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New: Jonathan Cohen's "State Lotteries and the New American Dream"

By David G. Schwartz on February 9, 2016 11:16 AM | Permalink

A new Occasional Paper has been posted:

Paper 33: February 2016
Jonathan D. Cohen. "State Lotteries and the New American Dream"

ABSTRACT: This paper analyzes state lotteries in the economic and cultural context of the late twentieth century. As access to traditional meritocratic advancement declined, many Americans perceived lotteries as new means of attaining increasingly elusive upward mobility. Their turn to lotteries was facilitated by grassroots coalitions as well as lottery advertisers who claimed lotteries as effective means of making money. The relationship of lotteries and social mobility reveals the full implications of lottery playing in the United States and the reasons this form of gambling has assumed new importance as providing access to the American Dream.

View the paper here (pdf)

Updated: 4 Nevada Casino Employment Reports

By David G. Schwartz on February 1, 2016 4:25 PM | Permalink

Now with fiscal 2015 data:

Nevada Statewide Casino Employment 
Productivity, Revenues, and Payroll: A Statistical Study, 1990-2015

Las Vegas Strip Casino Employment 
Productivity, Revenues, and Payroll: A Statistical Study, 1990-2015

Boulder Strip Casino Employment 
Productivity, Revenues, and Payroll: A Statistical Study, 1990-2015

Reno/Sparks Casino Employment 
Productivity, Revenues, and Payroll: A Statistical Study, 1990-2015

Updated: 3 Nevada Footprint Reports (4Q 2015)

By David G. Schwartz on February 1, 2016 2:48 PM | Permalink

Now with data through December 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.

Updated: 3 Annual Nevada Reports

By David G. Schwartz on February 1, 2016 12:36 PM | Permalink

Now with calendar 2015 data:

Nevada Gaming Revenue: Long-Term Trends (2000-2015) 
Analysis of the total number of positions, slots, and table games for Nevada casinos from 2000 to the present. Charts include totals for total game categories and breakdowns for blackjack, baccarat, craps, sports books, and poker.

Nevada Gaming Revenues,1984-2015 
Calendar Year Revenues for Selected Reporting Areas: Statewide, Las Vegas Strip, Downtown Las Vegas, Boulder Strip, and Washoe County

Nevada Casino Credit, 1980-2015 
An Analysis of Bad Debt Write-offs by Reporting Area


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