The Peter Collins Papers on International Gaming (1974-2010) consist of materials collected or written by Professor Peter Collins on legalized gambling. The collection includes research papers, industry and government reports, and media reports on the development, legality, economics, and ethics of legalized gambling. Most of the materials focus on gambling in the United Kingdom; the balance of the material covers South Africa, Canada, the United States, the European Union, Australia, some Asian-Pacific nations, and materials not specific to location.
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The Peter Collins Papers on International Gaming (1974-2010) consist of materials collected or written by Professor Peter Collins on the development, legality, economics and ethics of legalized gambling. The collection includes research papers, industry and government reports addressing casino development, horseracing, sports betting, national lotteries, and other forms of gambling. Most of the materials focus on the United Kingdom with the balance of the material covering South Africa, Canada, the United States, Europe, Australia, some Asian-Pacific nations, and materials not specific to location.
British academic Peter Collins is an author, lecturer, and consultant on gambling and the gaming industry. A graduate of the Universities of Oxford and London, he founded and directed the National Centre for the Study of Gambling at the University of Cape Town in South Africa between 1995 and 1999. In 2000, he relocated to England, where he served as director of the Centre for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming at the University of Salford, Manchester. In 2002, he was appointed Professor of Public Policy in the university's Salford Business School. Collins has published four books, including Gambling and the Public Interest (2003), and served as an expert advisor to several national governments on gambling policy and the public interest, both in committee and through position papers.
These records are organized into three series:
Series I. Press coverage, media releases, and casino establishment in Jersey (United Kingdom) 2001-2009;
Series II. Academic research papers and multimedia, 1992-2010, undated;
Series III. Government, industry, and institutional reports, 1974-2009, undated.
Peter Collins Papers on International Gaming, 1974-2010. MS-00785. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.
Accession number 2010-32.
In 2018, as part of an archival backlog elimination project, John A. Heldt and Melise Leech inventoried, rehoused, and arranged the materials, and wrote the finding aid in ArchivesSpace.