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Gaming research files, 1960-2008

Level of Description


Scope and Contents

Materials contain subject files, publications, newspaper articles, conference materials, and seminar coursebooks (1960-2008) collected by Gary W. Royer. The subject files are primarily comprised of brochures, video recordings, articles, and advertisements about the gaming industry. The publications include nationally circulating gaming newsletters, as well as booklets, essays, and magazines about the US gaming industry. The conference materials are primarily comprised of brochures, information packets, and copies of presentations from gaming conferences. Also included are seminar course books and video recordings produced by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas International Gaming Institute (IGI).




51.95 Cubic Feet (69 boxes, 3 shared boxes, 1 shared flat file)
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Collection Number: MS-00658
Collection Name: Gary W. Royer Collection on Gaming
Box/Folder: N/A

Conditions Governing Access

Where use copies do not exist, production of use copies is required before access will be granted; this may delay research requests. Advanced notice is required.


The series is organized into five subseries:

Subseries IV.A. Subject files, 1963-1995;

Subseries IV.B. Publications, 1960-2008;

Subseries IV.C. Newspaper clippings, 1979-1997;

Subseries IV.D. Gaming industry conference and seminar files, 1978-2003;

Subseries IV.E. University of Nevada, Las Vegas International Gaming Institute files; 1993-2002.

Custodial History

Materials in this series that date after 1995 have an uncertain origin. This collection was purchased from Royer in 1995 and maintained by the International Game Technology (IGT) Gaming Resource Center, a division of the UNLV International Gaming Institute (IGI), before it was transferred to UNLV Special Collections.  Materials dating after 1995 could have been donated by Royer himself, but it is also possible that the IGT Gaming Resource Center staff continued to build on Royer’s collection, intermixing additional materials into the original collection.