A lecturer in economic and social history at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Manfred Zollinger specializes in the history of gambling. He is the author of Bibliographie der Spielbücher: 1473-1700 (1996), Geschichte des Glücksspiels vom 17. Jahrhundert bis zum Zweiten Weltkrieg (1997), and the editor of Random Riches. Gambling Past & Present (2016). He has also been a member of scientific boards and curator of various exhibitions on the subject in Paris, Brussels, La Tour-de-Peilz, and Vienna.