A Year of LIGHT: 2022

Group Photo - Celebrating 10 Years of LIGHT Event - Dr. Kesselman, Mr. Lloyd D. Levenson, Mrs. Lianne Levenson, Dr. Bokunewicz, Mr. Mark Giannantonio 

By the Numbers:


Certificate Program


New Ex-Officio Members, LIGHT Advisory Board




Billion Readers Worldwide, LIGHT Media Mentions



(Since January 2022)


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.

The Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming Hospitality and Tourism (LIGHT), in the School of Business at Stockton University, now offers a certificate designed specifically for professionals in the gaming, hospitality, tourism and event management industries. This certificate brings together resources from across the University and regional business community and is delivered in partnership with the Office of Continuing Studies and Adult Education at Stockton University and the New Jersey Tourism Industry Association (NJTIA).


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


  • Celebrating 10 Years of LIGHT, March 9, 2022
  • Destination Cannabis: Opportunities for New Jersey Hospitality and Tourism, March 15, 2022
  • 14th Annual Jersey Shorecast, May 11, 2022
  • 3rd Annual Jersey ShoreView, October 19, 2022
  • Celebrating 45 Years: Legalized Casino Gaming in New Jersey, December 8, 2022 


Celebrating 10 Years of LIGHT
Destination Cannabis: Opportunities for New Jersey Hospitality and Tourism
14th Annual Shorecast
3rd Annual Shorview
Celebrating 45 Years: Legalized Casino Gaming in New Jersey


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. 


Atlantic City Restaurant Week 2022 - Report Cover


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


Read current & past Issues:

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 2022 LIGHT was mentioned in 2,042 articles read by over 4.8 billion people worldwide. LIGHT was featured in the Associated Press, Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report, Daily Mail (UK), Philadelphia Inquirer, NJBiz and The Press of Atlantic City, and on New Jersey 101.5, CBS and ABC News.

Time Period


# Articles

Year End 2022

4,822,186,910 2,042

Year End 2021

1,547,028,145 1,794

Year End 2020*



Year End 2019



Year End 2018



* 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!