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A Brave New World Of Ambient Intelligence In The Casinos Of Macau: Reality Or Fiction?, Hugo Luz Dos Santos Mr. Dec 2015

A Brave New World Of Ambient Intelligence In The Casinos Of Macau: Reality Or Fiction?, Hugo Luz Dos Santos Mr.

UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal

The article scrutinizes the brave new world of ambient intelligence in the casinos of the Macau, Special Administrative Region of People´s Republic of China, chiefly in regards to the (candent) issue of privacy of the casino patrons.

Moreover, this scientific article provides an overview about the secondary use of big data of the casino patrons for law enforcement purposes.


Becoming Respectable: A History Of Early Social Responsibility In The Las Vegas Casino Industry, Jessalynn R. Strauss Dec 2015

Becoming Respectable: A History Of Early Social Responsibility In The Las Vegas Casino Industry, Jessalynn R. Strauss

UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal

Today’s gaming corporations actively engage with their communities by supporting nonprofit organizations and adopting environmentally friendly practices among other socially responsible actions. This research considers precursors to modern corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the gaming industry by examining the philanthropic activities of the casino owners in Las Vegas in the early days of its development. This historical look at early philanthropy in the gaming industry provides a contextual background for considering contemporary corporate social responsibility. While the gaming industry has clearly come a long way from its early ties to organized crime, an understanding of this context helps further discussion …


Noriega V. Activision/Blizzard: The First Amendment Right To Use A Historical Figure's Likeness In Video Games, Joshua Sinclair Nov 2015

Noriega V. Activision/Blizzard: The First Amendment Right To Use A Historical Figure's Likeness In Video Games, Joshua Sinclair

Duke Law & Technology Review

Panama’s former dictator, Manuel Noriega, recently sued Activision Blizzard in the California Superior Court for using his likeness and image in the popular video game “Call of Duty: Black Ops II.” In his complaint, Noriega alleged that the use of his likeness violated his right of publicity. Former New York Mayor, Rudy Giuliani, came to Activision’s defense, and filed a motion to dismiss, which was granted. In granting Activision’s motion, the court held that Activision’s use of Noriega’s likeness was transformative and did not violate his right of publicity. This Issue Brief argues that the California Superior Court should not …


The Perceptions Of Macao Undergraduates Regarding Help Websites For Problem Gambling, Chang Boon Patrick Lee, Heng Tang, Wing Han Brenda Chan Sep 2015

The Perceptions Of Macao Undergraduates Regarding Help Websites For Problem Gambling, Chang Boon Patrick Lee, Heng Tang, Wing Han Brenda Chan

UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal

This study conducted a web-surfing exercise and a questionnaire survey among a group of Macao undergraduate students regarding the websites that offered help with problem gambling. The results of this study found that most help websites in Macao and Hong Kong provided basic information-sharing service. The students indicated that they would choose their preferred help organization based on factors such as trust, familiarity, and the characteristics of the websites. They also gave comments/suggestions related to the publicity, design, contents, and focus of the websites. This study discussed the results and their implications for future research and practice.


Perspectives On Ohio Bingo Regulation: An Historical Analysis And Proposals For Change, Patricia Ravenscraft, Elizabeth Reilly Aug 2015

Perspectives On Ohio Bingo Regulation: An Historical Analysis And Proposals For Change, Patricia Ravenscraft, Elizabeth Reilly

Akron Law Review

"ONE NEED not do extensive research into the historical background of bingo or lottery regulation in the State of Ohio before becoming aware that the current state of confusion in the law is not without precedent. Particularly in the large metropolitan centers, regulating and policing schemes and games of chance have presented a perennial problem.' With the advent of constitutionally authorized charitable bingo in November of 1975,' several legislative regulatory schemes were enacted. Each eventually gave rise to a more serious proliferation of problems in enforcing the legislative limitations. The critical proportions of the bingo problem were reflected in Amended …


Perspectives On Ohio Bingo Regulation: An Historical Analysis And Proposals For Change, Patricia Ravenscraft, Elizabeth Reilly Aug 2015

Perspectives On Ohio Bingo Regulation: An Historical Analysis And Proposals For Change, Patricia Ravenscraft, Elizabeth Reilly

Akron Law Review

The writers make no value judgments on the social or moral efficacy of legalized bingo. All suggestions herein are directed to drafting legislation which achieves the public policy goals chosen by the people of Ohio and their elected representatives. It is hoped that the suggestions offered will be useful in the legislative process of adopting a comprehensive bingo law; the authors shall endeavor to present all theoretical and practical considerations so that the proposals proffered will reflect the wide range of legislative choices open to the people of Ohio. The goal is to place bingo in the background, operating smoothly …


A Checklist: Questions That New Gaming Jurisdictions Need To Consider In Adopting Gaming Laws And Regulations, Anthony Cabot Jun 2015

A Checklist: Questions That New Gaming Jurisdictions Need To Consider In Adopting Gaming Laws And Regulations, Anthony Cabot

UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal

Review Article: This checklist sets out the major items that should be considered in crafting a regulatory system.


