In 2010, the Center for Gaming Research launched an Occasional Paper Series that publishes brief studies of gambling and casinos with a policy and public-interest orientation.
These papers are generally between three and six-thousand words, written with the intent of informing the public discussion of gambling and casinos. Topics include gaming history, casino management, and studies in sociology, economics, and political science related to gambling.
Authors include faculty affiliated with the Center for Gaming Research, particularly Gaming Research Fellows; as part of their residency, fellows complete a paper for the series.
Submissions from 2017
Submissions from 2016
State Lotteries and the New American Dream, Jonathan D. Cohen
Submissions from 2015
Betting on the Papal Election in Sixteenth-Century Rome, John M. Hunt
Submissions from 2014
Family-Friendly Las Vegas: An Analysis of Time and Space, Diana Tracy Cohen
Learning from Las Vegas: Gambling, Technology, Capitalism, and Addiction, David T. Courtwright
Billy Graham Comes to Las Vegas: Faith at Work on the Strip, Michelle Robinson
Submissions from 2013
Visual Metaphor in Games of Chance: What You See is What You Play, Stephen Andrade
Submissions from 2012
Souls/Soles of Signs Tell Totems and the Sphinx Wager, Darryl A. Smith M.Div., Ph.D.
Computerizing Chance: The Digitization of the Slot Machine (1960-1985), Cristina Turdean
Submissions from 2011
Nevada Gaming Licensing Qualifications, Standards, and Procedures, Robert D. Faiss and Gregory R. Gemignani
Nevada Gaming Statutes: Their Evolution and History, Robert D. Faiss and Gregory R. Gemignani
Betting on the U.S. Market A Discussion of the Legality of Sports Gaming Businesses, Glenn Light, Karl Rutledge, and Quinton Singleton
Where Locals Play: Neighborhood Casino Landscapes in Las Vegas, Rex J. Rowley Ph.D.
Submissions from 2010
The Powerful Mythology Surrounding Bugsy Siegel, Larry Gragg Ph.D.
Taking the Points: The Socialization Process of a Sports Book “Regular”, Frederick W. Krauss Ph.D.
Gaming in Britain and America: Some Historical Comparisons, Nicholas Tosney Ph.D.
The History of Baccarat, Theodore Whiting