Please join us on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, as January Gaming Research Fellow RJ Rowley delivers a Gaming Research Colloquium talk at 12:15 PM entitled “Neon Beyond the Neon: The Geography of Locals Casinos.”
Rowley, an assistant professor of geography at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, will discuss his research into the origins of the locals casino phenomenon in Las Vegas. Locals casinos, which cater primarily to residents of the city rather than tourists, date from the 1970s and are a characteristic development of the local landscape. Rowley also links the expansion of the locals gaming market with the proliferation of casino gambling across the United States.
The event is free and open to the public. Those interested in casinos, Las Vegas history, urban growth, and cultural geography are encouraged to attend. The talk is being held in UNLV Special Collections’ Reading Room, on the third floor of Lied Library.