

View the flyer (pdf)

Updated: 3 Footprint reports

By David G. Schwartz on May 1, 2015 1:27 PM | Permalink

With the help of John Nguyen, our three Nevada gaming footrprint reports have been updated with data through March 31, 2015:

Nevada's Gaming Footprint, 1963-2015
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, 1963-2015 
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, 1963-2015
A breakdown of total licenses and numbers of games, tables, and slots from 1963 to the present--restricted and non-restricted locations.

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


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