Gaming Control Board
Casino Transparency Comes in Several Flavors
July 20th, 2012
In my day job as director of the Center for Gaming Research at UNLV, I see a lot of casino-related numbers. Most of them are provided by the regulatory bodies that police gambling in the various jurisdictions where it is legal. Read more »
The Latest Thought
Slots for Tots
Not enough money to keep the school afloat? Time to bring in the bandits.
June 9th, 2011
Despite my admission, I ask you to consider two possible ideas, either of which would go some way toward solving our education funding problem. My proposals would make a virtue of a vice, enable politicians on both sides to claim victory, allow those who profit from human weakness to stand as proud benefactors, and possibly make parent-teacher nights way more fun. Read more »
The Big Finish
March 31st, 2011
March might be mad, but it’s also pretty lucrative for Las Vegas sports books. Most of the big casinos make betting on the NCAA men’s basketball tournament the centerpiece of a gambling vacation for the guys (and about 95 percent of them are guys—there’s still a heavy masculine slant to the party). The first extended weekend, in which 48 games are played over four days, is the busiest for most Nevada sports books. But Final Four weekend’s no slouch, either. Read more »
The Las Vegas Club says you’ll win more on its slots. Not everyone is pleased with the message.
March 17th, 2011
Ask the average slot player where Las Vegas went wrong, and they’ll tell you it’s not the poor economy or increased competition from the casinos that are sprouting like mushrooms around the country. No, they’ll insist the big problem is that slots are too tight. Read more »