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    Gaming/Casino Tourism Call for Papers, Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), Las Vegas, Nevada, March 22-27, 2009 Gaming and Casino
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      Gaming/Casino Tourism

      Call for Papers, Annual Meeting of the Association of
      American Geographers (AAG), Las Vegas, Nevada, March 22-27,
      2009

      Gaming and Casino Tourism: The Role of Place and
      Competition Among Places

      Organizer: Wes Roehl, Temple University

      Understanding gambling in today’s society is a challenge.
      It is a challenge for a number of reasons which include:
      constant innovation in games, technology, and legislative
      status; the fact that there is no single gambling industry—
      instead there is a mix of private and public sector players
      that may have complimentary, competitive, or neutral
      relationships to each other; the often strong and deeply
      held opinions about gambling; and the important role of
      place in shaping both supply and demand—for example Tunica
      differs from East St. Louis which differs from Las Vegas
      which differs from Montreal.

      Given these challenges there is much work that needs to be
      done. Possible topics could include:

      *Cultural, economic, environmental, and social impacts of
      gaming on the host destination: both longitudinal studies
      of a destination and cross-sectional studies of multiple
      destinations;

      *Gambling on the Internet and its current and potential
      implications for gambling destinations;

      *Geographic variation in gaming business models;

      *The geography of problem gaming;

      *Substitutes and complimentary products in gaming;

      *Sustainable gaming;

      *Technology, its impact today and its implications for the
      future;

      * Urban planning and public policy lessons from new and
      mature gambling destinations;

      etc.

      Please send an abstract to Wes Roehl (wroehl@...) by
      October 10, 2008.

      Please share this call for abstracts with colleagues /
      repost on appropriate mailing lists.

      Details on the conference and the registration process can
      be found at www.aag.org.

      Wes Roehl


      Dr. Wesley S. Roehl
      President, HEMAR (Hospitality Educators
      of the Mid-Atlantic Region)
      Editor, Tourism Review International
      Director of Graduate Programs in Tourism & Hospitality
      School of Tourism and Hospitality Management
      Temple University
      1700 N. Broad Street
      Philadelphia, PA 19122-0840
      215-204-5861 (voice)
      215-204-8705 (fax)
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