On Saturday, February 23, UNLV Libraries and Dean Patricia Iannuzzi welcomed more than 150 Libraries supporters at a special reception to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Center for Gaming Research. Guests were greeted by Dean Iannuzzi and UNLV President Dr. Neal Smatresk, with remarks offered by the Center's director Dr. David Schwartz.
The Center for Gaming Research attracts gaming researchers worldwide to Las Vegas and, specifically, to UNLV Libraries. 2013 marks the Center’s 25th anniversary. Its gaming collection is the world's premier research repository of information relating to gambling and commercial gaming. The collections document the history and statistical basis of games and gambling; the economics and regulation of the gaming industry; the psychological, social, and political effects of gambling; and the history of specific hotel and casinos. Because of the global scope of today's gaming industry, the collection embraces not only Las Vegas and Nevada gaming, but gambling throughout the world.
For more information about the Center for Gaming Research, visit http://gaming.unlv.edu