Scott Boylan (Ph.D. The Ohio State University, 1995) specializes in analyzing risk-taking and decision-making under uncertainty. His published work focuses on how factors such as past history, complexity, and effort affect the amount of risk individuals are willing to take when making tax and financial reporting decisions. Boylan is a professor in the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA. He teaches an elective course on casino accounting and the gaming industry.
While in residence, he will utilize UNLV Special Collections materials for a research project that investigates how casino revenue generated from table games and slots has evolved over time. More specifically, he will gather and analyze quantitative revenue data from Nevada reporting jurisdictions -- dating back to the mid-1970s. In addition, he will examine promotional material from slot machine manufacturers as well as gaming industry trade journals in order to assess the degree to which industry stakeholders address advances in gaming technology and its potential effects on player behavior.
Boylan’s colloquium talk, “The Evolution of Gaming Revenue in Nevada,” is scheduled for Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at 3 PM in the Goldfield Room, Lied Library, UNLV campus.