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UNLV International Gaming Institute, UNR Host Global Gaming Conference May 27-31 in Las Vegas

World experts on gambling behavior, online gaming, and technology to convene at 15th International Conference on Gambling and Risk Taking.
Campus News  |  May 1, 2013  |  By Afsha Bawany
Media Contact: Afsha Bawany, UNLV Office of Media Relations, (702) 895-5515<br>Celena Haas, Director of Public Relations, Caesars Palace, (702) 866-1076


UNLV's International Gaming Institute (IGI) and University of Nevada, Reno's Center for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming will host the 15th International Conference on Gambling and Risk Taking. The conference is the oldest and largest in gaming and will address online gaming, the future of Las Vegas and casinos in the U.S., and new gaming industry technologies.


May 27-May 31, 2013
Please see conference agenda for session topics and meeting times.


Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino Convention Center in the Pompeian Ballroom, Roman Ballroom, and Florentine Ballroom

3570 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109


More than 400 attendees from six continents are expected to attend the conference, which is held every three years. Researchers will present their latest findings on gambling and global gaming, including gambling and the brain and China and the gaming industry. The event is open to the public. Registration is available on the IGI web site.

  • Keynotes and special sessions topics include: the release of the first NCAA study on college gambling, the reunion of the MIT blackjack team, the release of a major national study of Australian online and offline gambling, and the unveiling of the brand new diagnostic criteria for pathological gambling.
  • The conference brings together industry experts, economists, psychologists, gaming regulators, neurobiologists, mathematicians, anthropologists, historians, sociologists and gambling enthusiasts.

The conference will honor the legacy of UNR professor Bill Eadington, who died in February. Eadington was a world-renowned authority on the gaming industry who pioneered the scientific study of gambling when he started this conference in 1974.


Media are invited to cover the event. Interviews with Bo Bernhard, executive director of the IGI, will be available at noon on Tuesday, May 28. Details to follow. Requests for media credentials should be directed to Afsha Bawany,, by May 24.