Call for Papers, Annual Meeting of the Association of
American Geographers (AAG), Las Vegas, Nevada, March 22-27,
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
*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;
*Technology, its impact today and its implications for the
* Urban planning and public policy lessons from new and
mature gambling destinations;
Please send an abstract to Wes Roehl (wroehl@...
October 10, 2008.
Please share this call for abstracts with colleagues /
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Details on the conference and the registration process can
be found at www.aag.org.
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
1700 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122-0840