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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)

Updated: 5 Nevada Reports (May 2015)

By David G. Schwartz on June 29, 2015 4:33 PM | Permalink

All five Nevada reports have been updated with info through May 2015:

Nevada Gaming Statistics: The Last Six Months
Recent Trends for Casino Revenues, December 2014 to May2015

Nevada Gaming Statistics: May Historical Comparison
Statewide, Las Vegas Strip, Downtown Las Vegas, Boulder Strip, and Washoe County figures for the month of May, 2006-20155

Nevada Table Games: Historical Hold Percentage Variations
Annual hold percentage averages, with monthly maximum and minimums, 2004-15

Nevada Slot Machines: Historical Hold Percentage Variations 
Annual and Monthly Hold Percentages, 2004-2015

Nevada Poker, 2004-2015 
An Analysis of Monthly Statewide Results

Paper: John Hunt, "Betting on the Papal Election in Sixteenth-Century Rome"

By David G. Schwartz on June 1, 2015 3:11 PM | Permalink

The latest Occasional Paper, by Eadington Fellow John Hunt, has been posted: 

Paper 32: May 2015
John Hunt. "Betting on the Papal Election in Sixteenth-Century Rome"

ABSTRACT: Wagering on the papal election was a popular pastime among all levels of society in sixteenth-century Rome. Brokers and their clients kept well-informed of the election taking place within the closed doors of the conclave. Consequently, wagering on the election proved to be a source of disruption since—intentionally or not—it begat rumors of a pope’s election and spurred brokers to use illicit means of discovering the secrets of the conclave. The papacy thus initiated a campaign against the practice during the last twenty-five years of the sixteenth century. This campaign, partially inspired by the Counter-Reformation’s impulse to reform popular mores, proved successful as wagering on papal elections disappeared after 1592.

View the paper here (pdf)

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