I’m an “Emerging Leader” in Gaming

It’s a wonderful honor to be recognized by one’s peers, and I am energized and awed by being part of G2E’s “Emerging Leaders” group. As part of that honor, I am part of Global Gaming Business magazine’s “40 under 40” feature this month, with a brief profile: Unlike most academics, Schwartz’s experience in gaming brings … Read more

Catch me tomorrow at the SNCCC meeting

Tomorrow night (2/12), at 7 PM, I’m speaking to the Southern Nevada Casino Collectibles Club. I’ll be talking about gambling history and maybe sharing some things from Roll the Bones: The History of Gambling. I’ve known many of the collectors through the years, and I’m always energized by their passion for gambling history. But the best … Read more

I’m doing a Focus Roundtable

Even though I’m ostensibly on leave right now, I’m still doing a surprising amount of work-related stuff. I’ve signed up to do a Focus Roundtable on Online Gambling this Thusday. Here are the details: WHEN May 18, 2011 WHERE Toll-free Dial-In Number: (866) 951-1151 International Dial-In Number: (201) 590-2255 United Kingdom +44 08003581576 Conference # … Read more

Birth of the Las Vegas Strip on C-SPAN

For those who missed the live broadcast this week, the Lectures in History show featuring me is now available via streaming video from C-SPAN: University of Nevada-Las Vegas history professor David Schwartz specializes in the history of gambling in America. In today’s class, Professor Schwartz—who is also the director of UNLV’s Center for Gaming Research—focuses … Read more

On hiatus

Well, at least for a little while. Thanks to a much-anticipated arrival, I’m taking some family medical leave time off from my job at the Center for Gaming Research. I won’t be in the office for several weeks, though if you need to get a hold of me I will be checking email. I should … Read more