Gambling industry expert, Bill Eadington, dead at 67

Feb 18, 2013 6:36 PM

Bill Eadington, considered one of the world’s foremost experts on the gambling industry and a long-time economics professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, has died at the age of 67.

According to the Reno Gazette-Journal, Eadington died on Monday, Feb. 11, at his Lake Tahoe-area home after an 18-month battle with cancer.

While at UNR, where he began as an economics professor in 1969, Eadington founded the Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming.

Eadington was inducted into the American Gaming Association Hall of Fame in 2011.

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