Award Date

Summer 2012

Degree Type

Professional Paper

Degree Name

Master of Hospitality Administration


Hotel Administration

First Committee Member

Mehmet Erdem, Chair

Number of Pages



The purpose of this study is to assess the feasibility of implementing a state lottery in Nevada and to present the benefits of a state lottery for both the Nevada hospitality industry and the Nevada economy. It will compare and contrast the arguments for and the arguments against a lottery by executing a content analysis of existing research literature as well as other relevant publications. It will also examine the history of lotteries, the states that border Nevada and have lotteries and the legislative history of lottery proposals in Nevada.


Gambling industry; Hospitality industry; Lotteries – Economic aspects; Lotteries—Law and legislation; Nevada


Gaming Law | Growth and Development | Hospitality Administration and Management | Policy History, Theory, and Methods | Public Policy | State and Local Government Law | Taxation | Tourism and Travel