Book Review: The Toxic Meritocracy of Video Games – First Person Scholar

Today I’ve had a book review I wrote of Christopher A. Paul’s The Toxic Meritocracy of Video Games posted on First Person Scholar. Here’s a sample: My difficulties with conceptualizing a non-meritocratic review, perhaps, illustrate just how hard-wired meritocratic norms are—especially in academia—which demonstrates that this book makes a very good point about thinking more …

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Inside The Las Vegas Strip’s Overnight Ultra-Luxe Changeover | Forbes

My latest for Forbes.com describes a very hectic night in Las Vegas: The Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas opened in December 2009, bringing a different kind of non-gaming luxury to the Strip. When it was sold earlier this year to Andrew and Peggy Cherng and Tiffany Lam, the property’s management shifted to Hilton, owners of the …

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Look Beyond Las Vegas To See Casino Gaming’s Large Local Impact | Forbes

My latest for Forbes.com considers the ultimate impact of casino gaming: Even though Nevada lost its monopoly on casino gaming in 1976, many Americans still think of the national casino gaming industry as being mostly in—and benefiting—Las Vegas. But most of the $72 billion or so tribal and commercial casinos make each year comes from …

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Ring of Honor’s Death Before Dishonor Could Be Las Vegas Turning Point For Wrestling | Forbes

My latest for Forbes.com consider the return of Ring of Honor to Las Vegas: Part sport, part theater, pro wrestling has evolved along with other forms of entertainment. While World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has been for many years the dominant promotion in the United States, there are an increasing number of alternatives for wrestling fans. …

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How Las Vegas Casinos Are Getting More With Fewer Employees | Forbes

My latest from Forbes.com looks at trends in casino employment: Las Vegas casinos, like any hospitality business, owe everything to their employees. After all, they are the ones that provide the hospitality that guests are paying for, the link between the product and the people who buy it. And those employees are more valuable than …

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Getting Ready For The Las Vegas Raiders, The North Strip Gets A Multibillion-Dollar Makeover | Forbes

My latest for Forbes looks at how the landscape of the North Strip is about to change: The three operators looking to turn the North Strip from afterthought to epicenter are fighting against history, but they have the potential to disrupt Las Vegas. Read it here: Getting Ready For The Las Vegas Raiders, The North …

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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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