Center for Gaming Research
April 2018 Update
Eadington Fellowship news, and a new initiative.
|Eadington Fellowship Cycle opens
The Center is now accepting applications for the 2018-19 cycle.
In the 2018-19 academic year, the Center will award two types of Eadington fellowships:
- Four-week Resident Fellowships offer a $3,000 stipend and can be completed any time before September 1, 2019.
- Two-week Visiting Fellowships offer a $1,500 stipend and must be completed by June 30, 2019.
All Eadington fellows will complete a residency at Special Collections; deliver a public talk (which is recorded as part of the Center's podcast series); and contribute a brief paper to the Center's Occasional Paper Series.
Anyone currently in a graduate program (with a preference for Ph.D. students who are ABD) or serving as a university faculty member is eligible to apply. Applicants primarily represent the fields of history, economics, English, history, sociology, media studies, and anthropology, though those from all disciplines with relevant research interests are encouraged to apply. Suggested fields of research include Las Vegas history, the history of gambling, and comparative studies of gambling in literature, history, and society. Before applying please learn as much as you can about the scope of the collections-priority is given to applicants who specify collections they plan to use. Visit the Center website for more information about the program, past fellows, and the collections.
To apply for the 2018-19 academic year, please submit the following by July 20, 2018:
- A cover letter briefly introducing yourself, indicating clearly whether you are applying for the Resident or Visiting Eadington fellowship, and when you would prefer to schedule your residency
- A short (2-3 page) description of the proposed research, with details on secondary research already done and sources to be used at UNLV
- A full curriculum vitae
- For graduate students, one letter of recommendation that evaluates your past research and current project
|Infographic Series Started
In March, the Center began a new series that condenses some of the data it collects into easy-to-read infographics.
This series is intended to expand the Center's reach and encourage use of its reports. If you have suggestions for infographic topics, please email the Center Director, Dave Schwartz.
Updated Nevada Annual Reports
Nevada Gaming Win 2017
Summary of Results from Statewide, Las Vegas Strip, Downtown Las Vegas, Boulder Strip, and Washoe County reporting areas
Evolution of Nevada Baccarat, 1992-2017
A summary of the number of casinos that offer the game, the number of tables, and the annual baccarat win, in the context of the total tables and gaming win
Trends for Big Las Vegas Strip Casinos, 2011-2017
The "Average Big Strip Casino" reports for their respective years give snapshots of how Las Vegas casinos earning over $72 million a year in gaming revenue are performing. This report shows how revenues and expenses have tracked over time.
Average Big Las Vegas Strip Casino, 2017
A statistical summary of the average Las Vegas Strip casino with annual gaming revenues of over $72 million with both gaming and non-gaming revenues and information on employment, taxes, and expenses
Average Small Las Vegas Strip Casino, 2017
A statistical summary of the average Las Vegas Strip casino with annual gaming revenues between $1 million and $72 million with both gaming and non-gaming revenues and information on employment, taxes, and expenses
Average Downtown Las Vegas Casino, 2017
A statistical summary of the average Downtown Las Vegas casino (with annual gaming revenues of over $1 million) with both gaming and non-gaming revenues and information on employment, taxes, and expenses
Average Boulder Strip Casino, 2017
A statistical summary of the average Boulder Strip casino (with annual gaming revenues of over $1 million) with both gaming and non-gaming revenues and information on employment, taxes, and expenses
Average Laughlin Casino, 2017
A statistical summary of the average Laughlin casino (with annual gaming revenues of over $1 million) with both gaming and non-gaming revenues and information on employment, taxes, and expenses
Average Reno/Sparks Casino, 2017
A statistical summary of the average Reno/Sparks casino (with annual gaming revenues of over $1 million) with both gaming and non-gaming revenues and information on employment, taxes, and expenses
Revenue trends for Statewide, Las Vegas Strip, Downtown Las Vegas, Boulder Strip, and Washoe County for the month for the past ten years
Rolling summary for the past half-year
Annual hold percentage averages, with monthly maximum and minimums, 2004-18
Annual and Monthly Hold Percentages, 2004-2018
An Analysis of Monthly Statewide Results
Monthly and Year-to-Date Revenue Results
Table and Slot Machine Operating Statistics
Gross Terminal Revenue, Number of Machines, and Win/Unit/Day
Monthly Handle, Win, Promotional and Other Totals
Units, Credits In, Promotional Credits, Net Revenues, and Other Metrics
Revenues, Year/Year Change, and Market Share by Casino
Slot, Table, and Total Revenues by Month, 2012-present
Latest Book: Tales from the Pit
Dealing in a casino presents challenges and rewards not seen in many workplaces. With hundreds of thousands of dollars at stake every minute, casinos are high-stress workplaces. Managing a casino workforce brings stresses of its own. Drawn from these interviews and edited by CGR Director David G. Schwartz,
Tales from the Pit
provides an overview of how the interviewees felt about a variety of topics, ranging from their experiences breaking in as new dealers to their transitions to management and the changes the industry has seen over their careers. The current and former managers speak candidly about the owners, bosses, dealers, and players who made each day challenging.
Tales from the Pit: Casino Table Games Managers in Their Own Words
edited by David G. Schwartz
List Price: $23.00
Our Price: $18.00
|Sharing Expertise with the Media
Last month, Center Director David G. Schwartz spoke with approximately 21 print, online, radio, and television media contacts about a range of topics.
We are always seeking donations of materials that document the history of gambling and Southern Nevada. If you would like to discuss donating company or personal papers, photographs, or documents, please call or email
If you would like to donate money to support new book acquisitions or the
program, please visit
and specify "Eadington Fellows" as the designation.
About the Center for Gaming Research
Located within Special Collections at UNLV's state-of-the-art Lied Library, the Center for Gaming Research is committed to providing support for scholarly inquiry into all aspects of gaming. Through its website,
, the Center offers several unique research tools and information sources.
About the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of 29,700 students and 3,300 faculty and staff. Founded in 1957, the university offers more than 220 undergraduate, masters and doctoral degree programs. UNLV is located on a 332-acre campus in dynamic Southern Nevada and is classified in the category of Research Universities (high research activity) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.