A Year of LIGHT: 2020

Sunrise on an Atlantic City Beach 

By the Numbers:


New international journal 


Clean, Safe & Healthy Webinars


Annual Shorecast


Workforce Development Clients

(Since January 2020)


The Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality & Tourism (LIGHT) at Stockton University was established to provide a forum for public policy discussions regarding the gaming, hospitality and tourism industries of our region. In service of this mission and in support of the University’s commitment to playing a central role in issues that are vital to the economic and social wellbeing or our community and region, LIGHT engages members of the Stockton community (faculty, staff, students and neighbors), local community and industry leaders in five key activities:


Professional training and learning opportunities that provide the latest in-demand skills, knowledge and abilities.

LIGHT in partnership with the Office of Continuing Studies made the difficult transition to delivering these training opportunities online in compliance with public health and safety precautions. Since January 1, 2020 LIGHT and its training partners have served 25 clients assisting them in earning 29 industry valued credentials and certificates.

Workforce Development

Work First New Jersey
An initiative to provide workforce development training to prepare marginalized Atlantic County residents to connect to the workplace.

Opportunity Youth Collaborative
Occupational training program offered in partnership with the Office of Continuing Studies for out of school and at-risk youth in Atlantic County.

Conferences, symposia, lecture series and panel discussions which provide a forum for public policy discussions.

12th Annual Jersey Shorecast, May 6, 2020

Clean, Safe and Healthy, June 3, 10, and 24, 2020

Responsible Gaming: Older Adults, July 15, 2020

1st Annual Jersey ShoreView, October 22, 2020

Scholarly projects, surveys and experiential research, which contribute to knowledge in the field of gaming, hospitality and tourism.

Atlantic City Restaurant Week
Annual survey of Atlantic City Restaurant Week patrons. Providing insight into visitor demographics, activities and perceptions. The 2020 event was cut short when NJ Governor Phil Murphy issued Executive Order 103 on March 9, 2020 declaring a state of emergency and a public health emergency, and Executive Order 104 on March 16, 2020 which ordered restaurants to transition to take out or delivery only.

Industry reports and trade publications that support sound decision making among policy makers and leaders in the region’s three largest industries.

International Journal of Gaming, Hospitality and Tourism (IJGHT)


Monthly Snapshots

Serving as an advocate and authority on the gaming, hospitality and tourism through varied local, regional, national and global media channels.

For the year ended 2020 LIGHT was mentioned in 442 articles read by over 450 million people worldwide. LIGHT was featured in the Associated Press, Washington Post, Daily Mail (UK), Philadelphia Inquirer, NJBiz and The Press of Atlantic City, and on New Jersey 101.5 and ABC News.

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* The University changed media tracking vendors from Trend Kite to Critical Mention as of July 1, 2020.

Thank you to all who contributed to another successful year at LIGHT!