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Sponsored reports: David Baxter on the interface between research and policy

CGS is pleased to share an episode of ' The Grey Lit Café ' where David Baxter is interviewed on the interface between research and policy.  Citation Sponsored reports: David Baxter on the interface between research and policy.  The Grey Lit Café .  https://thegreylitcafe. buzzsprout.com/1936705/ 10829288-sponsored-reports- david-baxter-on-the-interface- between-research-and-policy This non-peer reviewed interview, originally published on  The Grey Lit Café  podcast, is published as part of the Critical Gambling Studies blog. The podcast is available below or by clicking here . Description A significant portion of gambling research funding comes from non-academic sponsors—mainly governments or government-organized bodies — and the output of the sponsored project is usually a research report to the sponsor rather than academic journal articles or books. Research published in this way is of comparable quality to academic publications, but is referred to by librarians and informat

Does Tribal Gaming Generate Net Benefits?

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  Does Tribal Gaming Generate Net Benefits? Laurel Wheeler* [1] *University of Alberta   This non-peer reviewed entry is published as part of the Critical Gambling Studies Blog.  How to cite: Wheeler, L. (2022). Does Tribal gaming generate net benefits? Critical Gambling Studies .  https://doi.org/10.29173/cgs142 Abstract : Since the late 1980s, casino-style gaming has become an increasingly popular economic development strategy for federally-recognized tribes throughout the United States. What is the net effect of tribal gaming? According to economic theory, the opening of a casino could have negative economic ramifications that offset initial improvements in employment and wages. However, my research suggests otherwise. I find that tribal gaming is responsible for sustained improvements in employment and wages on federal reservations. These labor market gains appear to be concentrated on Indigenous people living on the host reservations. I also find evidence of rising pri

Netflix’s ‘Gambling, Explained’ and the Evolving Public Perception of Gambling

  Netflix’s ‘Gambling, Explained’ and the Evolving Public Perception of Gambling Eliscia Siu-Lin Liang Sinclair and Luke Clark   “The gambling industry is built on losers”  Netflix’s Gambling, Explained   How to cite:  Sinclair, E. S.-L. L., & Clark, L. (2021). Netflix’s ‘Gambling, Explained’ and the Evolving Public Perception of Gambling.  Critical Gambling Studies . https://doi.org/10.29173/cgs128 This non-peer reviewed entry is published as part of the Critical Gambling Studies Blog.    Gambling, Explained is the fourth installment in Netflix’s limited docuseries Money, Explained , which features other episodes on credit cards, retirement, and student loans. Gambling is often sensationalized in Hollywood films (e.g., Casino Royale , The Hangover , Ocean’s Eleven ), but the portrayal of gambling within popular culture, including film, TV and music, provides a barometer of how well public perceptions of gambling align with current academic discussions of gambling