--- >>> In press: "The Portrayal of Gambling and Cognitive Biases in Chinese Gambling-Themed Movies" by Josephine Un and Desmond Lam.
--- >>> Check out this research: "An Exploratory Study of the Relationship between Digit Ratio, Illusion of Control, and Risk-Taking Behavior among Chinese College Students" [here]
--- >>> Desmond Lam's 2006 paper "Applicability of the Duplication of Purchase Law to Gaming" is now available for free download [here].
--- >>> Desmond Lam's 2005 paper "Slot or Table? A Chinese Perspective..." is now available for free download [here].
About Desmond Lam
Desmond Lam is an associate professor in hospitality and gaming management at the University of Macau. He has held various full time and visiting positions in a number of universities including University of Cambridge (Clare Hall), University of Western Australia, and Hong Kong Polytechnic University (School of Hotel and Tourism Management).
Desmond holds a PhD (marketing) from the University of Western Australia, MBA from the University of Melbourne, and BEng(Hons) from the National University of Singapore.
Desmond's interest/expertise include:
He has written extensively on gaming-related issues, Chinese in particular. These are featured in premier trade publications like Infinity Gaming Magazine, Casino Journal, Global Gaming Business, Casino Enterprise Management, IGA Magazine, Macau Business, and Inside Asian Gaming as well as top scholarly journals like Annals of Tourism Research, International Journal of Hospitality Management, Marketing Letters, Journal of Business Research, Psychology & Marketing, Journal of International Marketing, Journal of Gambling Studies, International Gambling Studies, and Journal of Risk Research. [Read Desmond's trade articles here]
Desmond is one of the judges for the International Gaming Awards, an academic affairs advisor to the Macau Gaming Management Association, an editorial board member for the Journal of Hospitality Marketing & Management, and an invited speaker to various conferences and executive seminars.
Desmond is a member of the American Marketing Association, Association for Consumer Research, European Marketing Academy, and Themed Entertainment Association. He is a life member of Clare Hall (University of Cambridge) and recipient of the University of Macau's FBA Research Award 2015. In addition, he was among the eight industry executives to receive an "Emerging Leader" trophy at the Asia Gaming Awards 2016.
Desmond is frequently interviewed by international media like TIME, New York Times, The New Yorker, Forbes, Bloomberg, Los Angeles Times, Foreign Policy, Capital New York, BBC News, The Telegraph, The Guardian   , Business Traveler, Japan Times, South China Morning Post, and The Standard. He is often quoted in local media outlets like Macau Business, Inside Asian Gaming, Macau Closer, and Macau Daily Times.
Throughout his academia career, Desmond has taught in Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau, and Malaysia. He has conducted numerous courses at different tertiary levels (diploma, advanced diploma, undergraduate, master, and executive) including Chinese gambling culture, casino and gaming management, events marketing, product management, marketing strategy, advanced marketing management, and public relations.
Books related to Chinese gambling:
The Sociology of Gambling in China by Cheng Tijie.
Casino Industry in Asia Pacific: Development, Operations, and Impact, edited by Cathy HC Hsu.
Desmond's Latest Academic Articles
Journal of Gambling Studies (2016): "Predictability in Pathological Gambling? Applying the Duplication of Purchase Law to the Understanding of Cross-Purchases between Regular and Pathological Gamblers", in press. (SSCI, 2015 Impact Factor = 2.75)
Journal of Business Research (2016): "Understanding the Attendance at Cultural Venues and Events with Stochastic Preference Models", in press. (SSCI, 2014 Impact Factor = 1.48)
Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research (2015): "Residents’ Perceptions of the Role of Leisure Satisfaction and Quality of Life in Overall Tourism Development: Case of a Fast Growing Tourism Destination-Macao". (SSCI, 2014 Impact Factor = 1.02)
International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction (2015): "The Portrayal of Gambling and Cognitive Biases in Chinese Gambling-Themed Movies". (SSCI, 2014 Impact Factor = 0.992)
Journal of Hospitality Marketing and Management (2015): "Role of Internal Marketing on Employees’ Perceived Job Performance in an Asian Integrated Resort".
International Journal of Hospitality Management (2015): "Comparing the Price of Sin: Abnormal Returns of Cross-Listed Casino Gaming Stocks in the Hong Kong and US Markets". (SSCI, 2014 Impact Factor = 1.939) [pdf]
Journal of Gambling Studies (2014): "An Exploratory Study of the Relationship between Digit Ratio, Illusion of Control, and Risk-Taking Behavior among Chinese College Students". (SSCI, 2014 Impact Factor = 2.290) [pdf]
Journal of Gambling Studies (2014): "Gender Differences in Risk Aversion among Chinese University Students". (SSCI, 2014 Impact Factor = 2.290)
Journal of Marketing Communications (2014):"An Investigation into the Link between Service Quality Dimensionalities and Positive Word-Of-Mouth Intention in Mainland China".
Annals of Tourism Research (2013): "Do Happy Tourists Spread More Word-of-mouth? The Mediating Role of Life Satisfaction". (SSCI, 2014 Impact Factor = 2.685) [pdf]
Journal of Gambling Studies (2013): "An Examination of Factors Driving Chinese Gamblers' Fallacy Bias". (SSCI, 2014 Impact Factor = 2.290)
Journal of Risk Research (2013): "The Effect of Prior Outcomes on Gender Risk-Taking Differences". (SSCI, 2014 impact factor = 0.935) [pdf]
Journal of Business Research (2013): "Gamblers' Habit".(SSCI, 2014 Impact Factor = 1.480)
International Journal of Hospitality Management (2013): "Duplication of Purchase Law in the Gaming Entertainment Industry - A Transnational Investigation". (SSCI, 2014 Impact Factor = 1.939)
International Gambling Studies (2010): "The Influence of Individualism and Uncertainty Avoidance on Per Capita Gambling Turnover". (SSCI, 2014 Impact Factor = 1.288)
Interesting papers to read -
1. "Luck and Future of Casinos - Is WinStar World the Benchmark of Tomorrow?" by Olivia Casey.
2. "Feeling Lucky?" by Carlos Ottery.