About Us
Gaming Atlantic is a consulting firm desiged to meet the needs of the exapnding casino gaming industry, government and public of the 21st century.   Casino gaming is a unique industry with regards to competition, state regulation, marketing strategy and data analysis.  GA's research-oriented

Dr. James Karmel is Gaming Atlantic's president and chief analyst.  Dr. Karmel is a Maryland-based professor of history and gaming at Harford Community College.  He holds a Ph.D. in History from the State University of New York at Buffalo (University at Buffalo).  He is also the author of Gambling on the American Dream: Atlantic City and the Casino Era, a history of Atlantic City's casino years and the city's role in the expansion of legal casino gaming across the United States between 1989 and 2007.  In addition, Dr. Karmel has written articles for  Michael Pollack's Gaming Industry Observer, Baltimore Sun, and Pennsylvania History.  Dr. Karmel was also lead historian and co-coordinator of the
"30 Years, 30 Voices" oral history project for the Atlantic City Free Public Library conducted in 2008.  He is a frequent commentator on gaming.  In the past, Dr. Karmel has been often quoted or interviewed by various media outlets, including:
  • Baltimore Sun
  • News-Journal (Wilmington, Delaware)
  • Midday with Dan Rodricks (WYPR 88.1 FM, Baltimore)
  • Maryland Morning with Sheila Kast (WYPR 88.1 FM, Baltimore)
  • The Daily Record (Montgomery County, Maryland)
  • WBAL 1090AM (Baltimore)
  • WBBF - FOX 45 (Baltimore)
  • Baltimore Business Journal
  • Capital News Service
  • W    sports radio (Boston)
  • Norheast Pennsylvania Business Journal (Scranton)

In addition, Dr. Karmel has presented at numerous conferences & meetings for professional groups on gambling studies, oral history and early American history.  These include:
  • International Conference on Gambling and Risk Taking
  • European Association for the Study of Gambling
  • International Oral History Association
  • Oral History Association

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