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					                      GAMING
                    MANAGEMENT
            W i l l i a m F. H a r r a h C o l l e g e o f H o t e l A d m i n i s t r a t i o n




     Department of Hotel
        Management
  William F. Harrah College of
      Hotel Administration
  For more information about careers in
  Gaming Management:
    Bob Boughner Career Services
    Beam Hall 126
    702-895-5553
    hoaadvise@unlv.edu




                        Careers in Gaming Management
The gaming industry has seen many significant      $155 billion worldwide in 2012, despite              gaming on the greater society and incorporate
changes in its recent development. It has          anticipated decreases in the U.S. markets in         their research on the subject into the entire
evolved from the initial small hotel/casino        2008 and 2009. Clearly, the gaming industry          Gaming Management curriculum to ensure
properties on the Strip in Las Vegas to a          is exploding and dynamic.                            the development of responsible informed
worldwide business. While many gaming                                                                   future, gaming managers.
properties started with approximately 200          As with all majors in the College of Hotel
hotel rooms to accommodate their casino            Administration, gaming management students           The Gaming Management instruction
patrons, today these properties have become        receive the education required to manage             culminates, in the final semester, with a
multi-faceted, mega-resorts with as many as        any business through their participation in          supervised internship which in many cases
6000 rooms. Furthermore, the casino industry       courses such as accounting, marketing, law,          involves a research component. The internship
is now extremely diverse with casino properties    organization behavior, finance and human             provides students with a personal glimpse into
varying in size and geographical location - from   resource management. A focused approach              the highly secure and controlled environment
land-based, to riverboats, to Native American      to gaming management then exposes majors             of the gaming industry. These internships are
tribal casinos, to national and international      to all aspects of the gaming industry through        in high demand and take place both in Las
venues. Currently, the international expansion     courses such as Introduction to Gaming,              Vegas and in gaming properties worldwide.
of hotel/casino properties demonstrates the        Casino Operations I & II, Gaming Device
primary growth of the industry.                    Management, Casino Accounting, Gaming
                                                   Regulations, Quantitative Methods in Gaming
The annual revenue for gaming operations in        and Sociology of Gaming.
the United States in 2007 was $60.3 billion,
while Asia accounted for $18.3 billion, and        In the Sociology of Gaming class, students
the European, African and Middle Eastern           are able to take advantage of the College’s
markets accounted for $30.3 billion in             international reputation in research conducted
revenue. PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC issued        by our faculty on the issues associated with
a report in June 2008 that estimated that          problem gambling. The gaming faculty are
gaming revenue would be approximately              sensitive to the issues surrounding the effects of                www.unlv.edu
                                        The College                                        Who Hires Our Graduates?                Typical Jobs utilizing the Gaming
GAM I N G M AN AGE M E N T C ARE E RS

                                                                                             Aristocrat Technologies              Management Major include…
                                        The William F. Harrah College of Hotel               Bally Technologies                     Slot Analyst
                                        Administration offers one of the world’s best        Boyd Gaming Corporation                Slot Floorperson
                                        programs in the preparation of students for          Cannery Casino Resorts                 Casino Financial Analyst
                                        the global hospitality and leisure services          Echelon Resorts                        Casino Marketing Analyst
                                        professions. Strong classroom academics              Garden City Casinos                    Casino Marketing Coordinator
                                        are combined with focused internship and             Government Regulatory Agencies         Poker Room Supervisor
                                        mentoring opportunities to provide a solid,          Hard Rock Casino                       Race and Sports Supervisor
                                        applied educational foundation. The college          Harrah’s Entertainment                 ShuffleMaster Management Trainee
                                        features professional programs with a career in      IGT                                    VIP Services Supervisor
                                        management as its goal. Our majors prepare           Konami                                 Casino Management Trainee (Table Games
                                        students for a diverse and exciting business         Las Vegas Sands (Venetian Group)        and Slots)
                                        focus specific to careers in hotels/lodging,         MGM MIRAGE                             Casino Cage Supervisor
                                        restaurants, tourism, gaming, trade shows,           Native American Tribal Casinos         Pit Clerk Supervisor
                                        conventions, meeting planning, recreation,                                                   Surveillance Operator
                                                                                             Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino
                                        food service and the culinary arts. In addition,                                             Credit Administrator
                                                                                             ShuffleMaster
                                        our location offers students the “World’s                                                    Title 31 Coordinator
                                                                                             Silverton
                                        Greatest Laboratory” of opportunities to acquire                                             Technology Sales Representative
                                                                                             Station Casinos
                                        professional experience in the hospitality and
                                                                                             Wynn Las Vegas                         Technology Account Manager
                                        leisure services field.


                                        Employment Opportunities
                                        The Gaming Management Major is designed
                                        for persons who wish to pursue a career in
                                        one of several aspects of the gaming industry.
                                        Completing a major in this field facilitates
                                        careers in casino operations, casino accounting,
                                        suppliers and manufacturers serving the
                                        casino industry, professional positions in
                                        gaming regulations and casino marketing.
                                        Completing this major within the College
                                        of Hotel Administration at UNLV involves
                                        taking courses within the general education
                                        area, the college core (for a well-rounded
                                        hospitality education), as well as more specific
                                        gaming core courses giving graduates the
                                        required skills for being highly successful in
                                        the casino environment.

				
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