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Gaming Law Review: Economics, Regulation, Compliance, and Policy invites the submission of original manuscripts covering all aspects of gaming law. Manuscripts should be original, never before published, and not submitted simultaneously to another publication.


Submit all manuscripts, including figures, legends, tables, and references via e-mail to
Ms. Dawn Wagner at:


Articles must be double-spaced. The title page should include the authors’ names and affiliations, the source of a work or study, if any, and a running title of about 45 characters. The title page should also have the full mailing address and contact information (telephone, fax, and e-mail address) for EACH author listed on your article. Please also indicate the corresponding author. Articles may be submitted in either PC or Mac format, preferably in Microsoft Word or WordPerfect. Manuscript keywords (search terms): On the title page of the manuscript, include a minimum of three (3), maximum of six (6), search terms that will aid in the discoverability of the article in indexing services and search engines. These keywords will be included in the published article. 

Word Limits

Word limits* on the various types of manuscript types are as follows: 


Original/Invited article:          3,000 – 5,000 words; 350 word maximum for abstracts
Review articles:                     10,000-12,000 words; 350 word maximum for abstract (if applicable)
Commentaries:                     1,500 words; 150 word maximum for abstract (if applicable)
Letters to the Editor:             1,000 words
Brief Report:                          1,000-3,000 words; (350 word maximum for abstracts)
Guest Editorials:                   750 words
Meeting Reports:                   2,000 words
Point/Counterpoint                By invitation only
Roundtable Discussion        By invitation only


*Word limits do NOT include:  Manuscript title, authors, affiliations, abstracts, keywords, acknowledgments, disclosures, references, figure legends, or tables.


Appendices are counted against the word limit.

Tables and Illustrations

Type each table and its title on a separate sheet of paper. Use Arabic numerals to number tables. A list of figure legends should be supplied at the end of the manuscript, doubled-spaced. Illustrations will not be returned unless requested.

 Author Disclosures

All authors are expected to disclose any institutional or commercial affiliations that might pose a conflict of interest regarding the publication of a manuscript. Funding sources that support the work, consultantships, honoraria, stock ownership, equity interests, arrangements regarding patents, or other vested interests should be disclosed in an Acknowledgments section at the end of the manuscript.  


Cite all references as footnotes consecutively in text. Follow the Blue Book form for citations. However, we reserve the right to modify style to conform to the Journal's overall style. Suggested readings or other source materials may also be included at the end of the manuscript.


The author must obtain permission to reproduce figures, tables, and text from previously published material, even if that is the author's own work. Written permission must be obtained from the original copyright holder (generally the publisher, not the author or editor) of the journal or book concerned. An appropriate credit line with full publication information should be included in the figure legend or table footnote.


Reprints may be ordered by following the special instructions that will accompany page proofs, and should be ordered at the time the corresponding author returns the corrected page proofs to the Publisher. Reprints ordered after an issue is printed will be charged at a substantially higher rate.


Gaming Law Review: Economics, Regulation, Compliance, and Policy is published 10 times a yearby Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., 140 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801-5215.  Telephone: (914) 740–2100; fax: (914) 740–2101; Email:;

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The final published article (version of record) can never be archived in a repository, preprint server, or research network.


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