Dave

Director of the Center for Gaming Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and author of several books, including Roll the Bones: The History of Gaming. Also Forbes.com contributor.

Las Vegas Casinos Hope Sports Betting Will Change Their Luck

My latest for Forbes.com looks at where sports betting fits into the modern casino industry: With rising displeasure at added fees and charges, as well as more competition from casinos around the world, Las Vegas-based gaming operators need a new way to stay profitable. Some believe that sports betting is the solution, and a new …

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The Robot Invasion Of Las Vegas Might Be Horrifying (Or No Big Deal) | Forbes

My latest for Forbes looks at what impact robots will have on the Las Vegas hospitality experience–and what it means for those who work there: Robots are taking an increasing role in all aspects of the Las Vegas visitor experience, with some resort operators banking on automation and artificial intelligence to reduce labor costs and …

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Casinos Are Getting Nervous As Las Vegas Revenues Drop And Their Stocks Slump

My latest for Forbes puts the recent Wall Street jitters into historical context: Las Vegas casino operators seemed to be cruising earlier this year, but the summer has turned into a bit of a bummer for them. Whether this is a temporary decline or the start of a bigger reshaping remains to be seen, but …

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Las Vegas Strip Comedian Brings Celebrity Touch To Museum Outreach | Forbes

My latest for Forbes looks at how one of my favorite places, the Natural History Museum, is getting the word out: Las Vegas is famous for its casinos, of course, and its nightlife, restaurants, and Cirque shows. But Jeff Civillico, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum’s new celebrity ambassador, would like you to think of …

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Wynn’s Reversal On Paid Parking A Sign Of Las Vegas Future | Forbes

My latest (and most viewed to date) for Forbes reveals what Wynn’s parking validation plan means for the future of paid parking: To say that visitors were outraged is putting it lightly. Prices in Las Vegas, especially on the Strip, are as high as they’ve ever been, and adding another charge on top of resort …

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