Book Review: Chopsticks And Gambling, By Desmond Lam, Ph.D., Andrew Gustafson Jun 2015

Book Review: Chopsticks And Gambling, By Desmond Lam, Ph.D., Andrew Gustafson

UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal

Book Review:

Desmond Lam. Chopsticks and Gambling. Transaction Publishers, 2014. 172pp. (Cloth) ISBN 978-4128-5393-4


Ecommerce Market Convergence In Action: Social Casinos And Real Money Gambling, Brett Abarbanel, Ardeshir Rahman Jun 2015

Ecommerce Market Convergence In Action: Social Casinos And Real Money Gambling, Brett Abarbanel, Ardeshir Rahman

UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal

The social casino and real money gambling industries, including gambling at online and live venues (such as casino resorts), are quickly converging (H2 Gambling Capital & Odobo, 2013). Differences in demographics and gambling behaviors for different frequencies of social casino participation among real money online gamblers are examined to explore customer behaviors between the two markets. Frequency of play in social casino games varied depending on gender and education, similar to patterns in real money gambling. Players who participated more frequently in social casino games were also more likely to spend more time participating in real money online gambling, suggested …


Predicting Cross-Gaming Propensity Using E-Chaid Analysis, Eunju Suh, Matt Alhaery Jun 2015

Predicting Cross-Gaming Propensity Using E-Chaid Analysis, Eunju Suh, Matt Alhaery

UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal

Cross-selling different types of games could provide an opportunity for casino operators to generate additional time and money spent on gaming from existing patrons. One way to identify the patrons who are likely to cross-play is mining individual players’ gaming data using predictive analytics. Hence, this study aims to predict casino patrons’ propensity to play both slots and table games, also known as cross-gaming, by applying a data-mining algorithm to patrons’ gaming data. The Exhaustive Chi-squared Automatic Interaction Detector (E-CHAID) method was employed to predict cross-gaming propensity. The E-CHAID models based on the gaming-related behavioral data produced actionable model accuracy …


Examining The Impact Of Competition On Casino Revenues And Prices In The Mid-Atlantic States, Andrew J. Economopoulos, Uli Luxem Jun 2015

Examining The Impact Of Competition On Casino Revenues And Prices In The Mid-Atlantic States, Andrew J. Economopoulos, Uli Luxem

UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal

The expansion of casinos in the Mid-Atlantic States has been motivated by the quest of states to capture the economic and tax revenue benefits of the new industry. The expansion of casinos and the increase in competition, however, has had an impact on revenue growth and prices. This study examines the impact of expansion on the casino revenues in the region from 1997-2012, and the price for gaming in Pennsylvania and New Jersey from 2006-2012. A spatial econometric model was employed to examine the net impact of casino revenues from expansion. Spatial econometrics captures the within state impact of expansion …


The Regulation Of Internet Gambling In The United States: It's Time For The Federal Government To Deal The Cards, Benjamin Miller May 2015

The Regulation Of Internet Gambling In The United States: It's Time For The Federal Government To Deal The Cards, Benjamin Miller

Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary

This comment will provide an overview of the history of gambling laws and regulations in the United States to establish a framework for the analysis of regulation of Internet gambling. Next, this comment will discuss the current state of the law regarding Internet gambling in the United States and the effects of recent legal developments in the industry. This comment will expound on state action in the realm of Internet gambling, including proposed legislation, the expansion of state gambling commissions, and successfully enacted legislation. Finally, this comment will analyze the implications of state actions and how they relate and contribute …


Editor's Note, Kerry E. Kleiman Mar 2015

Editor's Note, Kerry E. Kleiman

UNLV Gaming Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Introduction, Stacey A. Tovino Mar 2015

Introduction, Stacey A. Tovino

UNLV Gaming Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Problem Gambling: Costs And Best Practices For Mitigation, Erica L. Okerberg, William N. Thompson Mar 2015

Problem Gambling: Costs And Best Practices For Mitigation, Erica L. Okerberg, William N. Thompson

UNLV Gaming Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Problem Gambling Is Funny, David M. Ranscht Mar 2015

Problem Gambling Is Funny, David M. Ranscht

UNLV Gaming Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Gaming Corporations Gamble With The Fcpa, Joseph Grusman Mar 2015

Gaming Corporations Gamble With The Fcpa, Joseph Grusman

UNLV Gaming Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Keeping Casinos Clean: The Problem With Dirty Money And International Differences In Anti-Money Laundering Regulations For Casinos, Kerry E. Kleiman Mar 2015

Keeping Casinos Clean: The Problem With Dirty Money And International Differences In Anti-Money Laundering Regulations For Casinos, Kerry E. Kleiman

UNLV Gaming Law Journal

No abstract provided.


The Utility And Limits Of Self-Exclusion Programs, Keith C. Miller Mar 2015

The Utility And Limits Of Self-Exclusion Programs, Keith C. Miller

UNLV Gaming Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Tribal Disruption And Federalism, Matthew L.M. Fletcher Feb 2015

Tribal Disruption And Federalism, Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Montana Law Review

No abstract provided.


Ncaa V. N.J.: New Jersey Rolls The Dice On A Tenth Amendment Challenge To The Professional And Amateur Sports Protection Act, Joshua M. Peles Jan 2015

Ncaa V. N.J.: New Jersey Rolls The Dice On A Tenth Amendment Challenge To The Professional And Amateur Sports Protection Act, Joshua M. Peles

Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal

No abstract provided.