Call for Papers

Skill vs. Chance – The Fundamental Debate

GLR is currently seeking original contributions on the following topics related to the skill v. chance debate:

  • History, evolution, economic analyses, and future prospects for skill-based gambling games
  • Legal issues, regulatory questions, and challenges, including skill vs. chance debates
  • Legislative efforts and obstacles
  • Consumer protection concerns and responsible play solutions

The past several years have seen spectacular growth in interest and investment in skill-based gambling games. Innovation has pushed the boundaries of skill-based games on new platforms, in new play mechanics, and in overall game experience. Are skill-based games the answer to the “Millennial Problem”? What is the role of skill and chance in creating new – and assessing extant – regulation for games of skill, games of chance and hybrid games that incorporate both elements. This special issue will consider submissions in the form of Commentaries, Point/Counterpoints, Brief Reports and others to address legal, regulatory, social, and/or economic issues related to the fundamental debate in gaming and gambling – skill vs. chance.

Gaming Law Review (GLR) is the leading peer-reviewed journal addressing important legal, regulatory, and economic issues facing today’s gaming industry. Together with Guest Editor Brett Abarbanel, Director of Research at UNLV’s renowned International Gaming Institute, we hope to encourage debate and spotlight how the skill vs. chance debate underpins the gaming industry in this special issue.

Deadline for manuscript submission: January 12th, 2018

Please address any questions to:

Managing Editor Dawn Wagner: or +1.314.614.1344

Editor-in-Chief Sue Schneider: or +1.314.409.8922

Guest Editor Brett Abarbanel: or +1.702.895.1764

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Deadline for Manuscript Submission:
January 12, 2018