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Canada's losing gamble on American-style casinos

Canada's losing gamble on American-style casinos In-Person

Few of the grandest economic development and revenue promises of Canada's casino industry ever came to fruition. Many were based on attracting American tourists or on the advice of American companies and consultants. This talk identifies how European and domestic casino models fell out of fashion, the tipping point that changed the industry and the negative consequences Canadians live with today from attempts to create a Canadian Vegas.

This event will also be livestreamed. 

Rob Csernyik is an Master of Fine Arts candidate in the University of King's College's creative nonfiction program. He has won regional and national awards in Canada for investigations into the economic and social impacts of casinos and the gambling industry. His bylines appear in more than two dozen Canadian newspapers, magazines and digital outlets including The Globe and Mail, Maisonneuve, The Narwhal, and Report on Business Magazine. In 2022, Csernyik was awarded a Michener-Deacon investigative journalism fellowship to investigate the evolution and prevalence of gambling-related suicides in Canada. This investigation, the most in-depth in Canada to date, will appear in a forthcoming issue of The Walrus. He is also at work on a book about Canada's casino industry and "the failed quest to create a Canadian Vegas."

The William R. Eadington Fellowship program is sponsored by the University Libraries Special Collections and Archives and funds scholarly research into our collections on gaming and Las Vegas. 

Date:
Friday, March 3, 2023
Time:
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Time Zone:
Pacific Time - US & Canada (change)
Location:
Lied Library - Goldfield Room - 3rd floor
Campus:
UNLV Maryland (Main) Campus
Audience:
  Community/Public     Faculty & Staff     Graduate/Professional Students     Undergraduate Students  
Categories:
  Library Event  
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