REMEMBERING BILL EADINGTON
(Senate - February 14, 2013)

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From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]




                       REMEMBERING BILL EADINGTON

 Mr. HELLER. Mr. President, today I wish to honor the life of a 
world renowned gaming authority and professor at the University of 
Nevada, Reno, UNR, Bill Eadington, whose passing on February 11, 2013, 
has brought great sadness to the Silver State. After 18 months, Mr. 
Eadington lost a courageous battle with cancer. My thoughts and prayers 
are with his family and friends during this difficult time.
  Bill Eadington joined the faculty at UNR as an economist in 1969. He 
is the author of several books on the social and economic impacts of 
gambling and was a world-renowned authority on gaming issues. Mr. 
Eadington founded the Institute for the Study of Gambling and 
Commercial Gaming at UNR and served as its director since 1989. Outside 
of the classroom, he has served as a resource for governments and 
private sector organizations worldwide on

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gaming laws, casino operations, regulation, and public policy.
  In 2011, Bill Eadington was given the honor of being inducted into 
the American Gaming Association Hall of Fame and was honored with a 
Special Achievement Award for Gaming Education. Mr. Eadington was a 
board member on the National Council on Problem Gambling for 30 years, 
and in 2012 the board presented him with the Goldman Lifetime Award for 
Advocacy.
  Gaming is a uniquely important industry in Nevada, and Mr. 
Eadington's academic contributions and expertise in this field have 
been invaluable to the State of Nevada and to UNR. Coupled with the 
tourism industry, it is our economic backbone, supporting hundreds of 
thousands of jobs. I have been proud to support policies to keep 
Nevada's gaming industry and economy growing and prosperous and thank 
Mr. Eadington for all his work on an issue vitally important to our 
State. Today, I ask my colleagues to join me in celebrating the life of 
this honorable Nevadan.

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